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UTIAS collaboration with industry partner recognized at U of T Engineering’s fourth annual Partner’s Reception

November 20, 2019

More than 150 industry and community leaders, government partners and faculty members gathered on Nov. 13, 2019 at the Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship for the UofT Engineering Partners’ Reception. The event celebrated the Faculty’s longstanding ties with over 400 industry partners across its six multidisciplinary innovation clusters. Four partners were recognized at… Read more »

Grads to Watch 2019

June 5, 2019

At Spring Convocation on June 19, 2019, 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, where they will continue to address pressing challenges around… Read more »

Real-life air accident becomes a learning opportunity for UTIAS engineering students

February 6, 2019

The wreckage of a small private plane rests among debris scattered inside the MarsDome at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS). The staged crash site — complete with scripted witness accounts and a wreckage trail  — is at the centre of a new graduate course on air-accident investigations. The course is the… Read more »

UTIAS collaboration with zoologists reveals how gulls ‘wing morph’ for stable soaring

January 7, 2019

A unique collaboration between University of British Columbia (UBC) zoologists and U of T Engineering’s aviation expert Professor Philippe Lavoie (UTIAS) provides new insights into how gulls configure their wing shape — known as wing morphing — to stabilize their flight. The findings could be used to design more efficient flying vehicles, including soaring drones… Read more »

Follow UTIAS PhD Graduate Dr. Javier Romualdez’s Blog About His Antarctica Research Adventure

December 6, 2018

Well, it’s our first Condition 2 weather here in McMurdo, so I have some time to post a few pictures highlighting a phrase that we hear all the time here: “Antarctica: it’s a harsh continent”. Up until now, we had, as a group, repeated this over-stated slogan incessantly (e.g. someone spills a glass of water… Read more »

UTIAS Professor Jonathan Kelly Receives Dean’s Catalyst Professorship

November 22, 2018

Twenty-seven U of T Engineering assistant professors have been appointed to early-career professorships across three new programs for tenure- and teaching-stream faculty members. The professorships, created by Dean Cristina Amon, will enhance research in emerging areas and practices in engineering education across the Faculty. Read More…

Two U of T Engineering faculty named Canada Research Chairs

November 13, 2018

Professors Angela Schoellig (UTIAS) and Piero Triverio (ECE) have been awarded new and renewed Canada Research Chairs (CRC), respectively, by the Canadian federal government. The announcement was made by The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, at the University of Toronto’s St. George Campus. Read more…

UTIAS researchers launch drone outreach program in Thunder Bay

October 10, 2018

By Amanda Hacio This spring, a team of researchers from the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) partnered with Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School (DFC), a high school in Thunder Bay, Ont. serving Indigenous students from communities in northern Ontario. The researchers delivered a series of online and in-class workshops aimed at teaching… Read more »

UTIAS is Part of Canadian Consortium of Researchers Awarded a $5.5 M NSERC Strategic Partnership Grant in Robotics

August 21, 2018

Professors Steven Waslander and Angela Schoellig are representing UTIAS in the NSERC Canadian Robotics Network (NCRN), a consortium of leading robotics researchers from across Canada that includes members from universities, industry, and government. In a quick Q & A, Professors Waslander and Schoellig outline what they hope to achieve as part of this consortium. Q: What… Read more »

Students from UTIAS’s Space Flight Laboratory Win Awards at Small Satellite Conference

August 14, 2018

Graduate students at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) received first and second place awards for technical papers relating to microspace missions developed by SFL. The awards were bestowed last week during the prestigious Frank J. Redd Student Competition at the 32nd Annual Small Satellite Conference in Logan, Utah…. Read more »