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Professors Heather MacLean, Robert Andrews and Jeffrey Packer honoured by Engineering Institute of Canada

December 13, 2018

Four U of T Engineering professors and three alumni have been recognized by the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) for their distinguished engineering achievements. Professor Heather MacLean (CivMin) received the Julian C. Smith Medal “for achievement in the development of Canada,” while Professors Robert Andrews (CivMin), Andrew Jardine (MIE), and Jeffrey Packer (CivMin), along with alumni Alagan Anpalagan (ElecE BASc 9T5, MASc 9T7, PhD 0T1), Bill Gentles (EngSci BASc 6T7, BME MASc 6T9, PhD 7T4), and Halim Yanikomeroglu (ECE MASc 9T2, PhD 9T8), have been named EIC fellows. “I am grateful...

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Low-carbon growth in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | A workshop on governance and finance strategies organized by PhD Candidate, Chibulu Luo

November 29, 2018

Chibulu Luo (PhD Candidate, CivE) presented her research to start the dialogue. (Photo: Victor Faustine) On Wednesday, November 7th, the Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering co-hosted a one-day stakeholder workshop on “Steering Low-Carbon Growth and Sustainable Energy Use in Dar es Salaam” in partnership with the International Growth Centre (IGC) and Ardhi University. The workshop, whose preparations were led by Chibulu Luo (PhD Candidate, CivE), was held at the Bank of Tanzania Conference Centre in Dar...

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From experience to employment: How industry-sponsored projects helped these students land dream jobs

November 29, 2018

MechE student David Pecile (right), who is currently completing his PEY at MDA Corporation, works on part of the Next-Generation Canadarm project alongside MDA employee Lauren Haensel (left) at MDA Corporation’s offices in Brampton, ON. (Credit: Laura Pedersen) Gaining engineering experience beyond the boundaries of a university campus gives students an employability advantage after graduation. U of T Engineering is home to several programs that open pathways for undergraduate and graduate students to collaborate directly...

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U of T sets stage for strategic research partnership with world’s largest ride-hailing company

November 22, 2018

Researchers at the University of Toronto are set to glean powerful insights into transportation networks around the globe – and the cities they support – through a strategic partnership with China’s Didi Chuxing, the world’s largest ride-hailing service. The Beijing-based company, which goes by DiDi and boasts a half billion users, this week signed a memorandum of understanding with U of T that would allow DiDi to tap into the university’s expertise in artificial intelligence...

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Prof. Kim Pressnail Receives the 2018 Ontario Building Envelope Council Fellowship Award

November 19, 2018

The Ontario Building Envelope Council(OBEC) has selected Prof. Kim Pressnail as a recipient of a 2018 Fellowship Award for his long-standing support of OBEC. The Fellowship Award is awarded to a member of OBEC for their distinguished service to OBEC, especially through their consistent promotion of OBEC, and their contribution to achieving the aims and objectives of the Council. Congratulations Prof. Pressnail!

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From smart cities to smartphones, U of T Engineering celebrates industry partnerships

November 19, 2018

CivMin industry partner EllisDon takes home the 2018 Corporate Academic Citizen Award. Over 180 representatives gathered at the annual Industry Partners Reception on Nov. 14 to recognize strong academic-industry collaborations. (Photo: Paul Terefenko) U of T Engineering recognized three key industry partners at its annual Industry Partners’ Reception on Wednesday, Nov. 14. More than 180 industry leaders, government partners and faculty members gathered at the Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship to acknowledge this...

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Prof. R. Doug Hooton Elected an Honorary Member from ACI

November 8, 2018

The American Concrete Institute has elected Prof. R. Douglas Hooton as an Honorary Member, specifically “for contributions to ACI and the concrete industry in the areas of concrete materials, concrete durability, and sustainability of concrete construction particularly through research, teaching, and development of standards and code”. Honorary Member is the Institute’s highest honor. R. Douglas Hooton, FACI, is a Professor and NSERC/Cement Association of Canada Senior Industrial Research Chair in Concrete Durability and Sustainability in the...

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Volunteers with Civil & Mineral Engineering recognized at the Arbor Awards

November 7, 2018

At the top university in Canada, thousands of students spend each year striving for academic excellence and outstanding achievements to carry them into the future. There is a dedicated group of volunteers who act as examples and who contribute to the University’s mission. Each year, a number of those volunteers are honoured with a U of T Arbor Award. From left, Dr. Meric Gertler, U of T President; 2018 Arbor Award Recipient Indi Gopinanthan; and...

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Survey CAMP: A Department Tradition

October 22, 2018

Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2020, Survey Camp is a long-standing Department tradition. After being acquired in 1919, the inaugural student group journeyed 200-kilometres north of Toronto for an unforgettable immersive field educational program in 1920. Today, as many as 200 Civil and Mineral Engineering students annually participate in the CAMP experience to better prepare them for their engineering professions. After 100 years, the CAMP (Civil And Mineral Practicals)curriculum continues to evolve reflecting the changing...

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Prof. Shoshanna Saxe named a 2019 Clean50 Emerging Leader

October 4, 2018

Congratulations go to Assistant Professor Shoshanna Saxe, who has won a 2019 Clean50 award in the Emerging Leader category. Canada’s Clean50 awards recognize and honour leaders in sustainability and clean capitalism across Canada. Professor Saxe was selected for this award based on her research, which focuses on why we choose to build the infrastructure we build and the long-term impacts this has on civil society. This award is significant because it, along with the Clean50...

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