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U of T entrepreneur collaborates with MIE researchers to develop a futuristic, posture-enhancing sports bra

January 18, 2018 – Noureddin Chahrour’s successful 2015 appearance on CBC’s Dragon’s Den was a key turning point for his research-based startup Adrenalease Posture Apparel – but not in the way you might think. Chahrour, a University of Toronto alumnus, agreed on-air to hand over 30 per cent of Adrenalease, which makes posture-enhancing garments, in exchange for $90,000 … Read More

Truth and Reconciliation: Eagles’ Longhouse creates a ‘Blueprint to Action’ for U of T Engineering

January 12, 2018 – Professor Jason Bazylak (MIE) remembers what it was like to be an Indigenous student arriving at university to study engineering. “My first year was particularly rough on me,” he recalls. He struggled to keep up academically. He had good grades in high school but the demands of his engineering program were something else … Read More

From Deloitte to LEGO: Q&A with alumnus Al Chick

January 9, 2018 – Since Al Chick (IndE 0T7 + PEY)graduated from industrial engineering 10 years ago, his ambitions has taken him many places. He’s been to Boston, to study at Harvard Business School; to Belgium and Finland, to work as a process engineer and a machine design engineer, respectively; and then back to Toronto to … Read More

National Post: How artificial intelligence – like driverless cars – is making us ask what is ‘uniquely human’

January 3, 2018 – In late 2016, a ghost truck rumbled down a Colorado highway carrying 50,000 cans of Budweiser beer. The cab of the truck was empty but the truck hewed to the dotted highway lines with eerie precision. If it alarmed any passing motorists, no one piped up about it and, to be … Read More

Three cool APS courses to take in the new year

December 20, 2017 – As 2017 winds down and U of T students get a much-deserved holiday hiatus from their studies, there are a number of cool courses awaiting them when class starts up again. Specialized non-technical courses, known as APS courses, are administrated by U of T Engineering and cover many different – and … Read More

U of T Engineering researchers are developing the next generation of battery technology for electric vehicles

December 14, 2017 – Researchers from MIE and ECE are working collaboratively to design the automotive battery of the future. The four-year multidisciplinary research project is bringing together Professor Olivier Trescases (ECE), a power electronics expert; Dean Cristina Amon (MIE), a thermal management expert; and Havelaar Canada, a Toronto-based electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer behind the … Read More

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