Alumnus elevates UTIAS entrepreneurship with $1-million donation

Creating a multimillion-dollar company directly out of graduate school may not be rocket science, but for alumnus Francis Shen (UTIAS MASc 8T3), a degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) certainly helped.

UTIAS Start Entrepreneurship Program

Entrepreneur Francis Shen, an alumnus of UTIAS, has committed a $1 million donation to establish a new entrepreneurial incubation program at UTIAS called Start. The purpose of this program is to encourage and facilitate UTIAS graduate students to utilize the knowledge and skills that they have gained through their education to create business start-ups. How… Read more »

A Space Legacy

How Canadian researchers are continuing the nation’s 60-year record of excellence in aerospace.

Two New BRITE satellites launched successfully

Two nanosatellites were launched from Russia by a Canadian research and technology team. Costing a fraction of conventional space telescopes and similar in size and weight to a car battery, the satellites are two of six that will work together to shed light on the structures and life stories of some of the brightest stars… Read more »

Teaching Flying Robots to Learn

“What I really like about robotics is that you can make a machine that extends human capabilities and the possibilities that we have. ” – UTIAS researcher Prof. Angela Schoellig