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From Here to Career

A new year with new classes brings new possibilities. As a professional Faculty, U of T Engineering helps prepare you for exciting and diverse career paths in industries, government and academia. Through international student exchanges, research opportunities, summer- or year-long professional experiences and job skills workshops, you have access to the best resources for kick-starting your engineering career. Not sure where to start? Attend You're Next!, the career fair, organized by your fellow students especially for engineers. Next, make an appointment with the Engineering Career Centre and find out what opportunities match your interests.

If entrepreneurship is more your thing, discover students—both undergrad and graduate—and faculty who are turning their passions into business savvy.

Also, on January 11 the University's central governance approved our new Engineering Business Minor to begin in Fall 2011, featured in this month's Engineering Student e-News. Uncover new programs and pursue your interest in business or global engineering.


January 2011

Volume 2, Issue 5
In this issue:

Spotlight On: Careers
Dates and Deadlines
Student Services
Money Matters
Campus Life
In the News
Your Faculty


Spotlight On: Careers


You're Next! Science and Engineering Career Fair

Annual fair matches undergraduate and graduate students with recruiters from top companies. Thursday, January 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 a.m. at 255 McCaul Street (Exam Centre)

Student Development at the Engineering Career Centre

The Engineering Career Centre offers workshops to help with job searches, résumé development, interview skills and more


Dates and Deadlines

Jan. 13  

You're Next! Science & Engineering Career Fair

Jan. 23  

Last day to add or substitute Winter Session courses

Feb. 11  

Dean's Student Town Hall; pizza lunch and discussion, 11:45 a.m. in GB 202

Feb. 18  

Last day of lectures for Winter Session Quarter courses; last day to drop first Winter Session Quarter courses

Feb. 21  

Family Day: U of T closed

Feb. 22 - 25  

Reading Week: No lectures, tutorials or laboratories


Student Services


Engineering Business Minor and Certificate Approved by Faculty Council

Approved by the University, Minor and Certificate will be championed by Director, Professor Jonathan Rose (ECE)

Faculty Council Approves New Global Engineering Certificate

Certificate builds on Faculty's Centre for Global Engineering (CGEN)

U of T Engineering Collaborates with George Brown on Machining Courses

Students can enrol in unique, voluntary, weekend program to gain experience in metal machining and welding

Arts & Science 2011 Preliminary Summer Timetable

Thinking about taking an Arts & Science summer course to fulfill elective requirements or pursue a Minor? Plan ahead, preview the course calendar and timetable and look for more information in April


Money Matters


T2202A Certificates

The 2010 Tuition and Education Amount Certificates (T2202A) for income tax purposes will be available on ROSI starting Monday, February 21. Tax forms for previous years are always available on ROSI

L.E. (Ted) Jones Award of Distinction

Nominate someone or apply yourself for this award recognizing distinct achievement and significant contribution in the arts as an undergraduate


Campus Life


Vote Now for Your Permanent Class Executive 2011 

Graduating class, vote for your future alumni representatives

U of T to host first-ever summer abroad course in Mumbai, India in May 2011

Engineering students invited and encouraged to enrol in unique "Defining Energy Futures in India and Canada" course this summer

Five Students Selected for The Next 36: Canada's Entrepreneurial Leadership Initiative

EngSci students Shahed Al-Haque (1T1), Shane Gu (1T3), Saksham Uppal (1T1 + PEY) and ECE students Michael Del Balso (1T2) and Tulika Gupta (1T2) among undergraduates chosen for new entrepreneur-oriented program

Movember Campaign Reaches Goal, Professor Grant Allen Shaves Mo

Skule™ team successfully raises money for prostate cancer research

Engineers Get Into the Startup Game

The entrepreneurial culture in Engineering picks up steam

Gravy Train Makes Stop at City Hall and U of T

Built by Engineering students, in hopes of kick-starting a public food drive


In the News


Space Agency, DND Seek to Launch Rockets for Canada

Professor Robert Zee (UTIAS) says Canada quite capable of building a rocket to set small spacecraft into orbit

Solar-panel Firm Led by MSE Alumnus Returns to its Canadian Roots

Shawn Qu (MSE PhD 9T5) helps bring big business back to Canada

U of T-hosted Regenerative Medicine Project Awarded $15 Million from Federal Government 

Initiative will focus on turning biomedical research and engineering into treatments for diseases; Professor Peter Zandstra (IBBME) named Chief Scientific Officer

These Boots Are Made for Walking

PhD candidate Jennifer Hsu (MIE, IBBME) is studying how people walk in icy conditions in the hope of designing “smarter” footwear

Full-Scale Earthquake Testing of New Seismic Protection System Goes Off Without a Hitch 

Professors Constantin Christopoulos and Jeffrey Packer (CivE) supervised PhD research of Michael Gray

PhD Candidate Named Global Graduate Student Entrepreneur of the Year

Vincent Cheung (ECE), creator of Shape Collage, an automatic photo collage maker, recognized internationally

Two Engineering Alumnae Named as Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada

Anne Sado (MIE, 7T7) and Dawn Tattle (CivE, 8T5) recognized for outstanding career achievements


Your Faculty


Professor, Researcher, Entrepreneur

Andrew Goldenberg (MIE), Molly Shoichet (ChemE, IBBME), Joseph C. Paradi (ChemE) and Ted Sargent (ECE) are just a few U of T Engineers starting their own companies

Acting Vice-Dean, Undergraduate, Appointed

Professor Sanjeev Chandra (MIE) to serve as Vice-Dean from January to June 2011

Engineering Awarded Five Canada Research Chairs

Professors Zheng Hong Lu (MSE), Ted Sargent (ECE) and Peter Zandstra (IBBME) take bulk of U of T's CRC appointments; Tier II Chairs renewed for Professors Hani Naguib (MIE) and Craig Simmons (MIE)


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