Professor Jean Zu departing as MIE Chair, appointed Dean of the Schaefer School of Engineering & Science at Stevens Institute of Technology

March 24, 2017 – Professor Jean Zu has been appointed Dean of the Charles V. Schaefer Jr. School of Engineering and Science at Stevens Institute of Technology (US), effective May 1, 2017. She will end her term as Chair, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering on March 31, 2017. Professor Zu has served in the leadership … Read More

Engineering tomorrow’s economy with a new undergraduate minor option in Advanced Manufacturing

March 21, 2017 – Students at U of T Engineering can now choose to learn how to manipulate the materials and methods that will shape future generations of everyday products, from wearable electronics and communications devices to self-driving vehicles and innovative medical diagnostics. U of T Engineering’s new optional minor in Advanced Manufacturing will prepare … Read More

Coffee shops, 24-hour ATMs the best locations for life-saving AEDs, research shows

March 20, 2017 – ATMs and coffee shops such as Tim Hortons, Starbucks and Second Cup make ideal locations for placing automated external defibrillators (AEDs), according to a new study led by U of T Engineering researchers Professor Timothy Chan (MIE) and Christopher Sun (MIE PhD candidate), in collaboration with St. Michael’s Hospital. When a … Read More

The Globe and Mail: Drones could speed deployment of emergency defibrillators

March 17, 2017 – A drone network could be deployed to speed defibrillators to bystanders trying to help people in cardiac arrest, getting the devices to the patient faster than emergency services, a recent Canadian study suggests. Researchers examined historical data on 53,702 cardiac arrests over 26,851 square kilometers (10,367 square miles) of rural and … Read More

Craig Simmons receives 2017 Northrop Frye Award for integrating teaching and research

March 14, 2017 – When undergraduate engineering students wanted to know whether vibrating a cell would change its properties, Professor Craig Simmons let them use his latest lab technology to test their hypothesis. “They were doing something new!” he says. “It was a research project I could see myself conducting in my own lab.” For the … Read More

Globe and Mail: Toronto startup veteran launches digital health-records platform

March 13, 2017 – The first time Huda Idrees (IndE 1T3) became a CEO she was just 12 years old. Having learned several computer-programming languages and Web design at school in Saudi Arabia, one day it dawned on the enterprising young woman that she could sell those services. Her first client was a landscape architect … Read More

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