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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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