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Where Will Your Studies Take You?

As a student here at U of T Engineering, the world is at your doorstep. New courses, curriculum and research at the Faculty's Centre for Global Engineering are identifying and defining the link between engineering and globalization. Through international student exchanges, PEY and summer research opportunities, you can apply your skills and education to experience the wider world. Experiences abroad will deepen your insight into the globe's most pressing issues: the environment, sustainability, energy and the needs of the developing world. Read on to learn more.

Also in this month's e-News, find out more about your award-winning peers, become a permanent class leader and get your final exam questions answered.


November 2010

Volume 2, Issue 3
In this issue:

Experience the World
New Academic Programs
Dates and Deadlines
Student Services
Money Matters
Campus Life
In the News
Your Faculty


Experience the World


Centre for International Experience Student Exchange Fair

Where will your studies take you? Don't miss this opportunity on Wednesday, November 10, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Centre for International Experience, 33 St. George Street, to find out how you can earn credit towards your degree while studying overseas. Learn about the exchange programs offered, meet representatives from some of over 150 exchange partners and get information about financing your trip.

International Experiences for Engineering Introduces New Exchange Pathways

Engineering and CIE join forces to offer you new and exciting ways to study abroad

Engineering Science Student Uses Design to Engage Community in Ghana

Sean Yamana-Hayes (EngSci, 1T1) shares his summer abroad experience


New Academic Programs


New Engineering Minor and Certificates to be Approved

On December 1, Faculty Council will consider an Engineering Business Minor, Engineering Business Certificate and Global Engineering Certificate. These new leading-edge programs will increase educational opportunities.


Important Dates and Deadlines

Dec. 6, 2010  

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

Dec. 7, 2010  

Last day of lectures in Arts & Science Fall Session; last day to apply for a late withdrawal (LWD) from an HSS/CS/free elective course taken in Arts & Science

Dec. 7, 2010  

Engineering study day; no lectures or final examinations for Engineering courses

Dec. 8 to 21  

Final exam period for Engineering courses

Dec. 10 to 21  

Final exam period for Arts & Science courses


See more dates and deadlines


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

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 into the U of T Emergency Alerts system 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.


Money Matters


OSAP Distribution & Pick-Up

OSAP distribution for Winter 2011 will begin on Monday, January 3, 2011. As OSAP documents arrive, you will be notified by email at the address listed on ROSI.

You will be instructed where to pick up your loan documents. Representatives from the National Student Loan Service Centre will be available to process student loans. You must bring your Social Insurance Card (SIN) and a valid government-issued photo ID. Please also bring a void cheque or your banking information if you would like to have your loan deposited directly into your bank account.

Please note: loan documents will not be released without a valid government-issued photo ID and SIN card.

Scholarships and Awards with Winter Deadlines

Qualified students strongly encouraged to apply


Campus Life


Attention Class of 1T1/1T0+PEY: Rock Your Vote for Class Leader

Graduating Engineers have the opportunity to represent their alumni class

Skule™ Points

Reward yourself with extracurricular activities and earn points towards t-shirts and other cool Skule™ gear

Skule™ Arts Festival Chair Wins 2009-10 Award for Student Engagement in the Arts

Taryn Davis (ChemE ,1To) recognized for outstanding contribution

Go ENG Girl Inspires 

U of T Engineering hosted event to engage and educate girls about engineering careers

MIE Student Makes James Dyson Award Global Shortlist

Samuel Melamed (MIE, 1T0+PEY) top 20 with rain collector invention


In the News


Halloween Science: The Bleeding Edge of Forensics

Professor Sanjeev Chandra (MIE) studies the behaviours of liquids for use in forensics

Astronaut Touches Down On Campus 

Dr. Robert Thirsk thanks U of T for contribution to International Space Station experiments

Professor's Company to Develop Canada's New Space Arm Technologies 

Company formed by Andrew Goldenberg (MIE) wins contract with Canadian Space Agency

French Journalists Tour U of T Engineering Labs

Journalists from Le Monde, Le Figaro and L'Express, among others, get a peek at Engineering research

Robotic Care Will Soon Be Part of Health Care

Professor Mark Chignell (MIE) comments on the role of robots in healthcare provision for elderly

Catch up on all the news


Your Faculty


Welcome to New Faculty Members

John Harrison (CivE, Keck Chair), Oh-Sung Kwon (CivE), Oya Mercan (CivE) and Kenneth Tallman (ECP) join Faculty's distinguished scholars

Newly Tenured Faculty Members and Promotions

Congratulations to Professors Edgar Acosta (ChemE), Julie Audet (IBBME), Milica Radisic (IBBME, ChemE), Olivera Kesler (MIE), Craig Simmons (MIE), Michael Grüninger (MIE) and Senior Lecturer Lisa Romkey (EngSci)


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