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A Message from Dean Cristina Amon

It is a new academic year and again we enjoy seeing our green spaces and buildings fill with over 1250 First Year Engineering students, and our returning students who continue their journeys as future global engineers. The diversity of our students, like that of our alumni, is one of our Faculty's greatest strengths. Of our First Years, 24% are women and almost 500 students join us from outside Ontario. They represent each province and territory in Canada, as well as 52 countries. The Class of 1T4 is ready to follow in your footsteps to become engineering leaders that define the future.

While our campus appeared quiet during the summer, our Faculty has been quite active. We take great pride as 17 U of T Engineering alumni and faculty were recognized by the Canadian Academy of Engineering. This unprecedented number of awards from one institution re-confirms our Faculty's reputation as a world leader in engineering. This summer, the University announced that ten of our Engineering alumni will be honoured with Arbor Awards, the University's highest honour for service and volunteerism.

We also reached out to our alumni in New York, Montreal, Boston and Ottawa and our efforts will continue this autumn with events and visits to Calgary, Vancouver and California. I am also delighted to build our Faculty's relationship with our alumni in Asia. We have scheduled events in Singapore (October 19) and Hong Kong (October 21). I very much look forward to hearing our national – and international – alumni's broad and diverse contributions as Engineers.

As we reach out, I welcome and encourage you, our alumni, to take advantage of the many opportunities to return, reconnect, renew and deepen your relationship with your alma mater. From an expanded Spring Reunion 2011 program and departmental alumni events to volunteering to speak to students and supporting our many programs and educational initiatives, there are many ways you can be involved. Let us help you stay in touch with Skule™.

We are set for a rewarding year and I look forward to seeing you soon.

Cristina Amon


September 17, 2010

Volume 4, Issue 1
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Alumni News


17 U of T Engineers Inducted into Canadian Academy of Engineering

Scale of induction reaffirms U of T Engineering's reputation as premier institution

Ten Alumni Receive Arbor Awards

Engineering alumni volunteers recognized on September 20 for outstanding personal service
to the University

Julie Payette Promoted to Officer, Order of Canada

Astronaut is one of seven U of T alumni honoured in recent appointments

David Castelino Achieves Gold Level in Duke of Edinburgh Awards

Second Year ChemE student presented to Prince Philip in Toronto


Cornerstones Built by Alumni


Graduate Students Lead into Tomorrow

Alumni support assists students in creating a culture of leadership, learning and practice

The Skule™ Fund Needs Your Support!

Be a part of shaping a young engineer's journey – Support the Skule™ Fund for Education.


What's Happening?


Biz Skule™

Second season kicks off on September 21 with Som Seif (MIE 9T9), President and CEO of Claymore Investments Inc.

Calling all 9T5 Graduates!

Catch up with former classmates with a BBQ on Sunday, September 26th

Come One, Come All: Spring Reunion 2011

Annual event reshaped to reunite classes beginning with their five-year anniversary

Students Stampede into the Calgary Send-Off

Calgary area incoming students sent off in style by their city alumni



September 18
September 18
September 21
September 26

Survey Camp Reunion
SAE 8th Annual Shootout Racing
Fall Biz Skule event
Class of 9T5 Reunion BBQ

October 19
October 21
November 9
November 15

Singapore Alumni Reception
Hong Kong Alumni Reception

Fall Convocation
Calgary Fall Reception


Faculty News


Paralyzed Computer Engineer Helps Develop Technology for Children with Disabilities

Illness of Eric Wan (ECE 1T0) provided motivation for Virtual Music Instrument

Water Flute Gives a Glimpse of Future Interfaces

Professor Steve Mann (ECE) demonstrates his hydraulophone at San Francisco conference

Brian the Robot May Be the New Face of Senior Care

Professor Goldie Nejat (MIE) and team have developed a socially interactive robot for use in hospitals and long-term care facilities


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