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Back to Skule™: Mental wellness strategies for students

September 13, 2020

This year, U of T Engineering students are preparing for a very different back-to-school season. Keeping mental health in mind will be more important than ever. U of T Engineering’s Mental Health Programs Officer Melissa Fernandes lays out some advice on how students can effectively deal with some of the… Read more »

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UTIAS Stands in Solidarity With the Scholar Strike for Black Lives Matter

September 8, 2020

Message from the Dean: In June, I wrote to students, staff and faculty that anti-Black racism and prejudice have no place here in U of T Engineering, in academia, or in society more broadly. The Faculty reaffirmed its commitment to Black inclusivity through a number of existing and new initiatives,… Read more »

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Five U of T Engineering projects receive funding boost for state-of-the-art research tools

August 19, 2020

U of T Engineering professor Steven Waslander (UTIAS) is developing the next generation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), better known as drones, that are capable of high-speed maneuvers, automated landing and stable flight near obstacles. “This work could greatly expand the applications quadrotor drones are useful for,” explains Waslander. “The… Read more »

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Can COVID-19 contact tracing and exposure notification apps protect both your health and your privacy?

August 13, 2020

Exposure notification apps, such as COVID Alert — to be launched by the Canadian federal government this month — could be key tools for countries as they work to reduce the spread of COVID-19. But as public health officials are evaluating COVID Alert’s efficacy in the fight to stop the… Read more »

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Brilliant innovator and UTIAS alumnus Rocco Martino helped pave the way for spaceflight and smartphones

July 22, 2020

Dr. Rocco Martino was a brilliant, eclectic overachiever who transformed society but remained unknown beyond a small group of admiring cognoscenti. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs are household names; many know of Jack Kilby, who invented the microchip, and Larry Ellison of Oracle. But Dr. Martino, a Canadian scientist who… Read more »

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Understanding the spread of COVID-19 through physics-based modeling

July 16, 2020

Professor Swetaprovo Chaudhuri (UTIAS) normally spends his time thinking about the motion of fluids through jet engines. Now, that expertise is being used to understand the spread of COVID-19. “In aircraft engines, fuel is injected into the combustor in a fine spray of droplets with sizes somewhat similar to what… Read more »

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A Look Back on the 2019-2020 Academic Year at U of T Engineering

June 26, 2020

June 18, 2020, would’ve been our #UofTEngineering Convocation ceremony, let’s take a look back at the 2019-2020 academic year — one filled with unprecedented challenges and tremendous accomplishments. Through it all, our community banded together 💙 💪  

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UofT Engineering Grads to Watch 2020

June 2, 2020

With the University’s virtual Convocation ceremony on June 2, 2020 U of T Engineering students mark the end of one journey and the beginning of another. Graduating in the midst of a global pandemic, the Class of 2020 will long be celebrated for its tenacity, resilience and spirit. UofT Engineering… Read more »

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Five UTIAS grad students receive Vector Institute Scholarships in AI

May 27, 2020

In their pursuit of machine learning and deep learning research at U of T Engineering, 11 incoming master’s students have received Vector Institute Scholarships in Artificial Intelligence (VSAI). This is the third round of scholarships announced by the Vector Institute, which was launched in 2017 to attract, develop and retain… Read more »

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50 Years Later: How U of T Engineering’s Institute for Aerospace Studies helped Apollo 13 land safely

April 13, 2020

It was half a century ago, but Professor Emeritus Phil Sullivan (UTIAS) will never forget the date of April 16, 1970. “We got a phone call in the middle of a staff meeting,” he says. It was Grumman Aerospace Corporation, an American company contracted to build the lunar module for… Read more »

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