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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