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Student Experience Matters

The academic experience here at U of T Engineering starts with you. That is why the Faculty revitalizes many of our programs and services that support students' learning and development. Read about some of the improvements we have made in the past year, and some initiatives we are developing for you.

Also, apply for an International Exchange or Summer Research Abroad opportunity, enhance your education with an Engineering Minor, including our new Engineering Business Minor, and learn how to pay back your OSAP in this month's Engineering Student e-News.


February 2011

Volume 2, Issue 6
In this issue:

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


Spotlight On: Student Experience


Boosting Global Experience

Streamlining the Study Abroad process

Building Open Dialogue

Consultations with students result in more study space, expanded lab hours and further aid with math skills

Supporting First Year Students

Success 101 helps transition new students to U of T Engineering

Preparing for the Future

ILead and the Engineering Career Centre equip students for industry and more

Lecture Capture and Online Teaching Initiatives Facilitate Student Learning

Instructional Technology Specialist leads efforts to record lectures for online student learning

Student Town Hall with Dean Cristina Amon

Bring your classmates and join Dean Cristina Amon and the Engineering Society for a pizza lunch. Learn more about your Faculty, ask questions and share your perspectives about your experiences. Friday, February 11 at 11:45 a.m. in the Michael E. Charles Council Chamber (GB 202).


Dates and Deadlines

Feb. 11  

Student Town Hall with Dean Cristina Amon; pizza lunch and discussion, 11:45 a.m. in GB 202

Feb. 16  

Engineering Minors Information Session, noon - 1 p.m. in SF 1105

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

Feb. 28  

Last day to submit application for International Exchange or Summer Research Abroad

March 1 - 3  

Exam period for first Winter Session Quarter courses

March 4  

Examination schedules for Winter (S) and Year-long (Y) courses posted

March 13   Last day for students to drop Winter Session courses without academic penalty, including courses taken in Arts & Science

March 17  

OSAP re-payment workshop


Student Services


Notify Us!

If you need final exam schedule accommodation due to religious observance (April 13 - 29), please let us know

Review Your Fall 2010 Final Exams

The Office of the Registrar pilots a new supervised exam viewing service

From Ring to Gown

1T1 and 1T0 + PEY students prepare to graduate

Graduating Students Pursuing an Arts & Science Minor

If you expect to graduate in June 2011 and will have completed the requirements for an Arts & Science Minor, you must declare by March 1, 2011 on the Engineering undergraduate website

Dean’s List: Fall 2010

Are you on the Dean's List? The Faculty is proud to announce that more than 1,000 students achieved a Fall Session average of 80% or greater. Certificates honouring this achievement will be available this summer

Academic Standing

The Office of the Registrar answers frequently asked questions about academic standing and probation


Money Matters


OSAP Repayment Workshop

If you are receiving OSAP, you need to know your rights and responsibilities when you start to repay your loan. On Thursday, March 17, attend the workshop to guide you through the repayment process and to answer your questions


Campus Life


Time to Speak Up About Your University Experience

NSSE, Globe and Mail invite students to speak up. Look for invitation to participate from President Naylor

Students Take Part in You're Next! 2011 Career Fair

More than 2,000 U of T students attended Jan. 13 event

U of T Engineering to Launch Unique Engineering Business Minor, New Certificate Programs

Professor Jonathan Rose (ECE) is director of new Engineering Business Minor

See the World and Earn Credits Towards Your Degree

Still time to apply for an International Exchange or Summer Research Abroad opportunity

Accessibility Awards 2011: “Count me in!” 

Program recognizes members of the University of Toronto St. George community who embody the spirit of accessibility

Graduating Students: Apply to Ontario Internship Program

International students entitled to work in Canada can apply as well


In the News


New iPhone App Could Help NHL All-Star Game

Professor Jonathan Rose (ECE) helps develop TeamChooser to select players for a balanced team

Systems Whiz Helped Develop Virtual Brain Surgery

Sujoy Ghosh Hajra (ECE 0T8) has developed new tools for neurosurgery

OLG Set to Launch Facial Recognition Biometrics System in Casinos

Privacy component of new facial recognition system was designed by Professor Kostas Plataniotis (ECE) and team

Orchestral Musicians Face Unhealthy Sound Levels, Study Finds

PhD candidate Cheng Liang Quan (ECE) led research on tinnitus in musicians

Offer Deadlines Extended for Baffinland Iron Mines

Professor John Hadjigeorgiou (LME) expects mining project to go ahead

Former Lost Boys See Bright Future for South Sudan

Thon Simon Kuany (LME 1T1) cast his vote in Sudanese elections

Brainwave-Controlled Technology May Have Use in Treating Epilepsy

Professor Berj Bardakjian (IBBME) helps develop technology that can detect seizures in epileptics


Your Faculty


Molly Shoichet is Named to Ontario's Highest Honour

Professor Shoichet (ChemE, IBBME) is among 30 new appointees to the Order of Ontario

Six Professors Named AAAS Fellows

Professors J. Stewart Aitchison (ECE), Nasser Ashgriz (MIE), Elizabeth Edwards (ChemE), Jun Nogami (MSE), J. Paul Santerre (IBBME) and Molly Shoichet (ChemE, IBBME) are elected to American Association for the Advancement of Science

Six Engineering Professors Honoured by the Engineering Institute of Canada

Professors Grant Allen (ChemE), Robert Andrews (CivE), Mark Fox (MIE), Doug Hooton (CivE), Shaker Meguid (MIE) and Professor and Dean Emeritus Gordon Slemon (ECE) recognized by EIC

IBBME Professor Tom Chau Named a Transformational Canadian

Professor Chau selected as one of "25 Transformational Canadians" by Globe and Mail


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