EWH UofT wins EWH chapter of the year award and places second in the EWH Design Competition!

All the hard work from our members certainly paid off this year! The EWH UofT chapter was voted as the EWH Chapter of the Year worldwide! And our brilliant Innovation design team finished second in the EWH design competition! A big thank you and congratulations to everyone who contributed to this successful year. Gearing up for the next semester, we are really looking forward to what the upcoming year will bring for EWH UofT!
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2016-17 Exec Team Election Results

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

Science Rendezvous

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!

Thank you for attending the EWH UofT Symposium!

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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.

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