Fostering student leadership in engineering: Meet Professor Alison Olechowski

September 19, 2017 – Alison Olechowski recently joined MIE as an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, and is cross-appointed to the Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (ILead). In her short time at U of T Engineering, she has already begun to accomplish her teaching focus: giving students the tools and confidence to become engineering leaders. … Read More

Four startups to watch from U of T Engineering’s Hatchery Demo Day

September 13, 2017 – Startups founded by engineering students are poised to address challenges from sustainability to surgery. Twelve companies pitched their vision to a room of judges, investors and faculty members at the fifth annual Hatchery Demo Day, held September 6 at U of T Engineering. “Five years after we founded the Hatchery, the … Read More

MIE welcomes class of 2T1 to Skule

September 8, 2017 – On September 6, faculty and staff had the pleasure of welcoming students to their first year at MIE. Nearly 200 students attended the department’s orientation session, which introduced them to resources readily available to them, including student support at the MIE Undergraduate Office, as well as the weekend machining courses offered … Read More

New tech seeks to provide positive stimulation to dementia patients

August 16, 2017 – Caring for individuals with dementia often involves managing residents’ disruptive and sometimes dangerous behaviors, including screaming, hitting or kicking. Common measures used in long-term care to circumvent these aggressive acts include antipsychotic medications and personalized therapy programs. But many medications can compromise the well-being of residents, and recreational programs require significant … Read More

Canada’s intellectual property strategy must play to the country’s strengths: Professor Mark Fox

August 8, 2017 – Professor Mark Fox recently co-wrote an op-ed in The Globe and Mail on the country’s intellectual property strategy, and the need for Canada to to become an innovation-based economy. “To be blunt, Canadians operate in a world where the deck of cards is already dealt and our competitors have all the aces. … Read More

Increasing temperatures could become a challenge for highrise dwellers: MIE professor Marianne Touchie

August 3, 2017 – Marianne Touchie, an assistant professor in MIE and CivE, is quoted in Motherboard, talking about how climate change and the ensuing increase in temperature is going to cause problems for people living in highrises. About 1,200 apartment towers in Toronto alone that were built during the post-war period did not worry about energy efficiency and … Read More

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