March 23, 2009 | By Engineering

Concrete Toboggan Team Wins CIRCA Prize

March 23, 2009 The Concrete Toboggan team won the $2,000 CIRCA prize for most effective use of fly ash in their concrete toboggan at this year’s race held in Red Deer Alberta. The team received an award cheque for “improving the responsible use of CCPs in Canada.”


March 20, 2009 | By Engineering

Big Science From Canada’s Smallest Satellite

March 20, 2009 The Canadian Advanced Nanospace eXperiment 2 (CanX-2) nanosatellite is nearing the completion of its first year in orbit. Having been developed on a shoestring budget, nearly 100 times cheaper than a traditional satellite of similar capabilities, the 3.5 kg, milk-carton-sized satellite continues to perform well in low Earth orbit … (Space Daily)


March 19, 2009 | By Engineering

Canadian to Make Film With Robot Eye

March 19, 2009 Rob Spence, a Toronto-based filmmaker who was blinded in the right eye when he was a teenager, is turning his prosthetic eye into a camera he’ll use while filming an upcoming documentary. The wizard behind the project is University of Toronto engineering professor Steve Mann, who has also expressed concerns about surveillance. He… Read more »


March 18, 2009 | By Engineering

Engineering Co-operation

March 18, 2009 When Eric Miller earned his aerospace engineering degree, he never would have imagined himself ending up working as a civil engineer, building computer models to simulate traffic flows for transportation planning … (Regina Leader Post)


March 18, 2009 | By Engineering

Job Security Outlook Bright for Engineers

March 18, 2009 When Eric Miller, CivE, earned his aerospace engineering degree, he never would have imagined himself ending up working as a civil engineer, building computer models to simulate traffic flows for transportation planning … (Regina Leader Post)


March 17, 2009 | By Engineering

From Sci-fi to Nanorobots

March 17, 2009 Warren Chan, IBBME, is experimenting with particles known as quantum dots, with the goal of improving cancer diagnosis. Chan’s lab is also researching how quantum dots might be used to deliver chemotherapy directly to cancer cells, without harming healthy cells along the way … (Hamilton Spectator)