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A Message from Dean Cristina Amon
As we enter this third year of our Academic Plan 2011-2016, we take great pride in our achievements and use what we have learned over the past two years to galvanize our efforts towards creating a culture of excellence, enhancing the student experience, providing the highest quality of education, advancing innovative research, strengthening our outreach, collaboration, and influence, and pursuing resource stability.
I am pleased to share with you our Year Two: Progress and Achievements Report, which highlights our accomplishments and activities over the past year as we take steps to advance our Academic Plan goals.
We have made measurable progress that has direct impact in key areas of research, broadening the student experience, resources and international standing. Our Faculty is ranked as the top Engineering school in Canada by a significant margin in all international rankings, and we placed #12 on the 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). This reputation enables us to attract some of the brightest students, as evidenced by our first-year cohort’s record incoming average of 91.8 per cent and the unprecedented number of students entering our graduate studies programs this term. We have provided more opportunities for enriching students’ experiences such as studying abroad and The Entrepreneurship Hatchery. We have also increased the choices and flexibility of the MEng through new programs in Cities Engineering and Management, Advanced Water Technologies and Process Design, Sustainable Aviation, and Financial Engineering. The Faculty has added new Chairs including the NSERC Design Chair, two Junior Chalmers Chairs, and four Canada Research Chairs, these as a direct result of growth in our Tri-Council funding share. And, in response to our pressing space needs, we are actively fundraising for our new building, the Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship, and have secured $50-million to date.
Thank you for your commitment and many contributions towards our Faculty’s pursuit of excellence.
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October 25, 2013
Automotive Partnership Canada, through its lead agency NSERC, funds U of T-Ford Motor Company collaboration
Instructors should encourage students to participate – Your Feedback Matters!
Professor Bryan Karney (CivE) leads the Faculty's first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) starting October 28
IBBME technique has potential use in regenerative medicine and drug development
The Engineering Newsletter sits down with the five EIIP-funded project teams
Undergraduates and academic staff come together to discuss how to strengthen the student experience
Professor Brent Sleep (CivE) is among three new academic leaders The Engineering Newsletter is profiling this academic year
Blue Sky Solar Racing's Challenger Class car finishes eighth in race across Australian continent
Service matches students to potential employers
Students gather to learn about engineering graduate opportunities through the Canadian Graduate Engineering Consortium
U of T Engineering students inspire young women at outreach event
U of T Engineering Professors Brendan Frey (ECE) and Steve Mann (ECE) discuss their leading research
Connaught Global Challenge grant seeds ambitious research project
Students from Across Continents and Cultures Converge at U of T Engineering Through International Exchange
U of T Engineering is a top destination for international students, brings boundless opportunities to develop global leaders
U of T Engineering coordinated innovative summer camp for aspiring entrepreneurs
A one-on-one with sustainability leader Ekaterina Tzekova (CivE PhD candidate)
Materials Science & Engineering alumni, industry associates and current Professional Experience Year (PEY) students gather to network and share professional insights with current students
Spotlight on Startups: Forget Passwords, PIN Codes and Keycards – In Style – with Bionym's 'Nymi' Wristband
Entrepreneurs from Rotman's Creative Destruction Lab, U of T Engineering alumni, launch wearable bio-tech
Company with Roots in U of T Engineering Receives One of Canada's Largest Healthcare Angel Investments
ChipCare Corp. to receive $2.05-million from government and private investors to refine handheld blood tester for monitoring HIV patients in developing world
The Faculty is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Staff Awards. Deadline: December 6, 2013
Founding Chair of Industrial Engineering Inducted into the Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame
Professor Arthur Porter (MIE) recognized posthumously for his tremendous contributions to engineering, science and industry
Using stem cells, cord blood to fight leukemia
North American award recognizes achievements that open minds to the contribution of Hispanics in science, technology, engineering and math
Staff members from ECE, MIE and the Office of the Registrar recognized for innovation
Awards recognize outstanding service at U of T
Professor Yu Sun (MIE) recognized for outstanding engineering achievements by American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Professor Michael Carter (MIE) recognized for outstanding lifetime achievement by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
Award won by Hargun Suri (CompE 1T3) recognizes the significant contributions international students make to Toronto's economic and cultural development
For the third time, U of T Engineering edges out teams from Harvard and Northwestern
Dr. Benoit Lessard (ChemE) receives prestigious fellowship
Dr. Muhammad Alam (ECE) wins Douglas R. Colton medal for research excellence
MIE student chapter is the only active group in Canada to join international society for operations research
HFIG recognized by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) for their contributions and achievements in advancing human factors
Two Second-year Students' Photography Lighting System Wins the $20,000 Lacavera Prize at The Entrepreneurship Hatchery's Demo Day
Nine student teams from the Hatchery presented innovative product and service ideas
Research Grants and Opportunities
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and its funding partners in the Grand Challenges family of grant programs are inviting innovators to apply for four new grant opportunities
Deadline: October 28, 2013
International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada – Two Calls for Proposals for Ontario (Canada)-IndiaInternal deadline: November 12, 2013
Sponsor deadline: November 19, 2013
Sponsor deadline for preproposal: November 18, 2013
Deadline: November 18, 2013
McLean Award deadline: January 15, 2014
A review of items approved and discussed on October 18, 2013
Mark your calendar! Faculty Council meeting dates for the 2013–2014 academic year are as follows:
All Council meetings take place from 12:10 to 2 p.m. in the Michael E. Charles Council Chamber (GB202).
Professor Timothy Chan (MIE) brings 'moneyball' style metrics to hockey in Canadian Business
Maclean's magazine: Professor Doug Perovic (MSE) works backwards to find out what went wrong
Professor Deepa Kundar (ECE) featured panelist on CBC's "Turning Point" on The National
Global Toronto talks commuter traffic with Professor Khandker Nurul Habib (CivE)
SC Magazine: Canadian firm Bionym has launched a wearable device offering heartbeat-based biometrics
Device developed by Professor Constantin Christopoulos (CivE) featured in The Globe and Mail and Daily Commercial News
Professor Yu-Ling Cheng (ChemE), Director, Centre for Global Engineering
Professor Eric Miller (CivE) talks Toronto transit with Global News
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