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November 29, 2016  |  Volume 10, Issue 2
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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

News

Events

Research Grants & Opportunities

Bulletin

Meet Your Colleagues

Social Media Spotlight


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Past Issues

A Message from Dean Cristina Amon


As we near the end of another remarkable year at U of T Engineering, I am pleased to share our Academic Plan 2011-2016: Final Report on Progress and Achievements. This is an opportunity to reflect upon the ambitious goals we set for ourselves and our tremendous success achieving them.
 
We have established a new standard of excellence through our innovative undergraduate and graduate programs, enhanced experiential learning opportunities, unparalleled co-curricular and entrepreneurship offerings and leading multidisciplinary research.
 
Our strong global reputation continues to attract the brightest students from across Canada and around the world. Applications to our undergraduate programs have increased by 65 per cent in the past five years. Enrolment in our graduate programs has also risen to 2,364, surpassing our goal of 2,000.

We have made remarkable progress increasing our cultural and gender diversity in both our student and faculty complement. International students now comprise 27.9 per cent of our total undergraduates and 33.7 per cent of our graduate students, surpassing our goal to increase our international student population to 25 per cent. This year, 40.1 per cent of our first-year undergraduates are women — the highest proportion in our Faculty’s history. Our overall undergraduate population now includes 30 per cent women, up from 23.8 per cent five years ago. We have increased our women professoriate from 9.5 per cent 10 years ago to 21.0 per cent, hiring 18 exceptional women over the course of our Academic Plan.

Our Faculty continues to offer opportunities for our students to develop competencies through a number of curricular and co-curricular options. We now offer seven minors and eight certificates for undergraduates, and we have added 11 graduate certificates/emphases since the creation of the first certificate in Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation and Technology in Engineering (ELITE) in 2007. And students interested in starting their own businesses have access to a wide range of resources through The Entrepreneurship Hatchery and Start@UTIAS.
 
The Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CEIE) is a cornerstone of our strategy to establish a new benchmark for multidisciplinary, collaborative research and experiential learning excellence, one of our key Academic Plan objectives. Construction on the new building is well underway, and this year, the Government of Ontario recognized the CEIE’s position as an economic driver of the province’s Innovation SuperCorridor with a $15-million investment.
 
As part of the University’s governance process, the Provost commissioned an external review of our Faculty for 2016-2017. We will use the reflections from our self-study, along with the recommendations from the external reviewers, to inform our next phase of strategic planning.
 
At this pivotal time for our Faculty, I thank each of you for your contributions toward achieving and surpassing our shared Academic Plan goals. Your commitment, dedication and collaboration are vital to shaping our future. It is inspiring to witness the energy, creativity and expectation of excellence that define U of T Engineering.

 
— Cristina

Spotlight: Academic Plan 2011–2016 — Final Report on Progress and Achievements

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Read the full Academic Plan 2011–2016 — Final Report on Progress and Achievements on the Engineering website, or go directly to the report chapters by using the links below.
Academic Plan 2011–2016 — Final Report on Progress and Achievements
1. Executive Summary
2. Culture of Excellence
3. Positioning
4. Educating Future Engineers and
    Student Experience
5. Research Foci
6. Outreach, Collaboration and
    Influence
7. Resource Allocation
8. Next Steps

Top 3 Engineering News Stories

Some of the most-read stories on our news site
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New AI algorithm taught by humans learns beyond its training
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For more Engineering stories, visit the news site.

 In the Media

A highlight of media coverage this month

 Awards & Honours

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
Masayuki Yano
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies

Fun fact: When he's not on campus, Professor Yano enjoys snowboarding in the winter and playing tennis during the summer.
Meet Your Colleagues
Krista Haldenby
Industrial Relations and Communications Officer, Department of Materials Science & Engineering

Fun fact: Krista also co-leads a tech consulting company that handles everything from app development to marketing.
Social Media Spotlight

Social Media Spotlight


U of T Engineering students gathered for their annual Remembrance Day ceremony in front of Convocation Hall.

This year, they built a map illustrating the sacrifices of Canadian soldiers during the First World War and invited people to plant a poppies in commemoration. 

 

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