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Volume 2 // Issue 2 // September 19, 2008::::
In This Issue: Message from Dean, Cristina Amon // Celebrating Engineering Education // What's New? // Honours and Awards // Research Update // Events // New Administrative Appointments // In the News // Newsletter Archives //
Message from Dean, Cristina Amon

Over the years, our Faculty has distinguished itself as a leader in Engineering education. A vital part of this leadership are our professors who have written and contributed to the Engineering texts that have shaped and inspired current and future generations of Engineers around the globe. In honour of these extraordinary contributions, I invite you to commemorate Engineering textbook authors and unveil our new recognition wall at the Celebrating Engineering Education event on Sept. 29, 2008.  We will be also honouring co-authors Sedra and Smith whose Microelectronic Circuits engineering textbook has reached a spectacular milestone of one million copies. Translated into 9 languages, it is the world’s bestselling textbook of its kind and remains a seminal book to scores of young engineers. It is my hope that you will join us for this opportunity to celebrate our professors’ remarkable contributions to Engineering education.

The beginning of the school year is a busy and exciting time for faculty and students; it is a time of transition and renewal for staff as well. Our heartiest congratulations to those faculty members who recently received promotions. We are also pleased to welcome a number of new administrative staff to our Engineering community and announce that Lisa Simpson-Camilleri has been appointed Assistant Dean, Academic HR and Diversity …. (more)

Fun with Faculty
What's New?

Celebrating Engineering Education Textbook Authors and the World's Bestselling Engineering Textbook
Please join us on Sept. 29, 2008, to celebrate Engineering textbook authors, unveil our new recognition wall, "Celebrating Engineering Education," and to honour the world's bestselling Engineering textbook .... (more)

The Annual Gull Lake Survey Camp Reunion

Dozens of Civil Engineering alumni made a pilgrimmage on Sept. 13, 2008, to Gull Lake for this year's Survey Camp Reunion .... (more)

Faculty Promotions
Congratulations to the 17 faculty members whose new appointments became effective Jul. 1, 2008 ... (more)

A Driving Force of Change
Alumnus Barry Levine who "wrote the book on Skule™" continues to give back to the Faculty .... (more)

UnERD: Undergraduate Students at the Forefront of Research and Technology
On Aug. 28, 2008, Engineering undergrads flocked to the Bahen Centre to share their summer research .... (more)

Honours and Awards

Shoichet Elected Fellow of Royal Society of Canada
Professor Molly Shoichet (ChemE, IBBME) is one of nine U of T faculty elected Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) .... (more)

Clinical Engineering Award
Dr. Anthony Easty (ECE, IBBME), a highly-regarded leader in Clinical Engineering, is the inaugural recipient of the Excellence in Clinical Engineering Leadership (ExCEL) Award .... (more)

Engineering Staff Take Home Stepping Up Awards
Six Engineering staff received U of T Stepping Up Awards in recognition of their contributions to the University. Congratulations to: Helen Bright, Pierina Filippone, Sergei Metropolitansky, Austra Ozolins, Nelly Pietropaolo, and Georgette Zinaty .... (more)


Sept. 20 - U of T FSAE Racing: 2008 Shootout!
Sept. 24 - Launch of Engineering Leaders of Tomorrow Co-curricular Certificate
Sept. 29 - Celebrate Eng. Education Textbook Authors and World's Bestselling Eng. Textbook
Oct. 4 - U of T FSAE Racing Sponsorship Appreciation Day
Oct. 7 - FUNdamentals of Science Lecture Series

Please visit: Faculty's Events Calendar for all of our events.

New Administrative Appointments

Over the past several months, we have appointed a number of new administrative staff across the Faculty. While we haven't been able to reach everyone just yet, we are pleased to profile the following staff .... (more)

  • Alex Boissonneau-Lehner, Undergraduate Assistant (MIE)
  • Gordon Boudreau, Craftsperson (MIE)
  • Fred Gebeshuber, Craftsperson (MIE)
  • Myrtle Millares, First Year Assistant, First Year Office, Office of the Registrar
In the News
Bugs Power Scientist's Drive
Professor Radhakrishnan Mehadevan (ChemE) is featured in the Toronto Star article, talking about his advanced understanding of the diet of micro-organisms that could help solve the world's most pending environmental crises.
CTV News
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Recruiting Ramps Up
Director of PEY/ECC, Jose Pereira, speaks about the increasing interest in Engineering internships.
Calgary Herald .... (more)

Engineer Our Health Care System to Include Whatever Helps
Professor Michael Carter (MIE) talks about making the best use of limited resources in the health care industry.
Fredericton Daily Gleaner
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ChemE Student Jeffrey Buttle Retires as World Figure Skating Champion
Reigning world champ sets his sights to return to ChemE and finish his degree.
CBC's The National .... (more); Barrie Examiner .... (more); Belleville Intelligencer .... (more); Globe and Mail .... (more); Toronto Star .... (more); CTV News ....

Government of Canada Invests in Nanotechnology Coatings for Joint Strike Fighter Program
Integran, a company co-founded by Gino Palumbo (MSE 8T3, MASc 8T5, PhD 8T9), will receive federal government support for the research and development of next generation nanotechnology-based coatings for the multinational Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program.
Integran Press Release .... (more)

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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