Your Professors

At U of T Engineering, you’ll quickly discover that your professors are passionate about their subject and passionate about teaching it.

Professor Angela Schoellig demonstrates flying robots with her students

U of T Engineering professors are more than teachers and renowned researchers — they are mentors, collaborators and advocates for students’ success during their studies and beyond.  It is this supportive learning environment that contributes to U of T Engineering’s outstanding retention rate –  one of the highest in Canada.

Engineering is one of the smallest and most open learning environments within U of T.  The result is the best of both worlds for you – a small college atmosphere within a large, globally oriented university. Beyond the classroom and the lab, students and professors share ideas at events like UnERD, a one-day symposium where undergraduates showcase their summer research and professors judge the results. In the common rooms of each U of T Engineering department, professors and students mingle informally and talk about their projects. The focus here is on collaborative education.

To encourage excellence in teaching, we offer many teaching awards and honours. You can expect to learn from global leaders who are helping shape their disciplines. Working together, students and professors regularly produce big ideas and cutting-edge discoveries that grab worldwide attention. A great teacher can inspire a student for a lifetime.