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Mayor’s NYC trade mission a ‘powerful’ showcase of Toronto’s tech boom: MIE alumna Huda Idrees

December 11, 2017 – The television show 30 Rock once joked Toronto is “just like New York but without all the stuff.” But the same can’t easily be said when comparing the two cities’ startup scenes. At least, that was what Huda Idrees (IndE 1T2 + PEY) took away from her recent visit to New York City as part … Read More

Hindustan Times: Canada varsity, IIT-Bombay to use AI to make Pune a smart city

December 6, 2017 – Artificial intelligence (AI) will be deployed as part of a collaboration involving the University of Toronto and IIT-Bombay to make Pune a truly smart city. This will be among the first of the projects to be tackled under a recent memorandum of understanding signed by the Pune Smart City Development Corporation … Read More

Remembering victims of the Montreal Massacre: Commemorating the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 6, 2017 – Every year on Dec. 6, people across the country remember the victims of École Polytechnique shooting and raise awareness about gender-based violence. At U of T, events are taking place across all three campuses for the National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women. On Dec. 6, 1989, an … Read More

U of T Engineering Holiday Gift Guide 2017

November 29, 2017 – A build-it-yourself robot kit, a revolutionary pressure cooker and a first-of-its-kind universal hex key are just a few of the items — all designed by U of T Engineering alumni and students — that we feel should be on everyone’s holiday shopping list. Here are two from MIE that made this … Read More

NBC News: Can These Little Robots Ease the Big Eldercare Crunch?

November 22, 2017 – Professor Goldie Nejat was recently featured in a news article focusing on eldercare by NBC News. Casper, a robot designed to work with institutionalized patients suffering from dementia, was developed in Professor Nejat’s Autonomous Systems and Biomechatronics Laboratory. “There’s been some research which suggests that you can delay the onset or progression of dementia through … Read More

U of T Engineering researcher develops technologies to reduce problem behaviours in people with dementia

November 21, 2017 – Research-industry partnership to premiere first products on December 7 at Baycrest Hospital in Toronto More than half a million Canadians live with dementia — and that number is expected to almost double in the next 15 years. Dementia is a degenerative disease described by symptoms including memory loss and difficulties with … Read More

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