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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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U of T Mining and Mineral Engineering ranks top 10 in the world

July 7, 2017

Psychology research at the University of Toronto is ranked second in the world – just after Harvard University – in a new ranking of subjects by the independent Shanghai Ranking Consultancy. In addition to psychology, U of T also ranked third in medical technology, fifth in public health, sixth in human biological sciences and ninth in biotechnology, finance, and mining & mineral engineering in the report. The 2017 Shanghai Subject Ranking, released earlier this week, surveyed more...

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Nine Engineering professors and alumni inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering

June 28, 2017

Professor Robert Andrews’ work has lead him to solve real-world problems for drinking water safety. Nine members of the U of T Engineering community have been inducted as fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE). Professors Robert Andrews (CivE), Sanjeev Chandra (MIE), Tom Chau (IBBME), Heather MacLean (CivE) and Wei Yu (ECE), along with alumni Perry Adebar (CivE MASc 8T7, PhD 9T0), Mark Hundert (IndE 7T1), Christopher Pickles (MMS 7T4, MASc 7T5, PhD 7T7) and John Young (MMS 7T1, MIE MASc 7T4) are among the CAE’s 50 new fellows. The CAE is...

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Nine Engineering professors and alumni inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering

June 28, 2017

Nine Engineering professors and alumni inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering Professor Robert Andrews’ work has lead him to solve real-world problems for drinking water safety. Nine members of the U of T Engineering community have been inducted as fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE). Professors Robert Andrews (CivE), Sanjeev Chandra (MIE), Tom Chau (IBBME), Heather MacLean (CivE) and Wei Yu (ECE), along with alumni Perry Adebar (CivE MASc 8T7, PhD 9T0),...

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Leslieville Grade 4 Class visits Lassonde Institute

June 26, 2017

As the students of Leslieville P.S. eagerly look forward to summer, they took some time on their last week before the summer break to visit the Lassonde Institute of Mining. As a culmination to their rock and minerals unit, the grade four class came to learn about how mining affects everyone’s everyday lives, about how new technologies are being used in mining and about what kinds of minerals are mined in Canada. Highlights of their...

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New partnership establishes a Canadian teaching city for engineering students

June 6, 2017

Optimizing traffic flow between the City of Oshawa, at right, and Toronto, lower left, is one challenge that Master of Engineering students in the Cities Engineering and Management program at U of T will study in the newly established ‘teaching city.’ (Image: Google Maps) Medical doctors learn in immersive teaching hospitals — and now U of T Engineering students will have their own immersive learning opportunities within a real-life teaching city. Later this year, the...

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Students win grand prize in the 2017 U.S. Department of Energy’s Race to Zero design competition

June 2, 2017

The team beat out over 50 submissions from four countries during this eight-month competition. The project focuses on building sciences, green energy initiatives and sustainable city development Creating homes in the forgotten Toronto back laneways, LaneZero’s design offers stylish living driven by sustainable development. Downtown location with loft-style, open-concept living featuring a bright kitchen, second-floor balcony and no energy bills for life. This net-zero listing is a surprising addition to the rear garages and often...

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U of T Engineering welcomes four global Pearson scholars

May 30, 2017

Originally posted on U of T News  |  May 30th, 2017 by Engineering Strategic Communications   Deborah Emilia Solomon, second from left, is one of 37 top students from around the world receiving the inaugural Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship, which covers tuition, books, incidental fees and residence costs for four years. She is joining Chemical Engineering in Fall 2017. (credit: Johnny Guatto)             Deborah Emilia Solomon (Year 1 ChemE) came home...

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