Science & Technology

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

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 …

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Project Voyager Showcase at the Starship Congress

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. …

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U of T’s Natural Watch Costlier than Apple’s?

The $20000 worth commemorative sundial outside SF building is by far UofT’s best tribute to Sanford Fleming for his contribution to the creation of time zones. Background In 1878-79, Toronto and the world had witnessed two major developments in the field of time. The first was Sandford Fleming’s contribution in the standardization of time into …

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Competitions: It is not always about winning

In a multitude of social beings, there is no one who can declare himself/herself as the “Jack of all trades”. Skills are acquired in the process of learning. A competition is a quintessential opportunity which enables an individual to test his/her potential at a larger scale and to attain more practical experience that later helps in enhancing those …

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8 Years After Khan Academy: Has Technology Really Made a Difference?

At some point in your studies, you’ve most likely used online video resources. You’ve probably heard about Khan Academy, about those Youtube videos that seemingly cover almost every topic in engineering. You likely hear the whispers from classmates too: “I don’t need to go to class anymore”, “ Lectures are so useless”, “I hate my …

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