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Meet 2 alumni volunteers who make an impact at U of T Engineering

April 19, 2016
Alumnus David Cheung (CivE 1T1 + PEY) chats with undergraduate students during an Alumni Mentorship Program event. (Photo: Nick Kachibaia)

Alumnus David Cheung (CivE 1T1 + PEY) chats with undergraduate students during an Alumni Mentorship Program event. (Photo: Nick Kachibaia) This story originally appeared on U of T Engineering Alumni. Mentoring a student startup, joining a departmental advisory board or becoming a global ambassador for U of T Engineering are just a few ways alumni are volunteering their time and expertise to Skule™. “Volunteering is my investment in what I view as one of the...

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Skule™ community honoured at EngSoc Heritage and Awards Celebration [PHOTO GALLERY]

April 6, 2016
Generations of Engineering Society presidents reconnected at the Engineering Society Heritage and Awards Celebration. L-R: Bill Hollings (EngSci 8T5), Márta Ecsedi (CivE 7T6), Kevin Sui (EngSci 1T1), Teresa Nguyen (CivE 1T5), Ernesto Díaz Lozano Patiño (Year 4 CivE + PEY), David Cheung (CivE 1T1 + PEY), Milan Maljković (Year 4 CompE + PEY), Scott Jolliffe (ChemE 7T3) and Howard Malone (CivE 6T1). (Photo: Keenan Dixon)

Generations of Engineering Society presidents reconnected at the Engineering Society Heritage and Awards Celebration. L-R: Bill Hollings (EngSci 8T5), Márta Ecsedi (CivE 7T6), Kevin Sui (EngSci 1T1), Teresa Nguyen (CivE 1T5), Ernesto Díaz Lozano Patiño (Year 4 CivE + PEY), David Cheung (CivE 1T1 + PEY), Milan Maljković (Year 4 CompE + PEY), Scott Jolliffe (ChemE 7T3) and Howard Malone (CivE 6T1). (Photo: Keenan Dixon) This story originally appeared on U of T Engineering Alumni....

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Arun Channan: hands-on with Habitat for Humanity

March 29, 2016
Alumnus Arun Channan’s (CivE 8T0) background in civil engineering influenced him to become a dedicated volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. (Courtesy: Arun Channan)

Alumnus Arun Channan’s (CivE 8T0) background in civil engineering influenced him to become a dedicated volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. (Courtesy: Arun Channan) This story originally appeared on U of T Engineering News. Many of our alumni volunteer with U of T Engineering. In celebration of National Engineering Month, we turn the spotlight on those that go the extra mile by volunteering in the greater community. From climbing one of the Seven Summits for charity...

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Advanced imaging techniques let U of T Engineers see inside rock

March 10, 2016
Professor Giovanni Grasselli, left, with FCMG President Duke Anderson in October 2015. (Courtesy: FCMG)

This story appeared originally on U of T Engineering News. “In cities from Toronto to Tokyo, before you undertake a massive infrastructure project such as building a new subway, engineers have to predict how the ground might react to digging a gigantic hole underneath a city of skyscrapers. Professor Giovanni Grasselli, of the Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering, is a world leader at modelling complex rock formations and predicting how they might respond to physical...

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Classes of the past celebrate outstanding undergrads of today

March 10, 2016
Undergraduate students Eric Elmoznino, Liam MacKichan and Ernesto Díaz Lozano Patiño were honoured by alumni for their leadership and commitment to the U of T Engineering community and beyond. (Photo: George Hatiras)

This story originally appeared on U of T Engineering Alumni U of T Engineering alumni have recognized three undergraduate students for their contributions beyond the classroom. Eric Elmoznino (Year 2 CompE), Liam MacKichan (Year 3 EngSci) and Ernesto Díaz Lozano Patiño (Year 4 CivE) were celebrated on March 9, 2016 at the Skule™ Lunch & Learn annual Student Awards Lunch, hosted by alumni at the Toronto Plaza Hotel. Elmoznino received the Class of 5T6 Award of...

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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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