Posted September 7th, 2017 by Engineering Strategic Communications

Back to Skule™ 2017: A message from Dean Cristina Amon

  • Dean Cristina Amon

    “Seize this opportunity to explore and expand your interests and take risks with your bold ideas,” says Dean Cristina Amon, left, pictured with students Jennifer Dixon (Year 3 MSE) and Tessa Pietropaulo (IndE1T7). (Photo: Roberta Baker)

I am delighted to welcome all new and returning students to U of T Engineering — Canada’s #1 engineering school and one of the top-ranked schools in the world.

You are members of our vibrant engineering community, one that values diversity, creativity, ingenuity and curiosity. Our students and faculty come from more than 100 countries around the globe, and bring a rich array of experiences to our Faculty. This diversity enriches our experiences and deepens the engineering creative process. I encourage you to seek out new perspectives through the relationships you cultivate here — they may lead you to start a business, pursue a research project or innovate in a way that addresses some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

Through lectures, labs, design projects and research, you will learn directly from educators who are international leaders in their fields and dedicated to students. Seize this opportunity to explore and expand your interests and take risks with your bold ideas. Whether you are fascinated by emerging trends in artificial intelligence, driven to invent new clean water technologies, or motivated to develop novel ways to generate renewable energy, we offer many avenues for you to pursue your passions and work alongside leading scholars and your peers, in your class work and through co-curricular activities. No matter what degree you choose, you can customize your journey through our 15 engineering minors and certificates, in subjects ranging from engineering business to robotics and mechatronics.

You will be among the first students to learn, design and collaborate in our new Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship, opening in 2018. It will provide you with state-of-the-art learning facilitiesactive makerspaces and The Entrepreneurship Hatchery, to foster multidisciplinary partnerships and innovations that have long been our hallmark in U of T Engineering.

The year ahead will be filled with rewarding challenges and exciting triumphs. You will grow immensely, both intellectually and personally. I wish you success, and encourage you to embrace the journey with optimism and the engineering spirit. Welcome to Skule™!

Cristina Amon

Dean, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering