Brian Mech (UTIAS PhD 9T7): Artificial vision pioneer

Brian Mech’s (UTIAS PhD 9T7) career path was inspired in part by the fictional civil engineer Cyrus Smith in Jules Verne’s The Mysterious Island as a teenager. “He basically develops a whole civilization on this island,” says Mech. “I just thought it was remarkable how much engineers knew and how much they could do.” Full… Read more »

Three innovative startups from U of T Engineering students are leveraging modern technology to address important challenges in the healthcare industry.

The rise of smartphones, wearable technology and cloud computing are creating opportunities for a data-based approach to the way individuals understand and monitor their health. Three U of T Engineering startups — MedTek Devices, Pillsy and MedChart — are addressing important challenges, from managing medical information to detecting falls among the elderly.

Professor David Zingg video on Fuel Efficient Flying

When you get on an airplane you probably don’t think about how much fuel it’s going to take to get you to your destination, but Prof. David Zingg from the University of Toronto does. He wants to design airplanes that are more efficient and therefore more environmentally friendly. Watch the video…

Professor David Zingg, 2015 CASI Turnbull Lecturer

Professor David Zingg was named Turnbull Lecturer for 2015 in recognition of his wide-ranging contributions to sustainable aviation. His lecture was entitled Toward Sustainable Aviation: Exploratory Aerodynamic Shape Optimization. David Zingg has been a Professor at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) for the past 28 years and has been the Director… Read more »

World’s fastest bike created by UTIAS Alumni and U of T Engineering students

A team of U of T Engineering alumni and students has created the fastest human-powered vehicle on earth — a bicycle that reached a top speed of 139.45 kilometres per hour (86.65 miles per hour) at the World Human Powered Speed Challenge in Battle Mountain, Nevada, last week. The 25-kilogram speed-bike, named Eta after the Greek letter used… Read more »

EngSci Aero Option Student Wins AIAA Undergraduate Aircraft Design Competition

Arthur Brown (Year 4 EngSci, Aero Option) has won the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation’s Undergraduate Individual Aircraft Design Competition.Brown is the first student from a Canadian university to win the international design challenge, which comes with a $500 prize. The prestigious competition is one of the key ways in which budding… Read more »

Students call on federal candidates to focus on Canada’s ailing space sector

Student groups across Canada are urging federal election candidates to address Canada’s ailing space sector, which employs more than 8,200 Canadians. Eleven student organizations, from British Columbia to Quebec, have endorsed a call to action by the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space in Canada (SEDS-CAN) that explains how Canada’s space sector is… Read more »