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 »

UTIAS Led Team Places 5th in International UAV Competition in Maryland

Congratulations to the University of Toronto Aerospace Team, who placed 5th out of 39 teams in the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) student competition last week in southern Maryland. Students from universities all over the world were tasked with designing and operating an autonomous unmanned aircraft to provide aerial photography in a mock… Read more »

Professor Alis Ekmekci Receives Early Researcher Award

Three U of T Engineering professors, including Professor Alis Ekmekci of UTIAS, have received Early Researcher Awards from the Government of Ontario. The ERAs provide as much as $140,000 for promising early-career scientists and engineers to build their teams. “These awards recognize the important contributions three of our promising young professors are already making in… Read more »

Women in Canadian aerospace are making their mark!

31 amazing women, including UTIAS Professors Alis Ekmekci and Angela Schoellig, are included in the Women in Science and Engineering spotlight on Women in Canadian Aerospace. Read their stories, learn about their work & #AeroPassion.

Professor Hugh Liu receives a UofT Inventor of the Year Award

Engineering professors Parham Aarabi (ECE), Richard Cobbold (IBBME, ECE) and Hugh Liu (UTIAS) have been named Inventors of the Year by the University of Toronto. The honour recognizes exceptional researchers who are commercializing new technologies that can benefit society. Read the full story.