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Volume 2 // Issue 15 // April 22, 2009::::
In This Issue: Message from Dean, Cristina Amon // Celebrating Success Reception // Message from Dean Emeritus, Michael Charles // Message from Vice-Dean Research, Stewart Aitchison // Canadian Mining Games // Genome Canada Grant // Honours and Awards // Research // Events // In the News // Archives //
Message from Dean, Cristina Amon

Today we celebrate the extraordinary success of our Engineering faculty, staff and alumni. Our acknowledged standing as the premier Engineering school in Canada and among the top internationally is derived from our achievements. 2008-2009 has been a remarkable year with a record number of awards, honours and grants received by faculty, staff and alumni for distinction in research, teaching, leadership, and dedication to the Engineering profession and academic endeavour. We have much to celebrate and look forward to seeing you at our 'Celebrating Engineering Success' reception this afternoon!

Celebrating Engineering Success
Celebrating Engineering Success

Today: Celebrating Success 2009 Reception | 4-7 p.m. | GB 202
Dean Cristina Amon invites all staff and faculty members to a reception to recognize and honour achievements of our Faculty and celebrate another successful academic year.
View the invitation here (PDF)

Message from Dean Emeritus Michael Charles
Anticipating further international recognition ... (more)

Message from Stewart Aitchison
Another productive year with key research results ... (more)

Celebrating Engineering Success Overview

  • 2007-2009 Awards and Honours ... (PDF)
  • 2008-2009 Research Awards and Grants: Early Researcher Awards; NSERC Strategic Grants; NSERC Accelerator Grants; NSERC CREATE; NSERC Research Tools and Instruments Awards; CFI Leadership Opportunity Fund; 2008-2009 Canada Research Chairs Renewals; 2008-2009 Canada Research Chairs; Endowed Chairs; Genome Canada ... (PDF)

Ontario Genomics Institute Funds Research
ChemE Professor Elizabeth Edwards received $5M toward $10.9M budget to research sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels and novel bioremediation approaches ... (more)

Recipe for Successful Canadian Mining Games
A fun formula provided by MinE student Ryan Clarke ... (PDF)

Safeguarding Food Safety
ChemE Professor Ramin Farnood and PhD student Peter Angelo are featured in U of T Alumni Magazine ... (more)

Honours and Awards
CSCE Excellence in Innovation Award   Carlos de Oliveira, CivE
2nd Place, Marcel Pourbaix Award   William Zhang, ChemE
CAP Medal for Outstanding
Achievement in Industrial & Applied Physics
  Andreas Mandelis, MIE
1st Place, Water Environmental Association of Ontario (WEAO) student design competition   U of T Engineering Design Team
WISE 'Breaking the Glass Ceiling' Award   Milica Radisic

Engineering Receives Six University of Toronto Awards of Excellence
Northrop Frye Award, Faculty Category   Bryan Karney, CivE
Chancellor’s Award, Influential Leader   Barbara McCann, Office of the Registrar
Carolyn Tuohy Impact on Public Policy Award   Doug Reeve, ChemE
Vivek Goel Faculty Citizenship Award   Ron Venter, MIE
Adel S. Sedra Distinguished Graduate Award- UTAA Graduate Scholar   Lydell Wiebe, CivE
2009 Faculty Award   David Zingg, UTIAS

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

Research Update

Funding Opportunities:

  • NIST Funding for Civil Infrastructure, Advanced Materials
  • Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) Program: Notification of Intent
  • Major Resources Support (MRS) Program: Letter of Intent
  • Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program: Letter of Intent
  • Automotive Partnership Canada ... (more)
  April 22 Celebrating Success 2009 Reception
  April 22 Earth Day
  April 29 safeTalk Workshop
  April 29 U of T Post Offer Reception in Ottawa
  April 30 Counsellor Lunch in Ottawa
    Engineering Events Calendar for more events

Hold the Date – Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 12 p.m.
Final Faculty Council meeting of 2008-2009 will include:
• an overview of the past year
• standing committees reports
• presentation of annual awards to faculty and staff
• recognition of our most recent professors emeriti
(Lunch will be served)

In the News

CTV Toronto Highlights Student Efforts for Safer Transit
Engineering students talk to CTV Toronto about their ideas to make the TTC a safer experience for transit users in this CTV video.

ECE Professor's Terminology and Ideas Highlighted in International Publication
The Guardian Unlimited uses terminology coined by Steve Mann, ECE, in an article about police surveillance. Read the article here.

Engineering Professor's Research Featured on Discovery Channel
Goldie Nejat, MIE, was featured on Daily Planet talking about her robotic search-and-rescue device, MARP. Watch the clip here.

Discovery Channel talks with MIE Professor's Healthcare Assistive Robot
Daily Planet co-host Jay Ingram talks with Professor Goldie Nejat about her research into interactive, human-like healthcare assistive robots, and introduces her robot: Brian. Watch Clip #3 at 30 seconds into the video, here.

David Naylor Discusses U of T's Role in World's Research Stage During India Trip
President David Naylor's week-long trip in March focused on biotechnology and health, environmental sustainability, information technology and nanotechnology - areas in which U of T enjoys an international reputation for excellence. "U of T must be active in building partnerships with Indian universities and industries," President Naylor said in The Times of India.

MIE Professor Quoted in Toronto Star Article on Hydraulic Energy Systems
The Toronto Star asks for MIE's Stanislav Pejovic's expert opinion as part of Ontario's future in water power. Read the article here.

Rapidly Developed Ship-Tracking Satellite Approaches One Year On Orbit
Space Daily's article focuses on research and project developed at U of T and expert comment by UTIAS' Dr. Robert E. Zee, Director of the Space Flight Laboratory. Read the article here.

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: barbara@ecf.utoronto.ca.