MESSAGE FROM DEAN MEHRDAD SAIF
The Faculty of Engineering has helped students achieve their promise since graduating its first class of engineers in 1961. We are a student-centred, research-intensive and community engaged faculty that strives to make the world a better place.
The Place of Promise campaign will help us continue to give our students a high-quality, hands-on engineering education. Since 2010, when construction began on our state-of-the-art Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation, enrolment in engineering has nearly doubled. Faculty members now teach and mentor more than 1,700 undergraduate and 900 graduate students. Investments in our strategic funding priorities, outlined below, will advance innovative engineering research, enrich the student experience and allow us to continue to grow our expanding engineering programs.
Thank you for joining us in our vision of thinking forward, engineering an impact, and making a difference.
1. Experiential Learning: Going Beyond the Traditional Classroom
Investing in state-of-the-art laboratories ensures that students are learning with the most advanced technology and equipment. Bringing theory into practice, such hands-on learning and experiential education activities as capstone design projects help students gain the skills they need to successfully transition to industry.
2. Scholarships: Increasing Access and Opportunity
Undergraduate and graduate scholarships attract top students, financial awards recognize student leaders, and bursaries assist those with financial need. By investing in scholarships, you will help engineering students succeed and reach their full potential.
3. Research: Driving Engineering Innovation
Our faculty, departments, and graduate students are developing creative engineering solutions for challenges faced by today’s society. Make an impact by supporting advanced research. Select one of our innovative research groups or projects, or further invest in endowed Research Chairs to build on our existing strengths and provide enhanced training, unique expertise and international perspectives for our students, faculty, industrial partners, community, and beyond.
Dean’s Innovation Fund
Gifts to the Dean’s Innovation Fund are undesignated to support projects with the greatest funding need, in real time, to foster innovation. This unique funding opportunity allows us to be proactive to challenges and opportunities as they arise. Donations will support all engineering departments, programs, infrastructure, and extracurricular student groups, including the Engineering Student Society, Women in Engineering, Engineers Without Borders, and more!