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National Engineering Month

March is a time for us to celebrate the extraordinary contributions of our profession.

As engineers, we imagine, create and design the devices, technologies and processes that once were thought impossible. We convert scientific concepts into mainstream applications that advance our quality of life and global economy – like alum Michael Serbinis (MIE), who is revolutionizing the way we enjoy literature through his Kobo eReader, or Heather Tippin (CivE), who established her own business consulting practice supporting global technology firms. Our contributions affect every facet of life and ultimately lead to a prosperous society.

Your alma mater continues our commitment to educating and nurturing the next generation of engineering pioneers who will create tomorrow's technology. On behalf of the Faculty, I am proud to announce that we are the first in Canada to introduce a new Engineering Business Minor and two new undergraduate certificates in Engineering Business and in Global Engineering, as well as a Minor in Robotics and Mechatronics and a PhD with a concentration in Clinical Engineering. These additions to our curriculum enhance student learning and ensure we remain at the forefront of engineering education.

This month, we also honour 17 engineering students for their exemplary initiatives which include advocating for education in sustainable engineering and organizing events to promote diversity and innovation. Their accomplishments demonstrate that we are training a cadre of future alumni who will creatively strive to meet society's demands.

Thank you, our alumni, for your generous spirit and your commitment to our profession, to engineering education and to Skule™. There is much to celebrate and much more to achieve.

Cristina Amon


March 14, 2011

Volume 4, Issue 3
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Feature Stories


Faculty Council Approves New Engineering Business Minor and Certificate and Global Engineering Certificate

New Engineering Business Minor and Certificate allow students to advance their business knowledge while learning how to apply engineering skills in a global economy

Industrial Engineering Celebrates 50 Years

This world renowned program marks milestone year with a series of lectures highlighting a rich history

Engineering Students Receive Cressy Award for Outstanding Leadership

U of T honours 17 engineering students for their remarkable contributions to the community


Skule™ News


Equip Your Kids for a Future in Engineering

2nd Annual Skule™ Kids March Break event promises more fun, learning and excitement

Biz Skule™ Presents Michael Serbinis (MASc, MIE 0T1)

CEO of Kobo e-reader offers insight into leading edge technology

2011 Graditude Campaign Launches

Engineering Society's President urges students to show gratitude and give back to Skule™

Further Your Skills with a Part-time Master of Engineering

If you are looking to enhance your career, the Faculty offers a part-time or full-time course-based MEng program


Cornerstones built by Skule™ Alumni


Hauck Family Honours Son Through Memorial Scholarship

Glenn Hauck's family and friends show tribute with heartfelt gift

New Chair of Skule™ Society Committee Gives Back to the Faculty

Alumna Heather Tippin's (CivE 8T5) mission is to help students succeed through financial aid from Skule™ Society and encourages others to invest in the future of engineering


Upcoming Alumni Events

Mar 15, 2011
Mar 16, 2011
Mar 18, 2011

Apr 1, 2011

Skule™ Kids March Break Event
Skule™ Nite

Chemical Engineering Alumni Dinner
Engineering Science Alumni Dinner

Apr 8, 2011

Apr 14, 2011
May 25–29, 2011

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Alumni Dinner
Biz Skule™ Networking Series
Spring Reunion 2011


Faculty News


uBuddy brings Students Together

Engineering student Charles Qu and team develop social networking platform just for students

ECE Student takes NSERC André Hamer Postgraduate Prize

Audrey Kertesz (ECE MASc 1T2) receives award for planned control-theory research on photovoltaic arrays; Roberto Morandotti (ECE post-doctoral fellow, 2002-2003) receives E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship

Managing Disability in the Digital Age

Eric Wan (CompE 1T0) develops research in computer-based technology enabling disabled children to communicate and engage electronically

Six Engineering Professors Inducted as AAAS Fellows

Professors Stewart Aitchison (ECE), Nasser Ashgriz (MIE), Elizabeth Edwards (ChemE), Jun Nogami (MSE), J. Paul Santerre (IBBME) and Molly Shoichet (ChemE) were honoured in Washington


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