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.
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.
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.
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