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Left to right: Shijie Liu (MIE MASc candidate), Yi (Sheldon) Xu (MIE postdoctoral fellow) and Celine Xiao (MIE PhD candidate) work on an electrochemical cell in their lab. The students are members of Team E-quester, which has earned a $250,000 XPRIZE Carbon Removal Student Award. (Photo: Yong Zhao)

U of T Engineering team earns US $250,000 in global XPRIZE Carbon Removal Student Award

The 2021 Engineering Alumni Network Awards winners were honoured for their contributions in a range of fields, from aerospace to sports medicine. Winners include ECE alumni Rami Rahim (ElecE 9T4), Ron Taylor (ElecE 6T1), Vivienne Sze (ElecE 0T3 + PEY), Paul Malozewski (ElecE 8T3) and Dana Kokoska (ElecE 2T0 + PEY).

ECE alumni among those honoured with 2021 Engineering Alumni Network Awards

U of T alumnus Lyndon Chan hopes to boost political engagement with Parlawatch, an online tool that scrapes official transcripts from Question Period and uses natural language processing to generate daily summaries. (Photo courtesy of Lyndon Chan)

Startup led by U of T alumni uses AI to help Canadians track parliamentary proceedings

Narinder Dhami (Skoll ElecE 0T5 + MBA 08) formed a coalition of South Asian community leaders to respond to the emergency situation in India. The coalition created the India COVID-19 Relief Fund to help facilitate donations from Canadians.

ECE alumna sets up funding initiative to help India recover from COVID-19

Along with fellow U of T alumnus and co-founder Ivan Yuen, Allen Lau built Wattpad into a global digital publishing and entertainment company that was recently purchased by South Korean internet giant Naver. (Photo courtesy of Wattpad)

‘A match made in heaven’: Allen Lau on Naver’s US$600-million acquisition of Wattpad

Part of the new DC microgrid, these commercial-scale solar arrays on the roof of the Galbraith Building deliver electric power to ECE’s Energy Systems Lab. (Photo: Afshin Poraria)

Fully operational DC microgrid boosts sustainability research in ECE

Collage of #SkuleGiftGuide

The Engineering Holiday Gift Guide: ECE Spotlight

LegUp Computing was recently acquired by Microchip Technology. Pictured are LegUp Computing’s founders (from l to r): Dr. Andrew Canis (CompE PhD 1T5), Dr. Jongsok Choi (CompE MASc 1T2, PhD 1T6), Ruolong Lian (ElecE BASc 1T3, CompE MASc 1T6) and Professor Jason Anderson (ECE).

ECE spinoff LegUp Computing acquired by Microchip


ECE alumnus and professor honoured with 2020 Engineering Alumni Network Awards

Historica Canada has launched a new Heritage Minute celebrating ECE alumna Elsie MacGill (ElecE 2T7), the world’s first female aeronautical engineer. (Image courtesy of Historica Canada)

“Queen of the Hurricanes”: ECE’s first alumna featured in new Heritage Minute

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