Construction hoardings around the site of the new new Centre for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CEIE) at the University of Toronto have been painted with a wonderful mural. Back in the spring I took some photos of it.
This artwall installation is a collaboration between U of T Engineering and graffiti artist Jason Wing (SKAM). The mural features many things that engineers do, from the things that are unique to U of T Engineering to those that apply to engineers around the world.
below: Batteries, circuit boards, robots and DNA. The robot cat is Tangy, a bingo playing robot and one of the many assistive robots developed at U of T.
below: Astronats in space and the Lady Godiva Memorial Band. The band is part of the engineering school and it will be getting a new music room to practice in as part of the new building. That symbol that looks like NY but isn’t – that’s pronounced ‘en sci’ and is the abbreviation for U of T’s Engineering Science program.
below: The Nanoleaf bulb, one of the world’s most energy efficient bulbs is shown along with wind turbines and solar cells. Wind and solar energy are two of the many research interests of the CEIE.
below: The Ye Olde Mighty Skule Cannon is the official mascot of U of T Engineering. The equation coming out of the cannon is the formula used to calculate power. Also in this part of the mural is a river and a faucet to represent the Institute for Water Innovation which is part of the CEIE.
below: A TTC streetcar and a traffic light are in the artwall to represent the fact that U of T engineers partner with cities worldwide to improve transportation infrastructure.