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During the energy audit at AHPC, Noah Cassidy (left) recorded window temperature with a thermal imaging camera while Niloufar Ghaffari (right) recorded lux readings for lighting retrofits.

U of T student team helps local church achieve sustainability and reduce its energy footprint

These tiny plastic particles were extracted from Toronto’s harbour by U of T researchers Chelsea Rochman and Bob Andrews (photo by Tyler Irving)

Is there plastic in our drinking water? Probably – and U of T researchers are studying how concerned we should be

CivMin's Professor Jennifer Drake

Prof. Jennifer Drake & team’s NSERC CREATE grant success

Professor David Taylor checking on his pressure, flow, and turbidity sensors in a valve chamber in Delhi, India. (Photo courtesy David Taylor)

Why some cities turn off the water pipes at night

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer delivers a speech on the environment in Chelsea, Que. on June 19, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Without changes, Scheer’s climate plan will be expensive or useless

Dean Cristina Amon, at the Celebration of Leadership event on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (credit: Lisa Sakulensky)

Celebrating the leadership and legacy of Dean Cristina Amon

rofessor Jennifer Drake (CivMin) presents to Indigenous leaders from across Ontario at the Sioux Lookout Innovation Station. The event is part of the Reconciliation Through Engineering Initiative, a collaboration between Indigenous communities and U of T Engineering’s Centre for Global Engineering (CGEN). (Photo: Shakya Sur)

Reconciliation through engineering


REEDDI: Putting power in the hands of the people

Md Sami Hasnine (CivMin PhD 1T9): 
“I would like to thank my supervisor, Professor Khandker Nurul Habib. Professor Habib introduced me to the basics of travel-demand modelling. He also truly cares about his students. He always pushed me to learn more and become a better human being. Graduate studies last for a short period of time, but I will continue to carry the lessons about research and ethics that I learned from Professor Habib with me for my entire life.”
Photo by Roberta Baker

Grads to Watch 2019: CivMin’s Md Sami Hasnine

Professor David Taylor analyzes the impact of intermittent water systems, as well as other water distribution technologies, on public health. (Photo: Roberta Baker)

Under pressure: Modelling intermittent water supplies to improve public health

Professors Chelsea Rochman (left, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) and Bob Andrews (right, CivMin) have joined forces to develop new techniques for analyzing microplastics and nanoplastics in drinking water. (Photo: Tyler Irving)

Microplastics in drinking water: how much is too much?

A group photo of attendees at the 17th Euroseminar on Microscopy Applied to Building Materials held at the University of Toronto May 20-23, 2019. 

Big builders thinking small: Conference examines microscopic details of building materials