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A Message from Dean, Cristina Amon

We are part-way through our busy 2009-10 academic year and our Faculty continues to thrive. This newsletter illustrates our faculty, staff and students’ continued success and recognition for outstanding achievements. Our students organized and hosted November’s NCWIE conference on women in engineering, our researchers remain prominent in the news, and staff members will contribute their experiences and perspectives on how we, as a Faculty, define Administrative Excellence.

I look forward to sharing with you in our next newsletters further information on our Faculty Self-Study and our Academic Planning processes. As a part of our on-going consultations and critical self-reflection, I look forward to receiving your input as we prepare our Academic Plan for the next five to seven years.

In the meanwhile, on behalf of everyone at the Faculty, thank you for your commitment to excellence in all aspects of our work lives.


January 27, 2010

Volume 3, Issue 8
In this issue:

What's New
In the News
Honours and Awards
Tech Tip


What's New


U of T hosts National Conference on Women in Engineering

EngSoc hosted NCWIE 09, celebrates women’s involvement in engineering and science

Faculty Day 2010: Defining Administrative Excellence

Date: Feb. 16, 2010

Engineering administrative and technical staff are invited to Faculty Day on Feb. 16, 2010. Using case-studies, interactive discussions and break-out groups, we will work together to define Administrative Excellence, develop an understanding of how to promote excellence, how to sustain it, and how to improve as professionals.

Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | 89 Chestnut (University Ave. and Dundas St.)
For more information and to register, please visit www.facultyday.engineering.utoronto.ca
Register by Feb. 8, 2010


In the News


Discovery Channel program features Rock Fracture Dynamics lab

“Engineering Volcanoes” highlights research published in Science journal by CivE's Phil Benson and Paul Young. Research vital in global quest for better predictive tools. Program will play regularly throughout year

Largest solar panel project in the GTA began as student project

In 2006, EngSci's Ashley Taylor evaluated feasibility of installing solar collector panels at Athletic Centre. Ashley worked with Centre's facilities division to fulfill project

CivE Professor leads the way to clear up city traffic congestion

Baher Abdulhai's Intelligent Transportation Systems based on concept that traffic flow issues are fundamentally complex; highlights U of T as centre of excellence

Toronto Star names IBBME faculty members as 2010's people to watch

Bioengineers Milica Radisic and Peter Zandstra work on integrating stem cells to repair damaged heart tissue

MIE alum Anton Davies VP at Guelph firm that wind-tested world’s tallest building

BBC News profiled firm Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc., integral to determining final design of Burj Khalifa, Dubai

Canadian Consulting Engineer recaps Skule™ Idol

Part of EngSci's 75th Anniversary celebrations, event awarded joint winners Anne Bornath (EngSci 9T1) and Joseph Likushi (EngSci 8T2)


Honours and Awards


U of T Engineering receives world-wide recognization

Thirteen professors, one alumnus honoured with awards and fellowships in recognition of research and outstanding achievements in engineering

Celebrating Success 2010

SAVE THE DATE: April 22, 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.

Time: 4-6 p.m. | Michael E. Charles Council Chamber (GB202)

Please RSVP by Monday, April 12 to Carolyn Farrell
Phone: 416-978-8666 / Email: carolyn.farrell@utoronto.ca


Engineering Events

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CivE Seminar: Pharmaceuticals in Our Waters...Myth or Reality?
MIE Seminar: Microscale Environments for Understanding Cell Biology
F!rosh Friday: Time Management
Introductory Engineering Design Course, Part 2
LOT Leadership Certificate: Team Skills, Part 3
MIE Seminar: Interfacial Conditions During Evaporation
F!rosh Friday: The Engineering Library
LOT Leadership Certificate: Team Skills, Part 4
F!rosh Friday: Engineers in Medical School
MIE Seminar: Healthcare Engineering: Quantitative Decision Support Models
Faculty Day 2010: Defining Administrative Excellence




Funding Opportunities

Advanced Foods and Materials' Call for Letters of Intent for STAR/Commercialization
Innovation Research Program Hewlett-Packard Labs
MITACS (Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems)
Ontario Ministry of Transportation – 2010 Highway Infrastructure Innovation Funding Program

Research Ethics Review

Undergraduate Research Involving Human Participants




2009-2010 Faculty Council Meetings

Save the Date: Feb. 24, 2010 | May 26, 2010

Time: 12:10 - 2:00 p.m. | All meetings take place in the Michael E. Charles Council Chamber (GB202)


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