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Volume 2 // Issue 3 // October 1, 2008::::
In This Issue: Message from Dean, Cristina Amon // On the Move...For the Better // What's New? // Call for Nominations: ECE Chair // Honours and Awards // Research Update // Events // Engineering Newsletter Survey // In the News // Newsletter Archives //
Message from Dean, Cristina Amon

As our Faculty expands its graduate enrolments, undergraduate PEY and research capacity, our partnerships within our community also grow both in vision and size. The availability of appropriate physical space to support our teaching, research, and administrative priorities is of vital importance. To evaluate the quality and quantity of existing space in our buildings, we assembled a planning team earlier this year to conduct a divisional space review and develop a master plan. The review is currently underway and will identify space deficiencies, inform allocations of available space and possible reallocations of existing space, and provide the basis for new space plans.

In turn, the review will help promote the need to value space appropriately and use space efficiently. The results will be incorporated into the Faculty’s strategic plan and guide future philanthropic fundraising and government advocacy efforts. I would like to extend our gratitude to the planning team for their dedication to this important initiative. Already, changes are under way in our Engineering buildings. A number of office and facility moves have occurred, or are planned, to better accommodate our growing Faculty’s needs …. (more)

What's New?

Celebrating Engineering Education
On Sept. 29, the Faculty celebrated Engineering textbook authors and unveiled a special recognition wall .... (more)

Nuit Blanche Artists Have Drive
EngSci student and Aerospace major Jeff Nagashima (1T0) is part of a U of T team building a custom Xbox game for the Vehicle exhibition that will light up the University College quad on the evening of Oct. 4 .... (more)

U of T Formula SAE Team Hosts 7th Annual U of T Shootout
16 teams from Canada and the United States converged upon Mosport International Raceway's Kart Track in Bowmanville, Ontario, for a full day of racing .... (more)

Engineering Professors Involved in Canada’s Most Powerful and Energy-Efficient Supercomputer

Professors David Zingg, Director of UTIAS, Chris Yip (ChemE, IBBME), and Clinton Groth (UTIAS) are involved in a project that will enhance research being conducted in aerospace engineering, chemical physics, high-energy physics, astrophysics, medical imaging, computational biology, and climate change prediction .... (more)

Engineering a Better Future for Ethiopia One PhD at a Time
In June, Professor Yu-Ling Cheng (ChemE) was one of 12 U of T faculty to visit Addis Abba University in Ethiopia to help the University plan for its massive PhD expansion program .... (more)

Award-Winning Engineering Strategies and Practice (ESP) Course Seeks Volunteers
ESP is an innovative first-year Engineering course that is looking for professionals interested in volunteering their time to help educate first-year Engineering students .... (more)

Engineering Newsletter Survey

Online Survey: The Engineering Newsletter One Year Later
Please take a moment to complete the survey and offer your comments and suggestions to make the Newsletter better for the entire Faculty. The survey will take approximately 2-5 minutes to complete. Your feedback will help strengthen our newsletter .... (more)

Searches in Progress

Call for Nominations: Advisory Committee on the Appointment of an ECE Chair
Professor Jonathan Rose’s term as ECE Chair ends on June 30, 2009. In accordance with the Policy on Appointment of Academic Administrators, we will be commencing the process to seek approval of an Advisory Committee to the Dean on the appointment of an ECE Chair .... (more)

Honours and Awards

Molly Shoichet Named Fellow, Biomaterials Science and Engineering
Professor Molly Shoichet (ChemE, IBBME) has been named a Fellow, Biomaterials Science and Engineering by the International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering (IUSBSE). IUSBSE awards fellowship to members who have earned a status of excellent professional standing and high achievements in the field of biomaterials science and Engineering.

Aaron Wheeler Receives Fred Beamish Award from the Canadian Society for Chemistry
Professor Aaron Wheeler (ChemE, IBBME) has received the Fred Beamish Award for innovation in research in analytic chemistry. The Fred Beamish Award was established by the Canadian Society for Chemistry to recognize individuals who demonstrate innovation in research in the field of analytical chemistry, where the research is anticipated to have significant potential for practical applications.


Oct. 4 -   U of T Formula SAE Racing Sponsorship Appreciation Day
Oct. 4 -   Engineering Graduate Studies Fair
Oct. 7 -   FUNdamentals of Science Lecture Series
Oct. 22 - Nanotechnology: Choreographing the Dance of Molecules with Ted Sargent

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

In the News

Be sure to catch up on all the latest Engineering news on the Engineering homepage and our Twitter feed.

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)

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