Our Faculty leads a number of initiatives at the intersection of engineering, medicine and clinical practice that have the potential to revolutionize health care. In 2015–2016, U of T Engineering professors were appointed to direct Medicine by Design, a regenerative medicine initiative funded by the largest single grant in U of T’s history, and the Translational Biology and Engineering Program, part of the new Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research. Both enhance opportunities for U of T Engineering researchers to work closely with experts in other disciplines to advance health-related research and clinical innovations. Within the Faculty, professors and graduate students across all departments and institutes bring together their expertise in multidisciplinary initiatives such as the Centre for Global Engineering and the Institute for Sustainable Energy. Both will become part of the new Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship when it opens in 2017. Our multidisciplinary approach and the depth and breadth of our research drive our success in attracting research funding and chairs. We achieved a record $31.8 million in Tri-Council funding in 2014– 2015. In 2015–2016, we received seven new or renewed Canada Research Chairs, as well as two new Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). We engage with more than 300 industry partners in sectors including communications, mining, automotive, health care, information technology and power generation, and leverage these relationships through programs ranging from NSERC’s Collaborative Research and Development program to Strategic Partnership Grants and the Strategic Research Network program.
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U of T Engineering advances solutions to relevant global challenges through multidisciplinary research that accelerates innovation in areas ranging from sustainable energy to biomedical engineering. Working with colleagues and partners across the Faculty and the University, research hospitals affiliated with U of T and industry partners, our researchers create groundbreaking technologies that improve lives and drive economic growth.
Published on Sep 16, 2016
This is the annual report of performance indicators for the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering at the University of Toronto.