Graduating MIE students reflect on what the Iron Ring means to them

March 18, 2019  – Undergraduate engineering students in the last year of their program reached a major milestone this month – they participated in the Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer and received their Iron Rings. Now wearing the rings – hammered out of either stainless steel or the traditional iron ­– on their … Read More

Remembering Professor John W. Senders, Human Factors Pioneer

March 1, 2019 – Professor John W. Senders, who joined the Mechanical & Industrial Engineering (MIE) department in 1974, passed away on February 12, 2019 due to complications from pneumonia, two weeks before his 99th birthday. Senders will be remembered fondly for his many achievements over the course of his life and seven-decade career in … Read More

MIE student Zhenglin Liu delivers speech at UN climate change conference

February 1, 2019 – This past December, mechanical engineering student Zhenglin Liu (Year 4 MIE) delivered a speech to a room full of world leaders and activists at the Conference of the Parties (COP), a major international meeting on climate change hosted by the United Nations in Katowice, Poland. A few days later, he spoke … Read More

Falling through the cracks: The tragic story of a life failed by the heathcare system

January 15, 2019 – Greg Price was a young, physically fit mechanical engineer living in Alberta when he first told his doctor he was concerned about one of his testicles during a routine medical examination. After some tests, the doctor said he didn’t see anything unusual and told Greg to come back in a year, … Read More

Centre for Healthcare Engineering celebrates 10 years of innovation

October 3, 2018 — High atop the Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship, a group of 100 engineering graduate students, faculty members, research scientists, and alumni gathered on October 1 to mark a decade of progress toward the goal of smarter health-care delivery. The expansive terrace on the Dr. Woo Hon Fai Innovation Floor … Read More

High performance: Meet Kirti Saxena, elite athlete joining MIE

October 2, 2018 — For many students starting university, a question lurks in the back of their minds: how will they conquer this new challenge? For Kirti Saxena (MechE Year 1), thriving under pressure is just part of hertraining. Saxena is a seasoned wrestler who has represented Team Canada at several world championships. Now, she’s ready to … Read More

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