Our Partners

Global Engineering Week would not be possible without our fantastic partners.

Center for Global Engineering

The Center for Global Engineering (CGEN) is a cross-disciplinary research center with over 30 collaborating faculty members from across the University of Toronto. CGEN was created to enable faculty and students to develop transformative, creative solutions to address some of the world’s most important problems. Focusing on the pillars of (1) food and nutrition, (2) water and sanitation, (3) health, and (4) shelter, CGEN’s scope spans across Engineering disciplines. The Centre has forged partnerships across the University of Toronto, as well as other academic institutions and non-profit organizations around the world. Since its inception in 2009, CGEN has led several high impact projects around the world, including:

  • Engineering iron-fortified salts and tea to help fight malnutrition;
  • Developing a solar powered, stand-alone water desalination system that can help alleviate potable water scarcity challenges in low resource settings;
  • Optimizing a more efficient system for dispatching ambulances in Dhaka, Bangladesh;
  • Developing an off-grid sanitation process and toilet prototype that has been supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Reinvent the Toilet Challenge for the past 5 years.

Engineers Without Borders U of T

EWB U of T strives to address social injustices where there are difficult constraints, diverse stakeholders, and no clear solutions. EWB UofT does this through offer a year long curriculum to our members to give them fundamental knowledge of global development. We then support them in applying this knowledge through ownership of socially impactful projects in Canada or overseas. EWB operates at U of T to grow leaders that will have positive impact on failing social systems across the world.

Course Partnerships

Through collaborating with professors across the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, Global Engineering Week will be impacting over 2,500 students via course curriculum in 2018. The participating courses include:

  • CIV380, Sustainable Energy Systems
  • CIV576, Sustainable Buildings
  • CIV300, Terrestrial Energy Systems
  • CHE488, Entrepreneurship and Business for Engineers
  • CIV488, Entrepreneurship and Business for Engineers
  • APS112, Engineering Strategies & Practice II
  • MIE100, Dynamics
  • MIE561, Healthcare Systems
  • APS530, Appropriate Technology & Design for Global Development
  • CHE375, Engineering Finance and Economics
  • CIV577, Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities
  • APS432, Entrepreneurship and Business Management
  • CHE460, Environmental Pathways and Impact Assessment
  • ECE297, Communication and Design