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January 25, 2016  |  Volume 9, Issue 5
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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


One of the great privileges and responsibilities of being an engineer is the ability to bring new ideas to life. Our Faculty’s strong connections with industry partners are key to our success in transitioning innovation from the laboratory into practice.
 
Our Faculty collaborates with more than 300 industry partners through sponsored research, educational programming and other initiatives. These companies gain access to some of the world’s brightest minds and top research facilities, and the intriguing questions they pose open up new avenues of investigation. These relationships also enable us to access new sources of funding. For example, we have more than doubled the amount of support we receive through NSERC’s industrial partnership programs in the past ten years.
 
Corporate collaborators also help us nurture the next generation of engineers by providing students with experiential learning opportunities through applying their technical competencies to industrial challenges. Each year, undergraduate and professional master students work on industry-sponsored projects through the University of Toronto Institute for Multidisciplinary Design and Innovation (UT-IMDI). More than 780 of our undergraduate students are currently working with leading companies worldwide as part of Professional Experience Year (PEY) placements. Many of our students go on to found their own companies through The Entrepreneurship Hatchery.
 
We will further enhance the connections between industry and academia when the Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CEIE) opens in 2017. The new building will contain a number of spaces for students, faculty members and corporate collaborators to meet and discuss ideas, build prototypes and move projects forward. By providing a home on campus for our partners, the CEIE will create a unique environment that catalyzes innovation to address some of the world’s greatest challenges.
 
I hope you enjoy reading more about our industry partnerships in this issue of The Engineering Newsletter, and that these stories inspire further fruitful collaborations in your own work.



— Cristina

Spotlight: Industry Partnerships

A look at our featured stories for this month
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Q & A: U of T Engineering's Directors of Corporate and Foundation Partnerships

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Three industry professionals leading U of T Engineering courses

 
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Meet seven student interns from U of T Engineering

Top 3 Engineering News Stories

Some of the most-read stories on our news site
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Professor Michael Sefton awarded the Terumo Global Science Prize

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Prime Minister backs regenerative medicine research at U of T Engineering and partners

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Four Hatchery startups receive SmartStart funding


For more Engineering stories, visit the news site.

 In the Media

A highlight of media coverage this month

 Awards & Honours

Announcements & Appointments

 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 and 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
Olenka Baron
Finance & Budget Officer, Office of the Dean

Fun fact: Olenka completed her MBA while working full-time in the Office of the Dean.
Meet Your Colleagues
David Zingg
Professor and Director at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies


Fun fact: David has spent the past 28 summers at the NASA Ames Research Center in California conducting collaborative research.

 
Social Media Spotlight

Social Media Spotlight


Yesterday's news is tomorrow's art as U of T Engineering students revealed an "Iron Throne" fashioned from old issues of The Toike Oike ahead of the week-long annual Skule Arts FestivalThe Toike Oike is the official humour newspaper of the U of T Engineering Society.

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