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A Message from Dean Cristina Amon

The Faculty underwent an External Review on May 5-6. In preparation, we developed a Faculty Self-Study, an intensive, deeply reflective document that highlights our achievements as well as the challenges that lie ahead. I am delighted to report that the reviewers enthusiastically praised the Faculty for our accomplishments, progress and performance over the past five years. They also shared some insightful observations – many of which were included as part of our Self Study.

As Dean, I am particularly proud of our connection with over 40,000 of our engineering alumni around the world. Over the past few weeks we welcomed over 400 alumni for a series of events and reunions, the largest of which included 322 alumni returning to campus for Spring Reunion. Our network continues to grow, with the graduation of almost 1000 students this month. I encourage our alumni worldwide to welcome our newest graduates as they move into the next phase of their engineering careers. Like you, they aspire to create a better world. We are confident that they will achieve similar success as the alumni and professors you read about in this issue and expect that they will remain connected with their alma mater.

I am honoured to lead this Faculty for another term. I look forward to collaborating with our dynamic Skule™ community of alumni, professors, students, staff, industry partners, and friends to secure U of T Engineering’s position as a global leader in engineering education and innovative, high-impact research.

I wish you and your family a relaxing, rewarding summer and look forward to reconnecting next autumn.

Cristina Amon


June 30, 2010

Volume 3, Issue 15
In this issue:

Alumni News
What's Happening?
Faculty News
Quick Links


Alumni News


U of T Receives Six of Nine Engineers Canada Awards

Cristina Amon (MIE), Constantin Christopoulos (CivE), Greg Evans (ChemE), Mike Klassen (EngSci), Jane Chui (EngSci) and Julie Payette (ECE) received honours from Engineers Canada

Canadians celebrate Canada’s contribution to the safe return of the Apollo 13 astronauts

Museum honours UTIAS team for their role in safely returning Apollo 13 astronauts to earth 40 years ago

Boston Symphony Orchestra Assistant Conductor reflects path

Julian Kuerti (EngSci 9T9) applauds engineering education for hard work, creativity and perseverance

Skule™ Grad dubbed Space Pioneer of Canada

Plaque unveiling honours Dr. Andrew Molozzi’s (EngSci 5T3) work on the Alouette 1 Satellite, which made Canada an early player in aeronautics

Welcome to our newest alumni!

Hours of study, labwork and collaboration pay off as the Class of 1T0 celebrates graduation


Cornerstones Built by Alumni


Alumni Pays it Forward

Don King (MIE 5T0) epitomizes giving back with both time and financial support to help today’s engineering students

Hatch Ltd. Establish Scholarships in Sustainable Energy Research

Partner donates $1 million to assist outstanding graduate students pursue advanced research in strategic area

5T3 Engineering Award plaque unveiled

57 years of friendship, celebration and commitment to Skule™ is permanently recognized on campus


What's Happening?


Inspire and be inspired by Skule™ Mentorship

Applications are now being accepted for the 2010-2011 program

Calgary Student Send-Off

2nd annual Calgary Skule™ Alumni Chapter event increases the excitement and eases the concerns of the incoming Class of 1T4

MIE Chair Meets with International Alumni

Alumni Reunion dinner builds inroads with Shanghai and area Skule™ alumni

Spring Reunion welcomes home alumni

Honoured years return to Skule™ to celebrate, learn what’s new on campus and renew friendships

20 Years Already?

With a few more grey hairs the Class of 9T0 picked up right where they left off




July 21

Sept 14

Sept 18


Calgary Send-Off

Skule™ Mentorship Program Info Session

Survey Camp Reunion


Nov 4

Nov 15


EAA Awards Dinner

Calgary Fall Reception


Faculty News


Quantum Cryptography Cracked

Professor Hoi-Kwong Lo (ECE) contributes to solving commercial quantum cryptography system (Selected links: itweb; Sindh Today; Physics World; Google Gear Guide; Physics Today)

Brockhouse Canada Prize Announced

Award-winning Professors Sanjeev Chandra (MIE), Tom Coyle (MSE) and Javad Mostaghimi (MIE) and Dr. Valerian (Larry) Pershin (MIE) make news in National Post (Selected links: Market Watch;

Milica Radisic Mends Broken Hearts

The Scientist features the work of IBBME Professors

Researcher Makes Synthetic Genome

Professor Elizabeth Edwards (ChemE) weighs in on genome breakthrough (Calgary Herald)

Municipal Green Efforts Lacking in the GTA

Professor Chris Kennedy (CivE) measures neighbourhood emissions

U of T Engineer Hits the Jackpot with Shape Collage

PhD student Vincent Cheung (ECE) wins business contests with invention

CivE Professor Emeritus to Transit Leadership: "Put the customer first"

Richard Soberman outlines ideas to improve transit in GTA and across Canada


Quick Links

Websites of Interest
University of Toronto
U of T Alumni and Friends
Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
Skule™ Alumni and Friends
Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
Civil Engineering
The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Environmental Engineering and Energy Systems
Engineering Science

University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS)
Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME)

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