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Smart Freight Centre aims to deliver the goods — faster and greener

April 18, 2019

The demand for goods transportation continues to rise, leading to increased traffic congestion across the GTHA. The newly launched Smart Freight Centre looks to find solutions. (Photo: Flickr) Leading experts from U of T Engineering, McMaster University and York University are working together to improve — and future-proof — how goods are delivered across the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTHA) through the newly established Smart Freight Centre (SFC). Professor Matt Roorda (CivMin), of the U of T...

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Full breadth of undergraduate skill on display with the 2019 Capstone Design Poster Fair

April 9, 2019

Civil Engineering students in Years 2 and 3 had an opportunity to see the hard work and dedication that graduating students have put into their capstone design projects.

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‘A different kind of family’: Three international students on why they chose U of T Engineering

April 5, 2019

Second-year civil engineering student Oskar Rudolf Emanuel Andersson, who hails from Sweden, chose U of T for its reputation. (Photo courtesy of Oskar Rudolf Emanuel Andersson) Each year, hundreds of top students from around the world choose to study at U of T Engineering. International applications have increase by more than 40 per cent over the last three years, and international students now make up more than a quarter of the undergraduate population. This growing...

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Landscaping project revitalizes Galbraith entrance as gathering place

April 2, 2019

A view of the redesigned front of U of T Engineering’s Galbraith Building, looking north on St. George Street. (Courtesy: gh3*) As U of T’s St. George Campus turns green again after a harsh winter, the space in front of the Galbraith Building’s western entrance will experience a renewal. A new landscaping project, slated to break ground in early April, will see the St. George Street frontage of the U of T Engineering building redesigned...

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CivMin professor, and alumna receive Engineers Canada Awards

March 29, 2019

Professor Jennifer Drake (CivMin) received the Young Engineer Achievement Award, which recognizes an engineer under 36 years of age for outstanding contributions. (Photo credit: Tyler Irving) Engineers Canada has recognized Professor Jennifer Drake (CivMin) and alumna Helen Wojcinski (CivMin 8T7) with Engineers Canada Awards. The national awards celebrate engineers who have made distinguished contributions to Canada. Drake received the Young Engineer Achievement Award, which recognizes an engineer under 36 years of age for outstanding contributions. Wojcinski garnered the Meritorious...

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How 3D printing has sped up prosthetic development for people around the world

March 28, 2019

These prosthetic devices to improve mobility were created using 3D PrintAbility, an end-to-end fabrication toolchain developed by not-for-profit social enterprise Nia Technologies. (Photo courtesy Nia Technologies) For Jerry Evans (CivE 7T8, MASc 8T0), every job is a custom job. “The shape of a person’s limb is as unique as their signature,” he says. “You can’t meet this need with mass production.” After graduating from U of T with an MASc in civil engineering, Evans pursued an MBA...

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A global approach to sustainable cities engineering

March 28, 2019

Professor Murray Metcalfe (MIE, second from left) was among the EESC-A team members at a recent conference on strategies for low-carbon growth and sustainable energy use in Dar es Salaam. The event was held at the Bank of Tanzania Conference Centre and was co-hosted by the International Growth Centre (IGC), Ardhi University, and U of T Engineering’s EESC-A project. (Photo: Victor Faustine) Tokyo is currently the largest city in the world but by 2050 it may...

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Going with the flow: Alumna Jenny Hill aims to improve stormwater management in Toronto and beyond

March 20, 2019

Jenny Hill (CivE PhD 1T6) advises everyone from landscape architects, to professional civil engineers, to condominium developers, on how to put more water back into the ground and the air. (Photo credit: Yuestas David ) Before Jenny Hill took on her current job — working to prevent catastrophic city-wide flooding in the Greater Toronto Area — she worked in a police forensics lab. She thinks her role now is more exciting. “Forensics is not what people think,”...

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Q & A with U of T Engineering’s newest professor: David Taylor

February 27, 2019

Assistant Professor David Taylor with a segment of pipe, related to his research on water distribution networks. In January, the Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering welcomed Assistant Professor David Taylor, a professor in Civil and Global Engineering, cross appointed with the Centre for Global Engineering (CGEN) in the Institute for Studies in Transdisciplinary Engineering Education & Practice (ISTEP). Taylor’s research applies competencies from both civil and mechanical engineering. After completing his undergraduate degree in...

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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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