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Fall 2014

A Message from Elias Kyriacou (ChemE 7T6)
President, Engineering Alumni Association (EAA)

U of T Engineering continues to pursue research excellence, enhance cross - disciplinary collaborations and make advances in addressing significant global challenges. As you'll read in the stories highlighted below, our engineering community is making remarkable contributions to our world. Our Faculty members and alumni are leaders in their fields who advance our country's innovation agenda, entrepreneurism and economic prosperity. As President of the EAA, it fills me with immense pride that I get to work with many of these esteemed individuals on a regular basis. Elias Kyriacou
We are also moving forward with ways in which we engage our alumni with the Faculty and current engineering students. We want to nurture a vibrant Skule™ community that alumni, faculty, students and staff are proud to be a part of. We are working closely with various student clubs and associations to enhance opportunities for engaging alumni that result in rich, reciprocal, lifelong relationships.

Time and time again—thanks in part to the success and support of our alumni - U of T Engineering is ranked as the top engineering school in Canada. And we continue to produce some of the brightest graduates who go on to become incredibly successful alumni. We are grateful that you are a part of our community and thankful for your continued support.


Eric miller BizSkule event to explore the future of travel
Professor Eric Miller (CivE) is optimistic about finding a solution to gridlock. He moderates a panel of industry experts at U of T Engineering's upcoming BizSkule event: The 3rd Urban Revolution – Re-thinking the Future of Transportation on Oct. 29.
Francis Shen Alumnus donates $1 million to UTIAS
Francis Shen (UTIAS MASc 8T3) recently donated $1 million to the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) to help develop an entrepreneurship incubator for his alma mater.
Jim Kenzie Q & A with alumnus Jim Kenzie
We caught up with industrial engineer-turned-automotive journalist Jim Kenzie (IndE 6T6) to talk about his days at Skule™, how his writing career benefits from his engineering background and the one car he'd bring to a desert island racetrack.
CAF News Conference U of T Engineering signs agreement with CAF
CAF president and CEO Enrique García visited U of T to explore collaborative urban development research opportunities. The University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute (UTTRI) will be the focal point for the joint innitiative.
OCCAM News New $20-million advanced materials lab opens
Indy 500 champ Hélio Castroneves joined U of T Engineering to unveil the Ontario Centre for Characterization of Advanced Materials (OCCAM), a high-tech facility that will advance research in electronics, construction and even racecar design.

Other News

Eric miller New issue of Skulematters available now
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.
Andrew Forde Q&A with alumnus Andrew Forde
In 2012, Andrew Forde (MSE 1T1, PhD 1T7) established the Andrew Forde Polymath Award at U of T Engineering. We talked to the young philanthropist about the importance of alumni engagement, embracing your talents and how it's never too early to give back.
EAA News Awards 2014 EAA Awards announced
The 2014 Engineering Alumni Association (EAA) Awards will be formally presented to nine recipients at a ceremony on Nov. 5 in The Great Hall at U of T's Hart House.
Arbor Award Winners Alumni celebrated at U of T Arbor Awards
Eleven remarkable U of T Engineering alumni were recognized at the 25th annual Arbor Awards on Sept.10 at President Meric Gertler's residence.
Career Fair YNCN: A resource for alumni, too
You're Next Career Network (YNCN) began in 2009 as a career fair project. It's quickly grown into one of U of T's largest student-run career development networks with resources and opportunities for alumni.

Stay Connected

EngSoc alumni engagement opportunity
The Engineering Society (EngSoc) is working on an exciting alumni engagement initiative, and they are looking for 10 alumni volunteers to help beta test the rollout of the program. Please email Sonia De Buglio, Director of Alumni Relations, for more information.

Skule™ Lunch & Learn
Hosted by the Class of 5T3 on the second Wednesday of each month, the Skule™ Lunch & Learn Series is an opportunity for alumni to share memories while finding out more about U of T Engineering and the latest technology.

Speakers needed for CUBE Industrial Mixer
Are you a professional in the field of biomedical engineering? U of T's Club of Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering (CUBE) is looking for alumni to speak with students at an industry mixer on Nov. 13 from 5-7 p.m. RSVP

YNCN Student Coffee House: Energy
You're Next Career Network (YNCN) is looking for alumni volunteers to participate in a networking session with enthusiastic Skule™ students about the oil and gas, solar, nuclear and hydroelectric sectors.

Parent & Alumni Reception – Dubai
Dean Cristina Amon is delighted to extend an invitation to alumni and parents of U of T Engineering students to attend the first engineering reception held in Dubai.

Bay Area event - Are free online courses the future of higher education?
Don't miss out on this insightful moderated panel discussion hosted in collaboration with Plug and Play Tech Centre, Digital Moose Lounge and the U of T Alumni Group of the Bay Area.

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. DONATE TODAY

Terry Fallis coming to U of T Engineering
ILead is hosting a talk with award-winning author Terry Fallis. Come meet a Canadian cultural icon and learn how an engineering degree can be used outside of science and technology. Nov. 6 INFO & REGISTER

Alumni judges wanted for UTEK
Volunteer judges are needed for the forthcoming University of Toronto Engineering Kompetition (UTEK) - the University's largest engineering competition - on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Interested alumni should sign up by Nov. 14.

Calgary Fall Reception
Reconnect with fellow graduates and friends and learn about the latest developments at Skule™. Dr. Elizabeth Edwards (ChemE), Director of BioZone, will speak at the event.

EAA Hong Kong Chapter – Holiday Party
Join fellow alumni in Hong Kong to celebrate the magic of the winter season at the residence of the Consul General of Canada, J. Ian Burchett. Celebrate the joyous holiday season with U of T friends and a buffet-style dinner. Nov. 27 INFO & REGISTER

James and the Giant Peach
Join fellow U of T alumni and friends for a day of fun with the kids. Young People's Theatre presents a rollicking new musical version of James and the Giant Peach - a beloved children's classic. The Canadian premiere! Dec. 5 INFO & TICKETS

EAA Hong Kong – Alumni & Friends Hiking Event
Sign up for a hike through Jardine's Lookout. Hike the same paths of Canadian Grenadiers who fought for Hong Kong during WWII. Discover war relics and find out where the West Brigade Headquarters were located!

Join us on LinkedIn
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. INFO

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