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A Message from Dean Cristina Amon

At the forefront in Canada and among the very best in the world, our Faculty's graduate programs attract top applicants from around the globe.

In lectures and through research advising, our professors play a pivotal mentoring role in our graduate students' education.

In turn, our alumni become the next generation of engineering innovators, global scholars and industry leaders. We are proud of our newest alumni; 284 talented graduate students who received their degrees this week. Many built and diversified their skills as they served as Teaching Assistants and enrolled in programs such as the ELITE and SCFI Magna MEng.

In support of our commitment to enhancing our Engineering students' experiences and educational opportunities, Faculty Council will consider three new programs on Dec. 1: engineering business minor, engineering business certificate and global engineering certificate (see proposals).

Our students demonstrated their strong interest in the Faculty's efforts through their engagement and great turn-out at the Dean's Student Town Hall co-hosted with the Engineering Society. The thoughtful feedback that students provided will help us collaboratively refine our services and processes to further strengthen our U of T Engineering community.


November 10, 2010

Volume 4, Issue 3
In this issue:

Spotlight On: Graduate Studies

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

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Spotlight On: Graduate Studies


The Many Faces of Graduate Studies

Meet some of our stand-out Engineering students

A Closer Look at SCFI Magna Program

New graduate program is a valuable addition to MEng studies


What's New


New Engineering Business Minor, Certificate and Global Engineering Certificate

Faculty Council to consider undergraduate programs for approval on Dec. 1; check back for full meeting package mid-November

Dean's Student Town Hall Draws Crowd

Dean Cristina Amon (MIE, IBBME), Vice-Dean Grant Allen (ChemE) and Engineering Society meet with students to hear input and answer questions

Professors Ready to Shave Their Mo for Charity

Professors Grant Allen (ChemE), Beno Benhabib (MIE) and Lecturer Jason Bazylak (MIE) join the Movember movement to raise money for prostate cancer research

ECTI Open Its Doors to Faculty, Students and Industry Leaders

Emerging Communications Technology Institute hosts a highly informative open house

Professors' Automotive Research Shifts into High Gear with Federal Grants

Jean Zu (MIE), Masahiro Kawaji (ChemE) and Honghi Tran (ChemE) receive funding under Automotive Sector Partnership Program

Astronaut Touches Down On Campus

Dr. Robert Thirsk thanks U of T for contribution to International Space Station experiments

Go ENG Girl Inspires

Weekend event engaged and introduced girls to engineering


Honours and Awards


R. Doug Hooton Wins American Concrete Institute's Arthur R. Anderson Medal

CivE Professor recognized for his outstanding contributions

Skule™ Arts Festival Chair is Recognized with Arts Award

Taryn Davis (ChemE, 1T0) receives U of T Arts Council Awards for Student Engagement

Call for Nominations: Staff Awards

Nomination submission accepted until Jan. 31




Update on Canada Foundation for Innovation's New Funding Architecture

Allocation of $600 million of government funding to CFI is now complete

Utrecht University Short Stay Fellowships 2011

Submission deadline is Jan. 1 for PhD candidates from Utrecht University Partners

U of T Connaught Fund Programs

Upcoming deadlines for new programs that promote research and innovation




Mark your calendars! The 2010–11 Faculty Council meetings will take place from 12:10 to 2 p.m. in the Michael E. Charles Council Chamber. The meeting dates are:

  • Wednesday, December 1, 2010
  • Tuesday, March 8, 2011
  • Thursday, April 28, 2011

Engineering Events

November 15
November 18
November 19
November 19
November 22
Novemver 23
November 24
November 26
December 1
December 3
December 8

Calgary Fall Reception
ECE: Distinguished Speaker Kevin Stoodley, IBM Fellow
Engineering for Educators (E4E)
Engineering Science Dinner-Dance
ECE: Distinguished Speaker Rick Segal, Co-Founder of Fixmo
Daniels/DX FORA: Breaking the Surface
LOT: The Art of Powrful Conversations with Stuart Knight
MIE: Speaker David Erickson, Cornell University
Faculty Council Meeting
MIE: Distinguished Speaker Daniel J. Inman, Virginia Tech
ChemE: Distinguished Speaker Menachem Elimelech, Yale University


More Engineering events


In the News


Behind GO Transit's Passenger Charter

Professor Emeritus Richard Soberman (CivE) says transit systems' expansion makes customer service a priority

Strides Made in Optical Invisibility

Professor George V. Eleftheriades (ECE) comments on metamaterials and magnetic resonance

Tom Chau is Giving Children with Physical Challenges Tools to Speak Out

IBBME Professor nominated as one of 25 Transformational Canadians

Bleeding Edge of Forensics

Professor Sanjeev Chandra (MIE) studies behaviours of liquids in forensics

Professor's ASR Research Project Will Save Ontario Government $72 Million

Alkali-silica reaction conducted by Professor Doug Hooton (CivE) will extend the life of 1,800 concrete bridges

Professor's Company to Develop Canada's New Space Arm Technologies

Company formed by Andrew Goldenberg (MIE) wins contract with Canadian Space Agency

Telus Puts Faith in High-Tech Health Care

Professor Michael Carter (MIE) comments on IT implementation in health care

More Engineering In the News


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