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Concrete check-up: Fae Azhari develops diagnostics for critical infrastructure

February 15, 2017

Professor Fae Azhari (MIE, CivE) holds a sample of the self-sensing concrete she designed. Her work helps monitor the structural health of crucial infrastructure such as bridges, roads and hydroelectric dams. (Credit: Roberta Baker) This story originally appeared on U of T Engineering News. Canada will spend $125 billion on infrastructure maintenance and expansion in the next 10 years. Professor Fae Azhari (MIE, CivE) is helping stretch those dollars farther by keeping our buildings, bridges,...

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Heat, housing and health: Marianne Touchie and the complexity of multi-unit residential buildings

January 25, 2017
Professor Marianne Touchie (CivE, MIE) is working with Toronto Community Housing and The Atmospheric Fund to better understand how changes to energy use affect indoor environmental quality in multi-unit residential buildings. Toronto Public Health is collaborating to use their data to inform policy. (Photo: Kevin Soobrian)

Professor Marianne Touchie (CivE, MIE) is working with Toronto Community Housing and The Atmospheric Fund to better understand how changes to energy use affect indoor environmental quality in multi-unit residential buildings. Toronto Public Health is collaborating to use their data to inform policy. (Photo: Kevin Soobrian) This story originally appeared at U of T Engineering News This story is a part of a  five-part #RisingStars series, highlighting the work of our early-career professors. In cities...

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U of T research on Bloor bike lanes looks at near miss accidents | Metro News

January 17, 2017

Read about Prof. Matthew Roorda‘s research on Metro News, January 17, 2017. Photo: Jason Krygier-Baum.

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Could microbes hold the key to more environmentally friendly mines? | The Northern Miner

January 9, 2017

Prof. Lesley Warren in The Norther Miner, January 9, 2017.   Geochemist and professor Lesley Warren (right) collects water samples for geochemical analyses from a waste deposit undergoing reclamation.

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U of T to host the 2017 Canadian Mining Games

December 12, 2016

It’s more about networking than the competition Peter Miszkiel (1T5 + PEY) competing in the jackleg drilling event at the 2016 Canadian Mining Games. Photo credit: UBC Mining via Flickr. While, at first glance, the Canadian Mining Games looks like a competition between universities and where students showcase all of the skills required by the mining industry, the unexpected value is in the networking and professional development of the participating students. The three-day event includes...

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Ancient microbes could offer insight on better mining wastewater strategies

December 8, 2016
Professor Lesley Warren (standing, at right) and her colleagues are mining the genomes of microbes that thrive in wastewater generated by the resource extraction industry. Insights into how these organisms derive energy from metals and sulphur compounds could lead to new strategies for preventing pollution and optimizing mine reclamation. (Photo courtesy Lesley Warren)

This story originally appeared on U of T Engineering News. Professor Lesley Warren (standing, at right) and her colleagues are mining the genomes of microbes that thrive in wastewater generated by the resource extraction industry. Insights into how these organisms derive energy from metals and sulphur compounds could lead to new strategies for preventing pollution and optimizing mine reclamation. (Photo courtesy Lesley Warren) Wastewater from a mine doesn’t sound like a cozy habitat, but for...

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Remembering Margaret and John Bahen

December 6, 2016
Margaret & John Bahen

This story originally appeared on U of T Engineering News. Margaret and John Bahen (CivE 5T4). Both U of T alumni, their visionary philanthropy is seeding breakthroughs in medicine, engineering, math and computer science. The University of Toronto has lost two remarkable alumni and supporters. Margaret and John Bahen (CivE 5T4) both passed away in November, within days of one another. The couple, who met at U of T and raised three children together, leave...

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Two U of T Engineering researchers awarded Canada Research Chairs

December 2, 2016
In the latest round of Canada Research Chair announcments, Engineering professors Penney Gilbert (left) and Marianne Hatzopoulou (right) were named as Tier 2 chairholders. The CRC program aims to help Canada attract and retain research leaders in engineering and the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities and social sciences.

This story originally appeared on U of T Engineering News. In the latest round of Canada Research Chair announcments, Engineering professors Penney Gilbert (left) and Marianne Hatzopoulou (right) were named as Tier 2 chairholders. The CRC program aims to help Canada attract and retain research leaders in engineering and the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities and social sciences. Professors Penney Gilbert (IBBME) and Marianne Hatzopoulou (CivE) have been named Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs (CRCs)...

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Give us the tools

November 11, 2016
remembrance day - photo of one of the murals in the bunkhouse at survey camp

A legacy of duty captured in wartime murals at U of T Engineering’s Gull Lake Camp  Story originally appeared on Engineering News. On February 9, 1941, as the Second World War raged, Winston Churchill closed one of his famous speeches with the words, “Give us the tools and we will finish the job.” Churchill was addressing the British public, but his words had a resounding impact on the engineering students at the University of Toronto....

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CivE alumnus wins international Rocha Medal in rock mechanics

November 10, 2016
Bryan Tatone addresses the 2016 Lassonde Research Day

Prestigious award is the ultimate prize in rock mechanics for young researchers, putting two graduates and one faculty member on the map Bryan Tatone (CivE PhD 1T4) has been named the 2017 recipient of the international Rocha Medal, the most prestigious award a student can receive for rock mechanics research. Bryan Tatone addresses the 2016 Lassonde Research Day Tatone is the second student of Professor Giovanni Grasselli (CivE) to win the Rocha Medal in as...

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