Recent News

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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Meet the international Pearson Scholars starting in U of T Engineering this fall

September 17, 2018

From left: Pearson Scholars Alana Bailey (Year 1 CivMin), Adriana Diaz Lozano Patiño (Year 1 EngSci) and Devansh Khare (Year 1 MechE) in the new Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship. (Credit: Liz Do) Adriana Diaz Lozano Patiño (Year 1 EngSci) has dreamt of being an engineer since she was 12 years old. As one of seven U of T Engineering first-year students to receive a Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship, she has moved from Mexico City...

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Lassonde: Pivot Point

September 15, 2018

Above: Professor Lesley Warren (Director, Lassonde Institute), Dr. Pierre Lassonde and Speaker Zita Cobb pose at the Lassonde Institute’s 2nd Pivot Point Event.   What does it take to pivot an industry? What does it take to change minds and spark creative conversations for transformation? It starts with gathering the community, all perspectives; from industry, government, academic, NGO’s and other community leaders for a collaborative moment to discuss where we can go next. The Department...

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UTTRI Director Eric J. Miller has won a Lifetime Achievement Award from IATBR!

July 23, 2018

Professor Eric J. Miller has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from The International Association for Travel Behaviour Research. The Lifetime Achievement Award recipients are chosen by a selection committee tasked with reviewing nominations and the award is bestowed every three years. The recipient must have made fundamental and sustained contributions to travel behaviour research for a substantial period; they must be widely known; and they must have influenced the field through writings, teaching, service,...

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Professor Brent Sleep Reappointed as Chair!

July 10, 2018

Effective July 1, we are pleased to announce that Professor Brent Sleep has been reappointed for another 5-year term as Chair of the Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering by Dean Cristina Amon. Professor Sleep joined the Department in 1990, being promoted to Associate Professor in 1995 and Full Professor in 2000. Under Professor Sleep’s leadership, the Department name has changed to Civil & Mineral Engineering to reflect the community of students in the Department...

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U of T’s School of Cities to take urban research and collaboration to new heights

June 30, 2018
A crosswalk in Santiago, Chile (photo Mauro Mora via Unsplash)

University of Toronto researchers have started to look for ways to leverage the School of Cities to connect with colleagues across the university to approach urban issues from multiple angles. There are a number of School of Cities initiatives in the works that will help to make those connections, including the Urban Genome Project, which brings together experts from disciplines like engineering, sociology and architecture to understand the way neighbourhoods change and develop using data, and...

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