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Kathleen Wynne visits U of T Engineering to talk diversity in STEM

February 14, 2018
Premier Kathleen Wynne with members of U of T Engineering’s Blue Sky Solar Racing team. (Photo: Roberta Baker)

Premier Kathleen Wynne with members of U of T Engineering’s Blue Sky Solar Racing team. (Photo: Roberta Baker) On Tuesday, February 13, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne visited U of T Engineering to speak with students about challenges and opportunities facing students today and the importance of diversity in the STEM disciplines. The Premier began her visit at the site of the Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship, the Faculty’s newest building, which will officially open...

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Transcending boundaries: U of T Engineering hosts WISE National Conference 2018

February 1, 2018
Sara Maltese (Year 4 CivE) is the conference chair for the sixth annual WISE National Conference, hosted at U of T Engineering. (Photo credit: Armand Suwanda)

Sara Maltese (Year 4 CivE) is the conference chair for the sixth annual WISE National Conference, hosted at U of T Engineering. (Photo credit: Armand Suwanda) This weekend, the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) National Conferencewill welcome more than 300 delegates from across Canada to Toronto. They will hear from — and interact with — dozens of academic and industry leaders from a variety of fields connected to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The...

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Lassonde Mineral Engineering Team Places FIRST in 2018 Goodman Gold Challenge

January 30, 2018

Team members: Mark Umanec, Icep Peerawattuk, Marko Lopac and Dalton Veintimilla accept their first place award at the 2018 Goodman Gold Challenge in Sudbury on January 28th, 2018. Beating out competitors from the Schulich School of Business, Laurentian University, Queen’s University and the University of Kentucky, the Lassonde Mineral Engineering won first place in the 2018 Goodman Gold Challenge in Sudbury on January 28th, 2018. The Goodman Gold Challenge is a hands-on investment mining management...

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Crunching the numbers on Toronto’s King Street transit pilot

January 9, 2018
A streetcar stops on King Street in Toronto. A section of the busy east-west street travelling through downtown Toronto has restricted car traffic, and U of T Engineering researchers are collaborating with the City of Toronto and the Toronto Transit Commission to study the pilot project’s effects. (Credit: Billy Cabic via Flickr under creative commons license)

A streetcar stops on King Street in Toronto. A section of the busy east-west street travelling through downtown Toronto has restricted car traffic, and U of T Engineering researchers are collaborating with the City of Toronto and the Toronto Transit Commission to study the pilot project’s effects. (Credit: Billy Cabic via Flickr under creative commons license) Toronto’s King Street transit pilot project aims to improve transit reliability, speed and capacity, along with a number of other measures...

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Brenda McCabe elected Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada

December 19, 2017

Professor Brenda McCabe (CivE) is among 20 new inductees into the Engineering Institute of Canada. Professor Brenda McCabe (CivE) has been elected a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC). Each year a select number of engineers nationwide are chosen by EIC for this honour in recognition of exceptional contributions to engineering in Canada. Professor McCabe has a distinguished record of achievement and service as an educator and an administrative leader. In 2006, she was appointed...

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Green infrastructure: New tool to help construction industry reduce carbon footprint

December 8, 2017

Professors Brenda McCabe, Daman Panesar, Shoshanna Saxe, Heather MacLean and Daniel Posen (all CivE) are collaborating with companies in construction, building services and engineering consulting to reduce the greenhouse gas impacts of future infrastructure projects. (Photo: Tyler Irving) A team of researchers from U of T Engineering is partnering with the construction industry to help reduce the carbon footprint of buildings, bridges, public transit and other major infrastructure projects. “What we’re building is a decision-support...

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VIDEO: Students Win 2017 U.S. Department of Energy Race to Zero

October 10, 2017

For more on the U of T and Ryerson winning design check out the story here. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Race to Zero Student Design Competition (Race to Zero) inspires collegiate students to become the next generation of building science professionals through a design challenge for zero energy ready buildings. Students become part of a new leadership movement to achieve truly sustainable buildings. The Race to Zero is formulated to advance and enhance...

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The S-WORD: Defining Sustainability

September 13, 2017

#Sustainability? Today, people argue, the power of the word ‘sustainability’ has been diluted due to overuse. What began as a noble ideal has been reduced to a mere buzzword. We sat down with some of our professors to understand how ‘sustainability’ is more than hype for them and their research.   Professor I. Daniel Posen Research Focus: Providing system-scale environmental sustainability analysis for policy development Large-scale systems are inherently complex. When holistically evaluating the ‘sustainability’...

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CIV 150 | Legacy Lecture – Canada 150 Edition

August 25, 2017

The First 150 Years of Civil Engineering in Canada As Canada celebrates 150 years, we reprint an abridged lecture given by Robert F. Legget in 1977 —in honour of the University of Toronto’s 150th anniversary—with commentary provided by Professor Brenda McCabe in 2017. Click here to read the entire transcribed lecture. Back in 1827 – the same year as the founding of the University of Toronto – travel was mainly by water but a network...

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#EveryDropMatters: Five ways U of T engineering research is enhancing water sustainability

August 17, 2017

Amy Bilton, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and graduate student Ahmed Mahmoud examine a model of a passive aerator for fish farms that they are designing (photo by Roberta Baker) Posted on August 16, 2017 | Originally Appeared on U of T News by: Tyler Irving  New exhibit brings water research and innovation to Canadian National Exhibition  Fresh water, salt water, wastewater, industrial water, drinking water: all water on Earth is part of the...

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