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Lassonde Mineral Engineering Students take gold – 4 oz of gold

February 13, 2019

Winning Lassonde Mineral Engineering Team (Zawwar Ahmed (MinE Year 3), Dalton Veintimilla (MinE Year 4), Ice Peerawattuk (MinE Year 4) and Jihad Raya (MinE PEY)) with Candace MacGibbon, CEO of INV Metals (at centre). This weekend, Zawwar Ahmed (MinE Year 3), Ice Peerawattuk (MinE Year 4), Jihad Raya (MinE PEY) and Dalton Veintimilla (MinE Year 4) successfully defended their first place title in the Goodman Gold Challenge (GGC) in Sudbury. The GGC is a competition...

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U of T Students are connecting communities around the world, one bridge at a time

February 4, 2019

In June 2018, the University of Toronto Engineers in Action team (formerly Bridges to Prosperity) constructed a 64-metre suspended footbridge over the Gonchu Mayu river in Bolivia, their third bridge project since 2016. The project began in January 2018 when Engineers in Action was asked to design and build a bridge for Tablas Monte, a village of 140 families located on the tropical slopes of the Andes. Community members had difficulty crossing the nearby river...

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This hidden U of T rooftop farm helps feed the hungry—and could impact how cities eat

January 15, 2019
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NSBE Fall Regional Conference builds new pathways for Black engineering grad students at U of T

December 18, 2018

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) U of T Chapter receives Chapter of the Month honours for September at the NSBE Fall Region 1 Conference. From left: Rukayat Balogun, NSBE Region 1 Chair; Mikhail Burke, Dean’s Advisor on Black Inclusivity Initiatives and Student Inclusion & Transition Mentor; Shane Arnold (CivMin MEng); Portia Deterville (ChemE Year 4 + PEY), NSBE East Canada Zone Chair and Joy Aso, Membership Chairperson for NSBE Region 1. (Photo courtesy...

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Early-career professorships accelerate innovation in engineering education and research

December 17, 2018

Six CivMin assistant professors have been appointed, among 27 in the Faculty, to early-career professorships across three new programs for tenure- and teaching-stream faculty members. The professorships, created by Dean Cristina Amon, will enhance research in emerging areas and practices in engineering education across the Faculty. The new programs are the Dean’s Spark Professorships, Catalyst Professorships and Emerging Innovation in Teaching Professorships. These build on the success of the Percy Edward Hart and the Erwin...

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

December 13, 2018

The Department would like to offer its sincere congratulations to Professor Heather MacLean (CivMin) on being awarded the 2019 Engineering Institute of Canada Julian C. Smith Medal for achievement in the development of Canada The Engineering Institute of Canada is also recognizing the Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering’s Professors Robert Andrews and Jeffrey Packer by inducting them as EIC Fellows for exceptional contributions to engineering in Canada.

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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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