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MIE alum George Myhal appointed to the Order of Canada

June 30, 2017 – U of T Engineering alumni George Myhal (IndE 7T8) and Bert Wasmund (ChemE PhD 6T6) have been named Members of the Order of Canada, two of 99 extraordinary Canadians to receive one of the nation’s highest civilian honours. Myhal was named a Member of the Order of Canada for his achievements as an investment and finance … Read More

The Globe and Mail: MIE alumnus Som Seif on investing in light of a looming interest rate hike

June 28, 2017 – MIE alumnus Som Seif (IndE 9T9), founder and Chief Executive Officer of Purpose Investments Inc., recently shared with The Globe and Mail his expert insights on how to invest in light of a looking interest rate hike. Watch it here.

CBC: Company led by U of T Engineering alumni builds electrical transformers in Vaughan that transforms refugees’ lives

June 28, 2017 – Only a year and a half after arriving in Canada, Levon Markarian feels at home on the factory floor of Rex Power Magnetics. In Syria, Markarian owned a small tool and die factory. In Toronto, he’s building electrical transformers and rebuilding his life at the Rex factory in Vaughan. The company, with almost … Read More

Three MIE professors and alumni inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering

June 27, 2017 – Three MIE professors and alumni were recently inducted as fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE). Professor Sanjeev Chandra, Mark Hundert (IndE 7T1) and John Young (MMS 7T1, MIE MASc 7T4) are among the CAE’s 50 new fellows. The CAE is a national institution through which Canada’s most distinguished and experienced engineers provide … Read More

Hatchery startup builds exoskeletons to help children with disabilities walk

June 20, 2017 – Few product tests are as emotional as the one Manmeet Maggu performed at his brother’s house near Delhi last summer. The U of T MBA student was watching as his eight-year-old nephew Praneit, who suffers from severe cerebral palsy, was hoisted into a robotic exoskeleton device built by his startup, Trexo … Read More

Convocation 2017: Meet MIE’s Grads to Watch

June 12, 2017 – On Tuesday, June 13, MIE is proud to graduate a new class of engineers who aim to change the world. Here are just a few of the amazing grads of 2017: Amreen Poonawala About Amreen: I am industrial engineering graduate, pursuing a career in consulting. I have been involved in numerous … Read More

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