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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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The next issue of the Civilian is headed to your mailbox

December 10, 2015
Photo in front of graffiti wall with convocation dome in the background

Watch your mailbox for the December 2015 issue of the Civilian. Also available in digital: Read the magazine online. If you don’t receive the magazine and would like to, please send an email with your name, graduation year, and mailing address to civ.communications@utoronto.ca.

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Sasha Gollish honoured as one of the Top 8 Academic All-Canadians

December 1, 2015
Sasha Gollish with Governor General David Johnston. Gollish was named one of the Top 8 Academic All-Canadians earlier this week. (Photo: Sgt Ronald Duchesne, Rideau Hall, OSGG)

This story originally appeared on U of T Engineering News. Sasha Gollish with Governor General David Johnston. Gollish was named one of the Top 8 Academic All-Canadians earlier this week. (Photo: Sgt Ronald Duchesne, Rideau Hall, OSGG) Sasha Gollish (CivE MEng 1T0, EngEd PhD Candidate) has been named one of the Top 8 Academic All-Canadians by Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS). The award was presented by Governor General David Johnston at Rideau Hall on Monday. The Academic...

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Can this engineering expert solve Toronto’s transit woes?

December 1, 2015
Eric Miller in front of ttc

“We are non-ideological,” says Professor Eric Miller of U of T’s Transportation Research Institute, which is assessing Toronto’s transit needs and examining the SmartTrack Plan. “It has to be evidence-based.” (Photo: Roberta Baker) This story originally appeared on U of T News. For years, the University of Toronto has been an “under-utilized resource” for the City of Toronto, Professor Eric Miller (CivE) says — but he is at the forefront of changing that. A civil engineering professor and...

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Tradition, Transit & Tragedy | Managing the crowd during the hajj pilgrimage can mean life or death

November 30, 2015
Map of the 2015 disaster at Mina, Saudi Arabia

Beyond the streets of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, lie the Islamic holy sites of Mina, Jamarat, Arafat and Muzdalifa. These sites are the destinations on an annual pilgrimage, called the Hajj, which all able Muslims are called to complete once in their life. The sites and surrounding areas remain unused for much of the year, but during the Hajj, as many as two million people visit during the five-day pilgrimage period. Tragedy struck on September 24, 2015, when a crowd collapse caused the death...

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