Women make up more than 40 per cent of U of T Engineering first-year class


December 8, 2016 – In 2018, Canada will issue a new $10 banknote bearing the likeness of Viola Desmond, a businesswoman and black civil-rights activist. Joining her on the shortlist was Elsie MacGill(ElecE 2T7), Canada’s first female electrical engineering graduate, and the world’s first woman aircraft designer. This fall, hundreds of aspiring female engineers chose … Read More

Academic excellence and athletics: 8 MIE students recognized


December 5, 2016 – The University of Toronto’s Varsity Blues recently honoured top student athletes at the seventh annual Academic Excellence Breakfast held at the Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport. The awards honoured student athletes who earned an 80 per cent or higher average during the 2015-2016 academic year and participated in a varsity sport. Twenty-five U … Read More

The Globe and Mail: Co-curricular learning takes U of T students beyond the classroom


December 1, 2016 – MIE’s Susan McCahan on the refocused world of academia and preparing students for life beyond university. “Previously, we thought of the university experience as consisting of a set of courses tied together with a curriculum, and everything else was external to the undergraduate program. Increasingly, we understand the undergraduate experience to be cross-curricular. … Read More

U of T Engineering industry partners celebrated at inaugural awards ceremony


November 24, 2016 – U of T Engineering recognized two landmark partnerships with its inaugural Industry Partnership Awards announced Wednesday. Hatch, a global engineering and management consultancy, received the Corporate Academic Citizen Award. IBM Canada was presented with the Corporate Research Partner Award. The awards were conferred at the annual Industry Partners’ Reception held at … Read More

The Globe and Mail: New tech aims to slash hospital surgery wait times

Five people in waiting room

November 23, 2016 –  For several years, health-care teams at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto focused on speeding up turnaround times in operating rooms to avoid having to postpone surgeries at the end of a shift. But there were still days that the staff had to break the news to patients who had prepared emotionally that … Read More

Two MIE professors elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Clockwise from top left: Professors Zheng-Hong Lu, Jeffrey Packer (at right), Yu Sun and Kamran Behdinan are have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Fellows are recognized for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications. (Credits, clockwise from top left: Mark Balson, Neil Ta, Liz Do, Ray Cheah)

November 21, 2016 – Professors Kamran Behdinan and Yu Sun have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the largest international organization dedicated to advancing science or its applications on a global basis. They are among four U of T Engineering faculty elected. Fellows are recognized for meritorious efforts to advance science … Read More

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