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Lead The Way

With the recent wrap-up of Ontario's Engineering Week to kick off National Engineering Month, we reflect on the ways engineering and technology affect our daily lives. Contributions from the U of T Engineering community play a role in everything from managing greenhouse gas emissions to improving camera sensors to enabling better communication for physically-challenged children.

We also take this time to celebrate the seventeen 2011 Cressy Award winners from our Faculty. Their emerging leadership speaks to the theme of National Engineering Month, "Design the Future." Get inspired on ways you can design your future in this month's Engineering Student e-News.


March 2011

Volume 2, Issue 7
In this issue:

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


Spotlight on: Leadership


Engineering Students Receive Cressy Awards for Outstanding Leadership

Seventeen students from across the Faculty receive 2011 Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Awards

Girlhood Dreams Inspire YWCA Woman of Distinction 

Dean Cristina Amon (MIE) receives award from YWCA Toronto for her contributions to improving the lives of girls and women

Take a Look into Leaders of Tomorrow

LOT fosters a lifelong foundation for transformational leaders and outstanding citizens

Students Develop a Global Perspective through Cyber-Mentoring

EngSci students such as Marina Freire-Gormaly (1T0 + PEY) are connecting with students from Asian University for Women


Dates and Deadlines

March 13  

Last day for students to drop Winter (S) Session courses without academic penalty; last day to drop to part-time studies without academic penalty

March 16  

Graduating students: Deadline to request name adjustments for your diploma. See the Office of the Registrar in GB 157

March 17  

OSAP re-payment workshop

March 30  

Arts & Science Minor Information Session

April 4  

Deadline to declare Final Exam conflicts

April 7  

End of lectures for Arts & Science Winter (S) and Year-long (Y) courses

April 11  

End of lectures for Engineering Winter (S) and Year-long (Y) courses

April 12  

Engineering study day

April 12 - 29

Final exam period for Arts & Science Winter (S) and Year-long (Y) courses

April 13 - 29  

Final exam period for Engineering Winter (S) and Year-long (Y) courses


Student Services


Final Examination Schedule

Schedule is now posted online and on the bulletin board across from the Office of the Registrar, GB 157. The schedule for Arts & Science exams is also available online

Graduating Students: Correct Your Name in Time for Convocation

See the Office of the Registrar in GB 157 before March 16 if your name appears incorrectly in ROSI

Arts & Science Minor Information Session

Learn about Arts & Science Minors at the Office of the Registrar's Information Session on Wednesday, March 30 at 5 - 6 p.m. in BA 1180

Are Course Evaluations Working for You?

Help U of T faculty and staff re-design course evaluations by letting us know what is, and is not, working for you


Money Matters


Summer 2011 and Fall-Winter 2011-2012 OSAP application

Apply now if you're seeking an OSAP loan for summer or fall-winter studies

OSAP Workshop Reminder

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

Update Your ePortfolio to be Considered for Faculty Scholarships

Online portfolio helps match your extra-curricular activities to available scholarships


Campus Life


Opening the Floor for Discussion at Dean's Student Town Hall

Dean Cristina Amon, EngSoc and students deliberated on ways to strengthen U of T Engineering experience

Still Time to Speak Up About Your University Experience

NSSE, Globe and Mail invite students to speak up. Look for invitation to participate from U of T President David Naylor. NSSE surveying wraps up on March 31

Results from the 2011 Permanent Class Executive Election

Meet the leaders charged with keeping the graduating class connected for the years ahead

Governing Council Elections for Student Positions

Vote until March 11 on ROSI for student candidates for Governing Council representatives

Engineering Minor in Robotics and Mechatronics Approved

On March 8, Faculty Council approved the establishment of a new minor

iCopeU: When the Going Gets Tough

University life can present significant challenges. U of T's iCopeU, a new online program designed to support you during those times, providing coping tools, information and resources available at St. George campus


In the News


uBuddy Brings Students Together 

Engineering student Charles Qu and team develop social networking platform just for students

Study Shows Benefits of Electrical Stimulation Therapy for People Paralyzed by Spinal-Cord Injury

Professor Milos R. Popovic (IBBME) develops new treatment approach using tiny bursts of electricity to reawaken paralyzed muscles "significantly"

Managing Disability in the Digital Age

Eric Wan (ECE 1T0) develops research in computer-based technology that enables disabled children to communicate and engage electronically

Suburbs Found to be Bigger Greenhouse Gas Emitters

Study led by Professor Chris Kennedy (CivE) showed that suburbs emitted more gas than the inner city

Facebook-like Traffic Site Launched

Professor Baher Abdulhai (CivE) helps people share information about city traffic through development of On-Line Network-Enabled Intelligent Transportation Systems

'Talking Photos' Tell Success Story

Kamal Shah (MechE 8T9, MASc 9T2) runs Fotobabble in Silicon Valley


Your Faculty


Dean Addresses University of Texas – Arlington College on Heat Transport

Dean Cristina Amon (MIE) participates in Engineering Distinguished Speaker series

InVisage Secures C Venture Funding

Professor Ted Sargent's (ECE) QuantumFilm technology could be in smartphones and camera phones next year

MSE Students Recognize Top Educators

Professor Zhirui Wang (MSE) and Teaching Assistant Leo Monaco are winners in the first annual Student Choice Awards

U of T's Connaught Fund Announces Innovation and Summer Institute Awards

Engineering Faculty nearly sweeps renewed awards program


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