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Professor Jennifer Drake wins 2018 OPEA Engineering Medal for Young Engineers

May 25, 2018

Professor Jennifer Drake has won the 2018 OPEA Engineering Medal for Young Engineers. It is awarded to “outstanding young Ontario engineers, who have made exceptional achievements in their chosen fields.” Her research focuses on Low Impact Development (LID) stormwater systems, watershed planning and stormwater management, and the impact of LID technologies on aquatic environments, urban security and wet weather policy. One of the goals of her research is to help predict and minimize urban flooding...

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Pedram Mortazavi wins 2018 TA Teaching Excellence Award

April 30, 2018
CivE PhD Candidate Pedram Mortazavi was one of just five recipients from more than 550 nominated teaching assistants from across the University of Toronto. (Photo: Keenan Dixon)

CivMin PhD Candidate Pedram Mortazavi was one of just five recipients from more than 550 nominated teaching assistants from across the University of Toronto. (Photo: Keenan Dixon) Pedram Mortazavi (CivMin PhD candidate) has won a 2018 TA Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Toronto’s Teaching Assistant Training Program (TATP). Mortazavi, a PhD candidate in the Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering, is one of just five recipients from more than 550 nominated teaching assistants (TAs) across...

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Framing the Naming: Why it matters we are now the Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering

April 20, 2018

Change showcases significant growth, spirit of inclusion, collaboration and diversity that exists within the Department — The University of Toronto’s Executive Committee of Governing Council recently approved a new name for the Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering, an update that reflects the Department’s strong community and the breadth of knowledge and expertise of its members. “This important change captures and communicates the true make-up of our vibrant community,” Professor Brent Sleep, Chair, Department of...

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U of T Engineering celebrates student leadership at 2018 Cressy Awards

April 18, 2018

Cressy Award winners join Dean Amon, Paul Cadario (CivE 7T3) and chairs and directors at the Dean’s Tea reception. (Photo: Laura Pederson) On Tuesday, April 17, 23 undergraduate and graduate engineering students were recognized for their exceptional contributions to the Engineering and University communities with 2018 Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Awards. Prior to the formal awards ceremony at Convocation Hall, students joined Dean Cristina Amon, Paul Cadario (CivMin 7T3) and chairs and directors for the annual Dean’s Tea...

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U of T CECA/NECA Competes in the 2018 Green Energy Challenge

April 17, 2018

Aiming to best their third place honours received last year, the University of Toronto student chapter of the Canadian/National Electrical Contractors Association (CECA/NECA) is competing in the 2018 ELECTRI International/NECA Green Energy Challenge. Leading up to the Green Energy Challenge, the team has hosted several events to spread awareness about sustainable buildings among U of T students. “Our club has become smarter about the way we explain our work to others,” said President Sneha Adhikari...

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Modular labs installed on U of T Engineering rooftop enable leading building science research

April 3, 2018

Photos courtesy of Professors Marianne Touchie, Kim Pressnail and Jeffrey Siegel. Two new facilities situated atop U of T Engineering’s Sandford Fleming Building will advance multidisciplinary building science research into how buildings consume and distribute energy and control indoor environments. The state-of-the-art Twin Suites Rooftop Lab will be home to research conducted by Professor Marianne Touchie, who is cross-appointed to the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering and Civil & Mineral Engineering, and Professors Kim Pressnail and Jeffrey Siegel (both CivMin)....

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How self-driving cars could shrink parking lots

March 28, 2018

Left to right: Sina Bahrami (CivE PhD candidate), Mehdi Nourinejad (CivE PhD 1T7) and Professor Matthew Roorda (CivE) designed an algorithm to optimize the design of parking lots for autonomous vehicles, increasing their capacity by an average of 62 per cent. (Photo: Roberta Baker) New U of T Engineering research shows that adoption of self-driving cars — also known as autonomous vehicles (AVs) — could significantly reduce the amount of valuable urban space dedicated to...

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Kathleen Wynne visits U of T Engineering to talk diversity in STEM

February 14, 2018
Premier Kathleen Wynne with members of U of T Engineering’s Blue Sky Solar Racing team. (Photo: Roberta Baker)

Premier Kathleen Wynne with members of U of T Engineering’s Blue Sky Solar Racing team. (Photo: Roberta Baker) On Tuesday, February 13, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne visited U of T Engineering to speak with students about challenges and opportunities facing students today and the importance of diversity in the STEM disciplines. The Premier began her visit at the site of the Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship, the Faculty’s newest building, which will officially open...

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Transcending boundaries: U of T Engineering hosts WISE National Conference 2018

February 1, 2018
Sara Maltese (Year 4 CivE) is the conference chair for the sixth annual WISE National Conference, hosted at U of T Engineering. (Photo credit: Armand Suwanda)

Sara Maltese (Year 4 CivE) is the conference chair for the sixth annual WISE National Conference, hosted at U of T Engineering. (Photo credit: Armand Suwanda) This weekend, the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) National Conferencewill welcome more than 300 delegates from across Canada to Toronto. They will hear from — and interact with — dozens of academic and industry leaders from a variety of fields connected to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The...

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Lassonde Mineral Engineering Team Places FIRST in 2018 Goodman Gold Challenge

January 30, 2018

Team members: Mark Umanec, Icep Peerawattuk, Marko Lopac and Dalton Veintimilla accept their first place award at the 2018 Goodman Gold Challenge in Sudbury on January 28th, 2018. Beating out competitors from the Schulich School of Business, Laurentian University, Queen’s University and the University of Kentucky, the Lassonde Mineral Engineering won first place in the 2018 Goodman Gold Challenge in Sudbury on January 28th, 2018. The Goodman Gold Challenge is a hands-on investment mining management...

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