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A Message from Dean, Cristina Amon

Engineering Month is a time to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions engineers bring to our local and global communities. From research to technical innovation to practical implementation, engineers constantly create ways to improve people’s everyday lives and to solve some of the world’s most pressing needs. Many such solutions and innovations spark, grow and develop here in our own labs, classrooms and study spaces.

Our Faculty has celebrated Engineering Month in several ways: Hi-Skule Designapalooza hosted over 300 budding engineers from grades three to eight; over 820 prospective students roamed our Faculty during March Break; the Canadian Engineering Competition – organized by our own Engineering students – welcomed over 150 fellow Canadian undergraduate students in a highly successful three-day competition; and our faculty continue to receive prestigious research fellowships and international awards.

We take great pride in our faculty, staff and students who inspire excellence in our work, studies, research and teaching. Thank you for your on-going engagement and contributions to our vibrant Engineering community.


March 31, 2010

Volume 3, Issue 12
In this issue:

What's New
Honours and Awards
Engineering Events
In the News


What's New


National Engineering Month

National celebration of engineering inspires new generation with events like Designapalooza

U of T Engineering hosts 1,000 applicants and guests at March Break Applicant Event

Prospective students tour facilities, talk with professors and chat with students about programs, opportunities and student life

Faculty panel discusses opportunities and challenges for Women in Engineering

Women graduate students learn about gender parity history, hear personal insights and consider future engineering education

U of T Engineering hosts Canadian Engineering Competition

Student Executive organizes outstanding national competition, debates team wins first place

Engineering Science students job shadow Alumni

Reading week initiative broadens perspectives about future career opportunities

First year EngSci students tackle Toronto problems in Design Showcase

Praxis II addresses city issues of cyclist and pedestrian safety, information-sharing between city agencies dealing with homelessness, sustainable energy

TechTip: Laptop users save batteries and environment

How to prolong your laptop battery life, save money and reduce landfill usage


Honours and Awards


Save the date: Celebrating Engineering Success 2010

Dean Cristina Amon invites all staff and faculty members to join her on April 22, 2010 for a reception to recognize the outstanding achievements of our Faculty and celebrate another successful academic year. We will also take this opportunity to honour the recipients of our staff and teaching awards, as well as the new McCharles Fellow.

April 22, 2010 | 4–6 p.m. | Michael E. Charles Council Chamber (GB202)

Please RSVP by Monday, April 12 to Carolyn Farrell
Phone: 416-978-8666 / Email:

Frank Kschischang and Andreas Mandelis awarded Killam Research Fellowships

Canada Council for the Arts awards two engineering faculty prestigious national award for excellence in research

U of T Engineering professor wins ASEE Section Teaching Award

Greg Evans (ChemE) recognized for engagement and teaching effectiveness in the classroom

MSE students sweep prizes at ASM Poster Night

UofT undergrad and grad students excel at annual engineering event

U of T Aeronautics Team (UTAT) wins five awards at SAE Aero Design West Competition

Aerospace Students take California by storm in record number of wins at North American competition; lead the way in innovation, design and construction




Rising Stars of Research 2010

The RSR online application will open May 10th 2010; Application dealine is Monday, June 14, at 4:00 pm, PDT

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Grand Challenges Explorations, Round 5

Internal deadline: May 17, 2010; Application deadline: May 19, 2010, 12:00 noon




Reminder to place future Faculty Council dates in your calendar

May 26, 2010 | Time: 12:10 - 2:00 p.m. | Michael E. Charles Council Chamber (GB202)


Engineering Events

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April 30

IEEE Seminar - Solar Power: Trends, Applications and Power Electronics
Skule Orchestra hosts Annual Final Concert: Symphonic Boom
Lectures at the Leading Edge: Jay D. Keasling, UC, Berkeley
The Division of Engineering Science 75th Anniversary Lecture Series (part 3 of 3)
MIE Seminar Series: Nonlinear Vibrations and Stability of Shells and Plates
MIE Alumni Dinner
Engineering Science Praxis Showcase
MIE – A Vision with a Mission: The German Route to 50% Renewable Energy
Engineering Science Top of the World Event
MIE Research Symposium


In the News


Auto Industry helps retool Health Care

Michael Carter (MIE) considers assembly lines for inspiration on health care reform

Study by U of T prof supports green move

Heather Maclean's (CIV) findings that biomass dramatically reduce greenhouse emissions help Ontario Power Utility move away from coal

U of T Engineer brings resounding technology to church; Andantephone in action

Steve Mann (ECE) prepares to perform concert in St. Andrew's church with musical invention

U of T Professor directs nanotech development 

Ted Sargent (ECE) explains technology of Quantum Dots behind new camera sensors for mobile phones; related articles: CNET Asia;; New Scientist

Sewage rules to get clean up

Ron Hofmann (CIV) welcomes new regulations to sewage treatment plants

PhD Candidate unsuspecting entrepreneur, software gone viral

Vincent Cheung (ECE) finds success as entrepreneur when photo college program becomes sensation


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