CBC News: Doug Perovic comments on 120 water main breaks caused by extreme cold

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Deep freeze, then quick thaw could mean more potholes, water main breaks, city warns Extreme cold has already caused 120 water main breaks since Dec. 28, city says Kirthana Sasitharan, CBC News  (January 06, 2018) Toronto’s rollercoaster temperature ride this weekend, with a deep freeze giving way to milder weather by Sunday, could mean more potholes, … Read More

Check that list-U of T Engineering Holiday Gift Guide has something for everyone

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A OLED Lamp created by MSE alumni, a build-it-yourself robot kit, a revolutionary pressure cooker and a first-of-its-kind universal hex key are just a few of the items — all designed by U of T Engineering alumni and students — that we’ve rounded up in our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide. aerelight A1 OLED Lamp Michael … Read More

The Varsity: U of T researchers receive $200,000 to tackle global health issues

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Grand Challenges Canada (GCC) has awarded two global health projects based at U of T with $200,000 to tackle problems such as food contamination and nutritional deficiency in developing countries. GCC, supported by the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada, announced $2 million of funding for the first 20 recipients of the Stars in … Read More

Remembering victims of the Montreal Massacre: Commemorating the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

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Every year on Dec. 6, people across the country remember the victims of École Polytechnique shooting and raise awareness about gender-based violence. At U of T, events are taking place across all three campuses for the National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women. On Dec. 6, 1989, an armed man entered the École … Read More

The National: Doug Perovic provides forensic engineering analysis on Radiohead stage collapse

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‘I feel so let down by Canada’: Radiohead and drum tech’s parents demand answers in his Toronto death By Katie Nicholson, CBC News (November 29, 2017) The mangled debris in the north Toronto park looked more like a tornado had touched down than the remains of a stage. Metal alloy pipes meant to withstand thousands … Read More

Artificial photosynthesis gets big boost from new catalyst

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A new catalyst created by U of T Engineering researchers brings them one step closer to artificial photosynthesis — a system that, just like plants, would use renewable energy to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into stored chemical energy. By both capturing carbon emissions and storing energy from solar or wind power, the invention provides a … Read More

This U of T professor teaches engineering students to think like detectives

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The advanced materials lab looks like something out of a CSI-like crime show, with its massive, high-power electron microscopes – but what goes on there is deeply rooted in fact, not fiction. The Ontario Centre for the Characterisation of Advanced Materials lab, part of University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, allows forensic … Read More

U of T Engineering students win global speedbike competition

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U of T Engineering’s Human-Powered Vehicle Design Team (HPVDT) has won the 2017 World Human Powered Speed Challenge. Their recumbent bicycle, named Eta Prime, was clocked at an impressive 127.6 kilometres per hour, the fastest in this year’s competition. Eta Prime’s design is modelled on Eta, the vehicle that currently holds the record for the world’s … Read More

Federal funding to boost work-integrated learning programs

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The announcement was made at Synaptive Medical in Toronto, where three MSE undergraduate students are completing their Professional Experience Year internships

MSE announces new Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies

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Mansoor Barati announced as Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies for the MSE Department