Engineering Prof Appointed Vice-President of PEO

Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) appointed Prof. Bob Dony, School of Engineering, as its new vice-president on April 25. The PEO governs the engineering profession in Ontario.

“I was very pleased with the support and confidence of my peers on council in giving me the opportunity to serve the engineering profession in this capacity on behalf of the people of Ontario,” says Dony. “The position allows me to take a greater leadership role in working to strengthen the relationship between the academic world and the regulation of the engineering profession.”

University of Guelph Student Selected as 2015 Allstream Information and Communication Technology Engineering Scholarship Winner

A new ambassador and role model for women in engineering has joined the list of Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation scholarship recipients. The Foundation is proud to announce that Kelly Gribbons, a second year Systems and Computing Engineering student at the University of Guelph, has been named the 2015 Allstream Information and Communication Technology Engineering Scholarship Winner.

This prestigious $5,000 scholarship is awarded annually to the most promising woman interested in the information and communication technology engineering field at the university level.

Green Technology Offers Solutions for Developing Countries

Green Technology Offers Solutions for Developing Countries

Engineering professors Shohel Mahmud, third from right, and Mohammad Biglarbegian, far right, develop green technologies including this prototype medicine cooler in their shared lab with grad students, from left, Manar Al-Jethelah, Raihan Siddique, Shariful Islam and Kaswar Jamil.

This engineering lab is green and global.

Congratulations to our 4th year Engineering group 2015 Scotiabank EcoLiving Awards Finalists

Scotiabank Celebrates Earth Day by Announcing the Finalists for the 2015 Scotiabank EcoLiving Awards and a Redesigned Educational EcoLiving Website

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - April 22, 2015) - As we all celebrate Earth Day, Scotiabank is proud to announce the nine finalists for the 2015 Scotiabank EcoLiving Awards, who are each doing their part to create a more ecofriendly future.

Noise Barriers as Novel Air Pollution Removal Devices

Noise barriers as novel air pollution removal devices: Over the last five years, researchers at the School of Engineering (Lubitz, Mahmud, & Van Heyst) have been working with a private company, Envision SQ, to develop a novel way of removing common airborne contaminants associated with vehicular traffic. The collaboration has recently expanded to include the ACE wind tunnel at UOIT where full scale tests of the noise barrier were recently conducted to assess the novel design including air flow through the device and the removal efficiency of oxides of nitrogen.

Engineering Professor Creates New Way to Test for Avian Flu

The University of Guelph has developed a new portable tool that will let farmers detect bird flu in a matter of minutes. 

Currently, farmers or the Canadian Food Inspection Agency have to take blood samples and send them to a lab for results. The process can take up to two days. 

Engineering Students Won 3rd Place in the Senior Design Category at the CEC Competition

Matt Border, Steven Davis, Evan Fitzpatrick and Kyle Montgomery competed in the Senior Design Category at the CEC Competition held March 5 - 8, 2015 at Memorial University, St. John's Newfoundland. The Senior Design Team placed 3rd overall at the competition and were tasked with the design, implementation and presentation of an autonomous ice-fishing device all in a span of 9 hours. Their challenge was to create a prototype that could sense that a fish was attached to the line, reel the fish out of a hole in the ice and move the fish to a safe location.