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Diversity at Skule™

The world lives at U of T Engineering.

As one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2010, we pride ourselves on our diverse community of people.  As an internationally renowned Faculty, we foster a multi-faceted environment by attracting staff, students and faculty members from various backgrounds.  We are advancing recruitment of foreign students, encouraging higher female undergraduate enrolment, and enhancing our students’ experiences. An academic and culturally diverse climate enriches our students’ learning experience by inspiring creative intellectual thinking in and beyond their classroom. Interactions among faculty and students from different nationalities result in an exchange of innovative ideas, perspectives and solutions.

In this issue, I invite you to learn how your alma mater critically reflects on our measurables and successes in our Annual Report. Also, meet students who exemplify the spirit of promoting diversity, and read about leading women engineers in their fields, like Laura Logan (IndE 8T6) who manages airline security at Air Canada, Bombardier analyst Sarah Oliveira (ElecE 0T5) and Audrey Mascarenhas (ChemE 8T2) whose passion for the environment propelled her at the top of an international oil field company. I am also pleased to announce the appointment of Grant Allen who will take on the role of Chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry and thank Doug Reeve for his exemplary leadership.

In an increasingly fast-paced and interconnected world, I am confident that our future graduates will, like you, excel in their respective vocations. Their diverse backgrounds and education will no doubt bring about tomorrow’s innovation and new technologies.  Thank you, for your contributions to our global culture and dedication to your alma mater

Cristina Amon


May 3, 2011

Volume 4, Issue 4
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Feature Stories


2010 Engineering Annual Report

A critical reflection on the Faculty's performance indicators, metrics and statistics

Spotlight on Women in Engineering

Female engineers inspire and mentor for future graduates

Many Faces at Skule™

Skule™ attracts students from all over the world


Skule™ News


Go Back to Skule™ for a Weekend

Reunite, reconnect and relive your Skule™ memories at the 2011 Spring Reunion

Two Engineering Alumni Named Canada's Top 40 Under 40™

Som Seif (IndE 9T9) and John Poulos (ElecE 9T7) are distinguished as two of the most successful Canadians under 40

Professor Grant Allen Appointed ChemE Chair

Professor Allen will serve as Chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering & Appled Chemistry beginning July 1, 2011

First QS World University Rankings by Subject Names U of T Engineering Best in Canada

Global university ranking for 2011 places U of T first in each discipline

Faculty Introduces New Engineering Minor in Robotics and Mechatronics

Establishment of new minor paves way to engineering innovation

IBBME to Offer Clinical Engineering PhD Concentration for Fall 2011

U of T's Academic Policy and Programs Committee approves new concentration in IBBME PhD program

Skule™ Nite 1T1 Takes You Back In Time

Annual 'Nite' brings comedy, music and mayhem

Inaugural San Francisco Skule™ Alumni Reception a Success

Packed room creates buzz at first alumni reception in San Francisco

4th Installment of Biz Skule™ Networking Series Inspires Engineers

From cocktails to Kobo e-readers, latest Biz Skule™ series wirelessly connects attendees


Cornerstones built by Skule™ Alumni


Peter Halsall Brings Holistic Vision

Peter (CivE 7T7) and Barbara Halsall pledge $100 000 toward a bold new curriculum at Survey Camp

Alumnus William Wallace Supports Skule™ through Admission Scholarship

Honouring linkage to school, Bill Wallace gives back to alma mater


Upcoming Alumni Events

May 25–29, 2011

Sept 28, 2011

Spring Reunion 2011

Biz Skule™ Networking Series:
Erol Uzumeri (IndE 9T2), Searchlight Capital Partners




Faculty News


Why we make Robots Human

Professor Andrew Goldenberg (MIE) sheds light on why researchers replicate the human form

New App Helps Those Who Can't Speak to be Heard

Aakash Sahney (EngSci, ECE option) is a designer of MyVoice, an assistive communication device that helps users to speak

Stop Using Toilets as Garbage Cans, Canadians Urged

Professor Bryan Karney (CivE) gives expert comment on the risk of water shortages in Canada

Professors Recognized for teaching excellence

Professors Sean Hum (ECE) and Jim Wallace (MIE) were honoured by Faculty at the 4th annual Celebrating Engineering Success reception


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