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A Message from Dean Cristina Amon

In our last issue, we reflected on our progress in the past year through the 2011 Annual Report. In this issue, we chart a path forward through the Academic Plan for 2011-2016. The plan is a living document which will guide our work for the next five years, as we continue to advance engineering excellence.

We have worked vigorously together in the past two years to frame the Faculty's pursuits. And now, this vision will come to life through all of us, our committed faculty, staff, students and alumni.

The Academic Plan articulates the direction in which our Faculty is heading, our academic and administrative goals, within the context of U of T's Towards 2030. Together, we aspire to strengthen our culture of excellence, our influence, our educational and research mission.

As we embark on our plans for the future of our Faculty, I would like to acknowledge and congratulate 315 of our outstanding new alumni, who received their degrees at convocation this month – they will make us, and the world, proud.


November 15, 2011

Volume 5, Issue 3
In this issue:

Spotlight On: Academic Plan

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

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Spotlight On: Academic Plan


The Academic Plan: All Together Now

A look at the Academic Plan's key priorities


What's New


U of T Engineering Welcomes 315 New Alumni

Fall convocation ceremony celebrates culmination of many years of scholastic effort

Gabriele D'Eleuterio Appointed Director, IRM

UTIAS Professor succeeds Professor Ridha Ben Mrad (MIE) as Director of Institute for Robotics and Mechatronics

MIE Professor Named Director of ECTI

Professor Yu Sun (MIE) appointed Director of Emerging Communications Technology Institute (ECTI), beginning January 1, 2012

NSERC Funds New SAVI Network Based at U of T

Professor Alberto Leon-Garcia (ECE) to lead $5 million research network focused on developing Canada's virtual infrastructure

Engineers Solve Energy Puzzle

MSE researchers demonstrate how energy levels align in organic-based technologies

Next-Generation Biomaterials Make Catheters Safer

Navilyst Medical launches catheter with integrated Endexo Technology, developed by IBBME Director Paul Santerre

Skule™ Comes to Asia

Dean Cristina Amon meets alumni in Asia; global engineering tops agenda during visit

IBBME Announces 50th Anniversary Plans

The Institute shares anniversary details and recognize alumni and student achievements during awards dinner

Engineering Researchers Create World's Most Efficient Flexible OLED

Plastic solution enables a flexible form factor and a less costly alternative to traditional OLED manufacturing

ONCWIC Event Helps Strengthen Computing Community

Ontario Celebration of Women in Computing (ONCWIC) conference provides networking opportunity for female faculty, students and professionals in computing


Honours and Awards


U of T Engineering Honours Outstanding Alumni at EAA Awards

Alumni return to alma mater to celebrate engineering and award winners

Eleven Alumni Recognized with Arbor Awards

Awards recognize U of T volunteer service

Call for Nominations: Staff Awards

Awards celebrate outstanding contributions of Faculty community; submissions due January 31, 2012




The International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS) – Call for Proposals

Internal and Sponsor Deadline: November 24, 2011

USAID – Development Innovation Ventures

Sponsor Deadlines: January 15 and April 15, 2012

SSHRC Partnership Grant Letter of Intent – February 2012 Competition

Deadline: February 12, 2012




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

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

Engineering Events

November 18
November 25
November 28
November 29
December 2
December 2
December 7
Dec. 21–30

MIE: Speaker Xin Zhang, Boston University
MIE: Speaker Yingxiao Wang, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
U of T 6th Annual Teaching and Learning Symposium
Graduating to Engineering Employment: OSPE Policy Series Breakfast
Faculty Council Meeting
MIE: Speaker Shi-Chune Yao, Carnegie Mellon Unversity
ChemE: Speaker Hicham Fenniri, University of Alberta
University Closed: Winter Holidays


More Engineering events
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In the News


ENGaging Toronto Youth

NSBE Magazine spotlights the sucess of U of T Engineering's ENGage program

Documentary Follows Ornithopter Team's Journey to Aviation History

PhD candidate Todd Reichert (UTIAS) and his team's record-breaking ornithopter flight is subject of doc, When Dreams Take Flight

Future of Medicine is Smarter Implants

Professor Paul Santerre (IBBME) comments on how biomedical implants will transform medicine

The Nano-Revolution: Will Nano Save the Planet?

Professor Ted Sargent (ECE) featured on the CBC's The Nature of Things

Engineer Becomes Beauty Maven with Virtual Makeover App

Associate Professor Parham Aarabi (ECE) finds success with virtual makeover business, ModiFace

Saint John Commission Defends Parking Garage Decision

Professor Doug Hooton (CivE) gives expert comment

Inflatable, Solar-Powered Plane Takes Off in Toronto

Professor Emeritus James DeLaurier (UTIAS) helps develop solar aircraft for heavy-cargo missions and disaster relief

Visionary Engineering Professor Worked to Link the Ivory Tower with the Factory Floor

The Globe and Mail profiles the late Professor Emeritus Gordon R. Slemon (ECE)

More Engineering In the News


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