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Volume 1 // Issue 7 // March 12, 2008::::
In This Issue: Message from Dean, Cristina Amon // Honours and Awards: Two Killam Research Fellowships Awarded to Engineering // Research Update // Events // Skule Stories // In the News // Newsletter Archives //
Dean's Message

As the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering continues its leadership renewal process, it is my pleasure to announce two new appointments to Engineering and to welcome our new Vice-Dean of Graduate Studies, Chris Damaren ... (more) ... and Director of Human Resources, Karen Lewis .... (more)

Heartiest congratulations to the faculty, alumni, staff and students who have received prestigious honours and awards this year. These awards not only bring recognition to the recipients' outstanding accomplishments, but also help increase the visibility of our Faculty and University. Our gratitude also extends to the Committee on Honours and Awards Nominations, its Chair, Michael Charles, Secretary, Carolyn Farrell and everyone who works tirelessly to prepare these deserved nominations .... (more)

Research in Flight
Honours and Awards

Engineering Professors Honoured at the SCI Annual Awards Banquet
Professor Emeritus David Boocock awarded LeSeur Medal and Adjunct Professor Howard Goodfellow awarded Canada Medal of the Society at SCI Annual Awards Banquet .... (more)

Two Engineering Professors Honoured with AAAS Fellowship

At a ceremony Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008 in Boston, Massachusetts, Engineering
Professors Peter Zandstra and Jean Zu joined the ranks of 471 members with the honour of being named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) .... (more)

Engineering Professor Receives Wighton Fellowship
Professor Paul Jowlabar has been named the 2008 Wighton Fellow and the recipient of the 2008 Wighton Fellowship. The Wighton Fellowship is awarded annually in recognition of innovative, distinctive and exceptional instruction in relation to undergraduate engineering laboratory courses.

Three Professors Honoured with Engineering Institute of Canada Fellowships
Dean Cristina Amon, Dean Emeritus Michael Charles, and Professor Alberto Leon-Garcia were awarded Engineering Institute of Canada Fellowships at the Institute's Annual Awards Banquet in Ottawa on Mar. 1, 2008 .... (more)

U of T Engineering Students Win Top Spots in OEC Competitions
U of T Engineering students fared extremely well at the Ontario Engineering Competition 2008, which was held at McMaster University, Feb. 8-10, 2008. In the Consulting Engineering competition, U of T Engineering students placed both first and second. The first place team included Godmans Chow, Tiffany Chow, Fan Gao and Ian Pereira; the second place team included Liane Catalfo, Vikram Pandit, Jennifer Sauks and Cody Wood.The students who took third place in the Innovative Design Competition were David Choy, Rouzbeh Rabiei and Lawrence Sun .... (more)

Edwards and ShoichetTwo Killam Research Fellowships Awarded to Engineering
Congratulations to
Professors Elizabeth Edwards and Molly Shoichet, who received prestigious Killam Research Fellowships .... (more)

Research Update

Mar. 12 - Lectures at the Leading Edge: Cellulosic Ethanol
Mar. 12 - Skule™ Nite Reception
Mar. 12-15 - Skule™ Nite
Mar. 14 - 23rd Annual Chemical Engineering Dinner

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

Skule Stories

“Girls have invaded the University of Toronto’s School of Applied Science with a rush," stated the Feb.10, 1940, issue of the Toronto Star. "Since 1920, there have been only 10 women graduates in RWDI Field TripEngineering; this year, there are 12 registered in Architecture, Engineering, and Applied Chemistry.”

—Richard White, The Skule Story: The University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering 1873-2000.

In 2008, there are 272 female students registered in first-year studies; 216 registered in second-year; 204 registered in third-year; and 273 registered in fourth-year.

In the News

A Flight from the Past
Alumni, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Niagara This Week ...

Ontario Privacy Chief Gives Green Light to TTC Surveillance Plans
Professor Karl Martin and Professor Kostas Plataniotis
CBC News ... (more)

U of T Names 20 Honorary Degree Recipients
Professor Emeritus Donald Mackay
News @ U of T ... (more)

Device Like "Black Box" Records Your Entire Life

Professor Steve Mann
The Record ... (more)

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)

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.