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Statement from President Meric Gertler regarding online threats against women at U of T

September 14, 2015

Violence against women is a despicable reality in Canada and around the world. We must take every opportunity to condemn it and work tirelessly to bring it to an end. Many of you are disturbed, as I am, at news of anonymous online threats targeting women at our university. In […]

UTIAS Led Team Places 5th in International UAV Competition in Maryland

June 24, 2015

Congratulations to the University of Toronto Aerospace Team, who placed 5th out of 39 teams in the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) student competition last week in southern Maryland. Students from universities all over the world were tasked with designing and operating an autonomous unmanned aircraft to provide […]

Professor Alis Ekmekci Receives Early Researcher Award

June 12, 2015

Three U of T Engineering professors, including Professor Alis Ekmekci of UTIAS, have received Early Researcher Awards from the Government of Ontario. The ERAs provide as much as $140,000 for promising early-career scientists and engineers to build their teams. “These awards recognize the important contributions three of our promising young […]

Women in Canadian aerospace are making their mark!

June 10, 2015

31 amazing women, including UTIAS Professors Alis Ekmekci and Angela Schoellig, are included in the Women in Science and Engineering spotlight on Women in Canadian Aerospace. Read their stories, learn about their work & #AeroPassion.

Sustainable aviation: How 3D printing makes airplanes more environmentally friendly

May 26, 2015

When most people board a plane, they probably aren’t thinking about the complex invisible structures inside the materials that make up the body or wings of the aircraft. Fortunately for the rest of us, Craig Steeves and Glenn Hibbard are.  Find out how and why Professors Glenn Hibbard and Craig […]

Professor Hugh Liu receives $1.65 million from NSERC to CREATE 150 drone experts

May 20, 2015

Hugh Liu has received a $1.65 million NSERC CREATE grant to train 150 graduate students in the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for everything from fighting forest fires to exploring for natural resources. Drone experts: U of T to train 150 grad students to fight forest fires, monitor crops, […]

Professor Hugh Liu receives a UofT Inventor of the Year Award

May 12, 2015

Engineering professors Parham Aarabi (ECE), Richard Cobbold (IBBME, ECE) and Hugh Liu (UTIAS) have been named Inventors of the Year by the University of Toronto. The honour recognizes exceptional researchers who are commercializing new technologies that can benefit society. Three U of T engineers named Inventors of the Year

Professor Angela Schoellig on why Amazon is testing drone deliveries in Canada

March 31, 2015

Angela Schoellig, a drone researcher at the University of Toronto, said she and her collaborators at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology tried in two different ways to get licences to conduct drone tests for research in the U.S. and weren’t successful. “And that’s pretty standard,” she said. The researchers ended […]

PrecisionHawk and UTIAS to Develop Solution for UAV Platforms in GPS-Denied Environments

March 12, 2015

PrecisionHawk and the University of Toronto today announced a collaboration to develop a solution for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in the event of GPS loss or jam. The partnership, named ‘Project Breadcrumb’, will facilitate safe UAV travel even when all other communications or navigations systems are lost. The objective will be […]

Drones could keep watchful eye on construction sites

January 30, 2015

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), commonly known as drones, act as sensors in the sky and could change the way inspections are carried out, providing a whole new view on construction sites, states Professor Angela Schoellig of the Institute for Aerospace Studies at the University of Toronto. Drones could keep watchful […]