Keynote speaker Gillian Hadfield, director of the new Shwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society at U of T, speaks to over 150 industry partners at the 2019 Partners’ Reception. (Photo: Paul Terefenko)

More than 150 industry and community leaders, government partners and faculty members gathered on Nov. 13, 2019 at the Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship for the UofT Engineering Partners’ Reception. The event celebrated the Faculty’s longstanding ties with over 400 industry partners across its six multidisciplinary innovation clusters. Four partners were recognized at the reception for research contributions in aerospace, industrial, electrical, materials and civil engineering.

This year, UTIAS’ partnership with Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) was recognized with the Small-to-Medium Enterprise Award. DDC reached out to Professor Hugh Liu for advice and established two research partnerships in 2017 with Liu as well as professors Tim Barfoot and Angela Schoellig to explore new drone technologies.

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