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Engineering Leaders: Present and Future

As engineers, we have extraordinary opportunities to make profound impacts in our innovative solutions to global problems. From tissue engineering to aerospace companies, and nano engineering to highway design, our alumni build on their Engineering degrees throughout a wide spectrum of careers.

A commitment to excellence from our Skule™ community ensures we are developing leaders capable of making substantial world contributions. In this issue, you will read about alumni and their successes since graduating from our Faculty, and learn why they are at the forefront of many industries.


November 30, 2009

Volume 3, Issue 9
In this issue:

U of T Engineers Increase Leadership Presence
What's Happening
Cornerstones Built by Alumni
Save the Date
Faculty News


U of T Engineers Increase Leadership Presence


Entrepreneurs in the Faculty

From laser radar on Mars to the extension of a major GTA highway, read about the success of seven innovative, enterprising alumni

Young Cressy recipients take on new challenges

Three 2009 Cressy winners share their different career adventures and how they find success on their paths

Leadership and Engineering: a successful combination

Engineering Leaders of Tomorrow, a Faculty-wide, comprehensive, student leadership program, builds life-long foundation for transformational leaders and outstanding citizens

International Skule™ spirit

Fred Kan (MIE 6T4) with fellow alumni showed Skule™ spirit at the Canada Hong Kong Business Conference

EAA Awards celebrates excellence

Each year, the Engineering Alumni Association (EAA) honours outstanding alumni and their contributions to Skule™, U of T and society. Meet this year's recipients


What's Happening


Spring Reunion

Mark your calendar for Spring Reunion: Thursday, May 27 to Sunday, May 30, 2010

EngSoc: 125 years young

As we plan festivities to recognize EngSoc's 125 years of Skule™ contributions, share your EngSoc stories

Call for nominations: honouring exceptional alumni

Do you know alumni with outstanding career achievements or who commits countless hours to Skule™? Let it be known to the entire Skule™ community

Calgary's First Fall Reception

Alumni and friends from the Calgary area celebrate Skule™ successes and discoveries, and examine Faculty challenges

ChemE student achievements celebrated

Students, faculty, alumni, and industry professionals met for 5th annual ChemE Scholars and Leaders reception

Inaugural IBBME Alumni & Awards Dinner

New event celebrates all IBBME's yearly recognitions, includes NSERC CREATE grant, Top 40 Under 40 award, and countless students awards

Engineering Design Project Clients Needed

Engineering Strategies & Practice (ESP), a First Year Engineering design and communication course, invites you to participate as a client for Engineering Design Projects during the 2010 winter semester (January-April)


Cornerstones Built by Alumni


Student leaders recognize value of alumni support

Thanks to donations from alumni, students involved in Skule™ clubs develop leadership potential, learn new skills, and develop global awareness

Giving back: the Ruggiero family

The success Mary and Mario Ruggiero achieved with EngSci degrees motivates them to give back to Skule™

Skule™ Fund for Education Launches

Skule™ Fund for Education ensures Engineering students pursue academic goals in innovative and challenging environment


Save the Date

Dec 2, 2009  

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

Dec 4, 2009  

MIE Seminar: Michael Carter

Dec 4, 2009  

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women 1989-2009

Dec 17, 2009  

EngSci 75th Anniversary Celebration

Jan 7, 2010  

CIV-MIN Career Fair 2009-2010

Jan 15, 2010  

You're Next! 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


U of T Engineering rises in Shanghai Jiao Tong ranking

Engineering rises two places in Academic Ranking of World Universities to #19 in the world, remains first in Canada

MIE/MSE Professor named Fellow of U.K.’s Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

Professor Hani Naguib named Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining – a leading authority in the worldwide materials and mining community

CMHC Excellence in Education Award
Kim Pressnail (CivE) gains recognition as educator who has integrated sustainable concepts in housing and community development into academic curriculum

PEO Awards
Greg Evans (ChemE), Nazir Kherani (ECE), Javad Mostaghimi (MIE), and Chul Park (MIE) awarded medals for Research and Development; Lloyd McCoomb (CivE 6T8) awarded medal for Management, and Dwayne Shirley (MSE) won Young Engineers Medal. Recipients to be honoured at gala at Toronto Congress Centre November 21, 2009

U of T Engineering instrumental in ASEE Global Colloquium

Faculty and students participate in Global Colloquium on Engineering Education in Budapest


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Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
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