Category Archives: Opinion

A Letter To The Editor: Nepotism In SKULE

To the Editor, I’m writing this letter in response to the recently published “Nepotism in Skule” article which, as most people are aware, has tensions flaring and emotions running high. In it, I want to address and challenge some of the specific opinions expressed by the author as well as share and expand upon some of my experiences and opinions

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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 industry is forced to follow

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Are We Due For Another Renaissance?

I would argue that today, most people who deem themselves engineers would not think to consider themselves artists, and similarly, most artists would not consider themselves engineers. We understand these titles as having strict guidelines based on education that precedes them and the futures they might lead to, yet the intersection of these fields was not always such a foreign

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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. Techniques using MRI, (PET)-CT/MRI, and

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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 Bnad aggravates and amuses, and

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Toronto Through Food

For the final issue of the year, I wanted to do something different with this column. I’ve written about the best places to get burritos, cheap eats, and decadent dinners, but this time I’ll be examining my relationship with Toronto through the food that I eat. Food and Toronto have both led me to some of my lowest lows, but

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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 theoretical. Prof. Glenn Hibbard, Associate

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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 getting a summer placement is

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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 verses to be added to

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