With the official arrival of Summer 2004, I take immense pleasure in announcing that the ELCE Department has been officially approved to commence offering the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program, effective Fall 2004.
This announcement is the culmination of 16 months of dedicated effort from our faculty colleagues, Deans, staff members and students during the intense appraisal process, which comprised of:
|Proposal Preparation||Feb-May 2003|
|GS&R Council Approval||May 2003|
|SGS Approval of Letter of Intent||June 2003|
|SGS Consultant Review||September 2003|
|SGS Council Approval||October 2003|
|Academic Council Approval||November 2003|
|OCGS Submission||December 2003|
|OCGS Review||February 2004|
|3 OCGS consultant's site visits||March - May 2004|
|Board of Governors Approval||May 2004|
|OCGS Review of Reports||June 2004|
|OCGS Board Approval||June 18, 2004|
We underwent an elaborate and thorough review process by the Ontario Council of Graduate Studies (OCGS), and today the ELCE Dept. is one of the first three Comprehensive Departments in Ryerson offering Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral Programs.
With the move to the new CCE building and the new Ph.D. program in place, it is a historic moment which everyone of us can be proud of, and you will agree that this is an unique occasion and opportunity generally not common in other Canadian universities!
My heartfelt thanks and congratulations to faculty researchers, Dean Yeates, Dean Stalin Boctor, Associate Dean Steven Liss, School of Graduate Studies (SGS) and ELCE staff, and graduate student representatives for their fullest support, perseverance and co-operation in the appraisal process.
Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering