This spring when U of T Engineering opens the doors to the Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Myhal Centre), it will mark the success of an ambitious campaign and reflect a new era for engineering – one with multidisciplinary collaboration and active, experiential learning at its core. The Myhal Centre will offer one of the finest teaching and research environments of any engineering school in the world, fostering innovation and interaction among talented students and faculty at one of the world’s top-ranked programs.
When Dean Cristina Amon and the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering envisioned this state-of-the-art space in the heart of U of T’s St. George campus, George Myhal (IndE 7T8) and his wife, Rayla, were immediately taken with the idea. Long before the groundbreaking, when the building only existed in architectural renderings and blueprints, the Myhals were two of the project’s most ardent champions. To rally support from the broader U of T Engineering community and government, George Myhal took the lead as the chair of Engineering’s Campaign Executive Committee.
Now, as the finishing touches are being made on the eight-storey building, ahead of its official opening on April 27, George and Rayla Myhal have bolstered their commitment with a generous gift that will name the new building in their honour.