August 21, 2009 | By Engineering

EngSci student volunteer removes barriers to help those in need

August 21, 2009 Vivian Hui, second-year Engineering Science student, and VP Events, Eyes of Hope, wasn’t happy with the level of layers between her and those she was aiming to help, so she decided to go directly to the source – providing meal and conversation at a local homeless shelter and around the city. Below… Read more »

August 20, 2009 | By Engineering

Great strides made identifying insect genes

August 20, 2009 Water striders, the familiar semi-aquatic bugs gliding across the lake at the cottage, have a novel body form that allows them to walk on water, but this was not always the case. Achieving the gliding ability required the evolution of a unique arrangement of the legs, with the mid-legs greatly elongated. Scientists… Read more »

August 19, 2009 | By Engineering

Maintenance conference returns for 2009

August 19, 2009 Bringing together some of the most noted asset management experts and successful maintenance and reliability professionals in the world, this information-packed event will focus on proven solutions to the problems you’ve been wrestling with at your site. For more info, visit

August 18, 2009 | By Engineering

Lessons learned outside the classroom valuable for MinE student via Engineering’s Habitat campaign

August 18, 2009 Cherisse Diaram, second-year Mineral Engineering student, and VP Habitat, Eyes Of Hope, took part in U of T’s Engineering Habitat Campaign earlier this month. Below is her account of the experience.  As an undergraduate engineering student, you have the opportunity to learn, experience and accomplish a great deal, however, there is a… Read more »

August 17, 2009 | By Engineering

MIE lab’s biofuel project featured on Canadian

August 17, 2009 The Combustion Research Lab, directed by MIE Professor Murray Thomson, appeared in the article entitled ‘Fuelling a sustainable automotive future’. Sourcing eco-friendly alternatives is imperative to meet emission reduction targets and satisfy public demand for better fuel efficiency. Read the full story at Canadian

August 14, 2009 | By Engineering

Recession? What Recession?

August 14, 2009 Reprinted from Skulematters 2009  By Christne Krupa  Of all the asset management firms in Canada, we’re the only one that posted net positive sales every month through 2008,” says Som Seif (MIE 9T9), president and CEO of Claymore Investments, Inc. “And this is against some of Canada’s largest mutual fund companies, the big banks,… Read more »