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Volume 1 // Issue 4 // January 16, 2008::::
In This Issue: Dean's Message // What's New? // Call for Nominations: Engineering Alumni Awards // Honours & Awards // Research Update // Spotlight // Events // New Faces // In the News
Dean's Message

Education for Engineering Globalization and Our International Outreach

As we begin 2008, I would like to share with you some of the discussions underway concerning the Faculty’s strategic plans ... (read more)

What's New?


Designing Curriculum for Global Competitiveness
Watch for an Engineering story on page 8 of the January 15 issue of the Bulletin, featuring quotes from Dean Cristina Amon and several administrative academic leaders in the Faculty.

ChemEng Professor's Spinoff Company Greencore First to Get Funding From Ontario BioAuto Council
Ontario BioAuto Commercialization Fund has made a major investment in GreenCore Composites Inc., a natural-fibre composite company spinoff from Professor Sain…(read more)

Grad's Work Powered by Sun
Nicolas Piatkowski (MIE 0T5) reflects on his PhD studies at ETH Zurich and discusses his work in solar thermal chemistry ... (read more)

Calls for Nominations

2008 Engineering Alumni Awards
Nominate an alumni of U of T--by February 29--who has made an outstanding contribution to engineering and to society...(read more)

Represent Engineering in Central Governance at U of T!
·       Academic Board Seats Open (2)
·       Governing Council Seats Open (1)
...(read more)

Call for Submissions: 35th Annual OCUFA Teaching Awards and OCUFA Academic Librarianship Award
The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) is calling for submissions for its 35th annual Teaching Awards and Academic Librarianship Award Nomination. Deadline: February 22, 2008 ... (read more)

Call for Submissions: The MIT Technology Review Top 35 Under 35
Do you know someone who should be on the MIT Technology Review’s annual list of outstanding innovators under the age of 35? To submit a nomination, please click here. Deadline: February 29, 2008.

Honours & Awards

Vice-Dean, Undergraduate, Grant Allen named Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada...(read more)

Dean Cristina Amon, Professor and Dean Emeritus Michael Charles and Professor Alberto Lean-Garcia named Fellows of the Engineering Institute of Canada...(read more)

Professor Emeritus Peter Hughes named Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics...(read more)

University Professor Michael Sefton to receive the Founders Award from the Society for Biomaterials...(read more)

Research Update

News from Vice-Dean, Research, Stewart Aitchison... (read more)


Interview with Tom Nault, Associate Registrar and Director of Academic SchedulingTom

What kind of person craves the complexities, attention to detail and stress associated with the scheduling of over 200 conflict-free courses annually?  Tom Nault, Associate Registrar and Director of Academic Scheduling, shares his thoughts on the rewards and challenges associated with his role in the Faculty ... (read more)


Jan 16-17, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. - Engineering Career Fair
Jan 18 - Engineering Science Education Conference

Jan 23 - PDC course begins: LEED® Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ Course
Jan 24, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. - Skule™ Mentorship Program - LOT Dining Etiquette

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

New Faces

Please welcome some of our new administrative staff members, some of whom are new to the Faculty, others who are assuming new roles in the Faculty.


Cody Copeman
Conference Associate & Custom Training Sales
Professional Development Centre
... (read more)

Shannon Osborne
External Relations Liaison, Recruitment and Advancement
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering ... (read more)
In the News

Life Experiences Forge Human Rights Champion
Chem 3T6 graduate Lou Ronson has dedicated his life to human rights issues and fighting discrimination. Read the full story in the Canadian Jewish News from January 8 ... (read more)

Brain Drain? That's so Nineties
University of Toronto biomedical scientist Molly Shoichet profiled in January 12 Toronto Star article "Brain Drain? That's so Nineties"... (read more)

Buttle says 2010 Games Will be his Swan Song
As reported in the Globe and Mail, three-time Canadian figure skating champion and U of T Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry student Jeffrey Buttle said he will hang up his competition skates after the Vancouver Olympics in 2010 ... (read more)

Reality TV: When the Tube Talks Back
Professor Parham Aarabi, of the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was quoted in the January 10 Globe and Mail article "Reality TV: When the Tube Talks Back" ... (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.