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OSPE’s #AnEngineerWasHere Reminds Ontarians and the Ontario Government that Engineers Are Important

“One of the first things you learn in engineering school is ERTW (Engineers Rule the World). However, the E in ERTW doesn’t stand for engineers anymore. It stands for economists,” stated Sandro Perruzza, the CEO of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE), an advocacy group for engineers. “The problem is that engineers are really seen as problem solvers, and

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EngSoc Emerges Victorious in UTSU AGM

A hotly contested board structure proposal was then put up for vote last night, and an overwhelming majority approved it. This solidifies the board structure, allows engineers to maintain their 4 representatives currently on the board and also introduces a new VP Professional Faculty who can be a full time student while being a part time UTSU representative so as to

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UTSU Proposal Status Remains Unclear

SGM Planning (Nov18th) A proposal written by Khrystyna Zhuk was bought up for discussion in the last UTSU AGM(Annual General Meeting). This is the Appendix A proposal. This Proposal allows for EngSoc to keep their three directors on the board, and other professional faculties to keep their representatives as well to maintain the proportionality of students in their faculties to

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Keeping Future Generations in Mind

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June 15th marked the 7th annual Signing Ceremony hosted by A Promise to Future Generations (or PTFG), one of several student-founded sustainability initiatives within the Skule community. Taking a somewhat broader approach than other such groups, PTFG’s mission is to “drive a paradigm shift […] to ensure we are considering the needs of future generations in all of our decisions”.

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Revamped RoboSub Set to Battle On the International Stage

The MDA team is looking to take the 18th Annual International RoboSub Competition by storm. On July 20-26, the MDA team will compete at the United States Space And Naval Warfare Systems Command based in San Diego. Sponsored by the U.S office of Naval Research, the competition challenges participants to perform realistic underwater missions with robosubs.The competition is hosted by

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UnERD 2015: From Abstracts to Networking

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As we approach the end of the summer, UnERD (Undergraduate Engineering Research Day) is approaching us! For those who are not familiar with UnERD, it is a great opportunity for undergraduate students to present their engineering research that they have conducted over the summer and get valuable feedback from our own distinguished professors! Started by Professor Grant Allen back in

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U of T breaks ground on new Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship

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The groundbeaking of the Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CEIE) building, which is expected to open in 2017, was celebrated on the 24th of June, 2015. The CEIE building will give a new dimension to the research sector of the U of T engineering faculty, providing the students, alumni and professors the means to work on projects, other collaborative

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Project Voyager Showcase at the Starship Congress

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Project Voyager, an innovative team made up entirely of UofT students, and run by a SKULE alum associated with Icarus Interstellar is developing its alpha phase of software development this week, and general development will be continuing through the year. An early version of the software will be showcased at Icarus Interstellar’s Starship Congress this September in Philadelphia. The showcase will reveal more

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Engineering Tuition Increases by 5%

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$13,620. That’s how much you’ll have to pay for school next year – that is, if you’re a domestic 1T9, 1T8, or 1T7. Lucky domestic 1T6’s will pay $390 less: a mere $13,230. International students, on the other hand, pay $43,540 if they’re 1T9’s, $41,560 if they’re 1T8’s, $39,670 if they’re 1T7’s, and $37,090 if they’re 1T6’s. Compared to last

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