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A Special Issue: The Boundless Campaign

This past Saturday, more than 600 alumni, faculty, students and staff – the largest ever gathering of the Skule Community – joined to celebrate an 'Afternoon of Engineering Innovation,' which, through panel discussions, faculty lectures, and research presentations, highlighted the tremendous creativity and collaboration that makes U of T Engineering the top engineering school in Canada and among the best in the world.

The event, which publicly launched Engineering's $200 million Boundless campaign, the largest-ever fundraising initiative for an engineering school in Canada, was organized around the following five themes:

  • developing global engineering leaders;
  • nurturing engineering innovation and entrepreneurship;
  • advancing information and communications technology;
  • revolutionizing biomedical engineering and healthcare engineering; and,
  • reshaping the future of energy, the environment and sustainability

The centrepiece of Engineering's campaign will be the first new building for the Faculty in over a decade: the Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship, which will house the nerve centres of our Faculty's extraordinary, interdisciplinary research centres and institutes, where many of the challenges addressed through the Boundless Campaign will be met. The building will also feature highly interactive teaching and learning space and light fabrication facilities to allow students to create prototypes of new products. I look forward to sharing more of these exciting plans in the coming months.

The event was an opportunity for us to thank our many generous donors, and to publicly announce a number of significant commitments – many of them in support of the new building – which have been made during the past months. Thanks to all of you, we are well on our way to success.

We planned the event to coincide with the beginning of the school year and the arrival of our new students. The average entering mark for our first-year class was an incredible 91.3 per cent, the highest in the Faculty's history. These students are an important reminder of Engineering's boundless potential, just as you, our alumni, embody the impact and legacy of a U of T Engineering education. You are our ambassadors in the world, and you make us proud daily.

With so many of you spread across the globe, you will be pleased to know we have re-launched our Alumni site, which we hope will make it even easier to keep in touch with each other and with Skule. In response to your feedback, it is now mobile-friendly. It looks and works beautifully on desktops, laptops and now tablets and mobile phones: BlackBerry, Android and iPhone. We've also created a brand-new LinkedIn community of which I encourage you to become a part. We look forward to sharing successes, opportunities and events with you. Please join us there.

Finally, to all of you, thank you for your involvement, encouragement and engagement as we move to new levels of achievements.

Best regards

Cristina Amon


September 21, 2012

Volume 6, Issue 1
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A Special Issue:
The Boundless Campaign

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The Boundless Campaign


An Afternoon of Innovation, Pride and Generosity

U of T Engineering kicked off its part of the Boundless Campaign with a showcase of our best ideas and a salute to donors

Discover Our New Site and a New LinkedIn Community

We've made it easier for you to connect, contribute, share and learn – even from your smartphone


Skule News


WIND Mobile Founder and Engineering Alumnus Shares His Wisdom with First Years

The Faculty was proud to present Anthony Lacavera (CompE 9T7) as guest speaker of this year's plenary lecture

Joyce Poon (EngSci 0T2) Named One of Technology Review's 'Top 35 Under 35'

ECE professor selected as one of the world's top 35 innovators under the age of 35 for 2012

ChemE Professor Named Fellow of International Academy of Food Science and Technology

Professor Emeritus Levente Diosady (ChemE 6T6, MASc 6T8, PhD 7T2) becomes first chemical engineer inducted


Cornerstones Built by Skule Alumni


Leading Examples

We take a closer look at three of the recent major donors to our campaign, Peter Allen (CivE 6T2), Paul Cadario (CivE 7T3) and George Myhal (IndE 7T8)


Upcoming Alumni Events

September 27

October 8

October 9

October 9

October 10

Biz Skule: Special guest, Dr. Dan Rosen (ChemE MASc 9T1, PhD 9T3), co-founder and CEO of R2 Financial Technologies

Skule Comes to Asia Pacific: Singapore

IBBME 50th Anniversary: Alumni Round Circle

IBBME 50th Anniversary: Alumni & Awards Banquet

IBBME 50th Anniversary Symposium

October 10

October 10

October 13

November 15

November 19

IBBME 50th Anniversary: Tomorrow's Technology Showcase

Skule Lunch & Learn Series

Skule Comes to Asia Pacific: Hong Kong

ECE Alumni Networking Talk and Reception

Calgary Skule Alumni Chapter Fall Reception


Faculty News


U of T Engineering Leaps Forward in International Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities places Faculty first in Canada and 13th in the world

U of T Engineers Win Third Place at Gates Foundation's International Reinvent the Toilet Challenge

Team led by Professor Yu-Ling Cheng (ChemE) identifies new solution for global health challenge

Women of Influence Magazine Honours Engineering Dean

Dean Cristina Amon recognized as one of Canada's 25 most influential women

Three Engineering Professors Named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada

Elizabeth Edwards (ChemE), Frank Kschischang (ECE) and Jonathan Rose (ECE) to be inducted into the RSC


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