Monthly Archives: May 2015

Five U of T Engineering student startups to watch

May 27, 2015 | Tyler Irving Could engineering improve your basketball jump shot, optimize your sleep schedule or help you make smarter investment decisions? These are just a few of the challenges that are motivating the next generation of entrepreneurs in U of T Engineering. The Faculty is creating more student startups than ever —… Read more »

Hydrogels boost ability of stem cells to restore eyesight and heal brains

 May 14, 2015 | Jovana Drinjakovic University of Toronto researchers show that engineered ‘hydrogels’ not only help with stem cell transplantation, but actually speed healing in both the eye and brain Toronto scientists and engineers have made a breakthrough in cell transplantation using a gel-like biomaterial that keeps cells alive and helps them integrate better… Read more »

Three U of T engineers named Inventors of the Year

May 12, 2015 | Engineering Strategic Communications Engineering professors Parham Aarabi (ECE), Richard Cobbold (IBBME, ECE) and Hugh Liu (UTIAS) have been named Inventors of the Year by the University of Toronto. The honour recognizes exceptional researchers who are commercializing new technologies that can benefit society. Three of the five winning inventions announced at the U of T Celebrates Innovation event… Read more »