Methane-converting viruses could play a role in combating climate change

In a variety of environments — lakes, soils, even mining wastewater — bacteria carry out a wide range of chemical reactions. But a new study from Professor Lesley Warren (CivMin, Lassonde Institute) and her collaborators suggests that previously unknown viruses might also play a key role. The biocatalytic power of these organisms could one day be harnessed… Read more »

U of T Engineering outreach program encourages Black students to choose STEM careers

A new outreach program at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering is empowering Black students from… Read more »

Trio of PhD candidates win international honours in video thesis competition

Three PhD candidates from the Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering (CivMin) at the University of Toronto have won honours… Read more »

U of T Engineering community rallies together to record messages of support for Back to Skule™

As classes start remotely this week, the U of T Engineering community has a message to new and returning students,… Read more »

Back to Skule™: Mental wellness strategies for students

This year, U of T Engineering students are preparing for a very different back-to-school season. Keeping mental health in mind will be more important… Read more »

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12:00 pm ILead Career Talks: Software
ILead Career Talks: Software
Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Career Talks: Software Wednesday September 30 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm EST | Zoom to an external site. Links to an external site.Fall Career Talks begin with the fabulous field of software! Career exploration can... Read more »
2:00 pm MASc Thesis Presentation – Mingl...
MASc Thesis Presentation – Mingl...
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Advances in Heap Leach Pad Surface Moisture Mapping using Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Technology and Aerial Remote Sensing Imagery (MASc) Mingliang Tang (Prof. Esmaeili) Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 2 p.m. Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
8:00 pm Engineering Your Peak Performanc...
Engineering Your Peak Performanc...
Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
ILead Fall Leadership Labs Engineering Your Peak Performance – With Special Guest Omer Aziz P.Eng– Strengths Based Coach September 30, 2020 | 8 – 9:30 p.m. EST   * CALENDAR OF ALL ILEAD EVENTS:
9:00 am MASc Thesis Presentation – Yilin...
MASc Thesis Presentation – Yilin...
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Slope Stability Analysis of Tasiast Mine using Spatially Conditioned Discrete Fracture Network (DFN) Models (MASc) Yilin Zhao (Prof. Esmaeili) Thursday, October 1 at 9 a.m. Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
10:00 am PhD Departmental Exam – Chibulu Luo
PhD Departmental Exam – Chibulu Luo
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Energy Use in African Cities: Current Trends, Future Scenarios, and Policy Options (PhD) Chibulu Luo (Prof. MacLean) Thursday, October 1 at 10 a.m. Join on BB Collaborate