In the News

Professor Milica Radisic named a YWCA Toronto Woman of Distinction March 16, 2018 - Professor Milica Radisic (IBBME, ChemE) has been named a YWCA Toronto Woman of Distinction for 2018. This prestigious recognition honours the outstanding achievements of those who work to improve the lives of women and girls in their community. Professor Radisic is the Canada Research Chair in Functional Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering and Associate Chair, Research for... Read more »
Locke Davenport Huyer wins University of Toronto Awards of Excellence March 16, 2018 - PhD Candidate Locke Davenport Huyer (ChemE, IBBME) has been recognized with a University of Toronto Award of Excellence. Davenport Huyer has been named a UTAA Graduate Scholar. His biomedical engineering research focuses on creating a new kind of polyester material for building artificial cardiac tissue, and he has already published two first-author papers about his findings... Read more »
Fujitsu visits U of T Engineering to launch collaborative research lab March 16, 2018 - Multinational information and communication technology company Fujitsu Limited visited U of T Engineering on Wednesday to officially launch the Fujitsu Co-Creation Research Laboratory at the University of Toronto. The new multidisciplinary research hub will accelerate collaborative work in fields including machine learning, quantum-inspired computing, smart cities, advanced health care and financial technology. A global delegation... Read more »
Ignite, Imagine, Innovate: U of T Engineering hosts NSBE Conference March 1, 2018 - On February 24, 2018, U of T Engineering hosted three chapters of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) for the group’s NSBE Region 1 East Canada Zone conference. Forty-nine high school students, university students and young professionals came together for panel discussions, career development workshops and networking sessions focused on NSBE’s mission “to increase... Read more »
ChemE Alums Elected to PEO Council in 2018 February 27, 2018 - Congratulations to Marisa Sterling (ChemE 9T1) and Keivan Torabi (ChemE MASc 9T9, PhD 0T5) on being elected to the PEO Council. During the February 2018 PEO Council votes, Marisa was elected the new PEO VP/EOM, and Keivan was elected PEO representative for the East Central Region. Also, on behalf of PEO, thanks to all candidates and... Read more »
Kathleen Wynne visits U of T Engineering to talk diversity in STEM February 15, 2018 - On Tuesday, February 13, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne visited U of T Engineering to speak with students about challenges and opportunities facing students today and the importance of diversity in the STEM disciplines. The Premier began her visit at the site of the Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship, the Faculty’s newest building, which will... Read more »
Professor Molly Shoichet Featured in Canadian Geographic February 13, 2018 - Molly Shoichet is an expert in regenerative medicine, holds the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Tissue Engineering, teaches at the University of Toronto and is now Ontario’s first Chief Scientist. Appointed in November 2017, Dr. Shoichet is tasked with helping to better inform government decision-making, restore the public’s trust in government science and work... Read more »
Tour the stunning student spaces in the CEIE: Floors 1 to 4 January 31, 2018 - On April 27, 2018, U of T Engineering’s newest building, the Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CEIE) officially opens its doors. So what exactly is in store for students, staff, faculty and alumni as they enter for the first time? In this two-part series, we provide a floor-by-floor preview: Part 1: Floors 1 to 4
National Society of Black Engineers hosts conference at U of T Engineering January 31, 2018 - Three chapters of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) are joining forces to inspire the next generation at the group’s NSBE Region 1 East Canada Zone conference, to be hosted at U of T Engineering Feb. 24, 2018. Designed on the theme of ‘Ignite, Imagine, Innovate,’ the one-day event brings together high school students,... Read more »
Crunching the numbers on Toronto’s King Street transit pilot January 9, 2018 - Toronto’s King Street transit pilot project aims to improve transit reliability, speed and capacity, along with a number of other measures included in a comprehensive evaluation and monitoring program. For a team of researchers, it also presents an ideal opportunity to study the effects — both direct and indirect — of traffic changes on air and... Read more »
Milica Radisic appears on The National January 3, 2018 - Professor Milica Radisic (ChemE, IBBME) demonstrated her lab’s beating “heart on a chip” research on The National. Click here to view the segment.
Mark Kortschot appears in Downsizing film January 3, 2018 - The new Paramount Pictures film Downsizing stars Hollywood A-list actors Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig and Christoph Waltz. But U of T Engineering students who look closely at the film’s trailer may notice some other familiar faces including Professor Mark Kortschot (ChemE) who appears as an extra in the movie. Read full U of T Engineering... Read more »