September 28, 2018  |  Volume 12, Issue 1  | Previous Issues

The Engineering Newsletter

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.
– Cristina
Read the full Annual Report on the Engineering website, or go directly to the report's sections and chapters using the links below.

U of T Engineering by the Numbers
A Message from the Dean
  1. Undergraduate Studies
  2. Graduate Studies
  3. Research
  4. Cross-Faculty Education & Experiential Learning
  5. Awards & Honours
  6. World Recognition by Rankings
  1. Advancement
  2. Communications
  3. International Initiatives
  4. Diversity
  5. Financial & Physical Resources


U of T Engineering community experiences new Myhal Centre at interactive open house
Emily Moore named new director of Troost ILead
Startups to watch from Hatchery Demo Day 2018
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Awards & Honours

Paul Young elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering
Meet U of T Engineering Schulich Leaders who want to make a difference on campus and in the world
Alison McGuigan elected to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists
Michael Carter elected Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
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In the Media

Grid wins $20,000 grand prize at U of T Hatchery Demo Day  — betakit

CityNews gets sneak peek of the new Myhal Centre — CityNews Toronto

Olive oil on stainless steel may halt bacterial growth — Yahoo News

Who has your data? Researchers scrutinize apps for undisclosed ties to advertisers, analytics companies — CBC

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Meet Your Colleagues

Sabrin Mohamed
Undergraduate Advisor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering

Fun fact: Sabrin says she enjoys the simple things in life, like spending a night out with her friends.

Chris Damaren

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.


Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) — October 21-23

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Research Grants & Opportunities

Hong Kong University-University of Toronto Call for Joint Research Proposals — Deadline October 1

2018 SSHRC Insight Grant 2018 — Deadline October 10

CIFAR – International Call for AI & Society Workshop Proposals — Deadline October 15

NCE: Innovation in Design and Construction of Low-Cost, Resilient, Energy-Efficient, and Safe Housing for First Nation Communities — Deadline October 15

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October 10: Skule™ Lunch & Learn

October 12: MIE – Nanoscale Factors Controlling Friction and Lubrication: From 2D Materials to Engine Oil

October 17: ChemE – Giving New Life to Materials for Energy, the Environment, and Medicine

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