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January 25, 2017  |  Volume 10, Issue 4
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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


Engineering innovation is critical in every aspect of health care, from illness prevention, diagnosis and treatment to the design and optimization of care facilities and systems. Our Faculty has a long history of excellence in these areas. Looking back to the early 1950s, one of our alumni led the development of the first mass-produced electric wheelchair. Today, U of T engineers continue to create solutions to complex challenges related to our health, such as nanoparticles that target and destroy cancer cells and lab-grown tissues that could repair damaged organs and accelerate drug development.
 
We collaborate with clinicians and medical industry partners in Toronto’s world-class hospital network and beyond to deliver new technologies in health care. Our faculty members lead initiatives such as Medicine by Design, which undertakes cutting-edge research in regenerative medicine and cell therapy, and the Translational Biology & Engineering Program (TBEP), which leverages technologies in tissue engineering, stem cell culture and cell signalling to develop therapies that can regenerate damaged hearts.
 
Our forthcoming Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CEIE) will further catalyze innovation across disciplinary boundaries by providing a dynamic, flexible space where students, engineers, researchers and entrepreneurs can meet, build prototypes and share ideas that will spark new ventures.
 
Our rich academic environment also provides transformational experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in the health care context. One recent example is the Master of Engineering (MEng) in Biomedical Engineering, launched this past fall, in which students learn to design and commercialize biomedical devices.
 
Over the past century, engineering innovations and discoveries have contributed to significant developments in health care, greatly increasing life expectancies around the globe. However, pressing global health issues remain to be addressed. Together with our clinical and industry partners, we will continue our relentless pursuit of solutions that improve lives.

 
— Cristina

Spotlight: Engineering Our Health

Top 3 Engineering News Stories

Some of the most-read stories on our news site
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Bike lanes on Bloor Street: U of T Engineering partners with Miovision, City of Toronto to help evaluate pilot and track traffic safety
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Alumnus funds first scholarship for U of T Engineering students involved in eSports
For more Engineering stories, visit the news site.

 In the Media

A highlight of Faculty 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
Jennifer Farmer
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry

Fun fact: Professor Farmer has an extensive collection of frog figurines from around the world.
Meet Your Colleagues
Steve Radbourn
Alumni Engagement & Programs Officer, Office of Advancement

Fun fact: Steve wears a different button every day, and has been doing so for over a decade.
Social Media Spotlight

Social Media Spotlight


U of T Engineering students returned to Skule™ for the beginning of winter semester classes and the annual Godiva Week festivities.
 

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