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February 22, 2016  |  Volume 9, Issue 6
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The Engineering Newsletter

Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering | University of Toronto

In this issue


Spotlight

Top 3 Stories

In the Media

Awards & Honours

Announcements & Appointments

Events

Research Grants & Opportunities

Bulletin

Meet Your Colleagues

Social Media Spotlight


 

A Message from Dean Cristina Amon


U of T engineers are at the forefront of addressing the world’s most important challenges, and many of these are related to human health. In collaboration with clinicians, our professors and students apply innovative thinking, creativity and problem-solving to detect and treat disease, repair damaged tissues and improve the delivery of health care.
 
Our faculty members lead multidisciplinary research and educational initiatives focused on health, including:
 
The Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CEIE), which will open in 2017, continues this strong tradition by providing a home for world-leading research institutes. For example, the Centre for Global Engineering has designed low-cost, off-grid toilets to prevent the spread of disease in developing nations. Researchers at the Institute for Robotics and Mechatronics are developing robots for home health care and emergency response. Through spin-off companies like ChipCare, TARA Biosystems and Xagenic, we are bringing U of T Engineering innovations from the lab to a clinical setting. 
 
Through unique educational programs, our students develop key competencies at the intersection of engineering, medicine and human health. These include the undergraduate minor in biomedical engineering and the biomedical systems major. For graduate students, we offer research-based, clinical engineering and professional programs in biomedical engineering, including the new Master of Engineering (MEng) in Biomedical Engineering, to launch this fall, which focuses on the design and commercialization of biomedical devices.
 
I hope you enjoy reading more about the synergy between engineering and medicine in this issue of The Engineering Newsletter. Together, we can greatly improve the lives of not only our neighbours, but also people around the world. I encourage you to share related stories with our Engineering Strategic Communications team so we may feature these achievements in upcoming publications.
 
— Cristina

Spotlight: Engineering Human Health

A look at our featured stories for this month
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Tiny, swimming robots could improve surgery

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Smarter scans could detect cancer earlier

 
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The link between air quality and human health

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Lab-grown heart cells to improve drug safety

 
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Three health-focused student startups

Top 3 Engineering News Stories

Some of the most-read stories on our news site
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Winds of change: U of T engineers design windmills for Nicaragua

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Two U of T profs elected as Foreign Members of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering

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From stem-cell muscles to portable power: Eight women shaping the future of engineering


For more Engineering stories, visit the news site.

 In the Media

A highlight of media coverage this month

 Awards & Honours

Selected News Highlights

 Events

To view all upcoming events, visit the Engineering Faculty Calendar.
 

Research Grants & Opportunities

For a full list of grants and opportunities this month, visit our Research Grants & Opportunities page.

 Bulletin

The Bulletin is a place for U of T Engineering community news and announcements not found on our news site or Faculty calendar. Please send all submissions to Engineering Communications.
 

Meet Your Colleagues

Meet Your Colleagues
Markus Bussmann
Professor, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering and Vice-Dean, Graduate Studies

Fun fact: Prof. Bussmann has been eating at Wokking on Wheels, the food truck at St. George and Harbord, since his days as a U of T student and has even come to know the owners.
Meet Your Colleagues
Sharon Brown
Manager and Student Counsellor, Cross-Disciplinary Programs Office


Fun fact: Sharon loves all things tea! She has a teapot from almost every country she's visited and over 20 varie-teas in her cupboard right now.
 
Social Media Spotlight

Social Media Spotlight


Just another day in the life of an engineering student - this tableau was captured in the Bahen Centre on a snowy afternoon.

To have your photo featured in the social media spotlight, simply tag @UofTEngineering in your tweets or Instagram posts!
 
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