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A Message from Acting Dean Yu-Ling Cheng

National Engineering Month (NEM) is an opportunity to celebrate and demonstrate the excellent work we do as a Faculty, and to be proud of how we, as researchers and educators, are designing the future.

As researchers, our innovations can make a positive and lasting impact – improving people's quality of life, sustaining the planet and advancing technology.

As educators, we continue our commitment to providing our students with the highest level of engineering education, enabling them to shape our world as graduates. This month saw several initiatives approved and launched to support our students, including the Faculty Council approval of a Mineral Resources certificate and a flexible PhD option in MIE, as well as the launch of The Entrepreneurship Hatchery.

Although NEM is now drawing to a close, we continue to have much to celebrate. I would like to congratulate our new and renewed Canada Research Chairs on their prestigious achievement. As well, I invite you to join the Faculty in recognizing the contributions of our faculty and staff at the Celebrating Engineering Excellence reception on April 18.


March 30, 2012

Volume 5, Issue 7
In this issue:

Spotlight On: National Engineering Month

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

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Spotlight On: National Engineering Month


How U of T Engineering Celebrated NEM

An overview of the exciting events that took place during National Engineering Month

How U of T Engineering Can Design the Future

Our research touches on the most pressing topics that shape our world, whether it be health care or enabling technologies. Learn how we're making a difference in these fields and more


What's New


Faculty and UTM Explore Bringing Engineering to Campus

U of T Engineering is in discussions to formalize a unique presence at Mississauga campus

The Entrepreneurship Hatchery Helps Students Spread their Business Wings

New program a hothouse for the best ideas of entrepreneurial undergraduates

Faculty Council Approves Certificate in Mineral Resources and MIE Flex-time PhD Option

On March 7, Faculty Council approved two initiatives to launch September 2012

IBBME Professor Creates Intelligent and Cost-Effective Robot for Stroke Patients

Professor Alex Mihailidis' device to aid rehabilitation therapy

U of T Engineers Secure Three New Canada Research Chairs; Fourth Renewed

Professor Constantin Christopoulos (CivE), Milica Radisic (ChemE, IBBME) and Joyce Poon (ECE) appointed to CRC; Professor Warren Chan's (IBBME) CRC also renewed

Skule™ Nite Brings the Laughs

In its 91st year, U of T Engineering's musical revue and comedy sketch show sees another successful run

Students Celebrate Their Iron Rings at Grad Ball

Faculty members, staff, alumni and students come together at U of T Engineering formal

Professor Michael Collins Receives Higher Doctorate for Lifetime Achievement

CivE Professor honoured by University of New South Wales


Honours and Awards


U of T Engineers Again Recognized by UTAA's Awards of Excellence

Dean Emeritus Michael Charles (ChemE) wins citizenship award while Engineering Science recognized for links between teaching and research

Save the Date! Celebrating Engineering Excellence Reception

Dean Cristina Amon (and Acting Dean Yu-Ling Cheng) invite all faculty and staff to attend the 5th annual Celebrating Engineering Excellence Reception on Wed., April 18, 2012, 4-6 pm in GB202. Join us in recognizing another outstanding year for the Faculty, with honours, awards and major research grants.

Rsvp by April 11 to Jeanne Houston
Phone: 416-978-6724 /





The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and its funding partners in Grand Challenges invite innovators to apply to new grant opportunities

Ontario Ministry of Transportation – Highway Infrastructure Innovation Funding Program

Deadline: April 9, 2012

Toronto Atmospheric Fund Competition

Deadline: April 11, 2012

2012 NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience

Deadline: April 11, 2012

University of Toronto Research Completion Award Program

Deadline: April 16, 2012

2012 NSERC Collaborative Health Research Projects Program

Deadline: May 2, 2012 – Notice of Intent

Killam Research Fellowship

Deadline: May 3, 2012




Faculty Council Recap

An overview of items discussed at the March 7, 2012 meeting

Three U of T Engineering Members Elected to 2012 Governing Council

Professor Steven Thorpe (MSE) and two engineering students elected

Mark your calendars! The last Faculty Council meeting for the academic year takes place from 12:10 to 2 pm in the Michael E. Charles Council Chamber on Thurs., April 26, 2012


Engineering Events

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April 3
April 4
April 4
April 9
April 13
April 13
April 18
April 26

ECE LOT: myPatent Session with The Honourable Glen Murray
MIE: Speaker Liwei Lin, University of California, Berkeley
Saturday Science and Engineering Academy
Girl Guide Badge Day
NEM: Debate Competition
IBBME: Speaker Miguel Nicolelis, Duke University
ChemE: George Georgiou, UT Austin
The Entrepreneurship Hatchery: Idea Market
ChemE: Richard G. Luthy, Stanford University
MIE: Armelle Vardelle, Université de Limoges
4th MIE Annual Dinner
Biz Skule™ Speaker Series, Spring 2012
Faculty Council Meeting


More Engineering events
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In the News


Former UTIAS Graduate Student Explains Video Hoax

Dr. Todd Reichert (EngSci 0T5, UTIAS PhD 1T2) debunks Flying Dutchman's claim of successful human-powered flight

Engineering Student Design Team Builds Eiffel Tower Out of Playing Cards

Accomplishment featured on Discovery Channel's Daily Planet

U of T Engineering Innovations Featured in Toronto Star

Special supplement celebrates National Engineering Month

More Engineering In the News


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