Recent News

Lina Elmorshedy

Elmorshedy wins 1st prize in ITS Canada 2021 student essay competition

Students test out bridges in CIV102.

Bridge Testing Day In CIV102


Meet your CivMin club leaders

U of T's Élyse Caron-Beaudoin and Marianne Hatzopoulou are working together to shed light on how fracking impacts air quality for B.C. communities and residents' exposure to contaminants (photo by Johnny Guatto)

Researchers investigate health effects of fracking in B.C.’s Northeast

Professor Heather MacLean (CivMin) was recently appointed U of T Engineering’s first Vice-Dean, Strategic. (Photo submitted)

Meet U of T Engineering’s new Vice-Dean, Strategic

Professor Marianne Touchie

Prof. Marianne Touchie receives OBEC Rising Star Award

Left to right: Professors Miriam Diamond (Earth Sciences, ChemE), Greg Evans (ChemE, ISTEP), Marianne Hatzopoulou (CivMin) and Senior Research Associate Dr. Cheol-Heon Jeong (ChemE) are some of the members of the multidisciplinary team that has earned NSERC’s 2021 Brockhouse Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering. (Photo: Daria Perevezentsev)

U of T Engineering team earns Brockhouse Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering


CivMin’s Maya Chai-Foo recipient of Andrew Forde Polymath Award

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA; SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 2021 — GRAD STUDENT ATHLETE— A photo of Giuliana Frizzi (MASc Candidate) at a Green Roof Innovation Testing Laboratory (GRIT LAB) on the rooftop of the University of Toronto Student Commons Building on Thursday, September 30, 2021. Frizzi is a graduate student in the Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering (CivMin) in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering (FASE) with faculty supervisor Prof. Jennifer Drake. Frizzi plays for the U of T Varsity Blues Women’s Lacrosse team as a midfielder (jersey # 16). (Photo by Phill Snel, CivMin)

PROFILE: Giuliana Frizzi, CivE MASc candidate

The CECA U of T presentation team (left to right): Yiyang Hu (Year 3 CivE), Sarah De Sousa (Year 4 CivE), Joanna Melnyk (Year 4 EngSci), Zhiyuan Zhu (Year 4 Architecture), Ruth Zachariah (Year 4 CivE) and Lina Mollazadeh (Year 3 CivE). (Photo supplied)

U of T student success at U.S.-based ECIC competition: Third place overall

The carbon footprint of concrete is mainly due to the chemistry of Portland cement, one of its key ingredients. Research by U of T engineering professor Doug Hooton (CivMin) shows that a few simple substitutions can cut this carbon footprint in half. (Photo: twenty20photos, via Envato Elements)

CivMin professor on a mission to lower concrete’s carbon footprint

TORONTO, CANADA — AUGUST 31st 2021: Olugbenga Olubanjo, the founder and CEO of Reeddi, has developed a portable power system, called the Reeddi Capsule, to bring affordable electricity to areas not served by conventional power grids. Olubanjo has been shortlisted for Olugbenga Olubanjo (CivE MASc 1T9), Founder and CEO of Reeddi Inc with a Reeddi Energy Capusule. (Ian Willms / Panos Pictures)

CivMin alumnus is finalist for £1-million Earthshot Prize