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.
CGEN News & Updates
- How a student group project (Course: JCR1000Y) is enhancing the ability of Bangladeshi factory workers to breastfeed - BBC News
- Global Longevity Not Fairly Distributed, say U of T Researchers - Engineering in the News
- Gates Foundation Continues Funding for UofT’s Innovative Toilet Research
- Breath of Life: Bev Bradley is developing technology to give hospitals in low-income countries a more reliable supply of medical oxygen - U of T Magazine
- Interim Report of the Dean’s Task Force on Globalization and Engineering - Summary - The Engineering Newsletter