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.

Wattpad’s secret to success? Think globally and hire locally, co-founder and ECE alumnus says

Allen Lau says Toronto’s diversity gives his company a distinct advantage in international markets


ECE professor, alumna and student recognized by the Canadian Academy of Engineering

The CAE is a national institution through which Canada’s most distinguished and experienced engineers provide strategic advice on matters of critical importance to Canada


ECE donors follow their hearts

The Hiivalas’ generous gift will help future generations of electrical & computer engineering students, researchers and cardiac patients


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