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UTAT team standing behind their rocket

UTAT wins national competition with Canada’s first-ever experimental hybrid rocket launch

September 2, 2022

In early August, a team of students from U of T Engineering launched Canada’s first-ever experimental hybrid rocket. The successful flight of their vehicle — dubbed Defiance — earned them first place in the Advanced Flight category of Launch Canada, a new industry-partnered intercollegiate rocket competition. Taking place August 1… Read more »

Chris Yip, David Ribner, Tom Siddon, and Christopher Damaren standing with the Ribner Award plaque

Paying it forward with the influential work of alumnus H.S. Ribner

August 2, 2022

Students wishing to attend the U of T Institute for Aerospace Studies will see their graduate careers off to a flying start with the creation of a newly endowed award to support research in the field of aero-acoustics and aerospace. The H.S. Ribner Memorial Scholarship honours Professor Emeritus Herbert Spencer… Read more »

UTWind group members in front of a wind turbine

UTWind places first at the International Small Wind Turbine Contest

June 28, 2022

In their first-ever competition, UTWind — a team of undergraduate and graduate students from U of T Engineering — has taken the top prize in an international challenge to design and build a small-scale wind turbine. “While we always strived to be a competitive team from the beginning and knew that we… Read more »

Professor Hugh Liu

Professor Hugh T. Liu elected to the Canadian Academy of Engineering

June 17, 2022

Eight members of the U of T Engineering community have been elected as 2022 fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE). Professors Hugh Liu (UTIAS), Alison McGuigan (ChemE, BME) and Craig Simmons (MIE, BME), along with alumni Gregory Kopp (MechE PhD 9T5), Hanif Ladak (ElecE 9T1), Ted Mao (ChemE MASc. 9T3, PhD 9T7), Maria Anna Polak (Civil PhD 9T2) and Nathan Stubina (MMS PhD 8T8) are… Read more »

Kwesi Apponsah standing in front of computers and Saanjali Maharaj standing outside showing her iron ring

Grads to Watch 2022

June 16, 2022

With the University of Toronto’s convocation ceremonies on June 16, 2022, U of T Engineering students mark the end of one journey and the beginning of another. Having enriched the U of T Engineering community as undergraduate and graduate students, they will join our vibrant, global network of Skule™ alumni,… Read more »

Team members of auToronto holding their trophies

Another top prize for aUToronto in the first competition of the AutoDrive Challenge™ II

June 14, 2022

U of T Engineering’s self-driving vehicle team, aUToronto, has taken the top spot overall in the first competition of the four-year AutoDrive Challenge™ II. The achievement continues an impressive winning streak for the team, which consistently placed first throughout the original four-year AutoDrive Challenge. AutoDrive Challenge™ II expanded on the concept by… Read more »

Student kneeling next to autonomous robot

UTIAS researchers design socially aware robots to move safely around people

May 20, 2022

A team of researchers led by Professor Tim Barfoot (UTIAS) has applied a new strategy for robots to predict the future location of dynamic obstacles, allowing them to navigate spaces without colliding with people. The project, which is supported by Apple Machine Learning, will be presented at the International Conference… Read more »

Headshots of Professor Emeritus Roderick Tennyson, alumnae Pirathayini Srikantha, and Jeanette Southwood

Engineering Professor Emeritus and alumnae receive Ontario Professional Engineers Awards

May 4, 2022

Three members of the U of T Engineering community have been honoured by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) and Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) with Ontario Professional Engineers Awards. These awards recognize engineers in Ontario who have made exceptional contributions to the profession and to society. Professor Emeritus Roderick Tennyson (UTIAS) received… Read more »

Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute trophies

CASI awarded two UTIAS Professors for outstanding achievements in their innovation and leadership

April 29, 2022

The Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI) Senior Awards recognizes Canadians for their outstanding achievement in aeronautics, space and related technologies. For the 2021 Senior Awards, CASI honoured two UTIAS Professors with the McCurdy Award and the C.D. Howe Award. Professor Hugh H.T. Liu was awarded the CASI McCurdy Award,… Read more »

Omer Gulder

Meet the new J. Armand Bombardier Foundation Chair in Aerospace Flight

April 25, 2022

Professor Ömer Gülder of the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) has been named the new holder of the J. Armand Bombardier Foundation Chair in Aerospace Flight. Professor Gülder succeeds Professor Chris Damaren and the inaugural chair holder, Professor Zingg, who held the chair from 2009. The J…. Read more »

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