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Eighth in the World, First in Canada

In the recent Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings, Engineering at the University of Toronto rose two places. We now rank 8th in the world and remain in first place for the third consecutive year among Canadian universities in the Engineering and IT category. While no one survey captures all of our strengths, this confirms our global reputation as the premier engineering institution in Canada and among the world’s very best. This rewarding assessment from our peers, acknowledging our excellence in research and engineering education, enhances our ability to recruit talented students and exceptional faculty. Congratulations! We can all take pride in this achievement and for supporting the accomplishments of our faculty, students and alumni.


October 30, 2009

Volume 3, Issue 8
In this issue:

How We Stay on Top
Alumni News
Save the Date
Faculty News


How We Stay on Top


U of T Engineering 8th in world

Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings in Engineering and IT place U of T Engineering first in Canada, fifth in North America, and eighth in the world...

U of T team's 'lab on a chip' to detect breast cancer

IBBME Professor Aaron Wheeler and research team developed device to help diagnose and monitor breast cancer. Original story appeared Oct. 7 on the cover of Science Translational Medicine...

Mining leaders invest $9M in U of T Engineering

Pierre Lassonde and Goldcorp Inc. will fund the Innovation Centre for the Canadian Mining Industry to encourage interest in the industry and ensure Canada’s competitive nature within it...

Class Connections prompt leadership among alumni

Over the years, the Class of 5T6 has inspired several of its members to help improve the student experience at Skule™. In preparation of their 55th reunion, the Class is launching a new fundraising campaign to further help students...

Memorial scholarship recognizes community leadership

Luisa Paez Leiva (CivE 1T3) showcased her leadership skills throughout high school and was awarded the Fernando V. Agostinelli Memorial Scholarship for her achievements. The Scholarship is awarded annually to a First Year student entering U of T Civil Engineering...


Alumni News


Engineering Alumni Association

The Engineering Alumni Association welcomes three new members to continue to build upon our strong alumni programming...

Monthly luncheon from the Class of 3T5 and 5T3

Difficult economic times of the '30s and '40s prompted monthly lunch and learn sessions that have carried through decades and expanded to include many classes in the celebration of Skule™ spirit...

Skule™ Idol brings home alumni

World-renowned soprano and Engineering Science graduate Isabel Bayrakdarian (EngSci 9T7) helped judge the inaugural Skule™ Idol competition, choosing two of our alumni to sing onstage with her later this Fall...

Skule™ Mentorship builds strong ties

Alumni came back to campus on October 14, 2009 to serve as mentors for a new cohort of students looking to make connections and learn from alumni successes...

Engineering students plan Canada’s largest career fair

You're Next! 2010: The University of Toronto Science and Engineering Career Exposition will take place Friday, January 15, 2010 with opportunities for alumni and students alike. Be sure to register your company in this event...

Civil-Mineral Career Fair connects employers with top students

The annual Career Fair hosted by the Department of Civil Engineering promises to be an engaging opportunity that raises the profile of participating organizations while helping them recruit students from Canada’s best Engineering school...

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering: Ace the Interview

MIE is looking for alumni to participate in their annual Ace the Interview Event on November 11, 2009. Alumni volunteers will conduct mock interviews and provide feedback to students to assist them in their future career searches...


Save the Date

Nov 5, 2009  

MSE Industry Day

Nov 7, 2009  

Eyes of Hope – Habitat for Humanity

Nov 16, 2009  

Engineering Entrepreneurship Series: Farhad Shafai

Nov 20, 2009  

MIE Seminar: Global Optimization Methods

Nov 23, 2009  

Fall Reception: Calgary Skule™ Alumni Chapter

Nov 25, 2009  

ChemE Lecture: Molecular Gastronomy – Eggs, Texture & Energies of Activation

Nov 27, 2009  

MIE Seminar: Sedimentation Equilibrium of Suspensions in Centrifugal Field

Dec 2, 2009  

ChemE Lecture: Climate Change and What We Can Do About It

Dec 4, 2009  

MIE Seminar: Michael Carter

Dec 17, 2009  

EngSci 75th Anniversary Celebration

Jan 7, 2010  

CIV-MIN Career Fair 2009-2010

Jan 15, 2010  

You're Next! 2010: The University of Toronto Science and Engineering Career Exposition

Jan 19, 2010  

Skule™ Mentorship Career Nite

Jan 20, 2010  

ChemE Lecture: Engineering Stem Cell Fate

Feb 26, 2010  

CIV-GEO-MIN Alumni Dinner


Faculty News


Engineering Professor receives NSERC Synergy Award for Innovation

ChemE Professor Elizabeth Edward and industrial partner, Geosyntec Consultants, receive distinguished award for their outstanding partnership in research and development...

U of T researchers define barriers to successful heart cell transplants

Researchers at U of T have developed a novel cell injection test-bed to evaluate the barriers to transplanted cell integration with cardiac tissue. Professors Peter Zandstra (IBBME) and Milica Radisic (IBBME, ChemE) led the research teams...

Vote for hydraulophone invention

ECE Professor Steve Mann's hydraulophone among top 10 worldwide designs nominated by Smithsonian for National Design Museum...


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