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Resilient cities need to be financially resilient too: Sandford Fleming Forum

May 11, 2016
The dining hall in the Faculty Club hosting the Sandford Fleming Forum on May 2 | Future Proofing: How Resilience Planning Supports the Future Functionality and Value of Fixed Assets and Infrastructure

Exploring the financial aspects of resilience, The Centre for Resilience of Critical Infrastructure hosted its twice-annual Sandford Fleming Forum on May 2. Tania Caceres (Senior Real Estate Expert at RiskNexus), Lisa Prime (Director of Environment and Innovation at Waterfront Toronto) and Michael Kosturik (Regional VP for Intact Insurance) weighed in on the risk, reward and responsibility of building resilient infrastructure. Previous Forums concluded that resilient communities have five key components; community focus, community identity, balanced...

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Mining’s hardest workers are too small to see

May 6, 2016
Aerial view of an arid, craggy landscape surrounding tailing ponds.

…and we need to know what they’re doing The image that is conjured up when thinking about mining is a vast underground network of tunnels, big open pits, larger than life machinery or grease-covered workers with headlamps on. But the largest workforce out in any mining operation is the microbes that are working 24/7, constantly influencing the environment. “Bacteria are present in every aspect of mining, but we don’t fully understand the impacts they can...

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Meet CIVMINs 2016 Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award Winners

April 26, 2016
15 U of T Engineering students were honoured with Gordon Cressy Leadership Awards on April 20, 2016 in recognition of their leadership and commitment to improving the world around them. (Photo: Roberta Baker)

15 U of T Engineering students were honoured with Gordon Cressy Leadership Awards on April 20, 2016 in recognition of their leadership and commitment to improving the world around them. (Photo: Roberta Baker) This story originally appeared on U of T Engineering News. Ernesto Diaz Lozano Patiño (Year 4 CivE + PEY) During his time at U of T Engineering, Ernesto has held a wide variety of leadership roles while proving to be a tireless...

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Clean air map from U of T Engineering researchers helps cyclists avoid air pollution

April 22, 2016
Civil engineering post-doctoral researcher Sabreena Anowar and Professor Marianne Hatzopoulou (CivE) are studying the risks of air pollution on cyclists and their impact on route choice. (Photo: Tyler Irving)

Civil engineering post-doctoral researcher Sabreena Anowar and Professor Marianne Hatzopoulou (CivE) are studying the risks of air pollution on cyclists and their impact on route choice. (Photo: Tyler Irving) This story originally appeared on U of T News. Cyclists face a difficult dilemma: on one hand, cycling is good for your health and the environment; on the other, cyclists are more exposed to risks such as accidents and air pollution. New research from U of...

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Eric Miller reports from the trenches of Toronto’s transit wars

April 19, 2016
Professor Eric Miller (CivE) addressed a crowd University of Toronto alumni and friends on as part of the U of T in Your Neighbourhood lecture series. (Photo: Paul Terefenko)

Professor Eric Miller (CivE) addressed a crowd University of Toronto alumni and friends on as part of the U of T in Your Neighbourhood lecture series. (Photo: Paul Terefenko) This story originally appeared on Engineering News. Professor Eric Miller of the Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering addressed a crowd of more than 80 University of Toronto alumni and friends on March 28 as part of the U of T in Your Neighbourhood lecture series. Few...

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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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