March 12, 2009 | By Engineering

Mining Sector Layoffs Create Labour Glut, Resembles 1990s

March 12, 2009 Mining Engineering students trying to enter the workforce for the first time are facing a rough ride that will not get easier any time soon. Will Bawden, Director of the Lassonde Mineral Engineering Program, discusses … (National Post)


March 11, 2009 | By Engineering

Electric Rail Will Take us to the Future Faster Than Electric Cars

March 12, 2009 Everybody is talking about running high-speed trains between Quebec City and Windsor. But a system that connected Waterloo, Niagara, Toronto and Barrie would likely serve Ontario better, according to a group of experts at U of T. CivE Professor Christopher Kennedy is quoted … (Report On Business)


March 10, 2009 | By Engineering

Javad Mostaghimi Elected Fellow

March 10, 2009 MIE Professor Javad Mostaghimi, Director of the Centre for Advanced Coating Technologies (CACT), has been inducted as Fellow of the School of Engineering at the University of Tokyo. This honour is in recognition of his distinguished contribution to the research and education of the School of Engineering in Tokyo, in addition to his accomplishments… Read more »


March 9, 2009 | By Engineering

Scientists Read Minds With Infrared Scan

March 9, 2009 Researchers at Canada’s largest children’s rehabilitation hospital developed a technique using infrared light brain imaging to decode preference – with the goal of ultimately opening the world of choice to children who can’t speak or move. Sheena Luu, IBBME PhD student, led the study under the supervision of Tom Chau, Canada Research Chair in… Read more »


March 6, 2009 | By Engineering

Jeffrey Packer Receives Excellence in Innovation in Civil Engineering Award

March 6, 2009 The Canadian Society for Civil Engineering has awarded CivE Professor Jeffrey Packer the 2009 Excellence in Innovation in Civil Engineering Award for his innovation: Cast Structural Connectors. The award recognizes excellence in innovation in Civil Engineering by an individual or a group of individuals practicing Civil Engineering in Canada, or a Canadian Engineering firm,… Read more »


March 5, 2009 | By Engineering

Professor Brendan Frey Awarded an E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship

March 5, 2009 By: Carolyn Farrell  Professor Brendan Frey, of the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been awarded a 2009 E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Up to six Steacie Fellowships are awarded annually to enhance the career development of outstanding… Read more »