University of Toronto keeping close watch on impact of US travel restrictions

January 30, 2017

“The idea of targeting and restricting the travel of individuals on the basis of their nationality or birthplace is antithetical to everything we stand for as an institution and a country.” The University of Toronto is keeping close watch on events related to President Trump’s order restricting travel to the […]

Remembering Margaret and John Bahen

December 6, 2016

The University of Toronto has lost two remarkable alumni and supporters. Margaret and John Bahen (CivE 5T4) both passed away in November, within days of one another. The couple, who met at U of T and raised three children together, leave behind many friends and family members, as well as […]

Drone-delivered AEDs offer novel approach to saving lives at home

November 14, 2016

When a person goes into cardiac arrest, every passing minute hurts their chances of survival. Now, a group of U of T Engineering researchers want to use drones to deliver life-saving automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) rapidly and directly to homes. Justin Boutilier (IndE PhD candidate) envisions a future in which […]

Professor Philippe Lavoie joins forces with the University of Southampton to create greener Tunnel Vision

November 9, 2016

An iconic wind tunnel once used to develop the Spitfire is now aiding 21st century efforts to help aircraft fly and ships sail more fuel-efficiently. Located at the University of Southampton, the R.J. Mitchell Wind Tunnel is being harnessed by Professor Bharath Ganapathisubramani’s team on an EPSRC and Airbus-backed project […]

UTIAS PhD student founded Trek for Teens to help homeless youth

October 11, 2016

In 2007, an enterprising Toronto high school student named Michael Bazzocchi (EngSci 0T3, UTIAS PhD candidate) founded the Trek for Teens Foundation to tackle homelessness amongst people aged 16 to 24. The foundation has since raised more than $60,000 in donations for local shelters, such as Covenant House. Engineering student […]

UTIAS alumni Todd Reichert and Cameron Robertson set world record for fastest human-powered vehicle

September 27, 2016

The Aerovelo team, co-founded by UTIAS Alumni Todd Reichert (EngSci 0T5, UTIAS PhD 1T1) and Cameron Robertson (EngSci 0T8, UTIAS MASc 0T9), set a new world record for the fastest human-powered vehicle on earth, breaking their own record set the year before. U of T Engineering alumni set world record […]

UTIAS/EngSci Alumnus, John Pye, Was One of the Primary Scientists in the “Deflategate” Investigation

September 21, 2016

The researchers whose work led to Tom Brady’s suspension have never spoken publicly. Now they’re eager to say they were right, no matter what Patriots fans believe. The Deflategate Scientists Unlock Their Lab

Professor Philippe Lavoie Awarded Percy Edward Hart Professor in Aerospace Engineering

September 2, 2016

Seven U of T Engineering faculty members have received the inaugural Percy Edward Hart and Erwin Edward Hart Professorships, enhancing emerging research and education across the Faculty. The professorships were created by a landmark bequest from the estate of alumnus Erwin Edward Hart (CivE 4T0). The seven professors are all […]

Research2Reality Interview with Professor Angela Schoellig

September 2, 2016

Robotics and automation are already a cornerstone of commercial manufacturing. Predictable environments and repetitive actions make it relatively simple for programmers to teach robots how to behave and perform tasks safely. In the real world, however, robots will need to be adaptive. Angela Schoellig, assistant professor at the University of […]

Aviation Week article highlights research being done by Prof. David Zingg and Ph.D. student Thomas Reist

August 24, 2016

Designers looking for fuel savings and emissions reductions beyond those possible with today’s conventional tube-and-wing configurations face additional challenges when the aircraft are smaller, such as regional and business jets. Finding Ultra-Efficient Designs For Smaller Airliners