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Engineering Month

March marks Engineering Month. As Engineers, we are all invited to celebrate, inspire and inform on the distinctive career path we have chosen. Our unique ability to mix our engineering creativity with skills in entrepreneurship, science and technology to generate innovation drives society's greatest accomplishments and solves its largest challenges. The excellence of our peers and colleagues can be found in something as small as fortified salt, used to prevent iodine deficiency and anaemia, as done by Professor Diosady; to something as large as the contributions Anton Davies (MIE 7T2) made to the Burj Dubai tower.

Our commitment to our craft inspires young minds to become engineers. We have the opportunity to further strengthen our roles in the world and demonstrate engineering as an increasingly influential and valuable profession. The latest students to arrive at Skule™ will play a vital part in changing the world. Current Skule™ students are already an inspiring example, from undertaking entrepreneurial initiatives to working with developing countries through Engineers Without Borders and Engineering World Health.

Engineering alumni are increasingly involved in all facets of day-to-day life. Whether in the public, private or academic sectors, our graduates work to address the world's pressing issues, such as sustainable energy, adequate health care and sufficient water supplies. This is just a fraction of the growing and continually evolving list of areas our alumni involve themselves in. The prospect of exciting new developments in evolving areas such as Bioengineering, Information Communications and Technology, Nanoengineering and Energy, Environment and Sustainability open even more choices for us all.

I thank you all for your commitment to our ever-changing profession. Through your many and varied contributions, our field continues to make a difference in people's lives. Take a moment this month to congratulate your fellow engineers for their accomplishments.

Cristina Amon, Dean


March 12, 2010

Volume 3, Issue 12
In this issue:

Alumni News
What's Happening?
Faculty News


Alumni News


Engineering Professor and alumnus receive the Order of Ontario

Professor Levente Diosady (ChemE 6T6) and alumnus Paul Godfrey (ChemE 6T2) among 29 Ontarians appointed to the Order of Ontario, the province's highest honour

ECE Alumnus has GRADitude

Miro Forest, P. Eng. (ECE 6T9) will match each dollar raised by the class of 1T0 Electrical and Computer Engineers; challenges fellow alumni to do the same

U of T hosts National Conference on Women in Engineering

EngSoc hosted NCWIE 09, celebrating women's involvement in engineering and science

MIE alum Anton Davies VP at Guelph firm that wind-tested world's tallest building

BBC News profiled firm Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc., integral to determining final design of Burj Khalifa, Dubai

Engineering Mathematics, Statistics and Finance Major Approved for EngSci

Engineering Science unveils a new option for students - the first of its kind in Canada


Cornerstones Built by Alumni


Engineering World Health @ U of T

Alumni donations support a new student initiative that aims to improve quality of health care in developing world

U of T Chapter of Engineers Without Borders Named Best Chapter in Canada

Ambition, vision and passion earn this chapter accolades amongst Canadian counterparts and deliver hope to rural Africans

Make a Lasting Impact

Planned gifts from alumni fuel research activities for generations of engineering students and faculty


What's Happening?


Cargo Cosmetics Founder to Headline Next Biz Skule™ Event

Hana Zalzal (CivE 8T8) will speak about her pursuit to improve make-up and share lessons learned in her journey as a self-made entrepreneur

Spring has Sprung: Reunion Planning in High Gear

Check your mailbox for details about this year's Spring Reunion

MIE Students Benefit from Alumni Advice

This year’s MIE Career Panel featured alumni from wide-range of industries and careers; shared tips and facts about competing in today’s job market

EAA Board Seeks Nominees

The Engineering Alumni Association (EAA) seeks nominations for new members

Call for Alumni Volunteer

Advisory committee for Engineering Continuing Education seeks alumnus/alumna to review roster of courses offered to ensure relevance



Mar 16, 2010  

March Break Event for Children of Engineering Alumni

Mar 17, 2010  

Skule™ Nite Reception and Show

Mar 17, 2010  

Lectures at the Leading Edge: Paul Yager

Mar 26, 2010  

25th Annual Chemical Engineering Dinner

Mar 31, 2010  

Calgary Skule™ Alumni Chapter: Beer and Bull

Apr 6, 2010  

Skule™ Orchestra: Symphonic Boom

Apr 28, 2010  

Biz Skule™

May 29, 2010  

Spring Reunion


Faculty News


Faculty's External Review happens May 5-6, 2010

Provost commissions External Review; Adel Sedra, Steve Director and Vijay Dihr to review Faculty in Spring

Two Lassonde Mineral Engineering features in Globe and Mail

Julie Lassonde, new CIV advisory board member shares enthusiasm with prospective engineering girls; fourth-year Andrew Kearns (MIN) explores family history and mining future

CBC considers driver distraction; Globe and Mail explores A Better Way

Civil Engineering’s Eric Miller’s expertise in GTA traffic patterns and urban transportation solutions adds to discussion on commuters’ car-bound lives and essential public transportation services

Mass-market electric cars possible with affordable batteries

Reza Irvani (ECE) confirms with NUVO new technology been industry’s goal for long time

Wood Pellets challenges traditional coal use

Professor Heather MacLean’s (CIV) research discussed within alternative fuel communities, throughout Thunder Bay and with industry

Professor provides expert perspective on small business

National Post asks Centre for Management Technology and Entrepreneurship’s Joe Paradi (ChemE) about government support for start-up companies


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