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September 2013


U of T Engineering's Global Impact

deOliveira & Gray

Alumni Start-up’s Earthquake-resistant Technology Helps Rebuild Haitian School

Cast ConneX founders Carlos de Oliveira (CivE MASc 0T6) and Michael Gray (CivE PhD 1T1) developed seismic-resistant connectors that are being used in buildings around the globe, from the World Trade Center reconstruction to a school in Haiti

Beverly Bradley

Skule Student Helps Bring Medical Oxygen to the Developing World

PhD candidate Beverly Bradley from the Centre for Global Engineering and a team of Gambian technicians have developed a battery-powered oxygen-generating machine that enables delivery to remote areas for treatment of conditions like pneumonia

New Grads Abroad

Meet Four New Grads Launching International Careers

At convocation in June, we welcomed 1,500 new graduates to the Skule Alumni community. Meet members of the class of 1T3 who are starting their careers abroad in Australia, Belgium, China and the U.S.


Skule Alumni in Action

Sikorsky Prize

U of T Engineering Grads Make Aeronautical History

A team led by Todd Reichert (EngSci 0T5, UTIAS PhD 1T1) and Cameron Robertson (EngSci 0T8, UTIAS MASc 0T9) won the $250,000 Sikorsky Prize for completing the first-ever sustained flight of a human-powered helicopter

Tyler Irving

Alumnus Wins Engineers Canada’s Journalism Award

Tyler Irving
(ChemE MASc 1T0), a science writer for Canadian Chemical News, was selected for Engineers Canada's 2013 Award of Journalism Excellence in Engineering for his article "Nature's Industrialists"


Stay Connected


Mentor a Skule Student – Meet Your Match October 2
Share the insights you’ve gained and help a student define their career path. The Skule Mentorship Program kicks off October 2 with a networking and speed-matching event at U of T. Register to become a mentor by September 25 and attend the networking event on October 2 to learn more and find your match.

Join Us October 22 for Biz Skule:
Moving @ the Speed of Mobile

Find out how mobile computing is quickly changing our world. This evening networking event and panel discussion features three entrepreneurial Skule Alumni who are at the forefront of mobile app development: Parham Aarabi (EngSci 9T8), Geordie Konrad (EngSci 0T7) and Sep Seyedi (EngSci 0T3). Register by October 10.

Share Your Expertise with the Engineering Chinese Club
The Engineering Chinese Club is seeking alumni to share their insights on preparing for the Professional Experience Year (PEY), the interview process and research careers. To volunteer at student seminars being planned this year, contact event director Jack Xu at

Join the Conversation on LinkedIn
Our Skule Alumni LinkedIn community is growing! Join our regional groups in Calgary, Vancouver, the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout Asia to stay connected with alumni in your region.

Help Student Start-ups Succeed at The Hatchery
Now in its second year, this summer The Entrepreneurship Hatchery provided tools, resources and support to 18 teams of students who are prototyping their innovative ideas with guidance from experienced entrepreneurs. Find out how you can get involved and share your practical expertise.

Send News to Skulematters by Sept. 23
We’re reintroducing the “class notes” section in this year’s edition of Skulematters. Send us news about promotions, awards, accomplishments, marriages, births and other updates you’d like to share with fellow alumni. Submit news and photos along with your department and graduation year to by September 23 for consideration.

Support Skule’s Blue Sky Solar Racing Team in the World Solar Challenge
U of T's Blue Sky Solar Racing team is preparing its newest car for a 3,000-kilometre race across the Australia outback. The “B-7” features the latest in photovoltaics, has a new aerodynamic design and weighs about 20 per cent less than its predecessor. You can show your support for this ambitious project with a donation.

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