Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering

Rendering of what a TransPod might look like on Spadina Avenue in Toronto

Hyperloop Explained

A new transportation technology could zip you from Toronto to Montreal in 45 minutes. We took a peek under the hood

More Than a Pipe Dream

Ryan Janzen is developing a new kind of transportation that could revolutionize intercity travel – and he wants to be the first to ride it

Photo of a green farm field.

Greener Pastures

Can a simple high-tech tool for farmers boost crop yields in developing countries?

U of T president Meric Gertler (right) meets students at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Rwanda.

Our Partners in Africa

On a visit to Ethiopia and Rwanda, U of T president Meric Gertler affirms the power of collaborations – and sees potential for new ones

Illustration of a squirrel looking at a mobile device.

Save Your Money

An app from Vicis Labs aims to help millennials and the precariously employed manage their cash

Deborah Solomon, wearing a flower-patterned dress, standing with tree leaves out of focus in the background

On a Mission of Compassion

The recipient of a Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship, Deborah Emilia Solomon wants to devote her engineering career “to the service of others”

Will Ginsberg and Afifa Saleem sitting at a desk in front of an open laptop, a student out of focus in the foreground

Teaching Kids How to Code

U of T undergrads are bringing the language of computers to youth in Toronto’s low-income neighbourhoods. Will it “future-proof” them?

Photo of Ursula Franklin in a lab surrounded by equipment

Warrior for Peace

U of T physicist Ursula Franklin staunchly opposed weapons of mass destruction. As Cold War tensions rise, her work remains as relevant as ever

The War of Currents

U of T startup ARDA Power is looking to change people’s ideas about where electricity should come from

Engineering PhD student Justin Kim has built nine robots not much larger than your thumb that exhibit

The Wisdom of Crowds

PhD student Justin Kim is working on intelligent “swarming” robots that could one day help rescue earthquake survivors and explore other planets

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Skule

Where did this misspelled moniker come from?

Photo of Jonathan Sun speaking into a microphone

Loving the Aliebn

Jonathan Sun tweets funny, heartfelt – and often misspelt – observations about what it means to be a 21st-century human

Black and white photo of the cast of Daffydil Night, class of 4T9

Those Things We Do

Relive some of the wonderful, and occasionally weird, traditions that occur only at U of T

David MacLean stands in front of a model of downtown Toronto

Small is Beautiful

David MacLean is creating a small-scale Toronto – his first step to miniaturizing the entire country

Photo of streetcar and bikers along Queen's Quay

On the Right Track

Prof. Eric Miller wants to use improved data – and more of it – to help cities make better transit decisions

Photo of Tom Garside and four fourth-year students

Muscle and Metal

How a unique collaboration is making life better for a student with cerebral palsy

Photo of Sasha Gollish sprinting.

Game On!

Toronto's Pan Am Games will leave a golden legacy for U of T, its athletes and the city.

Photo of ChipCare device.

Handheld Lab

U of T startup ChipCare gets set to unveil a revolutionary portable HIV blood-testing device

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A Digital Coach

Wearable software created by U of T grads aims to help hobby athletes up their game

Photo of the paper-thin aerelight.

Bright Idea

A U of T grad's paper-thin lamp technology could revolutionize the lighting industry

The Spy Among Us

U of T prof Pat Bayly headed up North America’s first spy school and developed an “unbreakable” cipher machine during the Second World War

Liu and Zhu’s tracheal intubation guide system.

A Life-Saving Innovation

Recent grads win engineering design award for a low-cost medical device that will help keep patients breathing

Open for Business

U of T launches the Banting & Best Centre, one of North America’s largest entrepreneurial hubs

From left: U of T professors Craig Simmons and Peter Zandstra and PhD students Jennifer Ma and Curtis Woodford are among the dozens of researchers who will work to advance treatments for heart patients at the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research

Testing the Waters

U of T offers undergrads the chance to try being entrepreneurs – without any of the risk