We continue to build the strength of our international connections. This past summer, more than 60 of our undergraduates participated in research exchanges in Beijing, Jerusalem, Singapore and myriad other global cities. We also hosted more than 300 international exchange students, including through programs such as Ciência sem Fronteiras. Moreover, thanks to targeted recruitment and scholarships, the proportion of our students who come from outside of Canada is higher than ever. Across our undergraduate and graduate programs, international students make up more than a quarter of our student body, representing 109 countries.
We have much to be proud of, and there is more work to be done. Over the upcoming winter break, many of us will welcome family and friends from outside of Canada, or will travel abroad to visit them. Let us use these opportunities to think about our work in a global context, and ask ourselves how we will contribute to being part of the next generation of global engineering leaders.
Thank you for your continuing pursuit of excellence. I wish you a wonderful holiday season and rewarding 2016!
All this month in the Bahen Centre atrium, visitors and students alike have been interacting with this amazing table created by U of T Engineering's Spark Design Club. The device uses more than 200 infrared sensors and more than 800 green LED lights to react to the presence of objects above it. Check out the video on Instagram!
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