Prof. David Zingg recipient of the 2016 JJ Berry Smith Doctoral Supervision Award

Two awards are offered annually: one in the Humanities and Social Sciences and one in the Physical and Life Sciences. Chun Wei Choo (Information) and David Zingg (Aerospace) are the recipients of the 2016 JJ Berry Smith Doctoral Supervision Award, which recognizes outstanding performance in the multiple roles associated with doctoral (PhD, EdD, DMA, SJD)… Read more »

U of T Engineering startup teaBOT expands across North America

Last week, teaBOT — a U of T Engineering startup which sells robot-blended, customized cups of loose-leaf tea — opened its newest location in the very first 365 by Whole Foods Market™ store in Los Angeles. There are now six teaBOTs in operation across North America, and the company has yet to celebrate its third… Read more »

UTIAS hosts 5th International Workshop on Aviation and Climate Change

The University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) hosted its 5th International Workshop on Aviation and Climate Change during May 18-20, 2016. Held every two years since 2008, the workshop provides a snapshot of progress toward reducing the contribution of aviation to climate change even as the demand for air travel grows. The goal… Read more »

Aerospace innovation to take off at Downsview Park

The aerospace industry is one of the most important contributors to Canada’s economy. Delivering $29 billion of GDP annually, and $27.7 billion in direct revenues, Canada currently has the second largest aerospace industry in the world (relative to GDP). But as global conditions continue to change, aerospace is reaching a critical tipping point. Investment in… Read more »

Professor Tim Barfoot’s research lets mobile robots drive themselves

This week, Google, Ford and Uber united behind a push to speed up the implementation of self-driving cars. But in Professor Tim Barfoot’s lab at the University of Toronto’s Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS), mobile robots have been driving themselves for years.

A look into the Canadian aerospace innovation ecosystem

Innovation clusters and hubs often grow around specific industries. In The Next Silicon Valley, we frequently explore what makes particular locations strong in specific industry sectors. In this article we take a look at the innovation ecosystem in Canada’s aerospace sector, since this is one of the most important contributors to its economy, delivering CAD$29… Read more »

Here Come the Robots with Prof. Angela Schoellig

About this Video When ‘The Jetsons’ premiered in 1962, it showed the world a future of robots cleaning homes. While robots are not quite there yet, they are taking over jobs in all kinds of industries. Angela Schoellig, head of the University of Toronto’s Dynamic Systems Lab, joins The Agenda to explain where robots are… Read more »

Professor Adam Steinberg receives the Inaugural Hiroshi Tsuji Early Career Researcher Award

Professor Adam Steinberg (UTIAS) is the first recipient of the Hiroshi Tsuji Early Career Researcher Award. Presented jointly by the Combustion Institute and academic publishing company Elsevier, the award recognizes excellence in fundamental or applied combustion science research. “It’s a very big honour,” said Steinberg. “It’s a great encouragement to keep working on interesting problems,… Read more »