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The Ladies of the Iron Ring

In 2016, the United Nations began commemorating February 11th as the International Day for Women and Girls in Science, in recognition of the need to empower female scientists, engineers and inventors as a part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. While UN observances are often significant in terms of drawing attention towards an issue, they are not as effective

The UTSU and You

If there’s only one thing that could be said about the UTSU, amid its colourful history, it would be that their performance has always been…questionable. As Mathias Memmel, VP Internal, remarked, “we’re widely disliked and no one trusts us with money, and who can blame them?” One such a money-fumbling incident would be the 2015 lawsuit in which the UTSU

Finding your own adventure

  Reading week is almost over. You probably spent your break reading your friends’ text messages about how they’re enjoying their ski trip in Blue Mountain or Mont Tremblant, or how they just can’t get enough of the amazing food and bars in Montreal. Perhaps your friends are extra fancy and decided to leave the country and are vacationing in

Math in Music

    “Math is a wonderful thing Math is a really cool thing. So, get off your ass, let’s do some math math, math, math, math, math.” -Jack Black, School of Rock Math is everywhere. It is used to solve not only the most complex engineering problems, but also the most mundane (like how long it would take to break

UTSU Levy Referendum

The UTSU is currently running a Fall By-Election with the following referendum; The University of Toronto Students’ Union (UTSU) is seeking consent from its members on the St George Campus for the establishment of the UTSU Dedicated Clubs, Events, and Services Fee. Each member of the UTSU would pay $3.75 sessionally (including the Summer session), beginning in Fall 2017. The

Women in Engineering

Dean Amon - "Boundless opportunities to address the world's most pressing challenges"In honour of the International Day of the Girl, we present to you some of the women in engineering saying what being a woman in engineering means to them (and an important reminder from your VP Academics). As of 2015, women account for 30.6% of undergraduate engineering students at UofT. The complement of female faculty members has more than doubled

Engineering Career Centre Shakeup

Every year, the third year students step into the ambiguity that is job searching. And soon enough, they realize that this program the Faculty boasts about and puts in all their welcome brochures is not as well organized as it ought to be. The Engineering Career Centre (ECC) has received many complaints over the years, and students going on their