Alumni News


If you have a piece of alumni news you’d like to share, we’d love to hear from you! Please send your updates to Jessica MacInnis, ECE’s senior communications officer, at jessica.macinnis@utoronto.ca.

ECE spinoff LegUp Computing secures seed funding from Intel Capital

LegUp Computing Inc. is spawned from years of research in ECE on easing the development of computer hardware


Professor Tom Chau, U of T Engineering alumni awarded Governor General Meritorious Service Decoration

Virtual Music Instrument, developed by Chau and his team, has helped children with disabilities in seven countries worldwide


‘We need to celebrate our successes’: Tony Lacavera tells The Hatchery how Canadian entrepreneurs can win

ECE alumnus, founder and investor shares his concern that Canadian prosperity and innovation are on a downward trajectory — and his advice on how entrepreneurs can turn things around


Rose and Chau honoured by Engineering Alumni Network

The EAN Awards celebrate and recognize alumni for their outstanding achievements


Beyond the bulb and into the abyss: ECE alumnus Gimmy Chu talks light and legacy at TEDxToronto

Gimmy Chu was one of 14 speakers at TEDxToronto 2017


ECE alumna on Emmy Award winning team for work on video compression

These awards honour individuals, companies or organizations for developments in broadcast technology


From start-up to success: Alumni talk entrepreneurship at BizSkule event in Palo Alto

"Authentic passion is about 70 per cent of the job for entrepreneurs"


Julie Payette, astronaut and ECE alumna, named next Governor General

Payette, who is also an accomplished athlete, pianist and singer, will succeed David Johnston as Queen’s representative in Canada