Professor Timothy Chan (MIE, left) and Christopher Sun (MIE PhD candidate) studied data on cardiac arrest locations in Toronto to determine a list of “Top 10” businesses where placing automated external defibrillators would save lives — Tim Hortons coffee shops topped the rankings. (Credit: Marit Mitchell). March 20, 2017 | By Liz Do

Coffee shops, 24-hour ATMs the best locations for life-saving AEDs, research shows

U of T Engineering team creates list of top 10 businesses where placing automatic external defibrillators would save lives


This solution of quantum dots glows bright red when in absorbs light from a UV lamp underneath. Researchers from U of T Engineering are optimizing these nanoparticles to create brighter lasers that use less energy than current models. (Photo: Kevin Soobrian). March 20, 2017 | By Tyler Irving

‘Flying saucer’ quantum dots hold secret to brighter, better lasers

Research team led by U of T Engineering ‘squashes’ the shape of nanoparticles, enabling inexpensive lasers that continuously emit light in a customized rainbow of colours


Zahra Emami, left, and Filip Stojic (both IBBME MASc candidates) work on a project to develop a brain-computer interface. Engineers Canada predicts a shortage of 100,000 engineers in the next decade — with their advanced skills and training, postgraduate degree holders are equipped to prevent this impending engineering shortfall. (Credit: Neil Ta) March 16, 2017 | By Cristina Amon, Fraser Forbes, Jim Nicell, Marc Parlange and Pearl Sullivan

The engineers who built everything are retiring: Canada needs highly qualified graduates to replace them

Seniors now outnumber children in Canada. That’s a problem for engineering. Across the country, thousands of engineers with decades of… Read more »


From left: Xiaoxiao (Maddy) Zhang, Lorna Lan and Brytni Richards (all Year 1 EngSci) work with a robotic arm. I’m so happy to have found the place I belong,” says Zhang. (Credit: Roberta Baker). March 15, 2017 | By Marit Mitchell

U of T’s youngest student sets her sights on the stars

When she started her first year of the rigorous Engineering Science program at the age of 14, Xiaoxiao (Maddy) Zhang wanted one thing: to be seen as more than just a kid


Professor Craig Simmons (MIE, IBBME, at centre) encourages his students to test their hypotheses in the lab and make original research contributions. “Training students is the way the University has our biggest and most immediate impact," he says. (Credit: Neil Ta) March 14, 2017 | By Janet Rowe

Craig Simmons receives 2017 Northrop Frye Award for integrating teaching and research

“Training students is the way the University has our biggest and most immediate impact,” says Simmons


February 28, 2017 | By Tyler Irving

Empowering refugees with repurposed coffee: Team Moto heads to Hult Prize regional competition

U of T students head to Shanghai to present their solution to one of the world’s big challenges