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Volume 1 // Issue 2 // December 7, 2007::::
In This Issue: Dean's Message // News & Announcements: "Brenda McCabe Named Chair of Civil Engineering" // "Students Interview Dean Amon" // Governance // Honours & Awards // Research Update // Events // In the News // Spotlight //
Dean's Message

Message from the Dean

  • I am pleased to announce that Professor Brenda McCabe will be serving as Chair of McCabe
    Civil Engineering, starting January 1, 2008 ...
    (read more)

  • The Faculty’s November 28 Council meeting was one of the most highly attended in recent memory, which included vigorous and participatory debate ... .. (read more)

  • We commemorate the eighteenth anniversary of the massacre that took place at École Polytechnique in Montréal, when 14 women were murdered by a man because they had taken what he believed should have been his place as a student in engineering.  As individuals and as a society, it is important for us to reflect on this tragedy and reaffirm our commitment to an open, accessible, unbiased and tolerant community, in which freedom of expression is embraced and any form of violence is unacceptable.
News & Announcements

Solar CarBlue Sky Solar Team Races to First Place Among Canadian
Teams in Australian World Solar Challenge

The University of Toronto Blue Sky Solar Team raced to the finish line in the Panasonic World Solar Challenge in Australia this month, finishing first overall and five hours ahead of all Canadian teams ...(read more)

Our Energy Future
"With energy so fundamental to our way of life, there will be both the pressure to change and the premium to pay for it ..." Read this article, written by Dr. Jan Carr (ECE 6T8) and CEO of the Ontario Power Authority, from the latest issue of Skulematters alumni magazine ... (read more)

The CannonStudents Talk with Dean Amon in the Cannon
The Cannon engineering student newspaper student reporters Kirill Zubovsky and Patricia Sheridan interviewed Dean Cristina Amon about the student experience, funding issues, the importance of teaching and research, and U of T’s pressing space needs ... (read more).


Approved by Faculty Council:

Visit the Faculty Council web space for more information.

Honours & Awards

Professor Yu-Ling Cheng Honoured at Leadership in Faculty Teaching Awards Reception 
Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry Professor Yu-Ling Cheng was one of 14 University of Toronto faculty members honoured at a reception on November 22 for receiving the Province’s inaugural Leadership in Faculty Teaching (LIFT) award.  This award was created last year to recognize and encourage teaching excellence at Ontario’s colleges and universities ... (read more)

Three U of T Engineers Honoured with Top Ontario Professional Engineers Awards
Three alumni of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering were selected by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) and Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) as recipients of the 2007 Ontario Professional Engineers Awards ... ... (read more)

Research Update

Recent Research Awards
Congratulations to our recipients of NSERC Strategic grants ... and to the following faculty members who were successful in this June’s CFI Leaders Opportunity Fund Competition ... (read more).

Information Session: SSHRC Major Collaborative Research Initiatives (MCRI) Program
UTRS and the Faculty of Arts and Science are pleased to invite researchers to an information session for U of T researchers who are considering submitting a Letter of Intent for the current or future competitions. The event is Wednesday, December 12 from 3-5pm at 27 KCC ...(read more).


Dec 7 - Engineering 4 Educators
Dec 24 to Jan 4 - University closed for the holidays
Jan 10 - Civil and Mineral Engineering Career Fair

Jan 18 - Engineering Science Education Conference

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

In the News

Selected Faculty-related news items from the past several weeks:

Food or Fuel? New Technology Offers Both
Chemical Engineering Professor Brad Saville, was quoted in the October 30 Globe and Mail article 'Food or fuel? New technology offers both'. Read the full article online.

Toronto's Bright Future (Or Not)Civil Eng
It's make it or break it time. Even with a dysfunctional council, a tight-fisted province and a scornful federal government, this city still has a chance to be the envy of the wor
ld ... Interim Chair of Civil Engineering, Eric Miller was in the Toronto Star this Fall. "We've really stopped building public transit 20 years ago," says Eric Miller, chair of the University of Toronto civil engineering department and director of its joint transportation program ... Read the full article online.

ECE team

Spotlight on:
ECE Undergraduate Office

Tucked into the busy basement of the Sandford Fleming Building, The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Undergraduate Office is a small office with a big heart. Home to five staff members, the doors of the ECE Undergraduate Office always seem to be open—and decorated according to season—to students and staff alike... (read 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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