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U of T Engineering alumnus named to the Order of Canada

ECE graduate Lotfollah Shafai recognized for his fundamental contributions to the fields of electromagnetics, as well as antenna and satellite development

Her Extraordinary Journey – Judith Schurek fled the Hungarian Revolution and studied at U of T. Now, she supports scholarships for international students

  By Megan Easton Judith Schurek was one year away from earning her mechanical engineering degree when she and her fiancé fled the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. They took refuge in Vienna, where Schurek (BASc 1958) heard about Canadian scholarships that could cover her final year – but that she would have to come to Canada to… Read more »

Remembering Dr. William (Bill) C. Winegard

U of T Engineering alumnus Dr. William (Bill) Winegard addresses an audience at the Winegard Visiting Lectureship in New Materials Engineering. (Courtesy: MSE).

U of T Engineering alumnus was exemplary Canadian who served at the highest levels across military, political and academic spheres

Mario and Dorothy Pesando Scholarship


The Mario and Dorothy Pesando Scholarship was established through the Boundless Promise Program, to honour the Donor’s parents Mario and Dorothy Pesando. Mario Pesando, Class of 1942, the son of Italian immigrants, was proud to have had the opportunity to study engineering at the University of Toronto. Although most well known as the chief flight test… Read more »

Remarkable U of T Engineering alumni honoured at 2018 EAN Awards

Dean Cristina Amon (second from left) with 2018 EAN Award recipients (L toR:) Larry Seeley, Alfred Aho, Elias Kyriacou, Alfred Mok, Janis Chodas, Huda Idrees, Reena Cabanilla and Bob Howard (Credit:

Eleven engineering alumni were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the Skule™ community



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