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On behalf of the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, I want to extend my warmest welcome to all of our students. Whether you are just beginning your studies here at U of T Engineering or are a returning student, I am delighted you are part of our vibrant and diverse community of learners, researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs at the premier engineering school in Canada and one of the best in the world. I hope you have enjoyed your introduction to the new academic year and are looking forward to the challenges and excitement that lie ahead.

At U of T Engineering, you have the opportunity to learn from world-leading professors, collaborate across disciplines to solve complex challenges, and develop the technical, leadership and entrepreneurial competencies to become global engineering leaders. You can tailor your degree with a minor or certificate; start your own company through The Entrepreneurship Hatchery; gain invaluable experiential learning through our Professional Experience Year and the Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (ILead); and join one of the more than 80 U of T Engineering clubs and teams or hundreds of University-wide activities, from the Blue Sky Solar racing team and the SkuleTM Orchestra, to student government and intramural sports.

Many of you will also be among the first students to benefit from the Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CEIE). When it opens in 2017, this leading-edge new building will offer one of the finest learning and research environments of any engineering school in the world. I invite you to visit 55 St. George St. to see the 276-foot graffiti installation that surrounds the construction site. This mural captures the rich history and tremendous impact U of T engineers have around the world, and the pioneering research, transformative education and inspiring entrepreneurship that will take place within the CEIE.

U of T Engineering opens opportunities to you that are unrivalled anywhere else. And we are here to guide you every step of the way, from our First Year Office and full range of student resources, such as academic advising and financial aid, to our inspiring professors and dedicated staff and the University’s Centre for International Experience. Your classmates, too, will provide camaraderie, friendship and support that you can find only in a tightly knit Faculty like ours.

Welcome — or welcome back — to SkuleTM. A world of boundless possibilities lies ahead of you. Warmest wishes for a rewarding journey.

Cristina Amon

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