Posts Categorized: News 2015

U of T Hosts its First PetroChallenge

During the weekend of November 28-29, 2015, students from the University of Toronto’s departments of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, Civil + Mineral Engineering, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Earth Sciences, and Physics competed in U of T’s first PetroChallenge sponsored…

Engineering for Educators Builds Bridges with Local Teachers

Last Friday, more than 40 high school science and math teachers from across the Greater Toronto Area joined U of T Engineering for a series of interactive and collaborative workshops on teaching and learning. Engineering for Educators (E4E) is an annual…

How Canada Reversed the ‘Brain Drain’

In the 1990s, we feared a “brain drain” to the United States. But star recruits in science and engineering, such as ChemE Professor Yu-Ling Cheng, have changed the equation by staying in Canada. Read full Toronto Star article.

ChemE Prof Grows Tiny Hearts for Research

Tiny bits of human skin are being transformed into miniature, beating hearts in a scientific medical breakthrough a University of Toronto researcher believes will not only save lives but alter the course of drug testing forever. The rod-shaped, elastic-like, thumbnail-sized…

Molly Shoichet Talks Regenerative Medicine at TEDxToronto

Professor Molly Shoichet (ChemE, IBBME) was among the inspiring roster of speakers and performers at this year’s TEDxToronto conference, held October 22. Shoichet’s talk focused on her research into regenerative medicine and it’s potential to be a game-changer in the…

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