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Making a Difference

In this month’s Engineering Student e-News, we get acquainted with aspiring leaders, entrepreneurs, researchers and designers at U of T Engineering who are making a difference.
Also, discover how to ease your financial burden by applying for a textbook grant or an external scholarship or an award in Money Matters, learn about petitions and OSAP pick-up, review answers to popular questions about final exams and discover how you could receive money to fund your good ideas.


November 2009

Volume 1, Issue 3
In this issue:

Student Services
Money Matters
Town Hall
Dates & Deadlines
Student Life
In the News
Your Faculty


Student Services


Spotlight: Final Exams & Final Marks

Answers to your questions about final exams and your grades

Petitions Explained

What to do when things don't go as planned

Academic Resources

For help with a heavy exam schedule, utilize the resources offered by U of T:

  • Online academic learning skills resources
  • The Engineering Student’s Survival  Guide
  • Personal support resources   
  • Passport Community study tips
  • Tips for success: Mastering  multiple-choice tests
  • Writing at the University of  Toronto
  • Books on study skills available in U of T libraries
  • Academic skills workshops on the St. George Campus

    U of T takes your safety seriously

    In the unlikely event of an emergency or crisis on one of our campuses, the University wants to be able to contact you quickly with information or instructions. Opt-in to the University's system, U of T Emergency Alerts, by registering your mobile phone number. In an emergency, the University may use the system to send you an automated voice call or text message with instructions on what to do and where to find more information.

    Pandemic Preparedness Update

    Keep up-to-date on the University's plans in the event of an H1N1 outbreak


    Money Matters


    OSAP Distribution & Pick-up  

    OSAP pick-up will begin on Monday, January 4, 2010.  You will be notified by email. You will be instructed by email where to pickup loan documents. Bring your SIN card and a valid government-issued photo ID.

    Representatives from the National Student Loan Service Centre will be available to process student loans. Bring a void cheque or your banking information if you would like to have your loan deposited directly into your bank account.
    Loan documents will not be released without your valid government-issued photo ID and SIN card.

    External Scholarships and Awards

    Qualified students strongly encouraged to apply

    Ontario Government Helps Students with Textbook Bills

    Province eases students' financial load with $150 grant


    Town Hall Meeting with Dean Amon and the Engineering Society


    The next Town Hall meeting is Friday, November 27 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Michael E. Charles Council Chamber (GB202).  Dean Amon and members of the Engineering Society will speak with students about current issues facing the Faculty and listen to concerns and comments from the student body.  Please join the meeting to have your voice heard.


    Important Dates and Deadlines

    Dec. 4  

    Last day of Arts & Science classes; Last day to apply for a late withdrawal (LWD) from an A&S HSS/CS/Free elective course

    Dec. 9  

    Last day of lectures in Fall Session Engineering courses; All session work should be submitted by this day

    Dec. 9-18  

    Arts & Science Fall Session examination period

    Dec. 10-18  

    Engineering Fall Session examination period

    Dec. 21-Jan. 1  

    University closed

    Jan. 4  

    Lectures begin in S courses and resume in Y session courses for Engineering and Arts & Science


    Student Life


    Engineering plans Canada’s largest career fair

    U of T's Science and Engineering Career Exposition, You're Next! 2010, anticipated to be Canada’s largest one-day career event

    Christmas Choir Concert voices Engineering’s musical history

    Skule™ Choir and the Brass Ring quartet will bring festive sounds to Knox College Chapel on Dec. 3

    Skule™ Points

    Attend extracurriuclar activities and earn points towards t-shirts, buttons and other merchandise

    Formula SAE races to across the world and back again

    U of T Formula SAE team traveled to Germany to compete in early August and hosted the largest student-run Shootout event in North America at Mosport Raceway on Sept. 26

    Good Ideas Fund from Hart House

    Do you have a good idea? The Good Ideas Fund (GIF) could support you. Speaker event, film screening, conference, exhibit, reading, festival, performance. Hart House can help you put your ideas into action. GIF provides funding for activities and projects contributing to student life on campus


    In the News



    Engineering students build a robotic “submarine”

    U of T Design Team places second in design competition

    A significant achievement for four Engineering students

    Innovation, Globalization and the University

    Engineering Professors discuss ideas, solutions, and barriers to notion of innovation research

    Engineering student impacts climate change negotiations in Copenhagen

    CivE graduate student Robert Stupka to participate in 15th annual United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

    U of T Engineering instrumental in ASEE Colloquium

    Dean, faculty and students key participants in Global Colloquium on Engineering Education in Budapest


    Your Faculty


    Q & A with Professor Emeritus Joseph C. Paradi

    Entrepreneur extraordinaire and Professor Emeritus Joseph Paradi (ChemE) talks of early days and entrepreneurship activities within the Faculty.


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