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Emeritus James DeLaurier inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame

November 8, 2022

Professor Emeritus James DeLaurier from UTIAS was inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame (CAHF). DeLaurier has been a leader of development for aeronautics and aviation in Canada for more than four decades. After earning a PhD in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University, he showed his invaluable contributions by […]

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Improved visual perception method could help robots navigate crowded spaces

November 2, 2022

A team of researchers led by Professor Jonathan Kelly (UTIAS) has found a way to enhance the visual perception of robotic systems by coupling two different types of neural networks. The innovation could help autonomous vehicles navigate busy streets or enable medical robots to work effectively in crowded hospital hallways.  “What tends […]

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Autonomous robotics research earns Professor Angela Schoellig an Arthur B. McDonald Fellowship

October 28, 2022

Professor Angela Schoellig (UTIAS) has earned an Arthur B. McDonald Fellowship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). The award will further accelerate Schoellig’s leading-edge research into autonomous robotics for a variety of applications, from environmental monitoring to visual inspection of construction sites. “Today, most robots operate in carefully controlled environments, or […]

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‘Building community within the classroom’: Meet Professor Morgan Hooper

October 19, 2022

Morgan Hooper recently joined the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) as an assistant professor, teaching stream, cross-appointed to the Division of Engineering Science (EngSci). She is currently teaching engineering design in the EngSci Praxis III course. Hooper (EngSci 1T5 + PEY) graduated from U of T Engineering […]

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Alum Javier Romualdez builds StarSpec’s reputation in the growing commercial space industry

October 4, 2022

UTIAS alumnus, Javier Romualdez (PhD Graduate), founded StarSpec Technologies to enable technology developers, science leaders, and industry innovators to push the frontiers of emerging suborbital and satellite-based applications. His leadership team includes Steven Li (UTIAS MASc Graduate) and John Hartley (AST PhD Graduate). In September 2020, the satellite and space […]

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South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol visits U of T for AI roundtable

September 28, 2022

Written by Rahul Kalvapalle The University of Toronto welcomed South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol to campus last week to discuss artificial intelligence (AI) – its rise, potential applications and opportunities for further collaboration between U of T and South Korean partners. President Yoon hailed Toronto as an AI powerhouse, saying […]

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UTAT wins national competition with Canada’s first-ever experimental hybrid rocket launch

September 2, 2022

In early August, a team of students from U of T Engineering launched Canada’s first-ever experimental hybrid rocket. The successful flight of their vehicle — dubbed Defiance — earned them first place in the Advanced Flight category of Launch Canada, a new industry-partnered intercollegiate rocket competition. Taking place August 1 […]

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Paying it forward with the influential work of alumnus H.S. Ribner

August 2, 2022

Students wishing to attend the U of T Institute for Aerospace Studies will see their graduate careers off to a flying start with the creation of a newly endowed award to support research in the field of aero-acoustics and aerospace. The H.S. Ribner Memorial Scholarship honours Professor Emeritus Herbert Spencer […]

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UTWind places first at the International Small Wind Turbine Contest

June 28, 2022

In their first-ever competition, UTWind — a team of undergraduate and graduate students from U of T Engineering — has taken the top prize in an international challenge to design and build a small-scale wind turbine. “While we always strived to be a competitive team from the beginning and knew that we […]

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Professor Hugh T. Liu elected to the Canadian Academy of Engineering

June 17, 2022

Eight members of the U of T Engineering community have been elected as 2022 fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE). Professors Hugh Liu (UTIAS), Alison McGuigan (ChemE, BME) and Craig Simmons (MIE, BME), along with alumni Gregory Kopp (MechE PhD 9T5), Hanif Ladak (ElecE 9T1), Ted Mao (ChemE MASc. 9T3, PhD 9T7), Maria Anna Polak (Civil PhD 9T2) and Nathan Stubina (MMS PhD 8T8) are […]