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Top undergrad credits 4.0 GPA to his decision to ‘learn about how I was learning’

June 21, 2023

When Ben Agro arrived at the University of Toronto after high school, he didn’t know what to expect from his courses in the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering. “I worked really hard that first year, but not in a way that was efficient or followed a particular technique,” he says. “But […]

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Grads to Watch 2023: Filip Marić (UTIAS PhD 2T3)

June 21, 2023

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 the world and inspire the next generation. This year’s 15 Grads to Watch — selected by their home […]

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‘A good lecture should be an active discussion’: Meet Professor Philipp Seiler

June 14, 2023

Philipp Seiler recently joined the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) as an assistant professor. He brings an expertise in ultra-lightweight structures and high-temperature materials for turbines and rocket engines. After studying mechatronics at the Technische Universität Braunschweig, Seiler pursued a PhD and developed thermal barrier coating systems […]

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Flying Through Obstacles: The Gravity Defying Course on Unmanned Aerial Systems

June 8, 2023

One cross-disciplinary lab in the Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship is proving to be an exciting place to run applications for real-world problems. Applications of such research can help inspect infrastructure or crop health, track moving objects for security, and deliver lightweight packages. The focus for Professor Steven […]

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Space Flight Laboratory celebrates 25 years of successful missions and satellite projects

May 4, 2023

A team of researchers at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) is celebrating 25 years of designing advanced micro- and nanosatellites for a broad range of missions — from scientific to commercial and government applications. “Our laboratory engages in experimental technology research tied to real space missions,” […]

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Zingg highlights urgent need for sustainable aviation research and development funding

April 20, 2023

The importance of investment in green technologies is widely recognized, as is the importance of reducing the impact of civil aviation on climate change, but recently these two ideas have not been connected in Canada. The federally supported Green Aviation Research and Development Network (GARDN), which was funded from 2009-2021, has not yet […]

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U of T Engineering community gathers to celebrate Faculty’s 150th anniversary

April 3, 2023

On Saturday, April 1, more than 1,300 members of the U of T Engineering community gathered at the Fairmont Royal York hotel in downtown Toronto to celebrate the Faculty’s 150th anniversary — and officially kick off its new Defy Gravity fundraising campaign. The evening featured a keynote address from Canadian astronaut […]

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What’s your story? Get to know Jonathan Kelly

March 31, 2023

What’s Your Story? is a video series that helps you get to know U of T Engineering professors beyond the classroom. In these short interviews, they share what inspired them to pursue engineering, what keeps them up at night and a few things you may not expect – from superpowers and science fiction to childhood memories and what brings them joy.  Get to […]

Peter Hughes

In Memoriam: Peter Carlisle Hughes (1940-2023)

January 9, 2023

by Gabriele D’Eleuterio, Professor, UTIAS It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Professor Emeritus Peter Carlisle Hughes, preeminent dynamicist, aerospace engineer and space robotics pioneer. Hughes died on January 5. He was 82. Hughes was a graduate of Engineering Physics (now Engineering Science), class of 6T2. […]

Tim Barfoot, Cameron Dickinson and Chris Damaren presenting at the lecture hall with Mona Gridseth on the video screen

2022 G.N. Patterson Award and Lecture

December 20, 2022

In honour of the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies’ (UTIAS) founder and director, Professor Gordon Patterson, the annual G. N. Patterson Lecture was established. On this occasion, the G. N. Patterson Award is presented to a recently completed doctoral student in recognition of outstanding academic achievement in the […]