Winter 2015

A Message from Acting Dean Brenda McCabe

Over the past year, many of our esteemed alumni have rallied behind the forthcoming Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CEIE), a core goal of U of T Engineering’s Boundless campaign. Recently, alumnus Henry Wu (EngSci 7T5, ChemE MASc 7T9) made a first-time donation of $3.5 million to support the construction of the CEIE and new spaces for the Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) and the Institute for Water Innovation (IWI). His generous gift will help position U of T Engineering as a leader in global water innovation and sustainable energy research. Brenda McCabe
The Faculty is also celebrating the accomplishments of our female students, faculty and alumnae–today and throughout history. Our proactive and targeted recruitment efforts over the past few years have been successful in attracting more women to our engineering community. In the fall of 2014, we had a record number of female first-year engineering students enrolled at U of T–the highest percentage in Ontario! One quarter of the entire undergraduate population is female, and our female faculty members have more than doubled in the past eight years. In a profession as diverse and innovative as engineering, this is encouraging news. I encourage you to read more about these successes.

I am pleased to share these recent accomplishments with you, and am deeply grateful for your continued involvement in Skule™.

Brenda McCabe
Acting Dean


Henry Wu Alumnus gives $3.5 million towards CEIE
A first-time donation of $3.5 million by alumnus Henry Wu (EngSci 7T5, ChemE MASc 7T9) will help support the construction of the Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CEIE).
Henry Wu Giving back to support solar cell research
Skule™ alumnus Shawn Qu (MSE PhD 9T5) believes in a bright future for home-grown solar technology. The founder, chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar recently committed $400,000 to support solar cell research at U of T Engineering.
Jim Kenzie BizSkule event explores future of wearable tech
Karl Martin (ElecE 0T1, MASc 0T3, PhD 1T0), co-founder and CEO if Nymi, will discuss the future of wearable technology, digital security and biometric authentication at BizSkule’s upcoming Palo Alto-based event on Feb. 25
Enrique GarcĂ­a Skule™ celebrates industry partnerships
More than 250 industry partners are helping to advance U of T Engineering’s research activities. Alumnus Ted Maulucci (MechE 8T9) gives three reasons why partnering with U of T Engineering is invaluable for industry.
B-7 solar car U of T Engineering records best fundraising year
Alumni from around the world continue to rally behind U of T Engineering’s ambitious $200-million Boundless campaign goal, pushing the Faculty past the halfway mark and helping to achieve its most successful fundraising year yet.

Other News

Skulematters Q & A with alumna Nancy Hill
Skule™ alumna Nancy Hill (CivE 8T1) may work in intellectual property law but she is very much an engineer at heart. We recently spoke to Hill about her law career, volunteerism and her accomplishments at Professional Engineers Ontario.
Andrew Forde 2014-15 Milligan Graduate Fellowships awarded
Alumnus Frank Milligan (MechE 4T8) knows there is vast potential in biomedical engineering when it comes to advancing health care, and he is playing a major part in assisting its progress at U of T Engineering. Meet this year’s recipients.
(EAA) Awards Six important lessons from an EngSci alumnus
Rohin Iyer’s (EngSci 0T5, IBBME PhD 1T2) journey from engineering science to engineering tissues at Tissue Regeneration Therapeutics Inc. has been challenging yet rewarding. He shares six important lessons he has learned along the way.
Arbor Awards Volunteer with Skule™ Alumni Outreach
Skule™ Alumni Outreach (Skule™AO) is a new student-run initiative by the Engineering Society (EngSoc) in partnership with the Alumni Relations Office at U of T Engineering. Discover how you can enhance the Skule™ experience.
Skulematters Skulematters 2014 available online
The 2014 edition of Skulematters explores the myriad ways U of T engineers are embracing entrepreneurship and commercialization, developing key industry partnerships and impacting society on a global scale. Read the full issue online today.

Stay Connected

MIE Research Spotlight
To kick off 125 Years of Mechanical Engineering celebrations, Professor Craig Simmons (MIE) will share his group’ s research towards solutions to treat and replace diseased and damaged tissues in the body. Join us for this special talk and reception.

Speed Networking & Games Cafe
Calling all alumni: EngSoc wants to hear your stories, decisions and experiences after graduation. Hosted by Skule™AO, this event is a great opportunity to meet other Skule™ alumni. Entry is free. Food and refreshments will be provided.

Give back to Skule™
Whether you donate to our Boundless, Graditude and Leadership Giving campaigns or wish to hire a student and participate in the Alumni Mentorship Program, your contributions help to invest in future generations of U of T Engineers.
Annual San Francisco Alumni Reception
Network with Skule™ grads in the San Francisco Bay Area and get an update on U of T Engineering from Dean Cristina Amon. Also joining us will be Farid Najm, chair of The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering.

Engineering Global Development in the 21st Century: A Talk by Paul Cadario
Skule™ alumnus and distinguished senior fellow in Global Innovation, Paul Cadario (CivE 7T3), will lecture about how engineering will address sustainability and improve a world facing climate change and resource scarcity.

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Keep up with fellow U of T Engineering graduates from your area by joining regional LinkedIn sub-groups throughout North America and Asia. Staying in touch with Skule helps keep Canada’s largest engineering alumni community strong and active. INFO
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