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Symposium celebrates 50 years of industrial engineering in Canada

September 21, 2011

TORONTO, ON — Alum­ni, fac­ul­ty and cur­rent stu­dents will gath­er togeth­er on Sat­ur­day Sep­tem­ber 24, 2011 to cel­e­brate the 50th anniver­sary of Canada’s old­est indus­tri­al engi­neer­ing pro­gram, which was estab­lished at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to in 1961.

In a series of dis­cus­sions, pan­elists will talk about the impact of indus­tri­al engi­neer­ing on a
num­ber of fields includ­ing health care, finance and acad­e­mia. Each pan­el talk includes
promi­nent alum­ni from U of T’s indus­tri­al engi­neer­ing pro­gram.
Par­tic­i­pants include:
Som Seif (IndE 9T9), Pres­i­dent & CEO Clay­more Invest­ments Inc.
John Peri (IndE 8T4), Chief Oper­at­ing Offi­cer, Celesti­ca
Lau­ra Logan (IndE 8T6), Direc­tor Secu­ri­ty Sys­tems & Reg­u­la­to­ry, Air Cana­da
Robert Bell (IndE 7T3), Chief Exec­u­tive, Roy­al Bromp­ton & Hare­field NHS Foun­da­tion Trust

What: Indus­tri­al Engi­neer­ing 50th Anniver­sary Sym­po­sium

When: Sat­ur­day Sep­tem­ber 24, 2011. First pan­el dis­cus­sion begins at 9:30 a.m. (The full
sched­ule is avail­able here:

Where: Sand­ford Flem­ing Build­ing, Room 1105. 10 King’s Col­lege Road.

For more infor­ma­tion, please con­tact:

Shan­non Osborne
Exter­nal Rela­tions Offi­cer
Depart­ment of Mechan­i­cal & Indus­tri­al Engi­neer­ing
Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to
Office: 416–978-5450