We would like to congratulate the following students for being elected to the executive team of the 2016-17 Engineering World Health – U of T Chapter! We look forward to meeting all of you!
Co-presidents: Tricia, Natalia
Innovation co-Directors: Maryam, Alicia
Engineering co-Directors: Amanda, Noha
Education co-Directors: Kenny, Gloria
Marketing co-Directors: Mikael, Jing
Symposium co-Directors: Jen, Evani
Event Director: Eshani
Finance co-Directors: Matthew, Mateen
Communications Director: Mary Kathryn
Graphics Designer: Jennifer
Update: Voting is now closed, thanks to everyone who participated.
Voting has started! Follow this link to read more about the candidates and cast your votes.
The deadline for the EWH UofT 2016-2017 elections process has been extended to midnight Friday May 20th! Please see the original announcement for more information.
Science Rendezvous is an annual festival promoting scientific discovery to kids through hands-on activities. This year’s event at University of Toronto’s St. George Campus took place on May 7th 2016 along St. George St. and was a daylong affair. With the theme “Superheroes: Discover Your Superpower”, a diverse set of labs and student groups banded together to showcase amazing feats of science and engineering, and to inspire kids to see the wonders of science. Highlights included:
- a “hardware hackathon” for kids to build boats and robots using recycled materials
- a robotic car derby
- solar-powered cars
- unleashing the energy in candy
- using alternative sustainable high sources of protein such as crickets and meal worms in the form of brownies and cookies
- local trees and plants in the greater Ontario area
- running on non-Newtonian fluid and many more!
EWHUofT hosted a booth on “Superpowers 1010: Basic circuitry with Engineering World Health U of T”. We showed students the “power” of electrical circuits with an emergency light blinker circuit that kids could analyze and troubleshoot. Kids were given a brief overview on how basic circuits work. They were shown an incomplete circuit that they were asked to complete using a wire on a breadboard. We got a lot of curious kids visiting our booth and asking several questions, it was a great day!
Also, a big “thank you” to the EWHUofT-volunteers Prabu Parameshwar, Shiva Ghasemi Dehkordi and Hang Li for all their work during the event!
We are now inviting interested individuals to join the EWH UofT Executive Board for the 2016-17 academic year! Please head over to the Elections 2016-17 page to find out what positions are available and how to apply.
The 2nd annual Engineering World Health Symposium took place on February 22nd 2016 at the William Doo Auditorium, located on the University of Toronto’s St. George Campus. The theme of this year’s event was “Engineers as Global Health Interdisciplinary Team Players”, and had a strong focus on the role of engineers and the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration for tackling global health problems. The Symposium attracted over 100 attendees from a variety of fields including engineering, global affairs, pharmacy, public health, and nursing.