What is CEIE x SKAM?

This unique collaboration is the longest single graffiti installation in the city of Toronto. It aimed to bring the spirit of the new Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship to life during its construction. The imagery reflects the rich history and global impact of engineers from the University of Toronto. It also looks toward the future, highlighting the pioneering research, transformative education and game-changing commercialization that will take place within the Myhal Centre.

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Located at 55 St. George St. (one block north of College St., on the east side)

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276 feet (84.1 metres) long

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Total surface area of 2,208 square feet (205.1 square metres), which is nearly the same area as a standard tennis court

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The mural is the longest single graffiti installation in Toronto

On display until the construction of the University’s new building is completed

U of T Engineering alumni made aviation history in 2010 by achieving bird-like flight in their human-powered ornithopter.

U of T Engineering partners with cities to improve critical transportation infrastructure and enable people to travel more efficiently.

This student band is a staple at all U of T Engineering celebrations. Thanks to the Myhal Centre’s music room, students will have a new place to practice!

Pronounced “en psi,” this abbreviation refers to U of T’s world-renowned Engineering Science program.

Alumna Julie Payette (graduate of 1990) was the first Canadian to board the International Space Station.

The Centre for Global Engineering — which will be housed in the Myhal Centre — enables engineers to find creative solutions to the world’s most important challenges. Flags for Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore honour those alumni chapters whose generosity is helping to make the Myhal Centre a reality.

U of T Engineering research continues to advance satellite and information communication technology.

Blue Sky Solar Racing is a student team that competes at The World Solar Challenge, a 3,000-km race across Australia. This team is just one of nearly 90 U of T Engineering teams and clubs.

The Myhal Centre’s Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) rooms will encourage experiential learning and enhance student experience.

Engineers need more than technical skills to make their innovations a reality. That’s why U of T Engineering offers students a range of opportunities to develop entrepreneurial and leadership competencies that will help them succeed and lead in a globally competitive environment.

Collaboration is central to success in engineering. The Entrepreneurship Hatchery and the Institute for Leadership Education — both of which will be housed in the Myhal Centre — are just two of the innovative ways U of T Engineering is enhancing engineering education, enabling students to get their great ideas off the ground.

The Ideal Gas Law is a staple formula used by many engineering students to approximate the behaviour of gases.

Engineers and scientists use Newton’s Second Law of Motion to understand the relationship between acceleration, mass and net force.

Alumni entrepreneurs are revolutionizing the lighting industry with the Nanoleaf One, the world’s most energy-efficient light bulb.

A major goal of the Institute for Sustainable Energy, which will reside in the Myhal Centre, is to increase energy efficiency while reducing environmental impact. Wind and solar energy are just two of the institute’s many research areas.

The Institute for Robotics & Mechatronics will develop and test the next generation of drones in a two-storey research lab at the Myhal Centre.

U of T Engineering’s new Translational Biology and Engineering Program is a key component of the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research.

“Engineers for the World,” a common saying among engineers, represents the profession’s responsibility to humanity.

Each year, engineering students in the Concrete Canoe Club design, build and race a canoe made of concrete.

U of T Engineering research helps build strong, smart and sustainable cities around the world.

The spirit of U of T Engineering was born in 1873 with the creation of the School of Practical Science.

U of T Engineers are active in video game and mobile app development. (Sometimes research is fun and games!)

Alumnus Lewis Urry (graduate of 1950) invented the first commercially viable alkaline battery in the 1950s.

Professor Emeritus Kenneth C. Smith and alumnus Adel S. Sedra co-wrote Microelectronic Circuits in 1982. Now in its seventh edition, this popular undergraduate textbook continues to educate millions of engineers across the world.

Tangy is one of many assistive robots developed at U of T Engineering. These robots provide cognitive stimulation to patients and help seniors with simple activities.

U of T is an epicentre of bioengineering research, bringing together engineering and medicine to create better methods of disease detection and treatment.

The Institute for Water Innovation, which will be part of the Myhal Centre, develops new approaches to improve the stewardship of water resources.

The Ye Olde Mighty Skule Cannon is the official mascot of U of T Engineering. The equation bursting from the cannon is a common formula used to calculate power.

Many engineering students are also accomplished Varsity athletes, combining rigorous training schedules with a top-tier engineering education.

Twice a year, we celebrate our graduates at U of T’s iconic Convocation Hall. These new graduates join an alumni network of more than 45,000 worldwide.

An engineer working in Silicon Valley named Isis Anchalee coined the hashtag #ILookLikeAnEngineer. It was her response to social commentary about whether her appearance matched her profession. The hashtag became viral, showcasing just how diverse the engineering profession is today. Engineers excel in many different industries and settings — and defy stereotypes of bygone days.


  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District II Gold Award 2017
  • Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) In-house award 2016
  • International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Gold Quill Award of Excellence 2016
  • U of T Engineering Innovation Award 2016
  • Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE) Prix d’Excellence 2016
  • International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Ovation Award 2015