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A Message from Dean Cristina Amon

In this issue of The Engineering Newsletter, we highlight the importance of thinking and acting globally in an ever-increasingly interconnected world. The international initiatives we have established, and those in the works, develop student experience beyond the classroom, and build international collaborations beyond research lab walls. Read about how the Engineering Faculty is enhancing the global perspective through a number of global initiatives.

May has been an exciting time, as we proudly hosted two very successful and significant events – the Centre for Sustainable Energy Showcase and the Educational Technology Workshop.

I am delighted to announce that Professor Mark Kortschot (ChemE) has been appointed the next Chair of Engineering Science, while three of our alumni will receive honorary degrees at this year's convocation for their extraordinary achievements. Recently, a group of outstanding U of T Engineering undergraduate students won five trophies at the Indianapolis Speedway and two of our graduate students were awarded with the prestigious Trans-Canada (McKee) Trophy. This month also saw Professor Emeritus Frank Hooper (MIE) honoured for his pioneering research, and Chemical Engineering recognized with two international communication awards.


May 27, 2011

Volume 4, Issue 9
In this issue:

Spotlight On: International Initiatives

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

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Spotlight On: International Initiatives


Enhancing the Global Perspective

A snapshot of the many international initiatives underway at U of T Engineering

Innovative International Initiatives

A look at even more Faculty programs that take students and faculty around the world


What's New


Mark Kortschot Appointed Chair of Engineering Science

Professor Kortschot will serve as EngSci Chair beginning July 1, 2011

Five Engineering Researchers Awarded Connaught Grants

Revamped Connaught New Researcher Awards granted to 69 U of T young researchers, including five from U of T Engineering

Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) Hosts Its First Energy Showcase

CSE showcase sheds light on clean and efficient energy practices in Canada

Educational Technology Workshop Highlights Innovations in Teaching Technology

Faculty invites U of T community to learn the latest techniques to enhance student learning

U of T Engineering Team Pedals Its Way to Five Trophies at Indianapolis Speedway

Students win overall category at the Human Powered Vehicle Challenge

Students Help Set World Record

ChemE students take the cake (literally) and set a record in Toronto for world's largest ice cream cake

Formula SAE Racing Team Unveils 2011 Race Car

The "UT11" race car revealed to the public; five U of T Engineering students among this year's team


Honours and Awards


Dean Amon Honoured at YWCA Gala

Dean Cristina Amon received the YWCA Toronto Woman of Distinction Award on May 18 for her commitment to diversity in engineering

Graduate Students Win Senior Award

Todd Reichert (EngSci 0T5, UTIAS PhD candidate) and Cameron Robertson (UTIAS MASc 0T9) receive Trans-Canada (McKee) Trophy from the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute

Professor Frank Hooper Recognized for Pioneering Research

Professor Emeritus Frank Hooper (MIE) was honoured for outstanding contributions to geothermal technology

ChemE Wins Two International Communication Awards

Creative team wins Platinum Award for weekly e-newsletter and Gold Award for online video series

Alumnus Receives Honorary Degree from Clarkson University

Bernard Amadei (EngSci 7T9) awarded an honorary degree from Clarkson University for "passionate commitment to sustainability and his use of technology to serve humanity"

Three Engineering Alumni to Receive Honorary Degrees

U of T recognizes Koh Yong Guan (MechE 7T0, MASc 7T2), Anne Sado (IndE 7T7) and Bert Wasmund (ChemE PhD 6T6) for extraordinary achievements




Samsung Global Research Outreach Program

Deadline: May 28, 2011

Ministry of the Environment Funding Program – Showcasing Water Innovation

Deadline: June 10, 2011

Call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for Smart Grid Projects: Ontario Centres of Excellence

Deadline: June 10, 2011




Professor Jonathan Rose (ECE) has been re-acclaimed as Faculty Council Speaker for 2011–12.

Mark your calendars! The Faculty Council meetings take place from 12:10 to 2 p.m. in the Michael E. Charles Council Chamber. The 2011–12 meeting dates are:

  • Thursday, October 6, 2011
  • Friday, December 2, 2011
  • Wednesday, March 7, 2012
  • Thursday, April 26, 2012

Engineering Events

May 25–28
May 28
June 3–11
June 9–10
June 13
June 15

Spring Reunion 2011
Spring Reunion Skule™ Kids
Connaught Summer Institute in Nanofrabrication
2011 Summer Leadership Institute
Spring Convocation


More Engineering events
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In the News


Professor Discovers Cure for Broken Heart

Professor Milica Radisic (IBBME/ChemE), one of U of T’s Connaught Fund Innovation Award winners, has discovered how to prevent cell death in engineered tissue

Being Your Own Boss Demands Discipline and Motivation

ECE PhD candidate Vincent Cheung, creator of the Shape Collage software program, shares the benefits and challenges of running a business from home

Toronto Rehab Biomedical Engineer Uses Electrostimulation to Train Injured Brains to do New Tasks

Professor Milos R. Popovic (IBBME) makes use of brain "plasticity" to help stroke and spinal cord injury survivors

More Engineering In the News


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