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Tradition, Transit & Tragedy | Managing the crowd during the hajj pilgrimage can mean life or death

Map of the 2015 disaster at Mina, Saudi Arabia

Beyond the streets of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, lie the Islamic holy sites of Mina, Jamarat, Arafat and Muzdalifa. These sites are the destinations on an annual pilgrimage, called the Hajj, which all able Muslims are called to complete once in their life. The sites and surrounding areas remain unused for much of the year, but during the Hajj, as many … Read More

Introducing Prof. Marianne Hatzopoulou

Prof. Hatzopoulou joined the Department’s transportation research section this fall. Hatzopoulou investigates how emissions are generated by on-road vehicles, how they disperse in urban environments and who is exposed. She tries to understand how traffic patterns, road design and the characteristics of built environments can be modified to improve air quality in urban areas. “U of T is a vibrant, diverse and inspiring place … Read More

Rebuilding Engineering at U of T

How the Centre for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship is changing conceptions of academic buildings The Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering (FASE) continues to advance its mission to: encourage students and faculty to spearhead research, enhance teaching and learning methods, and create a diverse, thriving community. The physical spaces that FASE occupies, however, have remained relatively static since 2002, when … Read More

Skule Days, 1961-1965

The Class of 6T5 produced a souvenir album on the occasion of their 50th reunion. Construction on the Berlin Wall began in 1961 as the CivE Class of 6T5 prepared for its first day at the University of Toronto.  During their four years of study, these students witnessed the height of the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the assassination of … Read More

Spirit of service alive in alumni volunteers

As a Civil Engineering student in the late ‘70s, Arun Channan’s involvement ran the gamut from the Brute Force Committee and the Engineering Society, to the Concrete Canoe Competition, Cannon Guard, and Civil Club. One of his fondest memories is affixing giant Mickey Mouse ears to the SAC dome at three o’clock in the morning … Read More

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