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September 26, 2016  |  Volume 10, Issue 1
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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

Other News 

Events

Research Grants & Opportunities

Bulletin

Meet Your Colleagues

Social Media Spotlight


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Past Issues

A Message from Dean Cristina Amon


Welcome to the 2016–2017 academic year.
 
This fall, more than 2,000 new undergraduate and graduate students have joined us from across Canada and around the world. Of the undergraduate students, nearly 40 per cent are women for the first time in our history. This diverse and talented cohort chose U of T Engineering for our international reputation, world-class research and innovative educational programs, and will enrich our vibrant community with novel ideas and global perspectives.
 
Throughout their journey here, these future engineering leaders will collaborate across disciplines and grow both personally and professionally. From first-year courses such as Praxis and Engineering Strategies & Practice to fourth-year capstone projects, the experiential learning opportunities we provide empower our students to address the world’s most pressing challenges. They will discover their strengths through the Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (ILead) and gain new competencies through the Professional Experience Year (PEY) internship program. Many will launch their own enterprises, nurtured by our startup accelerators Start@UTIAS and The Entrepreneurship Hatchery.
 
Each academic year brings new initiatives. We welcome the first students in our new Master of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering program, which focuses on the design and commercialization of biomedical devices. We just announced the inaugural Hart Professorships to catalyze exceptional work of early-career faculty from across U of T Engineering. Later this fall, we will celebrate the halfway mark in the construction of the Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CEIE). This building will set a new standard for engineering education and multidisciplinary research, strengthening our position as the premier engineering school in Canada and among the world’s finest.

In this first issue of The Engineering Newsletter for 2016–2017, I am pleased to share our eighth Annual Report of Performance Indicators, which provides a comprehensive analysis of our tremendous progress over the last decade, and demonstrates how we are meeting the ambitious goals of our Academic Plan.

I look forward to building on these successes with you in the months ahead. My warmest wishes for a rewarding academic year.
 
— Cristina

Spotlight: Annual Report 2016

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Read the full Annual Report on the Engineering website, or go directly to the report's sections and chapters at the links below.
Message from the Dean
Selected Achievements Under the Academic Plan
The Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  1. Undergraduate Studies
  2. Graduate Studies
  3. Research
  4. Cross-Faculty Education and Experiential Learning
  5. Awards
  6. Rankings
 
  1. Advancement
  2. Communications
  3. International Initiatives
  4. Diversity
  5. Financial and Physical Resources
Appendices
Data Sources

Top 3 Engineering News Stories

Some of the most-read stories on our news site
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Many life-saving defibrillators behind locked doors during off-hours, study finds
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Recycling carbon dioxide: U of T researchers efficiently reduce climate-warming CO₂ into building blocks for fuels
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How does water behave in space? U of T Engineering researchers aim to solve longstanding mystery
 
For more Engineering stories, visit the news site.

 In the Media

A highlight of media coverage this month

 Awards & Honours

Other News

 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
Marianne Touchie
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Fun fact: During the summer months, Professor Touchie likes to stay fit by participating in triathlons.
Meet Your Colleagues
Sean Caffrey
Executive Director, BioZone


Fun fact: A professional photographer in his spare time, Sean's work has been featured in Lonely Planet guidebooks and National Geographic.
 
Social Media Spotlight

Social Media Spotlight


Hundreds of first-year Engineering students joined the Lady Godiva Memorial Bnad [sic], the Skule™ Cannon Guard and their upper-year classmates to mark the beginning of the 2016–2017 school year during F!rosh Week.




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