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Andrea Bradford

OSPE Stories - Andrea Bradford, P.Eng.

Providing expertise in water resources management while guiding the next generation of engineers.

Andrea Bradford, P.Eng., is one of us. She’s an OSPE member who has dedicated her career to environmental work with a sharp focus on water management for wetlands and rivers. As associate professor at the University of Guelph, she is a fierce supporter of engineering as a career, and is proud of her students who continue to change the world.


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Jerry Ennett

U of G Student’s Low-Cost Prosthetic Hand Changing Lives

Jerry Ennett is giving a helping hand to those in need – a hand made on a 3-D printer.

The University of Guelph biomedical engineering co-op student has been perfecting a printable prosthetic hand over the past three years. Made of durable plastic or nylon, it uses tension cables to activate the fingers.

In mid-November, Ennett will share the design and technique for making the affordable, functional hand with technicians in a remote medical clinic in southern India.

Graham Taylor

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar Profile: How Graham Taylor champions AI innovation & entrepreneurship

When 20 teams gathered for NextAI’s first venture day this September, competing to become the next Shopify, Uber or Wealthsimple – but powered by the machine learning technology this incubator hopes to help commercialize – the big winner was a machine-learning powered garbage bin that sorts and diverts waste away from landfills, while extracting consumption and demographic insights. It may seem odd, but over the past few years AI has spread ever more widely into our daily lives. Anticipating its next application could not only change the way we live our lives, but our entire economy.

Living among intelligent machines

Artificial Intelligence Focus of Nov. 6 Derry Dialogues

Living among intelligent machines

“Living Among Intelligent Machines” will be the topic of the second annual Derry Dialogues next week at the University of Guelph.

Experts in machine learning and artificial intelligence will take part in a panel discussion Nov. 6, 5:30-7 p.m., in Thornbrough 1200.

Bill Van Heyst

Prof Featured on Global News

Prof. Bill Van Heyst appeared on Global News Oct. 17. He was asked to provide expert opinion on a new report about oil refineries and their effects on communities in Sarnia, Ont. Van Heyst, who is an expert in air quality, said allegations included in the report should be investigated. Van Heyst also researches agricultural air emissions and environmental engineering, and is the research program director of environmental sustainability in the School of Engineering.

U of Guelph Wins for Stormwater Design Competition at WEFTEC 2017

U of Guelph Wins for Stormwater Design Competition at WEFTEC 2017

Students from the University of Guelph have won the environmental design category for their stormwater project, Stormwater Management Feasibility Study for Exhibition Place in Toronto ON.

The Student Design Competition was held at WEFTEC 2017, WEF’s 90th annual technical exhibition and conference. This was the first win for the University of Guelph (Water Environment Association of Ontario).

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The Engineering Society's Annual Teeter-Totter-a-Thon!

 

Teeter-Totter-a-Thon

The Engineering Society is running its annual Teeter-Totter-a-Thon for Marianne's Place (Guelph Centre for Women in Crisis). We will be running a teeter-totter for 24 hours straight and will have live music! It will be held 5pm Tuesday September 26th - 5pm Wednesday September 27th beside the cannon. Please stop by to show your support for the cause and we will be accepting donations.

We hope to see you there! 

Courtney Steingart and Annie Krueger - Engineering Society Charity Officers

GoENG Girl 2017

Go ENG Girl is a free event geared towards girls from grades 7 to 11 and their parents who can visit local university campuses across Ontario to learn about the exciting world of engineering. Young girls and their parents can meet and learn from women in the engineering profession, academics, and students through hands on activities, student exhibits, speaker sessions, and much more.