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Prof. Kim Pressnail Receives the 2018 Ontario Building Envelope Council Fellowship Award

November 19, 2018

The Ontario Building Envelope Council(OBEC) has selected Prof. Kim Pressnail as a recipient of a 2018 Fellowship Award for his long-standing support of OBEC. The Fellowship Award is awarded to a member of OBEC for their distinguished service to OBEC, especially through their consistent promotion of OBEC, and their contribution to achieving the aims and objectives of the Council. Congratulations Prof. Pressnail!

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From smart cities to smartphones, U of T Engineering celebrates industry partnerships

November 19, 2018

CivMin industry partner EllisDon takes home the 2018 Corporate Academic Citizen Award. Over 180 representatives gathered at the annual Industry Partners Reception on Nov. 14 to recognize strong academic-industry collaborations. (Photo: Paul Terefenko) U of T Engineering recognized three key industry partners at its annual Industry Partners’ Reception on Wednesday, Nov. 14. More than 180 industry leaders, government partners and faculty members gathered at the Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship to acknowledge this...

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Prof. R. Doug Hooton Elected an Honorary Member from ACI

November 8, 2018

The American Concrete Institute has elected Prof. R. Douglas Hooton as an Honorary Member, specifically “for contributions to ACI and the concrete industry in the areas of concrete materials, concrete durability, and sustainability of concrete construction particularly through research, teaching, and development of standards and code”. Honorary Member is the Institute’s highest honor. R. Douglas Hooton, FACI, is a Professor and NSERC/Cement Association of Canada Senior Industrial Research Chair in Concrete Durability and Sustainability in the...

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Volunteers with Civil & Mineral Engineering recognized at the Arbor Awards

November 7, 2018

At the top university in Canada, thousands of students spend each year striving for academic excellence and outstanding achievements to carry them into the future. There is a dedicated group of volunteers who act as examples and who contribute to the University’s mission. Each year, a number of those volunteers are honoured with a U of T Arbor Award. From left, Dr. Meric Gertler, U of T President; 2018 Arbor Award Recipient Indi Gopinanthan; and...

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Survey CAMP: A Department Tradition

October 22, 2018

Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2020, Survey Camp is a long-standing Department tradition. After being acquired in 1919, the inaugural student group journeyed 200-kilometres north of Toronto for an unforgettable immersive field educational program in 1920. Today, as many as 200 Civil and Mineral Engineering students annually participate in the CAMP experience to better prepare them for their engineering professions. After 100 years, the CAMP (Civil And Mineral Practicals)curriculum continues to evolve reflecting the changing...

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Prof. Shoshanna Saxe named a 2019 Clean50 Emerging Leader

October 4, 2018

Congratulations go to Assistant Professor Shoshanna Saxe, who has won a 2019 Clean50 award in the Emerging Leader category. Canada’s Clean50 awards recognize and honour leaders in sustainability and clean capitalism across Canada. Professor Saxe was selected for this award based on her research, which focuses on why we choose to build the infrastructure we build and the long-term impacts this has on civil society. This award is significant because it, along with the Clean50...

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Breaking New Ground and Taking to the Skies

October 1, 2018

U of T researchers are finding new ways for civil and mineral engineers to use drones Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones operating in the workplace is the future. In some ways, the work environment is already changing in ways unimaginable just 10 years ago. At the University of Toronto, Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering, there are several professors and students developing innovative applications for drones. Drones could be deployed to aid courier deliveries; aid...

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Perspectives on Cities

September 24, 2018

With condo towers being erected in cities around the world, cities are experiencing unprecedented growth and development. The densification of cities is putting more pressure and demand on transit systems, infrastructure, utilities and environment. The impacts of each new development can have wide-ranging effects. Researchers at the University of Toronto are working to better understand, and in turn inform, the impacts of each decision to ensure that our cities are built to last, are cost-effective,...

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The Civilian 2018 was published!

September 19, 2018

We’re excited to announce the 2018 version of The Civilian was published and is now available online! To view a PDF version of the magazine, click HERE! This will also be the last year our annual magazine will be named The Civilian. We will be undergoing a name change for the magazine. Announcements to follow.  

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Paul Young elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

September 18, 2018

Professor Paul Young (CivMin) has been named a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, recognizing his pioneering work in rock mechanics and geoengineering. (Courtesy: Paul Young) University Professor Emeritus Paul Young (CivMin) has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Founded in 1976, the Royal Academy of Engineering is the U.K.’s national academy for engineering. Its mandate is to bring together the most successful and talented engineers for the shared purpose of advancing and...

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