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Volume 2 // Issue 6 // November 19, 2008::::
In This Issue: Message from Dean, Cristina Amon // Bio-Inspired Wing Design // Hackers Beware // New Food in SF // Two Engineering Professors in TVO Competition // Honours and Awards // Research // Events // In the News // Archives //
Message from Dean, Cristina Amon

In our diverse and active Faculty, communication is vital to the success of our synergistic initiatives and effective work together. When I arrived at U of T Engineering just over two years ago, you provided valuable feedback on ways to share information across our Faculty. The introduction of this twice-monthly Engineering Newsletter last year resulted from that consultation. We continue to build and develop the Newsletter based on your feedback ... (more)

Engineering Students Remember
image Engineering students installed a memorial on Nov. 11 in memory of 628 U of T staff, students, faculty, and alumni who died during WWI. Visitors left hundreds of poppies by crosses, which were individually named for our 628 fallen heroes. View more images.
What's New?
Bio-inspired Wing Design to Revolutionize Aircraft Flight
Inspired by nature, MIE Professor Shaker Meguid is developing aircraft wing designs that imitate the flight of birds by optimizing the aerodynamics for a given flight stage. .... (more)

CEAB Visits EngSci and MIE
From Nov. 23-25, Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board members will be on campus reviewing our EngSci and MIE programs. Let’s give the seven CEAB visitors a warm welcome to help ensure a positive experience and outcome … (more)image

New Food Services in Sandford Fleming
Two new food vendors are available in the SF Atrium. Veda, an Indian supplier of healthful takeout food, and the Hard Hat Cafe, serving grab-and-go food. Visit Veda's website.

Hackers Beware: New Protection for Computers
ECE Professor David Lie has the technology to protect computers from hackers, for good ... (more)

Two U of T Engineering Professors Among TVO's Best Lecturer Contenders
Professors Jason Anderson and Glenn Gulak, both in ECE, are among 125 teachers from 24 universities and colleges in Ontario, vying for the 2009 Best Lecturer designation ... (more)

Watch OSPE "A Climate for Change" Symposium Presentations
World Bank leader, Paul Cadario, CIV, addressed the inaugural climate change symposium, hosted by the Ontario Society for Professional Engineers. Watch his presentation ... (more)

Honours and Awards
Call for Nominations
Nominate a student leader for the prestigious Cressy Student Leadership Award. Deadline: Nov. 26.

Three U of T Engineering Professors Elected IEEE Fellows
ECE Professors Francis Dawson, Brendan Frey, and Chair Jonathan Rose, were elected Fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) ... (more)


Funding Opportunities and Awards:

Nov. 20, 2008 - 5:00 p.m. Engineering Leaders of Tomorrow: How to Plan Events and Work Effectively as a Group
Nov. 21, 2008 - 12:00 p.m. ECE Leaders of Tomorrow: Do You Have What it Takes to Find the Right Job?
Nov. 26, 2008 - 12:10 p.m. Faculty Council (Council Chambers GB 202)
Nov. 28, 2008 - 12:00 p.m. Dean Amon's Town Hall with Undergraduate Students
Dec. 22, 2008 to Jan. 2, 2009 University Closure for the Holidays
  Engineering Events Calendar for more events
In the News

Designing Materials to Help Humanity
A Q & A with ChemE/IBBME Professor Molly Shoichet about her research to engineer organ and tissue sources to help people heal ... Toronto Star.

Personal Milestones

imageIt's a boy! On Oct. 25, 2008, Professor Georgia Fotopoulos, CIV, gave birth to a 7.1 lb baby boy, Athanasios. Mom and baby are doing well.

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Newsletter Archives

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

Catch up on the latest Engineering news on the Engineering homepage and our Twitter feed.

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: kate@ecf.utoronto.ca.

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