Patients at an Ontario Long Term care facility use Abby, an interactive activity centre designed by industry partner Ambient Activity Technologies working with Professor Mark Chignell, Dr. Andrea Wilkinson, and other researchers at the Interactive Media Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering. (Credit: Ambient Activity Technologies) November 21, 2017 | By Liz Do

U of T Engineering researchers develop technologies to reduce problem behaviours in people with dementia

Research-industry partnership to premiere first products on December 7 at Baycrest Hospital in Toronto


Phil De Luna (MSE PhD candidate) is one of the lead authors of a new paper published in Nature Chemistry that reports a low-cost, highly efficient catalyst for chemical conversion of water into oxygen. The catalyst is part of an artificial photosynthesis system being developed at U of T Engineering. (Photo: Tyler Irving) November 20, 2017 | By Tyler Irving

Artificial photosynthesis gets big boost from new catalyst

U of T Engineering system takes inspiration from plants to convert electrical energy to chemical energy at 64 per cent efficiency, the highest yet reported for renewable carbon fuels


Professor David Sinton has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). (Photo: NSERC) November 20, 2017 | By Carolyn Farrell

David Sinton elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Award recognizes Sinton’s application of microfluidics to challenges in sustainable energy


2017 Industry Partners Reception November 17, 2017 | By Emily Meyertholen

U of T Engineering celebrates industry collaborations and honours key partners

Huawei, Havelaar and Geosyntec among those awarded at annual event


University Professor Molly Shoichet (ChemE, IBBME), a world-leading researcher in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, has been appointed the first Chief Scientific Officer of Ontario. (Credit: Roberta Baker) November 17, 2017 | By Tyler Irving

Molly Shoichet named Ontario’s first Chief Scientist

New position will advise government on science-based policy and champion high quality science in government and education


Dean Cristina Amon works with elementary school students as they design their vision for the neighbourhood of the future at a U of T Engineering outreach event Oct. 17, 2017. Increasing diversity in its programs and the profession is a central goal of the Faculty’s new Academic Plan, which the U of T community is invited to provide feedback on by Nov. 17. (Credit: Roberta Baker). November 17, 2017 | By Engineering Strategic Communications

Increasing diversity, inclusivity lead priorities of new Academic Plan

Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering seeks feedback on its five-year strategic roadmap outlining goals for 2017-2022