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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 […]

Professor David Zingg video on Fuel Efficient Flying

February 1, 2016

When you get on an airplane you probably don’t think about how much fuel it’s going to take to get you to your destination, but Prof. David Zingg from the University of Toronto does. He wants to design airplanes that are more efficient and therefore more environmentally friendly. Considering Carbon […]

Professor Chris Damaren on Innovation Nation Podcast

January 27, 2016

Professor Chris Damaren talks with Stephen Armstrong on Innovation Nation Podcast about how history helps to put a human face on engineering.

Professor David Zingg, 2015 CASI Turnbull Lecturer

January 14, 2016

Professor David Zingg was named Turnbull Lecturer for 2015 in recognition of his wide-ranging contributions to sustainable aviation. His lecture was entitled Toward Sustainable Aviation: Exploratory Aerodynamic Shape Optimization. David Zingg has been a Professor at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) for the past 28 years […]

World’s fastest bike created by UTIAS Alumni and U of T Engineering students

October 21, 2015

A team of U of T Engineering alumni and students has created the fastest human-powered vehicle on earth — a bicycle that reached a top speed of 139.45 kilometres per hour (86.65 miles per hour) at the World Human Powered Speed Challenge in Battle Mountain, Nevada, last week. The 25-kilogram speed-bike, named Eta […]

EngSci Aero Option Student Wins AIAA Undergraduate Aircraft Design Competition

October 19, 2015

Arthur Brown (Year 4 EngSci, Aero Option) has won the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation’s Undergraduate Individual Aircraft Design Competition.Brown is the first student from a Canadian university to win the international design challenge, which comes with a $500 prize. The prestigious competition is one of the […]

Students call on federal candidates to focus on Canada’s ailing space sector

October 15, 2015

Student groups across Canada are urging federal election candidates to address Canada’s ailing space sector, which employs more than 8,200 Canadians. Eleven student organizations, from British Columbia to Quebec, have endorsed a call to action by the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space in Canada (SEDS-CAN) that explains […]