Opinion

What Grinds My Gears: the Wankel Engine

Finally, I will write a ‘What Grinds My Gears’ article about something that actually contains gears. To me, the rotary engine is one of the greatest symbols of annoying physical limitations imposed on engineering designs. You can’t always create the ideal design, and are always limited by manufacturing techniques and currently implemented technologies. Sometimes, the …

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The Big Picture: How Machine Learning is Becoming an Irreplaceable Part of Medical Imaging and Diagnostics

How is machine learning (ML) impacting the field of medical imaging today, and what does it have to offer to the field of diagnostic medicine? Medical imaging and diagnostics is a vital field of medicine, which includes many imaging modalities used to image parts of the human body to provide diagnoses and treatments of disease. …

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Nepotism in Skule

Every year during Frosh Week, the first years are introduced to a seemingly beautiful and welcoming community. A community where you are told, “it’s okay to be who you are.” The three pillars of student life are introduced – the Cannon, the Lady Godiva Memorial Bnad, and the ever elusive BFC. The Cannon mystifies, the …

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We’re Nothing but the Material We’re Made Of

You would be hard-pressed to find a time or place for philosophical speculation into your discipline or work at any point in your engineering career; philosophy and engineering are rarely closely associated. Yet within the engineering department at UofT there are people willing to bridge the gap and apply their advanced technical knowledge to the …

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How to get a summer research position

Summer research positions are a great way to show concrete evidence of your competence within your undergraduate education, as well as expand your overall learning experience. After speaking to Professor Paul Santerre and Professor Alison McGuigan, I’ve curated their advice to help you be successful in attaining your next research position! The general mechanics of …

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The 2015 Godiva Hymn Contest: Time to leave a sexist, non-inclusive past behind

Say goodbye to Godiva’s Hymn as you know it. The beloved and revered Skule™ anthem is in the process of receiving a revamp, thanks to the Engineering Society-hosted “2015 Godiva Hymn Contest.” Over the past month, students and alumni of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering had the opportunity to create and submit new …

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