September 26, 2005
Source: University of Calgary:
40 and counting: Schulich School of Engineering celebrates anniversary
On Friday September 23, the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary celebrated its 40th anniversary. Festivities included a special edition Engineering Faculty Council (EFC) and a reception for faculty and staff.
"We must remember that there are many people who have brought here, through tremendous commitment", commented S.C. Wirasinghe, Dean of the Schulich School of Engineering, to faculty members at the Engineering Faculty Council.
As part of the council meeting several faculty members were asked to talk briefly about the Schulich School of Engineering from their perspective.
Dr. Elizabeth Cannon, Geomatics Engineering Department Head, remarked on the changing face of the Schulich School of Engineering stating, "One of the biggest joys I've had is seeing the rise in women within the faculty, both students and faculty members."
"Multidisciplinarity has been one of the largest growth areas I have noticed", stated Dr. Janet Ronsky, Director of the Centre for Bioengineering Research and Education, of the schools evolution.
Other speakers included Dr. Michael Kallos, Dr. Robert Day, Dr. Tom Barton, and Dr. Om Malik. Additionally Dr. Len Bruton, former Dean of the Schulich School, sent along a congratulatory letter to the Faculty Council.
Over 40 years since achieving autonomy in 1965, Engineering at the University of Calgary has come a long way. From a humble beginning with 59 students and 2 faculty members, the University of Calgary, Schulich School of Engineering has grown to become one of Canada's premier schools of engineering, now boasting a full-time undergraduate enrollment of over 2400; full-time graduate enrollment of over 800; 182 Faculty members; and 109 staff members. New facilities such as the CCIT and ICT buildings continue to expand the schools research endeavours. The Schulich School of Engineering currently holds more than 25 research chairs and has established research centres in Biomedical Engineering, Microsystems Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Pipeline Engineering.
The Schulich School of Engineering celebrates its accomplishments over the past 40 years and continues to grow as it looks forward to the future.
For more information on the Schulich School of Engineering please visit: www.schulich.ucalgary.ca