Established in 2009, the Centre for Global Engineering (CGEN) encourages U of T Engineering faculty and students to think creatively about some of the world’s most important problems. Through its curriculum, co-curricular activities and research, CGEN addresses issues in sanitation, alternative energy, health costs and clean water – especially in developing countries where solutions can have the greatest impact.
Food Fortification Projects
How adding iron and micronutrients to everyday foods is helping to reduce malnutrition worldwide.
Reinventing the Toilet
Our work on this revolutionary project aims to change millions of lives all over the world.
Water & Energy Projects
U of T researchers are helping to provide reliable, potable water to remote communities, and to improve aquaculture in order to increase food security.
- Designing the engineer of 2050: Canadian engineering educators meet in Toronto - National conference will spark discussion on reinventing education to prepare tomorrow’s diverse engineering leaders to address challenges we can’t yet imagine May 16, 2017
- Engineering students tackle eight problems nagging Toronto communities April 11, 2017
- ModiFace invests in augmented reality, artificial intelligence talent at U of T April 7, 2017