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Volume 2 // Issue 12 // February 25, 2009::::
In This Issue: Message from Dean, Cristina Amon // Celebrate National Engineering Month // New EngSci BASc // High Impact Leadership for Grad Students // Mining Games at U of T // Two CRC's for Engineering // Two Engineering Professors Inducted as AIMBE Fellows // Honours and Awards // Research // Events // In the News // Archives //
Message from Dean, Cristina Amon

February 28 marks the start of National Engineering Month, an occasion for us to raise public awareness of the role of engineers in society and to highlight the many rewards of an Engineering career. Few professions unleash the spirit of innovation like Engineering, transforming ideas and knowledge into technologies that enhance our daily lives. This is an opportunity to become ambassadors for our profession, reaching out to our communities to promote public understanding of Engineering contributions to economic development, quality of life and national security. Increased appreciation of the creative capacity of engineers to meet the challenges of the 21st century will expand our ability to sustain technological innovation in the new global economy and our ability to inspire young people to become engineers. I encourage all of us to join engineers from across Canada in this annual celebration of our profession, sharing its excitement, inventive spirit and significance.

National Engineering Month
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Design the Future During National Engineering Month
Focused on increasing awareness among young Canadians about the possibilities in Engineering and technology careers, National Engineering Month takes place from February 28 to March 8 with hundreds of activities, including U of T's Designapalooza ... (more)

Engineering Now Offers Two Distinct Undergraduate Degrees
Starting this June, EngSci students will graduate with the new BASc in Engineering Science ... (more)

Award Celebrates Women in Engineering
Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) celebrates outstanding accomplishments of women professors with the Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award. Nominations are due March 15 ... (more)

Engineering Gains Two News Canada Research Chairs
Congratulations to MIE Professors Andreas Mandelis Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Diffusion-Wave Sciences and Technologies and Yu Sun CRC in Micro and Nanoengineering systems ... (more)

Canadian Mining Games Re-cap
Organized by third-year Lassonde MinE student Ryan Clarke, U of T hosted the 19th Annual Canadian Mining Games from February 19 to 21 ... (more)

High Impact Leadership Training for Grad Students
The Engineering Leaders of Tomorrow program hosted a three day leadership workshop last fall for graduate students that will be offered again in March ... (more)

U of T Spin-Off Receives Provincial Funding
ChemE Professor Mohini Sain received support of his research to invent new ways to make car parts out of crops ... (more)

U of T Staffer Watches History Unfold in Washington
Liam Mitchell, ChemE, tells about his experience at President Obama's inauguration ... (more)

Dean’s Town Hall - Follow-up

We have been working to address as quickly as possible concerns raised at the February 6th Dean’s Town Hall about 24/7 access to the ECF computer labs in the Galbraith Building and increased access to wireless network on campus. Swipe card access for students to the door on the south side of the Galbraith/Sandford Fleming Buildings and to the computer labs in GB144/150 is being installed and should be in place by the end of this week. In the meantime, special arrangements have been made for a security officer to provide students with after-hours access upon presentation of their T-cards. We have also installed temporary wireless network access in GB144/150. A permanent installation will take place when new equipment is delivered within the next few weeks.

Honours and Awards

IBBME Professors Inducted Fellows of AIMBE
Professor and Chair Paul Santerre and Professor Peter Zandstra have been inducted as Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering ... (more)

Professor Aaron Wheeler Receives Sloan Fellowship
This award recognizes best young researchers in US and Canadian universities in scientific fields ... (more)

Call for Nominations
Nominate an outstanding staff member for the Agnes Kaneko Award: Deadline May 1 ... (more)

APRIL 22 SAVE THE DATE: Celebrating Success 2009 Reception
In celebration of an extraordinary year for Engineering honours, awards and major research grants, join us Wednesday, April 22 in GB 202 from 4 to 7 p.m.


Funding Opportunities:

March 6 Engineering Globalization Seminar Series:
MIT's Nextlab - Can We Leverage the Global Communication Revolution to Improve Health, Education and Poverty?
March 13 Engineering Globalization Seminar Series:
Moving People and Freight Without Oil
March 18 - 21 Skule™ Nite
March 26 EngSci Alumni Dinner
March 27 ChemE Dinner
March 27 MIE Alumni Dinner
  Engineering Events Calendar for more events
In the News

The Living City
CivE Professor and Director of the U of T Cities Centre, Eric Miller, was featured on CBC News, CityTV News ... (Clips no longer available)

Shining a Light into Trapped Minds
IBBME Professor Tom Chau has developed a prototype device that uses near-infrared beams to decipher the brain's response may help kids with movement disorders communicate ... Globe

Newsletter Archives

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

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.