U of T Engineering students (including MSE) recognized for academic and extracurricular excellence

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From varsity track stars to aerospace team leaders, 10 remarkable undergraduate students were honoured by the Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education (OPEFE) for excelling both within and beyond the classroom. Scholarships totalling $15,000 were presented to students at a reception held in U of T’s Galbraith Building on March 19. “It’s an honour to present … Read More

Myhal family champions next-generation engineering innovation and entrepreneurship

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This spring when U of T Engineering opens the doors to the Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Myhal Centre), it will mark the success of an ambitious campaign and reflect a new era for engineering – one with multidisciplinary collaboration and active, experiential learning at its core. The Myhal Centre will offer one of the finest teaching and research … Read More

Science: MSE’s Phil De Luna say we’re on the cusp of a carbon dioxide–recycling revolution

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By Matt Warren, Science Every year, the billions of metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) we release into the atmosphere add to the growing threat of climate change. But what if we could simply recycle all that wasted CO2 and turn it into something useful? By adding electricity, water, and a variety of catalysts, scientists … Read More

MSE PhD student proposes how we could use climate-warming CO2 for good

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The thousands of metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted from power plants each year doesn’t have to go into the atmosphere. Researchers are optimistic that within the next decade we will be able to affordably capture CO2 waste and convert it into useful molecules for feedstock, biofuels, pharmaceuticals, or renewable fuels. Now a team of … Read More

MSE Alumnus Mikhail Burke New Dean’s Advisor on Black Inclusivity Initiatives and Student Inclusion & Transition Mentor

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Mikhail Burke (MSE 1T2, IBBME PhD 1T8) was appointed to the role of Dean’s Advisor on Black Inclusivity Initiatives and Student Inclusion & Transition Mentor at U of T Engineering. As a student, he was instrumental in founding the ENGage outreach program and served as president of the National Society of Black Engineers’ U of … Read More

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