About Us

In 2021, UTEK will be entering it’s 20th competition!

The University of Toronto Engineering Kompetition (UTEK) is an annual competition targeted towards undergraduate students. The two day competition gives students the opportunity to use their classroom education to discuss and solve real engineering problems. These range from design problems, case competitions and even debates surrounding the challenges within engineering and society. UTEK encourages deep collaboration, teamwork, creativity, and ingenuity among students in all of its competitions.

UTEK is known as THE largest engineering competition at the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto and in 2021 will be entering its 20th year! It attracts up to 500 future engineers, consultants and more. The top teams from UTEK then go on to successfully represent the university in both the Ontario Engineering Competition (OEC), and the Canadian Engineering Competition (CEC).

The eight competitions are: consulting, programming, senior design, junior design, re-engineering, communications, debate and innovative design.

Please contact utek@skule.ca regarding any questions about how to get involved!

UTEK Mission

The purpose of UTEK is to:

1. Provide engineering students with practical experience solving current issues by collaborating with judges from academia and industry in designing the competitions

2. Benefit students from as many disciplines as possible by marketing UTEK to all faculties/disciplines.

3. Design the competitions and provide training sessions to best prepare students for OEC (Ontario Engineering Competition) and CEC (Canadian Engineering Competition)

4. Carefully select topics to incorporate elements from diversified fields of engineering

5. Carefully select judges from different disciplines and from the industry to provide unbiased feedback/comments and fair judging decisions

6. Create networks between students and industries to enhance students' career and professional development, e.g. inviting companies to sponsor and attend our events

7. Promote engineering innovation among undergraduate engineering students by emphasizing innovation in our judging criteria

8. Incorporate the broader UofT community and faculty

2020-2021 UTEK Planning Team

Meet the dedicated team that has spent months planning to bring you an amazing experience! Reach out to their email for questions relating to their competition or position!

Admin

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Valerie Ajayi

MECH 2T1+PEY

Director

Grace Li

Grace Li

ECE2T3

Vice-Director Graphics

Arfa Saif

Arfa Saif

ECE2T0

Vice-Director WebMaster

Arfa Saif

Yi Li Ng

ECE 2T3

Vice-Director Marketing

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Bipasha Goyal

EngSci 2T1+PEY

Vice-Director Sponsorship

Grace Li

Kevin Zhu

EngSci 2T3

Vice-Director Sponsorship

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Irteza Ahmed

CIV 2T2

Vice-Director Finance

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Karthik Diatha

INDY 2T2

Vice-Director LogOps

Ulla Hagomer

Ulla Hagomer

ECE 2T1 + PEY

Vice-Director LogOps

Competition Directors

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Diana Li

ENGSCI 2T3

Consulting

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Alyson Wong

Mech (T1) 2T1 + PEY

Consulting

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Julianne Attai

EngSci 2T3

Debate

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Jhanavi Gera

ECE 2T3

Programming

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YiFei Tang

ECE 2T1

Programming

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Amanda Tejada

CIV 2T1

Re-engineering

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Asad Naqvi

Chem 2T3

Re-engineering

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Charlie Li

EngSci 2T3

Junior Design

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Kumaran

Civil Engineering

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Wendy (Yutong) Wang

EngSci 2T2

Senior Design

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Harsimrat Singh

ECE 2T2

Senior Design

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Sabrina Sun

INDY 2T0 + PEY

Junior Design