Here Come the Robots with Prof. Angela Schoellig

April 6, 2016

When ‘The Jetsons’ premiered in 1962, it showed the world a future of robots cleaning homes. While robots are not quite there yet, they are taking over jobs in all kinds of industries. Angela Schoellig, head of the University of Toronto’s Dynamic Systems Lab, joins The Agenda to explain where […]

Professor Adam Steinberg receives the Inaugural Hiroshi Tsuji Early Career Researcher Award

April 6, 2016

Professor Adam Steinberg (UTIAS) is the first recipient of the Hiroshi Tsuji Early Career Researcher Award. Presented jointly by the Combustion Institute and academic publishing company Elsevier, the award recognizes excellence in fundamental or applied combustion science research. “It’s a very big honour,” said Steinberg. “It’s a great encouragement to […]

Five innovations out of U of T Engineering making the future greener

March 30, 2016

Today the University of Toronto unveiled its plan for taking action on climate change in a bold report, Beyond Divestment: Taking Decisive Action on Climate Change. “The University’s most valuable and effective contributions to the global effort to avert and mitigate the consequences of climate change will flow from our […]

Lightweight structures and “smart skin” make aviation more sustainable

March 29, 2016

More than 100,000 commercial flights take place each day around the world. The Centre for Research in Sustainable Aviation at U of T’s Institute for Aerospace Studies aims to improve fuel efficiency and lower emissions, saving money and reducing environmental impact. Lightweight structures and “smart skin” make aviation more sustainable

This U of T engineer wants to build an 8,000-kilometre water pipeline – across Africa

March 21, 2016

March 22 is World Water Day and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon is asking for a commitment to improve “the quality, management and protection of water resources as part of our historic campaign to achieve a life of dignity for all people.” Many University of Toronto students, faculty and staff […]

The past, present and future of flight: Q & A with Professor David Zingg

March 1, 2016

his story is the first of a three-part series on the University of Toronto’s Institute for Aerospace Studies, produced over the winter and spring of 2016. From the rise of drones to the push for greener planes, the world of aeronautics and space has changed dramatically in the past decade, […]

Brian Mech (UTIAS PhD 9T7): Artificial vision pioneer

February 24, 2016

Brian Mech’s (UTIAS PhD 9T7) career path was inspired in part by the fictional civil engineer Cyrus Smith in Jules Verne’s The Mysterious Island as a teenager. “He basically develops a whole civilization on this island,” says Mech. “I just thought it was remarkable how much engineers knew and how […]

Three innovative startups from U of T Engineering students are leveraging modern technology to address important challenges in the healthcare industry.

February 23, 2016

The rise of smartphones, wearable technology and cloud computing are creating opportunities for a data-based approach to the way individuals understand and monitor their health. Three U of T Engineering startups — MedTek Devices, Pillsy and MedChart — are addressing important challenges, from managing medical information to detecting falls among […]

On the first International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we’re excited to highlight eight U of T Engineering professors

February 11, 2016

On the first International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we’re excited to highlight eight U of T Engineering professors — all appointed in recent years — that are creating innovative solutions in bioengineering, sustainability, communications and enabling technologies. From stem-cell muscles to portable power: Eight women shaping the future of […]

Four startups from Start@UTIAS and The Entrepreneurship Hatchery receive SmartStart funding

February 5, 2016

Four startups from The Entrepreneurship Hatchery and Start@UTIAS have received a total of $180,000 from the Ontario Centres of Excellence’s SmartStart Seed Fund. The funding will help the young companies take the next steps in bringing their innovative products to market. All four recipients won prizes at the Hatchery’s Demo […]