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Eight Ways to Limit Your Exposure to Particle Pollution

November 30, 2015

It’s all about limiting the effects of combustion and creating ventilation! Avoid burning candles indoors. You may love the smell of your scented candles, but combustion creates particles that compromise your health. Always cook in well-ventilated areas. Buy an overhead vent fan for your oven and keep it on while you’re preparing meals. When walking on the sidewalk, keep close to the building side rather than the roadside to lessen the effects of particles from vehicle exhaust fumes. Limit the amount of cleaning products you use in your home. Even...

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CivE alumni honoured by industry organizations

November 30, 2015

Norbert Morgenstern (CivE 5T6) Canadian Academy of Engineering Honorary Fellow Morgenstern has led a distinguished career in Geotechnical engineering. A distinguished professor emeritus at the University of Alberta, he is a member of the Order of Canada and won the Killam Prize in Engineering in 2001. He also received the EAA Engineering Alumni Medal in 1995. Michael Butt (CivE 6T3) Ontario Professional Engineers Awards Management Medal Butt has committed over 50 years to the construction engineering industry. He founded Buttcon Limited in...

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Civil Engineering Student Competes in the Modern Pentathlon at PanAm 2015

November 30, 2015
Donna Vakalis competing in the modern pentathlon.

A fourth-place finish qualifies her for the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro Donna Vakalis, a PhD candidate studying the impact of indoor building environments on public health and productivity, competed in the modern pentathlon for Team Canada. The sport includes competition in fencing, swimming, show jumping, and running and shooting. Vakalis won the running and shooting combined event to place fourth overall; qualifying her for the Olympic Games. “We look forward to cheering on Donna at the 2016 Rio...

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Turning an 1870’s solid masonry house into a low-energy home

July 23, 2015

Using a Nested Thermal Envelope DesignTM This project involves the renovation of a historic solid masonry home on the University of Toronto campus using an innovative, low-energy approach known as GEMINI Nested Thermal Envelope Design (GEMINI NTED)™. (more…)

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Memories of Gull Lake

June 19, 2015

Why learning to survey is an unforgettable experience for University of Toronto engineers. (more…)

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Eight U of T engineers inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering

June 17, 2015

Eight members of the U of T Engineering community have been inducted as fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE). (more…)

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Grads to Watch: 16 global engineering leaders

June 17, 2015

We’re delighted to celebrate 16 exceptional “Grads to Watch” — just a few of the talented and accomplished U of T engineers who will receive their degrees at Spring Convocation on June 15. Selected by their home departments, each of these remarkable future Skule alumni contributed to enhancing U of T Engineering’s vibrant community. Read the full article at U of T Engineering News.

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U of T engineers awarded $16.9 million for research excellence and infrastructure

June 12, 2015

This week, U of T Engineering received $16.9 million from the Government of Ontario to advance 13 innovative research projects. Awarded through the Ontario Research Fund (ORF), three of the most significant grants build on the Faculty’s established research excellence in sustainable combustion for aircraft, city building and solar energy. Read the full article at U of T Engineering News.

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Engineering students race concrete canoes across Toronto’s waterfront

May 26, 2015

On May 10, more than 250 engineering students from 12 universities across Canada converged in Toronto to make the unfloatable float. They raced canoes made of concrete — boats they designed and built themselves — for the 2015 Canadian National Concrete Canoe Competition(CNCCC). Hosted by U of T Engineering, the competition involved students from a diverse range of engineering disciplines, including civil, mechanical, industrial and materials science. These teams spent the last year constructing their own canoes, with the...

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This home has 19th-Century bones and 21st-Century guts

January 9, 2014

Strange bedfellows, the architect and the engineer. Yet, in our increasingly ecoconscious world, coaxing them to get under the covers has never been more important. (more…)

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