September 16, 2021  |  Volume 15, Issue 1  | Previous Issues
The Engineering Newsletter — Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, University of Toronto

Megaprojects and the 'need for speed'

Long planning periods often delay the construction of large infrastructure, but a new study by Professor Shoshanna Saxe (CivMin) suggests that they don't necessarily change or improve the overall design.


Mai Ali

IBET Momentum Fellow Mai Ali (ECE PhD candidate) plans to harness the power of artificial intelligence for ambient assisted living systems.

[U of T Engineering News]

D'Andre Wilson-Ihejirika

IBET Momentum Fellow D’Andre Wilson-Ihejirika (ChemE PhD candidate) aims to re-frame engineering education and help map career pathways for underrepresented groups.

[U of T Engineering News]

Royal Society of Canada

Professor Mohini Sain (ChemE) has been elected a 2021 fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).

[U of T Engineering News]

Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Professor Alex Mihailidis (BME, Medicine) has been named a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

[U of T Celebrates]

Myrtede Alfred

Professor Myrtede Alfred recently joined the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering.

[U of T Engineering News]

Jay Werber

Professor Jay Werber recently joined the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry. 

[U of T Engineering News]

2021 Annual Reports

This year's digital-first report, Rising to the Challenge 2021, highlights some of our Faculty's proudest accomplishments from the past year. Its data-rich complement, By the Numbers 2021, provides the the numbers, tables and graphics that illustrate our progress over the past decade.

[Annual Reports]
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Return to Campus
  • All employees of the University must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 29, 2021 (i.e. final dose no later than October 15, 2021), and upload proof of vaccinationto the UCheck systemIndividuals who are awaiting their final vaccine dose or who have received a University-approved exemption must participate in the University’s rapid screening program and may be subject to additional safety measures.
  • All staff, faculty and students must complete a COVID-19 self-assessment via UCheck each day before coming to campus.
  • Face masks continue to be required in all indoor spaces — see updated U of T policy and guideline on face masks.
  • The latest COVID-19 updates, information and resources can be found on both the University of Toronto website and the U of T Engineering website.


Teresa Didiano

Graduate Professional Development Coordinator, Troost ILead 

Fun fact: Teresa was an ecologist, who has studied the impact of climate change on plant communities.

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We're looking for faculty and staff members to be profiled in Meet Your Colleagues — please contact us!


September 13 — 17
The Hatchery NEST: Demo Day 2021

September 23
Leadership Lab #4 — Chart Your Future

September 28
Leadership Lab #5 — Courage To Be You

September 30
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

October 11
Thanksgiving Day — University Closed

October 20
Multicomponent Adsorption and Membrane Separations to Enable New and More Efficient Biorefining Processes
Sankar Nair, Georgia Tech
ChemE Lectures at the Leading Edge


Questions Dean Yip Gets Asked
Did you know that U of T Engineering is on TikTok?

To celebrate #BackToSkule we did a quick Q&A with Dean Yip. Here are three of the most common questions he gets asked. Enjoy!

See the post on TikTok »


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