Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering | University of Toronto
A Message from Dean Cristina Amon
As we celebrate the start of a new academic year, it is my privilege to share our 10th Annual Report of Performance Indicators, which summarizes our outstanding achievements over the last academic year and outlines the progress we have made on our priorities within the Academic Plan.
This report also highlights ongoing efforts that fuel our momentum, including initiatives that enhance diversity and strengthen our culture of inclusion. We are building a community where everyone feels a sense of belonging, affecting change in our Faculty and in the profession at large. Our success is reflected in the incoming undergraduate class, which includes students from 49 countries around the world. For the last two years, women have made up more than 40% of our incoming undergraduate cohort, and we are proud to uphold a similar proportion this fall. Enhancing opportunities for students also remains an ongoing priority. This year, we launched the Engineering Science major in Machine Intelligence — the first of its kind in Canada — as well as our undergraduate minor in Music Performance and certificate in Music Technology, created in collaboration with the Faculty of Music.
The new students joining our Faculty, and those returning this Fall, will be among the first to benefit from the state-of-the-art facilities in our Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship. On September 13, we welcomed our U of T Engineering community to an open house at the Myhal Centre. Students, faculty, staff and alumni had the opportunity to explore the dynamic Lee & Margaret Lau Auditorium, the Norris Walker 5T7 Robotics Laboratory, take in the views from the Dr. Woo Hon Fai Innovation Floor, browse through the Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) rooms and the new student club spaces in the Engineering Society Arena, all while engaging with our leading research and pioneering innovations in engineering education.
The Myhal Centre launches a new chapter in our Faculty’s history. With this exciting start to 2018-2019, I look forward to working with you toward our shared goals in the months ahead. My warmest wishes for a rewarding academic year.
Director, University of Toronto Institute of Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) Fun fact: Chris and his wife walked across England on the Coast to Coast Path – a 309-kilometre journey they completed in 17 days.