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  • Grads to Watch: Meet 14 global engineering leaders

    Posted on U of T Engineering News |  May 24th, 2017 by Tyler Irving At Spring Convocation on June 13, 2017, more than 1,800 U of T Engineering students will mark both the end of one journey and the beginning of another. Having enriched the U of T Engineering community as undergraduate and graduate students, they will … Read More

  • U of T Engineering startups earn awards from Ontario Centres of Excellence

    Emile Maamary and Mark Elias (CivE 1T4) show off Steadiwear’s tremor-dampening glove and the startup’s latest award. (Photo: Chris Sorensen)  By: Chris Sorensen | This story originally appeared on U of T News.   Watching an elderly loved one struggle with a disability is never easy. But while most of us simply grimace and soldier on, U … Read More

  • From experience to employment: Mineral engineering student lands her dream job in Alberta’s oil patch

        Every morning for a year, in the dead of winter or heat of summer, Marina Reny (Year 4 MinE) rose at 4:30 a.m., before sunrise, and prepared to board the bus that drove her through the boreal forests of northern Alberta on her way to work. ‪“Some mornings I would wake up to … Read More

  • U of T Engineering students receive record number of 2017 Cressy Awards

            Each year, the Cressy Awards are presented to graduating students who have made outstanding extracurricular contributions to their college, faculty or school, or to the university as a whole. This year’s U of T Engineering winners joined 191 other students from across the University of Toronto who were honoured for their … Read More

  • Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education honours top undergraduate students Alumna Marisa Sterling (far right), faculty and members of the Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education pose with undergraduate scholarship recipients in the Bahen Centre for Information Technology. (Photo: Jamie Hunter)

    Ten of U of T Engineering’s top undergraduate students were recognized by the Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education (OPEFE) for high academic achievement and co-curricular contributions. Two entrance scholarships and eight in-course scholarships totalling $15,000 were presented to students at a reception held in the Bahen Centre for Information Technology on March 23. “It’s … Read More

  • Professor Marianne Hatzopoulou honoured by “150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM”

    UTTRI’s Dr. Marianne Hatzopoulou is featured in a unique Canada150 celebration of women’s achievements in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). 150 Days of Canadian Women in STEM is a social media campaign highlighting contributions of Canadian women, one woman per day for 150 days ending on July 15, 2017. The campaign focuses on those who have impacted their fields and … Read More

  • Professional Experience Year: Four U of T Engineering students bring technical, professional competencies to industry challenges Paige Clarke competes at the Canadian Mining Games. (Photo: Keenan Dixon)

    For her PEY internship, Paige Clarke (Year 3 MinE) chose to take a position in Thompson, Man., home to the nickel extraction and refining operations of Vale Canada Ltd. In her role as a Mines Engineering Co-op Student, she designs and plans drilling, blasting, loading and filling operations. “I have worked in operations before, and … Read More

  • Daniel Posen: new CivE faculty explores the relationship between public policy and the environment

    In an increasingly interconnected and interdisciplinary world, the Department of Civil Engineering was pleased to welcome Prof. I. Daniel Posen as a new faculty member in January 2017. We asked him a couple questions about his new appointment: Could you explain the focus and (potential) impact of your research? I usually describe my research as … Read More

  • Infrastructure’s impact: How public transit investments affect our environment Professor Shoshanna Saxe (CivE) analyses the environmental and social impact of large public transit infrastructure projects, informing policymakers as they decide which investments to make. (Photo: Tyler Irving)

      This story originally appeared at U of T Engineering News The benefits of building public transit include reducing greenhouse gas emissions, relieving traffic congestion and expanding a growing city. Yet each transit project is unique, and predicting its future effectiveness is difficult. Professor Shoshanna Saxe (CivE) crunches the numbers on existing infrastructure to provide … Read More

  • U of T Lassonde Mining students shine at the 2017 Canadian Mining Games [View the story “U of T’s Lassonde Mining Students shine at the 2017 Canadian Mining Games” on Storify]
  • Concrete check-up: Fae Azhari develops diagnostics for critical infrastructure

    This story originally appeared on U of T Engineering News. Canada will spend $125 billion on infrastructure maintenance and expansion in the next 10 years. Professor Fae Azhari (MIE, CivE) is helping stretch those dollars farther by keeping our buildings, bridges, roads and reservoirs safe and structurally sound for longer. Azhari’s research focuses on structural … Read More

  • Heat, housing and health: Marianne Touchie and the complexity of multi-unit residential buildings Professor Marianne Touchie (CivE, MIE) is working with Toronto Community Housing and The Atmospheric Fund to better understand how changes to energy use affect indoor environmental quality in multi-unit residential buildings. Toronto Public Health is collaborating to use their data to inform policy. (Photo: Kevin Soobrian)

    Professor Marianne Touchie (CivE, MIE) is working with Toronto Community Housing and The Atmospheric Fund to better understand how changes to energy use affect indoor environmental quality in multi-unit residential buildings. Toronto Public Health is collaborating to use their data to inform policy. (Photo: Kevin Soobrian) This story originally appeared at U of T Engineering … Read More

  • U of T research on Bloor bike lanes looks at near miss accidents | Metro News

    Read about Prof. Matthew Roorda‘s research on Metro News, January 17, 2017.

