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A Message from Dean, Cristina Amon

I am pleased to share with you the Faculty’s Self-Study, prepared for our upcoming External Review. Following a highly consultative, intensive seven-month process, our Self-Study represents a comprehensive overview and critical reflection of our Faculty-wide academic and administrative performance over the past five years.

On May 5th and 6th, we will welcome the Faculty’s External Reviewers: Professor Adel Sedra (Dean of Engineering, University of Waterloo, and former Vice-President and Provost, University of Toronto); Professor Steve Director (Provost and Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Northeastern University, and former Dean, College of Engineering, University of Michigan); and Professor Vijay Dhir (Dean, Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of California, Los Angeles).

During their visit, the Reviewers will meet with faculty, staff, students and alumni to assess a number of aspects of our Faculty, including the quality, size and scope of our academic activities, research activities, interdisciplinary activities, our external relationships within the University and more broadly with organizations, government and industry. The Reviewers will take into account the appropriateness and effectiveness of our financial and organizational structure, the scope and nature of our diversity, and an overall assessment of our strengths, social impact and opportunities as a Faculty, compared to national and international peer institutions.

Our Self-Study serves as the primary reference document for the Reviewers, and it provides the Faculty with valuable material to inform our current Academic Planning exercise, which falls within the University’s Towards 2030 strategic initiative. I gratefully acknowledge the hard work, dedication and contributions of the Self-Study Working Group whose members considered the data, developed the position statements, extended broad consultations and reviewed the many iterations of this document. I also thank our many colleagues, alumni and students for their thoughtful input and feedback on the Faculty Self-Study.

Last Thursday we celebrated with over 150 colleagues at the third annual Celebrating Engineering Success event. There we honoured the recipients of major grants, awards and honours received during the 2009-10 year. We also awarded our internal staff and faculty awards and recognized the tremendous contributions of our staff and faculty to our Engineering community.


April 29, 2010

Volume 3, Issue 14
In this issue:

Self-Study and
Celebrating Success

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


Faculty Self-Study and Celebrating Success


Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering Self-Study

Report reflects insights on Faculty accomplishments, challenges, opportunities; prepares for May 5-6 External Review

Faculty and Staff Celebrate Engineering Success

Recipients of honours, awards and major research grants acknowledged; colleagues celebrate another rewarding academic year


What's New


Ridha Ben Mrad Appointed Director, IRM

Head of Institute for Robotics and Mechatronics to oversee interdepartmental and interdivisional research, scholarly activities

EngSci Student Evelyn Mukwedeya receives a CEMF Scholarship

Prestigious scholarship awards proven female leaders

The German Route to 50% Renewable Energy by 2050

Javad Mostaghimi (MIE) hosts Prof. Hans Müller-Steinhagen of the University of Stuttgart for the Distinguished Speaker Seminar

Boston Symphony Orchestra Assistant Conductor reflects path

Julian Kuerti (EngSci 9T9) applauds engineering education for hard work, creativity and perseverance


Honours and Awards


Craig Simmons receives 2010 McCharles Prize

Exceptional performance and distinction in early career research awarded to MIE professor

Two Professors honoured for Excellence in Teaching

Ali Sheikholeslami (ECE) and Glenn Hibbard (MSE) received Teaching Awards at Celebrating Engineering Success Reception

Eight Engineering Staff Members recognized

Faculty's success supported by extraordinary staff contributions




Major Resources Support (MRS) Program – Letter of Intent

NSERC LOI (Form 181) Deadline: May 1, 2010; August 1, 2010 (deadline Subatomic Physics Resources LOI only)

NSERC Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) Program - Notification of Intent

NSERC Deadline: May 3, 2010

NSERC EWR Steacie Fellowship 2010 – Call for Nomination

Internal Deadline: May 21, 2010; NSERC Deadline: June 7, 2010




Reminder to place final Faculty Council date 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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May 4
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May 17
May 18


IEEE Seminar; Vision to Reality: Deployment of the Smart Grid at Toronto Hydro
DEEP Summer Academy registration - last chance!
MIE Research Symposium: Dean Subra Suresh from MIT to speak
International Conference for Upcoming Engineers
IPSI 2010 Research Symposium – “Developing a Trusted Cyber Infrastructure for Canadians”
Chemical Engineering Spring Cleaning Day
Breakfast with the Bulletin and feature speaker Eric Miller


In the News


New Apps resize internet Ads

Parham Aarabi (ECE) inventions makes better use of webspace


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