October 27, 2009 | By Engineering

Engineering student impacts climate change negotiations in Copenhagen

October 27, 2009 By Kate Brand Tippin Civil Engineering graduate student Robert Stupka is among 10 University of Toronto students selected to participate in the 15th annual United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change for 2009. The convention, which runs December 7-18, brings together 190 representatives from countries to Copenhagen to work towards an agreement on a… Read more »


October 26, 2009 | By Engineering

U of T Design Team places second in design competition

October 26, 2009 By Barbara McKechnie The U of T Design Team scored second place in the Student Design Competition, organized as part of the 82nd Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC’09) in Orlando, FL, on October 11, 2009. The team won for their design in the wastewater competition, and marked the… Read more »


October 23, 2009 | By Engineering

Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering Staff Awards

October 23, 2009 The Staff Awards Committee created four new staff awards for administrative and technical staff within the Faculty. In addition to the Agnes Kaneko Citizenship Award, new awards include: Emerging Leader Award; Influential Leader Award; Award for Innovation; and Quality of Student Experience Award. A more detailed description of each of these awards… Read more »


October 22, 2009 | By Engineering

U of T researchers define barriers to successful heart cell transplants

October 22, 2009 By Kate Brand Tippin Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a novel cell injection test-bed to evaluate the barriers to transplanted cell integration with cardiac tissue. The results provide insights into the barriers that should be considered during heart cell transplantation studies. The research teams, led by Professor Peter Zandstra (Institute of… Read more »


October 21, 2009 | By Engineering

The Economist runs feature story on CivE Professor-led research

October 21, 2009 Chris Kennedy and team studied how cities’ greenhouse-gas emissions differ and how they can learn from comparing their carbon footprints. Read the complete article at the Economist‘s website. Planet Izen


October 21, 2009 | By Engineering

Entrepreneurship and Engineering: A successful combination

October 21, 2009 By Lindsay Cunliffe Tarvit  The Engineering Alumni Association’s new initiative, Biz Skule™, launched in September, was welcomed by almost 100 Skule™ alumni who were present to hear our inaugural lecturer, Anthony Lacavera (ECE 9T7), tell the story of his company, Globalive Communications. Those who had not been engaged in advancement activities prior to this… Read more »