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.

Autonomous autonomous electric vehicle charging, a gesture controlled quadcopter, converting handwritten notes to text and more at ECE Design Fair 2018

Fourth-year electrical and computer engineering students showcased these and more stunning solutions at ECE’s annual Design Fair week


On the air: from Hart House to Vimy Ridge

A passion for amateur radio took alumnus Dr. Donald Studney from the Hart House Amateur Radio Club in the 1960s to Vimy Ridge in 2017 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War battle


In Memoriam: Peter Munk (1927-2018)

Peter Munk (ElecE 5T2) was an entrepreneur, business leader, philanthropist and alumnus of The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering


ECE spin-off 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