March 12–16 is Global Engineering Week at U of T Engineering

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From mitigating climate change to enhancing human health, engineers are at the forefront of addressing challenges that transcend borders. In creating novel technologies and innovative approaches, they must ensure that their solutions are appropriate for the needs of local communities all around the world. Global Engineering Week, which runs from March 12–16, challenges U of … Read More

High performance: U of T Engineering launches new music minor and certificate

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Music and engineering students at U of T will soon have new ways to combine their passions. Two programs, administered collaboratively by U of T Engineering and the Faculty of Music, are set to launch in September of 2018: a minor in Music Performance and a certificate in Music Technology. “I love engineering and I … Read More

Innovation superclusters: Two future-facing ideas from U of T Engineering

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External partnerships are a cornerstone of U of T Engineering — the Faculty collaborates with more than 300 external companies and organizations each year collaborative research institutes, student-led capstone projects, Professional Experience Year internships and other initiatives. Now, these connections are driving a series of consortia that aim to becomes engines of growth for the … Read More

Andrew Forde aims to connect Canadians with a new Idea of North

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Engineering student, musician, entrepreneur and philanthropist Andrew Forde (MSE 1T1, IndE PhD candidate) strives to challenge the status quo with his projects. Now, the multi-talented artist is debuting a new musical composition he designed to reflect modern Canada. Called The Ideas of North, the concert will be performed on Friday, February 9th at Koerner Hall. Inspired by Glenn Gould’s 1967 … Read More

The fight against tooth decay gets help with a new smart material from U of T researchers

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When patients go to the dentist to fill a cavity, they’re trying to solve a problem — not create a new one. But many dental patients get some bad news: bacteria can dig under their tooth-coloured fillings and cause new cavities, called recurrent caries. These recurrent caries affect 100 million patients every year and cost … Read More

MSE student provides winning verses to update Godiva’s Hymn

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U of T Engineering is steeped in tradition, and reciting “Godiva’s Hymn” is a core  Skule™ ritual. In recent years, U of T Engineering students have penned new verses to better reflect the rich diversity of the community. The Godiva’s Hymn contest, held by U of T’s Engineering Society (EngSoc), encourages students to contribute verses that … Read More

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