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A Message from Acting Dean Yu-Ling Cheng

Year after year, we graduate engineers who go on to do incredible work. Their creativity, their knack for business and their passion to engineer a better world – was nurtured here.

At U of T Engineering, we are providing students with the highest quality of education and the most dedicated educators. It is through diverse initiatives such as ILead and The Entrepreneurship Hatchery and research centres like CGEN, that we inspire our future engineers.

It is through our commitment to teaching excellence that we prepare our engineers to innovate. We saw results of that commitment in April, when our faculty members were honoured for their dedication to student learning. In June, we will see yet another group of engineering leaders move on from our classrooms and into the workplace and academe.

Our Academic Plan clearly identifies the quality of teaching and student experience as key priorities. We have superb teachers, and we support initiatives to continually improve the quality of education that we deliver to our students. I am confident that our graduates will continue to be innovators and contributors to society.


May 31, 2012

Volume 5, Issue 9
In this issue:

Spotlight On: Educating Future Engineers

What's New

Honours and Awards
Engineering Events
In the News

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Spotlight On: Educating Future Engineers


What Makes Our Educators Outstanding?

A Q&A with some of the Faculty's honoured educators on their secret to great teaching


What's New


Ted Sargent (ECE) Appointed Vice-Dean, Research

Professor Sargent begins five-year term July 1, 2012

U of T Auto Research in the Fast Lane

AUTO21 grants help U of T researchers make cars safer, cleaner and less expensive

U of T Human-Powered Design Team Takes Flight ... Again

Team led by alumni Todd Reichert (EngSci 0T5, UTIAS PhD 1T1) and Cameron Robertson (EngSci 0T8, UTIAS MASc 0T9) hope to capture Sikorsky Prize with a human-powered helicopter

Keeping Tap Water Clean and Clear

Professor Ron Hofmann (CivE) named NSERC Associate Industrial Research Chair in Drinking Water

Paul Cadario Appointed as Distinguished Senior Fellow in Global Innovation

Engineering Alumnus bring more than 35 years of international development experience to Munk School and Engineering Faculty

NSERC Invests $43 million in U of T Research

Nine U of T Engineering professors receive Discovery Accelerator Supplements to advance the impact of their superior research programs

A Golden Milestone for a Golden Anniversary

Faculties of Applied Science & Engineering, Medicine and Dentistry Re-Affirm Partnerships with IBBME Amid 50th Anniversary Celebrations

IBBME PhD Student Balances School, Baseball Career

Drew Taylor is researching tissue engineering while pitching for Toronto Maple Leafs baseball team

U of T Engineering Professor to Receive Honorary Doctorate of Engineering from the University of Victoria

Professor David Sanborn Scott (MIE) honoured for his groundbreaking research

Money Puck

Professor Timothy Chan (MIE) and undergraduate student David Novati (IndE 1T2) identify the value of professional hockey players


Honours and Awards


MIE Professor Receives the ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award

Professor Javad Mostaghimi (MIE) recognized for his outstanding contributions to the field of heat transfer

U of T Engineering Alumna Named YWCA Woman of Distinction, 2012

Anne Sado (IndE 7T7) honoured for dedication to improving the lives of women and girls

MIE Professor Receives Medal from the Canadian Association of Physicists

Professor Andreas Mandelis (MIE) recognized for seminal contributions to the field of photothermal and photoacoustic science and applications





Invitation to Meet with Life Technologies Corporation

Dates: June 4 and 5, 2012

Invitation to Meet with Dendreon Corporation

Date: June 8, 2012

Final 2012 NIH Regional Seminar in Washington, DC

Dates: June 20, 2012 – Optional eRA hands-on computer workshops; June 21 and 22, 2012 – two-day regional seminar

Research Grants

ISTP Canada Call for Proposals – Canada and Brazil R&D Projects

Deadline: June 11, 2012

2012 Strategic Network Grants Competition

Deadline: June 12, 2012

INET and CIGI Joint Grant Program 2012 – New Thinking on Economic Issues

Deadline: June 12, 2012

CIHR Catalyst Grant – Health Services and Systems for an Aging Population

Deadline: June 15, 2012

MITACS Step – Communication Skills Workshops

St. George Campus workshop date: June 15, 2012

Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs – Autism and Cancer Research

Deadline: June 20, 2012

Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs – Orthopaedic

Deadline: June 27, 2012




Please check the Faculty Council page later in June for the 2012-2013 meeting dates.


Engineering Events

May 31-June 2
June 2
June 2-3
June 6
June 11
June 14
June 18
June 20

Spring Reunion 2012
Spring Reunion 2012: Celebrate Your Leadership Story
IBBME Special Seminar 2012 – Dr. Michael Raghunath, NUS, Singapore
IBBME Special Seminar 2012 – Dr. Robert Nordon, University of New South Wales
CSE/CREATE DGRC Seminar – Professor Francis Dawson (ECE)
CSE Seminar – Dr. Sushanta K. Mitra, University of Alberta
Spring 2012 Convocation


More Engineering events
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In the News


Wearable Computers Nothing New for U of T Engineering Professor

Work by Professor Steve Mann (ECE) featured by U.K.'s The Guardian

ScreenPlay Turns Waiting into an Art

Professor Elaine Biddiss (IBBME) launches an interactive waiting room installation at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Students Think Safety

Senior Lecturer Jason Foster (EngSci) explains how Praxis II students are designing a safer Toronto

App Gives Voice to People with Disabilities

U of T students Alex Levy and Aakash Sahney (EngSci 1T2) design state-of-the art communication technology that assists people with disabilities to express themselves

More Engineering In the News


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