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Whether its navigating First Year studies as an international student, job shadowing or networking with alumni, mentorship is a cornerstone of successful passage through your undergraduate career. In this month's Engineering Student e-News, find out how a group of Engineering Science students got their first taste of professional engineering.

Also, get ready for final exams, meet your permanent class executives, join the Provost's advisory committeeon the Dean's appointment, and indulge your interest in humanities and social sciences with an Arts & Science minor.


March 2010

Volume 1, Issue 7
In this issue:

Dates and Deadlines
Student Services
Money Matters

Campus Life
In the News
Your Faculty



Engineering Science Students Job Shadow Alumni

Thirteen Engineering Science students matched with alumni for job shadowing

ECE Alumnus Reflects on Skule™ Mentorship Experience

Mark Palma (ECE 9T9) participated in upper-year mentorship program for second time

Did you know?

Over 100 students, Faculty and staff participated in the International Student Mentorship and Coaching program in 2009-2010


Important Dates and Deadlines

April 1

  Lectures end for Winter and Y Session courses in the Faculty of Arts & Science
April 2
  Good Friday: University closed

April 7 to 23

  Faculty of Arts & Science final examination period
April 9
  Lectures end for Winter and Y Session Engineering courses

April 12
  Engineering Study Day

April 13 to 29
  Engineering final examination period


Student Services


Final Examination Schedule with Room Locations

The final examination schedule with room locations is now posted on the undergraduate website and on the bulletin board across from the Office of the Registrar, GB 157. The schedule for Arts & Science exams is also available online

Arts & Science Minor Information Session

Engineering undergrads: Interested in sociology? History? German? Why not pursue your interest through an Arts & Science minor? Register for a session to walk you through the Arts & Science minor process for Engineering students. Wednesday March 31, 2010, 5 - 6 p.m. in BA 1180


Money Matters


OSAP Repayment Workshop Presentation Online

Missed the OSAP repayment workshop earlier this month or want a second look? The presentation is available online for your convenience


Campus Life


Accepting Nominations for Advisory Committee 

Call for nominations for advisory committee membership that will advise the Provost on the Dean's appointment

Fifteen Engineering Students Receive Gordon Cressy Awards from U of T

Early engineering leaders recognized for involvement at the University

U of T Aeronautics Team win five awards at SAE Aero Design West competition

Aerospace students take California by storm in record number of wins at North American competition; lead the way in innovation, design and construction

Results of the 2010 Permanent Class Executive Election

Meet the Permanent Class Executives and Leaders who will keep you connected to Skule™ for years to come

MSE Students Sweep Prizes at ASM Poster Night

Three of five prizes awarded to MSE students at the annual ASM Student Poster Competition

First Year EngSci Students Tackle Toronto Problems in Design Showcase

Praxis II address city issues of cyclist and pedestrian safety, information-sharing between city agencies dealing with homelessness, sustainable energy

U of T Engineering Host Canadian Engineering Competition

Student Executive organizes outstanding national competition, debate team win first place

Ecolink Connects Environmental Efforts on Campus

The Centre for Environment is proud to announce Ecolink, a unique student web portal for all things environment-related at U of T. To celebrate, the Centre is holding an "Ecomedia Solutions" multimedia contest where students can win prizes by creatively engaging with environmental issues.  Entries are due by Thursday April 8

Health Service Web Access

Did you know? Patients of the Health Service can now book or cancel Health Service appointments online, if you set up a web access account with the Health Service


In the News


Faculty Ranks Eighth in the World

U of T Engineering ranks eighth overall in the world and first in Canada according to the U.S. News & World Report's "World's Best Universities" ranking in the category of Engineering and IT for 2009. U of T Engineering ranks fifth in North America, following MIT, Berkeley, Stanford and Caltech

ECE PhD Student Earns Entrepreneurial Awards

Vincent Cheung (ECE) creates software program that takes hundreds of photos and automatically arrange them into collages

Engineering Jobs Increase after Economic Downturn

Jose Pereira (Director, ECC and PEY) discusses opportunities to become global engineers through PEY and Engineering Career Centre

MIE Professor Discusses Robot-assisted Emergency Response in Relation to Chile’s Recent Earthquake

How can robots help Chile recover after a devastating earthquake? Prof. Goldie Nejat (MIE) discusses

EngSci Alumna Receives Juno Nomination for Album 

Isabel Bayrakdarian (EngSci 9T7), was one of several members of the U of T community to receive a Juno Award nomination


Your Faculty


Two Engineering Researchers Receive Significant Funding through Research Excellence Fund 

Profs. Javad Mostaghimi (MIE) and Ted Sargent (ECE) are two of three U of T researchers to receive funding from the Ontario Research Fund's Research Excellence program

New Books Published by Engineering Professors

Farid Najm (Chair, ECE), Doug Reeve (Chair, ChemE) and Bryan Karney (Assoc Dean, Cross-Disciplinary; CivE) contribute to engineering education, learning and research through new publications

U of T Engineering Professor Wins ASEE Section Teaching Award

Greg Evans (ChemE) recognized for engagement and teaching effectiveness in the classroom


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