Graduates of 1T3 – I want you to think back to the first time you set foot on this campus. Back then, the road that led you here must have seemed long.
On June 19, we celebrate the end of that journey and the bright road ahead.
We, at U of T Engineering, join your friends and loved ones when we say that we are proud of you, your commitment and success. This day is a fulfilment of their anticipation and immeasurable support. I also join you in thanking them for their encouragement and belief in you.
This spring, 932 undergraduates and 569 graduate students earn degrees (261 receiving MEng degrees, 203 obtaining MASc degrees and 105 earning PhD degrees).
As a U of T Engineering graduate, your innovative ideas, collaborative spirit and immersive training will have a profound impact on industry, government and society. Whatever road you take, you can take that step confidently, knowing that the engineering education you gained here will help you surpass expectations, stand out, and stand apart, in a field of excellence.
In keeping with this spirit of excellence in engineering, our convocation ceremonies will be honouring two highly respected leaders. Like you, they were once U of T Engineering students.
At the 10 a.m. ceremony, our Honourary Graduand will be Donald R. Sadoway(EngSci 7T2, MSE MASc 7T3, MSE PhD 7T7), a renowned educator and influential voice in the advancement of sustainable energy research.
At the 2:30 p.m. ceremony, we will honour Paul Cadario (CivE 7T3), a distinguished name in international development and global policy.
Following each ceremony, the celebration will continue with a reception in the Great Hall at Hart House.
Both Sadoway and Cadario are among the 40,000 U of T Engineering graduates who have made remarkable contributions to transform the engineering profession and improve our society. It is now your turn to follow in their footsteps as our new alumni.
On behalf of all of our faculty, staff and alumni – congratulations on your achievements. You will continue to make us proud. U of T Engineering will always be with you as you step into your bright future.
Cristina Amon, Dean
Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
University of Toronto