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Volume 1 // Issue 5 // January 31, 2008::::
In This Issue: Dean's Message // What's New? "New Centre for Research in Healthcare Engineering" // Call for Nominations - The McCharles Prize // Research Update // Events // New Faces // In the News
Dean's Message

As January comes to a close, we are seeing tremendous activity within the Faculty. Our undergraduate application numbers are up; two new research facilities have opened; my lunches with administrative staff have resumed; and we are continuing to recognize the great accomplishments of our researchers by reintroducing the McCharles Prize ... (more)

What's New?

New MIE Centre for Research in Healthcare Engineering (CRHE)
This collaborative new Centre, led by Professor Michael Carter, opened January 28. The Centre advances the expertise and knowledge in solutions that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare service delivery ... (more)

ImageOilsands Innovator: Dr. Columba Yeung
Dr. Columba Yeung's proprietary technology has been described as the most energy-efficient, environmentally friendly and cost-effective method developed to date to extract and refine bitumen from Alberta's oilsands ... (more)Image

Teaching the Teachers
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Professor Susan McCahan, Chair of First Year, offers an eight-week course aimed at professors interested in improving their classroom teaching skills ... (more)

New ELITE Graduate Certificate for MEng
To meet the changing needs of Engineers, we are introducing a challenging and exciting new certificate program starting this Spring: ELITE (entrepreneurship, leadership, innovation and technology in Engineering) ... (more)

Rock Fracture Dynamics Lab Opens
The first of its kind in Canada, the Rock Fracture Dynamics Lab opened earlier this month. Led by Civil Engineering Professor Paul Young, Vice-President of Research, this Lab will help researchers understand and predict how rocks react to different types of stress ... (more)

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

Call for Nominations

McCharles Prize for Early Career Research Distinction
This Prize recognizes exceptional performance and distinction in early career research by a pre-tenure member of our Faculty. Applications are due March 28 ... (more)

Research Update
  • Faculty Energy Research Event: February 22, 2008
  • Bell University Laboratories at U of T Call for Proposals and Information Session
  • NSERC / Inter-American Collaboration in Materials Research (CIAM)
  • Revised Administrative Procedures for the Engagement of Post-Doctoral Fellows ... (more)

Feb. 12 - Skule Mentorship Program Student Presentation Nite
Feb. 18 - Statutory Holiday: Family Day
Feb. 22 - Faculty Energy Research Day
Feb. 25 - Faculty Council
Feb. 27 - A Conversation with Michael Dell

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

New Faces

Please welcome some of our new administrative staff members, some are new to the Faculty, others are assuming new roles within the Faculty ... (more)

PaulinePauline Martini, Graduate Administrator
Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry

Alice McQuarrie, Receptionist/Operations Assistant
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

ImageZahra Mirzaei, Research Technician
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Sean Moore, Operations Clerk, Operations Unit
Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering

ImageJho Nazal, Graduate Assistant
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

ImageJennifer Neill, Administrative Assistant
Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering

In the News

Water Under Fire - TVO Series
Professor Bryan Karney, Chair of the Division of Environmental Engineering and Energy Systems provided expert comment for the TVO series "Water Under Fire" on Sunday, January 20, 2008 ... (more)

U of T's Monster Machine
With expert comment by Paul Ruppert, Department of Civil Engineering, the Toronto Star explores the new Rock Fracture Dynamics Lab ... (more)

Lab-made Genome Gives New Life to Ethics Debate
Professor Stephen Davies, Assistant Professor in the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, was quoted in the January 24 Globe and Mail ... (more)

Five Ways to Strengthen Forestry
Read the expert comment of Professor Honghi Tran, Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, in this New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal article ... (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.