  • Could microbes hold the key to more environmentally friendly mines? | The Northern Miner

    Prof. Lesley Warren in The Norther Miner, January 9, 2017.

     

    Geochemist and professor Lesley Warren (right) collects water samples for geochemical analyses from a waste deposit undergoing reclamation.

  • U of T to host the 2017 Canadian Mining Games

    It’s more about networking than the competition While, at first glance, the Canadian Mining Games looks like a competition between universities and where students showcase all of the skills required by the mining industry, the unexpected value is in the networking and professional development of the participating students. The three-day event includes multiple opportunities to … Read More

  • Ancient microbes could offer insight on better mining wastewater strategies Professor Lesley Warren (standing, at right) and her colleagues are mining the genomes of microbes that thrive in wastewater generated by the resource extraction industry. Insights into how these organisms derive energy from metals and sulphur compounds could lead to new strategies for preventing pollution and optimizing mine reclamation. (Photo courtesy Lesley Warren)

    This story originally appeared on U of T Engineering News. Wastewater from a mine doesn’t sound like a cozy habitat, but for untold numbers of microorganisms, it’s home sweet home. A new research project led by Professor Lesley Warren (CivE) will examine how these microbes make their living by studying their genes — an insight … Read More

  • Remembering Margaret and John Bahen Margaret & John Bahen

    This story originally appeared on U of T Engineering News. The University of Toronto has lost two remarkable alumni and supporters. Margaret and John Bahen (CivE 5T4) both passed away in November, within days of one another. The couple, who met at U of T and raised three children together, leave behind many friends and … Read More

  • Two U of T Engineering researchers awarded Canada Research Chairs In the latest round of Canada Research Chair announcments, Engineering professors Penney Gilbert (left) and Marianne Hatzopoulou (right) were named as Tier 2 chairholders. The CRC program aims to help Canada attract and retain research leaders in engineering and the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities and social sciences.

    This story originally appeared on U of T Engineering News. Professors Penney Gilbert (IBBME) and Marianne Hatzopoulou (CivE) have been named Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) in an announcement made today by federal science minister Kirsty Duncan at the University of Toronto Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. The two U of T Engineering researchers … Read More

  • Give us the tools remembrance day - photo of one of the murals in the bunkhouse at survey camp

    A legacy of duty captured in wartime murals at U of T Engineering’s Gull Lake Camp  Story originally appeared on Engineering News. On February 9, 1941, as the Second World War raged, Winston Churchill closed one of his famous speeches with the words, “Give us the tools and we will finish the job.” Churchill was … Read More

  • CivE alumnus wins international Rocha Medal in rock mechanics Bryan Tatone addresses the 2016 Lassonde Research Day

    Prestigious award is the ultimate prize in rock mechanics for young researchers, putting two graduates and one faculty member on the map Bryan Tatone (CivE PhD 1T4) has been named the 2017 recipient of the international Rocha Medal, the most prestigious award a student can receive for rock mechanics research. Tatone is the second student … Read More

  • U of T Engineering student team competes at Green Energy Challenge finals

    The University of Toronto student chapter of the Canadian/National Electrical Contractors Association (CECA/NECA) is one of three finalists to compete at the 2016 Green Energy Challenge in Boston this weekend. The students from U of T Engineering are the only Canadian team, and will compete against teams from Iowa State and the University of Washington. … Read More

  • How efficient is your home?

    Would you like to know more about the air quality in your home? We are undertaking a research project to explore the impact of high-efficiency filtration on particle concentrations in residences. Funded by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), we will be conducting yearlong measurements in 18 Toronto residences in order to develop … Read More

  • Prof. Daman Panesar: Hart Professorship recipient Daman Panesar (CivE) has been named the Erwin Edward Hart Professor in Civil Engineering. Her research focuses on new ways to improve the performance of concrete structures, from bridges to buildings. (Photo: Tyler Irving)

     This story originally appeared on U of T News. Seven U of T Engineering faculty members have received the inaugural Percy Edward Hart and Erwin Edward Hart Professorships, enhancing emerging research and education across the Faculty. The professorships were created by a landmark bequest from the estate of alumnus Erwin Edward Hart (CivE 4T0). The … Read More

  • Leading the way on lead research Aki Kogo (MASc Candidate) looks over the lead (Pb) pipe experimental setup in the Environmental Lab. (Credit: Keenan Dixon)

    Researchers aim to prevent a Flint-like crisis from happening in Canada An interview with Prof. Robert Andrews, Sarah Jane Payne (Post-Doc) and Aki Kogo (MASc Candidate). In 2014, the city of Flint, Michigan, switched its water source from Lake Michigan to the Flint River. Inadequate treatment and reporting caused lead (Pb) contaminated drinking water to … Read More

  • Preventative Engineering: monitoring the health of water systems Preventative engineering

    The city is a living organism. People are its cells, and water is its lifeblood. This is the analogy Prof. Bryan Karney uses as the philosophical underpinning of his work in water infrastructure. Like any other organism, things get complex fast. “We have infrastructure systems that are highly deteriorated,” he says. “The challenge is, how … Read More