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Is Unconditional Love Worth It?

Being in university can simultaneously be full of friends and great people, as well as being super lonely. Although classmates are helpful and life long friends can be made, many of us are still away from our families and childhood homes. Not to mention those nights when everyone is quietly studying away in separate places throughout the city. So, what

The Inside Perspective on Group Midterms

By Andrew Uderian One aspect of university all engineers experience is midterm tests and examinations. Generally, students tend to either be indifferent to these evaluations or despise them, and math midterms are often some of the most polarizing. However, progress has been made towards making math evaluations both more fun and more applicable to real world problem solving. Since 2011,

What Grinds My Gears: the Wankel Engine

Finally, I will write a ‘What Grinds My Gears’ article about something that actually contains gears. To me, the rotary engine is one of the greatest symbols of annoying physical limitations imposed on engineering designs. You can’t always create the ideal design, and are always limited by manufacturing techniques and currently implemented technologies. Sometimes, the industry is forced to follow

Are We Due For Another Renaissance?

  By Marguerite Tuer-Sipos I would argue that today, most people who deem themselves engineers would not think to consider themselves artists, and similarly, most artists would not consider themselves engineers. We understand these titles as having strict guidelines based on education that precedes them and the futures they might lead to, yet the intersection of these fields was not

Commuting in Toronto: an Analysis

By Ahnaf Ferdous With a population of around 2.8 million people in Toronto proper, and 6 million across the GTA, there’s no question that Toronto is the most populous and one of the fastest growing cities in Canada; from 2011 to 2016, there was a 4.46% increase in population. During that same period, hardly any transit projects, service improvements or increases

Certificate in Forensic Engineering

By Hannah Bendig In 2011, UofT Professor Doug Perovic started teaching the first-of-its-kind forensic engineering course in Canada. 6 years later, it has now developed into something much bigger. Engineering students can now earn a Certificate in Forensic Engineering, another big step for the university and the engineering community.   What exactly is forensic engineering? The field has evolved a

Journalism in Science: A Rhetorical Analysis

Whether intended or not, the act of reporting provides a point of view which can potentially influence the message received by the audience; scientific journalism is especially susceptible due to the complex nature of the subject matter. What message the audience receives from the reporting of scientific finds can be influenced by factors like word usage, structure, use of narrative,

The Big Picture: How Machine Learning is Becoming an Irreplaceable Part of Medical Imaging and Diagnostics

By Sam Penner How is machine learning (ML) impacting the field of medical imaging today, and what does it have to offer to the field of diagnostic medicine?   Medical imaging and diagnostics is a vital field of medicine, which includes many imaging modalities used to image parts of the human body to provide diagnoses and treatments of disease. Techniques