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A Message from Acting Dean Yu-Ling ChengYu-Ling Cheng

As National Engineering Month begins next week, U of T Engineering has plenty to celebrate. Your alma mater continues to produce world-class research and well-trained alumni who are solving some of the most critical problems of our time. From the recent graduates embarking on an exciting startup venture that could revolutionize digital security, to the three alumni whose achievements were recently recognized by OSPE, U of T engineers from all generations are building businesses and developing innovations that make the world a better place.

As you’ll see in this issue, our alumni directly impact students’ lives by funding scholarships, supporting clubs and by inspiring them with their career successes. I’d like to commemorate National Engineering Month by saying thank you for your support, involvement and enduring Skule spirit.


February 27, 2013

Volume 6, Issue 2
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Feature Stories


Foteini Agrafioti of BionymRecent Grads Launch Start-up to Develop Heartbeat Recognition Technology
Bionym founders Foteini Agrafioti (ElecE PhD 1T2) and Karl Martin (ElecE PhD 1T2) may change the way we secure our digital information in the near future


OSPE winners Three Alumni Receive 2012 OSPE Awards
The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers recognized the outstanding work of alumni John Bianchini (ChemE 8T5), George Nowak (CivE 7T3), Dr. Bert Wasmund (ChemE PhD 6T6) and three U of T Engineering professors at its annual awards gala




Cornerstones Built by Skule Alumni


Class of 5T6 Award of Merit 2013

Class of 5T6 Presents 2012 Award of Merit

Class members and past award winners gathered to honor this year’s recipient Philip Isaac (EngSci 1T5), chosen for both academic achievement and extracurricular involvement




McAllister Trustees

Incoming Students Benefit from John Edgar McAllister's Legacy

A civil engineer from the class of 1895 has supported thousands of U of T students over the past 50 years


Upcoming Alumni Events

Mar 13, 2013

Alumni Skule Night Reception & Show

Enjoy sketch comedy, musical numbers and a dash of engineering mayhem. RSVP by March 6 to join alumni for a reception before the show

Mar 28 - Apr 11, 2013

Skule Comes to Asia

Connect with Skule graduates in your region.
Shanghai - March 28
Taipei - April 1
Jakarta - April 2
Kuala Lumpur - April 4
Singapore - April 8
Hong Kong - April 11

For more information, contact Sonia De Buglio at


Alumni News


U of T Engineering Grads Invent World’s Most Energy-efficient Light Bulb

The ‘NanoLight’ uses only 12 watts of electricity, yet generates the equivalent output of a 100-watt incandescent bulb

Claire Kennedy Appointed to Bank of Canada Board of Directors

A Chemical Engineering alumna and legal expert, Kennedy also serves on several U of T Engineering boards and advisory councils

Lassonde Inducted into Canadian Mining Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Dr. Pierre Lassonde (Honorary PhD, 0T2), a generous supporter of mining engineering at the University of Toronto

Faculty News


U of T Students Shine at the 2013 Ontario Engineering Competition

Contestants selected by alumni bring home eight awards and the chance to compete in the first-ever International Engineering Competition

New Application Takes Corrosion Engineering into the Digital Age

Student develops smartphone application to complement corrosion engineering courses and donates proceeds toward a Materials Science & Engineering scholarship

Meet Our Newest Stars

U of T Engineering welcomes 12 new faculty members


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