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A few words from the Dean

August 9, 2012 — 

Jonathan Beddoes, Ph.D., P.Eng. Professor and Dean of EngineeringWelcome to this second edition of What’s News in Engineering. If you haven’t yet had a chance to review the first edition, the articles are still available on this site and highlight many interesting endeavours of the people and programs of the Faculty of Engineering.

The Faculty of Engineering has always strived to ensure that the research undertaken within the Engineering and Information Technology Complex is of value beyond the walls of the EITC. Indeed, the Faculty takes very seriously its responsibility to help propel industry and society forward in Manitoba, across Canada and around the world. The engineering technology and skills developed by the Faculty need to be readily transferable to help solve the issues facing those around us. The most obvious transfer of technology and skills from the Faculty of Engineering is through our graduates. To ensure that our graduates are best prepared for the career challenges they will face we are investing in several programs ranging from Co-Op/internship, Engineers-in-Residence and graduate student internships that provide students with real-life engineering experience.

A second way of transferring technology and skills is through targeted research programs that are collaborative with specific external partners. Faculty members have been extremely successful in partnering with a wide range of partners to develop and improve products and processes. The technology transfer developed through these projects increases the competitiveness of our collaborators and provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to impact industry upon graduating. This issue of What’s News in Engineering profiles just a few of the collaborations between the Faculty and external partners.

The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Manitoba is proud of its history of contributing to Manitoba, Canada and the world through engineering education and research. Many new partnerships are developing that I am sure will continue this legacy. If you are interested in knowing more about any of the ways in which your company or institution can partner with the Faculty of Engineering please do not hesitate to contact me.

Jonathan Beddoes, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Professor and Dean of Engineering

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