Category Archives: Student Life

Women in Engineering

Dean Amon - "Boundless opportunities to address the world's most pressing challenges"

In honour of the International Day of the Girl, we present to you some of the women in engineering saying what being a woman in engineering means to them (and an important reminder from your VP Academics). As of 2015, women account for 30.6% of undergraduate engineering students at UofT. The complement of female faculty members has more than doubled

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In a world dominated by fast food…

When I first walked in this new tea store, the most striking aspect was the wall of large black and white paintings that were hung against a flush red wallpaper. The paintings are of people’s faces, but the most striking details were embedded in the eyes, through which, with their mouths closed shut, they ever so softly cry out. It

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The Booth & Bottle Project: When Engineering Prowess and the Entrepreneurial Spirit Cross Paths

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Too often do we get lost in the daily grind – stuck with our heads down, window shoppers in a fast-paced, high-stress environment. As all engineers can attest to, sometimes the hardest part has nothing to do with passing an exam, and a lot to do with seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. One of the greatest

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Picking The Mind of Bernardo Brando Albino Galvao de Sousa


One of the best known professors of mathematics for engineering students is Professor Galvao de Sousa. Despite only lecturing for a short time, he already coordinates classes for every discipline, and teaches students from almost every year. Almost every student knows his courses to be particularly challenging, especially with calculus II. It’s not uncommon for first years to hear words

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HiSKULE Design Competition

On Saturday November 28th 2015, the Hi-Skule Committee had the pleasure of hosting the 8th annual University of Toronto High School Design competition. This year showed a record turnout of 306 students from across Ontario ranging grades 9 – 12, all coming together for the big design build after spending a week preparing their materials from their challenge briefing. The

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The Engineering Athletics Association caps an eventful fall semester

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This fall was quite the busy season for the Engineering Athletics Association (EAA), both on and off the field. A number of major competitions involving Skule teams took place throughout the semester and the news is mostly good: In a strong showing as usual, the Skule A men’s rugby team won the intramural finals on November 12, defeating Trinity College

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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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