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Welcome to the 2014–15 academic year.
This fall, we welcome an outstanding group of new faculty members, 1,254 undergraduate students and 740 graduate students, joining us from over 50 countries. In fact, more than one third of our incoming undergraduates are international students. And more women make up our first-year cohort, rising to 30.6 per cent. With a global reputation for excellence, we are attracting exceptional students from home and abroad who bring their diverse strengths and potential to Skule.
All of these remarkable students were drawn to U of T Engineering not only for our pioneering research, but also for our innovation in education. Our new learning opportunities for undergraduates this year include the Biomedical Engineering Minor and certificates in Engineering Leadership and Renewable Resources Engineering, while graduate students can take advantage of our newly launched collaborative program in Engineering Education.
As our Faculty begins this academic year, we highlight new initiatives, we reflect on our achievements and we also step back to take a longer view of our future. So, in this first issue of The Engineering Newsletter, I am pleased to share our sixth Annual Report of Performance Indicators. Included are comprehensive metrics that span ten years, allowing us to examine and add to our notable progress.
My warm wishes for another rewarding year. I look forward to moments that will draw us together even more closely in our shared pursuit of excellence.
Cristina Amon, Dean
September 29, 2014
The Faculty welcomes Elodie Passeport (ChemE, CivE), Margaret Hai-Ling Cheng (IBBME, ECE), Kinnor Chattopadhyay (MSE) and Gisele Azimi (ChemE, MSE)
1,254 first-year students and 740 graduate students enjoy orientation events
Entrepreneur's challenge to engineering undergraduates: do something game changing
A look at the upcoming Bio-Inspired Ideas for Sustainable Energy - Connaught Symposium
U of T to receive funding to increase training and support entrepreneurship initiatives like The Entrepreneurship Hatchery
Student groups pitch business ideas to panel of expert judges
Expert in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine named new senior advisor on science and engineering engagement
Engineering Professor speaks about the importance of water for cities in the 21st century
Engineering student Shums Kassam (EngSci 1T5) swipes right into media spotlight
Undergraduates teamed up with Dr. Scott Ramsay and Professor Uwe Erb (both MSE) for collaborative summer projects
Two groups of U of T researchers develop innovative healthcare technologies
Two students of the Entrepreneurship Hatchery find commercial success
Start-ups from engineering alumni featured at worldwide fair
Engineering lecturer honoured for his experience-based teaching approach and pioneering the "inverted classroom" style
Arianna McAllister (IBBME MASc 1T4) and Lian Leng (MIE MASc 1T0, PhD 1T5) named the Canadian winners of the 2014 James Dyson Award for their invention, the PrintAlive Bioprinter
Professor inducted into the RSC's College of New Scholars, Scientists and Artists
First-year engineering student Quinton Lowe (EngSci 1T8) honoured for outstanding leadership
Design by Qian (Linda) Liu (EngSci 1T3 + PEY) and Kaiyin (Cathy) Zhu (EngSci 1T3 + PEY) garners this year's John W. Senders Award for Imaginative Design
Two U of T Engineering professors honoured for advances in energy and biomedical engineering
Four students awarded for innovation in cancer, climate change, aging infrastructure and heart disease
Professor Radhakrishnan Mahadevan (ChemE) specializes in the utilization of micro-organisms
Professor named to Thomson Reuters' rankings of the most highly cited scientific researchers
Professor Aaron Wheeler (IBBME) wins annual $100,000 McLean Award, part of U of T's Connaught Fund
Ali Rizvi (MIE PhD 1T4) named one of the "Top 30 under 30 Future Leaders in Manufacturing"
October 27–29, the Norwegian Government is holding its 13th annual Transatlantic Science Week (TSW) at the MaRS Centre in Toronto
November 19, the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering is pleased to announce our 3rd annual Industry Partners Reception
Grants and Opportunities
This program is a partnership between the Ontario Centres of Excellence, Ontario Ministry of Transportation and Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation
The Connaught Committee is pleased to announce the 2014–15 Connaught program application deadlines
Sponsor Deadline: October 1, 2014
Internal Deadline: October 14, 2014
Mark your calendar! Faculty Council meeting dates for the 2014–15 academic year are as follows:
All Council meetings take place from 12:10 to 2 p.m. in the Michael E. Charles Council Chamber (GB202).
The race to capture solar energy at U of T (CBC News)
A look at Professor and Vice Dean, Research Ted Sargent's (ECE) innovative nanotechnology with CBC News
Real tremors, or drug-seeking patient? New app can tell (Toronto Star)
U of T researchers develop novel method for gauging alcohol withdrawal symptoms
Engineering student Shums Kassam (EngSci 1T5) sees media spotlight in Toronto Life, Global TV and Toronto Star
Jenn & Winston live at University of Toronto for Orientation Week (Breakfast Television)
Breakfast Television chats with Blue Sky Solar, Professor Olivier Trescases (ECE) and more at orientation on Front Campus
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