Great News from YorkU!! (MUST READ)

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Subject: Great News from YorkU!! (MUST READ)
York´s engineering program receives accreditation

TORONTO, July 9, 2007 -- York University??s engineering program has been granted accreditation by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board, enabling graduates to apply directly for a professional engineering licence.

Graduates previously had to undergo additional testing in order to receive accreditation.

York??s engineering program focuses on three key strengths: space, geomatics and computer engineering.

??Our program speaks to society??s future needs,?? says Richard Hornsey, the associate dean of York??s School of Engineering. He says members of the CEAB were impressed by the professionalism they saw during a whirlwind site visit, which involved 65 meetings over three days. The result was a three-year accreditation ?V the maximum given to a new program.

Nick Cercone, dean of York??s Faculty of Science & Engineering, couldn??t be happier with the successful accreditation. "In the heart of engineering country, York decided to pursue a non-traditional approach rather than duplicate existing programs. The unique ??at-York?? solution means our space engineering is one of the strongest in the country, geomatics is offered only by a handful of universities in Canada, and computer engineering, which suffered from the dot-com bubble, is poised to grow as the industry recovers."

What??s next for the program? "We have a bright future, we??ve had good luck in hiring new talent, our new president is very excited about the program and our reputation is very good,?? says Cercone. ??Perhaps there will be a Faculty of Engineering in York??s future.??

York University is the leading interdisciplinary research and teaching university in Canada. York offers a modern, academic experience at the undergraduate and graduate level in Toronto, Canada??s most international city. The third largest university in the country, York is host to a dynamic academic community of 50,000 students and 7,000 faculty and staff, as well as 200,000 alumni worldwide. York??s 11 faculties and 24 research centres conduct ambitious, groundbreaking research that is interdisciplinary, cutting across traditional academic boundaries. This distinctive and collaborative approach is preparing students for the future and bringing fresh insights and solutions to real-world challenges. York University is an autonomous, not-for-profit corporation.

Media contact:

Melissa Hughes, Media Relations, York University, 416 736 2100 x22097 /

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WOW! sounds like york is on par with lakehead now!! big step up!!!!
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^ I´m so jealous and I´m from Concordia.
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Haha. It´s funny that Lakehead Engineering grads are far more ready for the real world than any other Canadian engineering grads but they take the most shit from the little punks from "great" schools. Those "great" engineering school grads sure know their math, but I love the blank stare you get when you ask them to spec a feeder cable or wire a starter.
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^ I?m so jealous and I?m from Concordia.

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York School of Engineering
In response to the needs of engineering in the 21st century, we offer three exciting engineering programs: Computer Engineering, Geomatics Engineering (four-year program, unique in Ontario) and Space Engineering (unique in Canada). York University??s engineering programs were developed to reflect a modern view of engineering and to teach the skills needed in the engineering profession today. [Read more]

York´s approach to engineering:

All programs are accredited to meet the academic requirements necessary for registration as a professional engineer (PEng) in Canada.
Solid technical background in a variety of engineering and science disciplines
Design content fully integrated into all years of the programs
Core design courses foster interdisciplinary collaborations
Emphasis on career skills - communications, project management, and teamwork
Small engineering program allows for individual student attention
Common first year allows you to seamlessly switch engineering streams or into science programs after first year

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shitty programs only been accredited now?

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