Celebrating 150 years of
U of T Engineering

About Engineering 150

From radios and robots to bridges and biofuels, U of T Engineering has been leading change and driving innovation for more than 150 years.

We don’t just accept the world as it is: we ask bold questions, take things apart and find inventive ways to disrupt the status quo.

For us, the impossible is an invitation.

Our Faculty is the home of the first woman aircraft designer, the creator of the first electric wheelchair and the inventor of the revolutionary technology behind touchscreens. Today, we are pushing the limits of AI and data analytics, developing targeted treatments for cancer and creating more sustainable ways to meet our growing energy needs. We are addressing the global water crisis, using robots to explore outer space and designing manufacturing techniques that allow us to do more with less.

With students, researchers and alumni from a multitude of backgrounds, U of T Engineering hosts an unparalleled diversity of ideas — and we’re nurturing future engineering leaders who have the tenacity to make them a reality. Now, as humanity faces some of its toughest challenges yet — from slowing climate change to preventing future pandemics to achieving social justice — we have placed ourselves at the heart of bold solutions to improve our world.

Coffee with Chris Podcast: Special Edition

Marta Ecsedi

Aidan Grenville

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of our Faculty, Dean Yip is joined by two guests who can offer some perspective on the past, present and future of Skule. Marta Ecsedi (CivMin 7T6) was the first woman president of the U of T Engineering Society, also known as EngSoc. She has gone on to champion a more inclusive engineering profession through a series of leadership roles, including here at the Faculty and at Professional Engineers Ontario. Aidan Grenville is a fourth-year Engineering Science student majoring in Aerospace Engineering, and is currently the president of EngSoc.

Tell Me More: Coffee with Chris Yip is the official podcast of the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering at the University of Toronto.

News & Events


150 Anniversary Gala

April 1, 2023

Fairmont Royal York, Toronto

 This formal event marked 150 years of engineering excellence and brought together current students, alumni and faculty to celebrate the past, present and future of engineering at U of T.

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From Engineering News: U of T Engineering community gathers to celebrate Faculty’s 150th anniversary »


Faculty Open House

October 14, 2023 

University of Toronto 

Read our recap of the Faculty Open House »