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A Message from Dean, Cristina Amon

This week Canada celebrates Earth Day and much of this month’s media and community attention focuses on thinking critically about how we impact the world in our choices and daily actions.

Yet many engineers observe Earth Day year-round in our daily teaching, research and work lives. We have identified Energy, Environment and Sustainability as one of our Faculty’s research foci and the recent Green Issue of the Edge magazine from the Office of the VP, Research, features nine such Engineering researchers. Students, faculty and staff all contribute in unique, creative ways to find alternatives and solutions to this growing, global concern.

Sustainable Energy and the Environmental Engineering Minors, concrete durability and sustainability, solar cells, clean fuel technology, improved pedestrian and cyclist paths and promises to future generations are just a few of the many, diverse ways our engineers advance the broadest perspectives and, together, we innovate and create a greener, sustainable future.


April 20, 2010

Volume 3, Issue 13
In this issue:

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


Environmental Engineering & Sustainability


Edge features Green Research at U of T

Engineers highlighted for research initiatives in environmental engineering, sustainability

U of T announces Funding for Industrial Research Chair

Professor R. Doug Hooton appointed NSERC/CAC Industrial Research Chair in Concrete Durability and Sustainability

Centre for Sustainable Energy

Catalyst for interactions and collaborations will advance development of cleaner, more efficient energy

Engineering Minors

Students now offered Engineering Minor from a list of several cross-disciplinary areas

A Promise to Future Generations – Graduating Engineers' Oath

Committee of students, staff and alumni adapted Cousteau’s Bill of Rights for Future Generations to think critically about environmental choices


What's New


President appoints Advisory Search Committee for Dean

Committee welcomes comments and nominations by May 10th

U of T Aerospace Engineers honoured for role in Apollo 13 rescue

Canadian Air and Space Museum presents Pioneer Award to 1970 UTIAS team for vital assistance in command module landing

Madelyn Herschorn to lead expanded communications and public affairs portfolio

Executive Director brings over 20 years experience, will continue building Faculty’s strategic internal and external communications

One size ads fit all space

New Technology by Parham Aarabi (ECE) resizes ads automatically to fit any web space

Annual EngSci Praxis Showcase draws crowds

Students present urban design solutions in response to some of Toronto’s most pressing questions

U of T Graphics & Logos

How to download and use our logos


Honours and Awards


Three MIE Professors honoured by CSME

Professors Axel Guenther, Ridha Ben Mrad and Jan Spelt honoured by Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering for achievements in the field

Two ECE Professors receive University of Toronto Awards of Excellence

ECE Professors Frank Kschischang and Safwat Zaky honoured by University of Toronto Alumni Association




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 21
April 22
April 22
April 29
April 30

E-Beam Nanolithography Training
Centre for Environment Research Day
Celebrating Success
IEEE Seminar; Vision To Reality: Deployment Of The Smart Grid At Toronto Hydro
MIE Research Symposium


In the News


Houston calls in UTIAS to help save Apollo 13

1970 Aerospace team receive award 40 years after for their role in Apollo 13 rescue
Related Article: CBC; CTV; Cnews; Toronto Sun; Metro News Ottawa; Canada East; Yahoo News; CP24; GoogleNews

Less is more light, better image

Professor Ted Sargent (ECE) interviewed in The Economist about Quantum Dots for photodetector

Practical challenges for U of T students, daily features in Star

EngSci instructors Jason Foster and Alan Chong help students turn theory into practice, improve city
with electric cars; wind turbines; bike boxes; PATH system Star; PATH system Post


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