Will Autonomous Vehicles Solve Congestion?

Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) are being touted as the next big idea in solving today’s transportation problems. Every major car manufacturer, and even some consumer electronic companies, are developing AV prototypes and the technology will reach the market in as little as 5 years. In Canada, General Motors has made the large commitment of building an …

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Advice from Sandro Young, the top student in UofT

Sandro Young graduated last summer from the department of Electrical and Computer engineering and received the Governor General’s Silver Medal award. This award is Canada’s most prestigious academic medal given to the top performing student across the entire university, and has been awarded to the likes of Pierre Trudeau, Tommy Douglas, and Kim Campbell. Sandro, …

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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