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Your Choice, Your Future

The arrival of final exams signals another academic year is coming to a close. Many returning students will be making choices this spring: which program to study, which minor or certificate to pursue or where to spend a summer studying abroad?

Our graduating students are also making choices: whether to explore graduate school in an MEng or MASc program or embark on a career. The ability to make choices—to analyze information, make decisions and proceed with confidence—is one of the most important skills you learn during your time at U of T Engineering.

In this final Engineering Student e-News of the academic year, discover entrepreneurs choosing to shape their own path, researchers choosing to better society through design, students and alumni choosing to mentor the next generation of engineers and applicants choosing to make U of T Engineering their new home.

We wish you continued success, whichever path you choose.


April 2011

Volume 2, Issue 8
In this issue:

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


Spotlight on: Mentorship


EngSci First Years Get a Glimpse Past Graduation 

Students matched with alumni, get a taste of research and professional engineering

Did You Know?

More than 100 students participated in the International Student Mentorship program this year. Returning students: look for an invitation this summer to build your résumé, become a mentor and help an international student make a successful transition to campus life


Dates and Deadlines

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

April 20  

Enrolment begins for Summer Session Arts & Science courses

April 22  

Good Friday: University closed

April 25  

Presidential Day: University closed

April 28  

Deadline to pay fees for a Summer Session course

May 23  

Victoria Day: University closed


Student Services


Final Examination Schedule

Schedule with room locations 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

Summer Registration Guide

Learn how to enrol in a Summer Session course

Post-Exam Student Services at the Office of the Registrar

While the academic year may be winding down, student services are just gearing up

After Hours Access to Sandford Fleming

Engineering students can now swipe their T-Card to gain access to SF's southeast doors

New Study Space in Galbraith Building Lobby

Grab your books, your lunch and take a load off in your newest seating area

Phishing—Don't Take the Bait

Beware suspicious emails asking for passwords or log-in information

Lectures begin Thursday, September 8, 2011

Returning students: Mark your calendars for the start of the next academic year


Money Matters


Summer 2011 Work-Study Program

New this summer, eligible students may apply for work-study positions

OSAP Loan Repayment Presentation Now Online

View the slides from March's OSAP Repayment Workshop and learn about your rights and responsibilities when repaying your loan

Clinics Available for Tax Help

University of Toronto Student Union offers clinics to help you file your taxes; first year international students can get individual tax counselling at the Centre for International Experience

Summer 2011 and Fall-Winter 2011-2012 OSAP application

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

Update Your ePortfolio to be Considered for Faculty Scholarships

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


Campus Life


Engineering Society Annual Survey

Share your suggestions and experiences with EngSoc by April 21

Record Number of Students Apply to U of T Engineering for Fall 2011

18% more Ontario applicants made U of T first choice

First QS World University Rankings by Subject Names U of T Engineering Best in Canada

Global university ranking for 2011 places U of T first in each discipline

Engineering Supports Student Clubs

48 clubs received support this year, helping to enrich student life. Apply for funding for your club or initiative

Engineering Science Student Honoured as Ambassador and Role Model for Women 

Vivian Hui (EngSci 1T2) receives 2011 Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship for Ontario Region

University Approves Engineering Minor in Robotics and Mechatronics

New minor was approved by Faculty Council and U f T, launching in autumn 2011

IBBME to Offer Clinical Engineering PhD Sub-Specialty for Fall 2011

U of T's Academic Policy and Programs Committee approves new concentration in IBBME PhD program

MSE Alumnus and MIE Doctoral Candidate is Elected to U of T Governing Council

Chirag Variawa (MSE 0T9, MIE doctoral candidate) is a graduate student governor-elect for the 2011-2012 academic year

Invitation to Attend Greenbuild 2011

Opportunities for students to volunteer and learn about the leading edge in green building

Faculty Celebrates National Engineering Month

A roundup of the exciting events that celebrated NEM: The Rube Goldberg Machine event, Girl Guide Badge Day and Designapolooza


In the News


New App Helps Those Who Can't Speak to be Heard 

Aakash Sahney (EngSci 1T2) is a designer of MyVoice, an assistive communication device that helps users to speak

Toronto Researchers Create Organic, Non-Toxic Nanoparticle to Find and Treat Tumors

Gang Zheng, Jonathan Lovell and Warren Chan (IBBME) research nanoparticle that lights up, uses sound and heat

Pedal Really Means Power at Hart House

Professor Olivier Trescases (ECE) and U of T's Hart House explore a new source of energy with the Green Gym

Engineering Student's Photo Business is Shaping Up Nicely

Doctoral candidate Vincent Cheung (ECE) continues his entrepreneurial success with Shape Collage

Business Women Celebrate Achievements on International Women's Day

Hana Zalzal (CivE 8T8) turned a teenage love of cosmetics into a successful business

Government Announces Investment in Clean Energy Projects Across Canada

Professor Reza Iravani (ECE) leads U of T Centres for Applied Power Electronics, which will receive funds for utility energy storage project


Your Faculty


U of T Engineers Are Designing the Future 

A look at how engineering research leads to inventions that revolutionize society

Energy Minister Gives Keynote at Meeting on Ontario's Electricity Future

Dean Cristina Amon (MIE) urges universities to respond to changing needs of power sector

Elizabeth Edwards Appointed Inaugural Director of BioZone

ChemE Professor will oversee multidisciplinary bioengineering research centre

Engineering Professors Honoured with First Inventor of the Year Award

Professors Yu Sun (MIE) and Constantin Christopoulos (CivE) are recognized for societal impact of inventions


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