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Six engineering innovations get a boost from NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants

March 1, 2016

This story originally posted on Engineering News. New funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) will advance U of T Engineering research in sustainable energy, telecommunications and more. On March 1, NSERC announced six Strategic Partnership Grants to help U of T engineers address some of the greatest challenges facing Canada and the world. The projects include new technologies to extract valuable minerals from hazardous mine tailings and systems to enable cities...

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Hana Zalzal: Professional makeup maven

February 24, 2016
Hana Zalzal

Hana Zalzal (CivE 8T8) is the founder of Cargo Cosmetics, a Toronto-based professional makeup line used by the industry’s top artists for TV and film. This story appeared originally on U of T News. This article is part three of a five-part series on #EngineeringtheUnexpected, in celebration of the firstGlobal Day of the Engineer on February 24, 2016 What do Hollywood stars Courtney Cox, Camryn Manheim, Lindsay Lohan and Debra Messing have in common? They have...

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The link between air quality and human health

February 22, 2016
Jeffrey Siegel

Among other things, Professor Jeffrey Siegel (CivE) studies air filters to get detailed, quantitative information about exposure to environmental contaminants in offices and homes. (Photo: Tyler Irving) This story originally published by U of T Engineering News. When it comes to air quality, most people think car exhaust, industrial emissions and smog pose the biggest dangers. But Professor Jeffrey Siegel (CivE) says it’s the environment inside our homes and offices that should concern us most.“We...

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Seven U of Tengineers awarded Canada Research Chairs

February 10, 2016

This is an excerpt of a story that originally appeared on U of T Engineering News. Seven researchers from across U of T’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, including two Civil Engineers, have received significant federal support for their research with new or renewed Canada Research Chairs. The announcement was made today by Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan. The seven engineering chairholders join 27 others from faculties across the University of Toronto. Duncan, a U of T graduate who has taught...

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Engineering Society presidents reflect on Skule™ culture

January 29, 2016
Passing of the torch: Former University of Toronto Engineering Society (EngSoc) president Teresa Nguyen and current EngSoc president Ernesto Diaz Lozano Patiño. (Photos: EngSoc)

Passing of the torch: Former University of Toronto Engineering Society (EngSoc) president Teresa Nguyen and current EngSoc president Ernesto Diaz Lozano Patiño. (Photos: EngSoc) This story originally appeared on Engineering Alumni& Friends. Since 1885, the University of Toronto Engineering Society (EngSoc) has brought students together and fostered a unique sense of camaraderie that has become a hallmark of U of T’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering. On March 24, all past and present EngSoc...

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Parking app takes home top prize at Hatchery Accelerator competition

January 28, 2016
Recipe for success: coffee, and advice from Joseph Orozco, entrepreneur and executive director of The Entrepreneurship Hatchery (right). Twenty-three student teams worked to turn ideas into viable business plans at Hatchery Accelerator Weekend, Jan. 22 and 23 at the University of Toronto. (credit: Cherry Fan).

Recipe for success: coffee, and advice from Joseph Orozco, entrepreneur and executive director of The Entrepreneurship Hatchery (right). Twenty-three student teams worked to turn ideas into viable business plans at Hatchery Accelerator Weekend, Jan. 22 and 23 at the University of Toronto. (credit: Cherry Fan). This story originally appeared on U of T Engineering News. There is only one rule at Hatchery Accelerator weekend: there are no rules. Fuelled by coffee, snacks and sage advice,...

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Sasha Gollish teaches alumni a lesson in persevering on and off the track

January 28, 2016
Running veteran Sasha Gollish is pursuing a PhD aimed at advancing engineering education with lessons from the track. (Photo: Leigh Tynan)

Running veteran Sasha Gollish is pursuing a PhD aimed at advancing engineering education with lessons from the track. (Photo: Leigh Tynan) This story originally appeared on Engineering Alumni & Friends. Middle-distance runner Sasha Gollish (CivE MEng 1T0, EngEd PhD Candidate) made Canada proud last summer when she captured a bronze medal at the Pan Am Games. “It was magical,” Gollish said to a roomful of alumni at a Skule™ Lunch & Learn event on Jan....

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Three industry professionals leading U of T Engineering courses

January 28, 2016
Randy Sinukoff, a Senior Associate at Stantec Consulting Ltd., teaching his graduate level course, CHE1431H Environmental Auditing. (Photo by Tyler Irving)

Randy Sinukoff, a Senior Associate at Stantec Consulting Ltd., teaching his graduate level course, CHE1431H Environmental Auditing. (Photo by Tyler Irving)       This story originally appeared on U of T Engineering News Friends. For Randy Sinukoff, the best part of being a course instructor is watching new understanding take root. “I love it when the light goes on in someone’s head,” he says. “I love it when they discover something they never thought of...

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Q & A with U of T Engineering’s newest professor: Lesley Warren

January 28, 2016

Dr. Lesley Warren is the latest professor to join the Faculty as the Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Chair in Mineral Engineering within the Department of Civil Engineering. This story originally appeared on U of T Engineering News. Professor Lesley Warren joined the Department of Civil Engineering and the Lassonde Institute of Mining on Jan. 1, 2016 as the Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Chair in Mineral Engineering. Warren is an aqueous and microbial geochemist, who has pioneered the development of integrated...

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Introducing Prof. Lesley Warren

January 5, 2016

In January 2016, Prof. Lesley Warren will join the Department of Civil Engineering as the new Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Chair in Mineral Engineering. “As an applied scientist who combines geochemistry with molecular and experimental microbiology to identify the processes that affect water quality and waste/reclamation context stability for the minerals and energy sectors, this position seems like the perfect fit for me,” said Warren. Prof. Warren, currently a professor at the School of Geography & Earth Sciences at McMaster University, specializes in sustainable mining...

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