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Volume 1 // Issue 14 // June 24, 2008::::
In This Issue: Message from Dean, Cristina Amon // Faculty Energy Research Showcase // Honours and Awards // Research Update // Events // New Appointments // In the News // Newsletter Archives //
Message from Dean, Cristina Amon

Engineering at U of T continues to respond to change in the global knowledge-based economy and contribute to the world’s technological innovation with our research.  To ensure global prosperity and progress, it is crucial that we share our knowledge within our community and beyond. In the past year, our Faculty received more than 138 top research awards and grants in recognition of outstanding research, innovative projects, and professional contributions, which were celebrated at our Celebrating Research Success event, and we shared our research initiatives in Energy with members of industry, government and the community at the Faculty Energy Research Showcase.

On behalf of the Faculty, I would like to thank our professors, students, staff, alumni and the Engineering community at U of T for your commitment to excellence in our research and education.  This has been a remarkable year for our Faculty, and I was delighted to see many of you share in the success of our research and innovation at our events.

In our next Engineering Newsletter, we will highlight “A Year in Review,” a culmination of numerous contributions made by staff, students, faculty, and the community, as well as gather input on the Globalization Task Force report. We hope this will energize us for another year of outstanding accomplishment and serve as a reminder of all of the exceptional contributions our Faculty has lead in the past year. Best wishes to you all for an enjoyable holiday weekend.

Faculty Energy Research Showcase
Honours and Awards

Susan McCahan Receives ASEE Outstanding Campus Rep Award
In 2007, Professor Susan McCahan, Chair of First Year, was the recipient of the 3M Teaching Fellowship, the University of Toronto President’s Teaching Award and the national Alan Blizzard Award for collaborative teaching; this year, she continues to be recognized for her outstanding contributions, and was recently awarded the ASEE Outstanding Campus Rep Award .... (more)

Wei Yu Receives Engineering’s McCharles Prize for Early Career Research
The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering's Professor Wei Yu recieved the newly re-established McCharles Prize for Early Career Research for his important research contributions in the area of information theory and digital communications .... (more)

Diosady, Perovic, McLean Named Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellows
On June 16 at the CAE Annual General Meeting in Montreal, Professors Levente Diosady, Doug Perovic and Alexander McLean were name fellows of the Academy .... (more)

Linda Espeut Wins Agnes Kaneko Award
The Faculty awards prestigious Agnes Kaneko Award to Linda Espeut, Operations Manager of The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, for her hard work and dedication to the Department, the Faculty and the University .... (more)

Civil Engineering Student Adam Kirsh Wins 2008 Governor General's Silver Medal
Adam Kirsh is the 12th Engineering student to receive the Silver Medal in the past 12 years. For over 100 years, the Governor General's Academic Medals have recognized the outstanding academic achievements of Canadian students .... (more)

Research Update
New Appointments
New Appointments
In the News

"Green" Engineer Celebrated with Honorary Degree
Professor Emeritus Donald Mackay, Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
News @ U of T ....

Promoting Nanomanufacturing
Professor Yu Sun, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
The Bulletin .... (more)

Think You Can Make It in Space?
Student Jesse Eyer, University of Toronto Institute of Aerospace Studies
Toronto Star .... (more)

Will Gardiner Demolition Really Only Cost Motorists Two Minutes?
Professor Eric Miller, Department of Civil Engineering
National Post ....

Battling Hunger From A to Zinc

Professor Levente Diosady, Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
The Record .....

Newsletter Archives

Did you miss out on a past issue of the Engineering Newsletter? Now you can revisit past articles and catch up on great Faculty news any time … (more)

The Engineering Newsletter is a twice-monthly summary of key headlines, events and opportunities for faculty and staff in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. If you have questions or comments, please contact us: couture@ecf.utoronto.ca.

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