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Showing Gratitude

Soon-to-be graduates from the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering prepare for the next step in their lives—graduate school, rewarding careers and more—the Class of 1T0 is ensuring their alma mater's future sustainability with the Graditude fundraising campaign. In addition, students about to graduate are making a "promise to future generations," challenging themselves to uphold a duty to ethically consider how their impact on the earth affects professional and persional decisions.


February 2010

Volume 1, Issue 6
In this issue:

Dates and Deadlines
Student Services
Campus Life
Money Matters
In the News
Your Faculty


Important Dates and Deadlines

February 26  

F!rosh Friday: First Year Skills Workshop

March 5

F!rosh Friday: Engineering Society - Elections and Nominations

March 7  

Last day for students to drop Winter Session courses without academic penalty, including Winter Session courses taken in the Faculty of Arts and Science. NOTE: First Year students may not drop courses

Last day for students to transfer to part-time studies

Last day for students to withdraw from Winter Session without academic penalty

March 12  

F!rosh Friday: Engineering Career Centre - Career Planning and Summer Jobs

All F!rosh Friday seminars take place in SF 1105 fom 12 - 1 p.m. While geared towards First Year students, all students are welcome to attend

March 15   Town Hall with Dean Amon: Monday, March 15 in GB 202 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Student Services


Fire Alarms

When you hear the alarm, UT Fire Prevention says: evacuate building immediately, do not wait, do not question

New 'Math, Stats and Finance' Major Approved for Engineering Science

On January 12, a new EngSci Major was approved; first Canadian program of its kind

1T0 and 0T9+PEY Students: Preparing for Graduation

Demystifying the convocation process

Fourth Year Students Pursuing an Arts & Science Minor

If you expect to graduate in June 2010 and will have completed the requirements for a self-initiated Arts & Science minor, you must declare by March 1, 2010 on the undergraduate website. Declare now so the Faculty can assess your eligiblility.

Dean’s List: Fall 2009

Are you on the list? The Faculty is proud to announce that nearly 1,000 students achieved a Fall Session average of 80% or greater. The tradition of posting the Dean’s List in the lobby of the Galbraith Building goes back over 25 years. For Dean’s List criteria, consult the 2009-2010 Engineering Academic Calendar (pages 35 and 97)

Spotlight: Academic Standing

The Engineering Student e-News answers frequently asked questions about academic standing and probation


Campus Life


Dean Invites Students to Open Forum

Share your thoughts and concerns with Dean Amon at a Town Hall meeting.  Have your voice heard and learn about what is going on in our Faculty.  Pizza will be served. Monday, March 15 in GB 202 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Engineers Without Borders at U of T named Chapter of the Year

Recognized as Canada's most outstanding Chapter at EWB National Conference in St. John's, NL

Graditude Returns

The Class of 2010 will leave a collective mark on the Faculty and asks each graduate to consider a donation of $20.10

Academic Success Centre Opens Study Space Pod

Need a quiet space for your study group?  The Academic Success Centre has just opened its Study Space Pod, a private space for small (2-10 people) study groups. Sign up for times at the Academic Success Centre in the Student Life Commons, Koffler Student Services Centre (214 College Street).  Pods can be booked only one week at a time.  Learning Skills counsellors are available to help you facilitate your group

Video Gaming and Internet Gambling: How Much is Too Much?

Many people play video games and gamble online—but when does it become a problem? The Family Care Office will host a seminar on Tuesday, March 16 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. to discuss video gaming and internet gambling. Location TBD

Roadshow 2010: Nanoindentation Seminar and Practical Demonstration

Dr. Nicholas Randall and Dr. Bo Zhou demonstrate the fundementals and applications of nanoindentation. Thursday, March 11 in GB 303 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Three Engineering Undergrads Running for Governing Council Elections

Remember to vote on-line through ROSI between March 1 and March 12


Money Matters


OSAP Repayment Workshop

If you are receiving OSAP you need to know your rights and responsibilities when you start repaying your loan. How much will you have to pay back? What is the difference between floating and fixed interest rates? What is a credit rating? How do you apply for the Ontario Student Opportunity Grant? These questions and more will be answered on Monday, March 8 in GB 221 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Email Pierina Fillipone to register. Please include your name and student number


In the News


IBBME Professor casts light on how stem cells 'make decisions' 

Professor William Stanford (IBBME) and group uncover how stem cells "decide" what type of cell to become

Engineering Professor's online application may prove beneficial to FBI

Professor Parham Aarabi's (ECE) face visualization firm, Modiface, could help law enforcement predict how a suspect might age

Toronto tech firm illuminates CN Tower from Vancouver Olympics

Chris Aimone (EngSci 0T2, MASc 0T7), Chief Technical Officer for Professor Steve Mann's (ECE) firm, InteraXon, uses brain sensors to illuminate Ontario landmarks from Vancouver Olympics

MIE Professor receives grant to develop plastics

Professor Chul Park's (MIE) receives $5-million grant; collaborative research to develop innovative plastics, enhance Canada's economy


Your Faculty


Faculty's External Review happens May 5 to 6, 2010

Provost commissions External Review; Adel Sedra, Steve Director and Vijay Dihr to review Faculty in Spring

Professor and Alumnus Receive Order of Ontario

Professor Levente Diosady (ChemE) and alumnus Paul Godfrey (ChemE 6T2) are among the 29 Ontarians appointed to the Order of Ontario, the province's highest honour


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