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Make it a Career Year

Welcome to 2012! After a restful and relaxing break, it’s time to return to your studies and to new possibilities. Many will begin to look ahead to careers after graduation or summer jobs, and there’s no better way to get in the ‘careers’ spirit than to attend the You’re Next Science & Engineering Career Fair on Friday, January 20. Also, take some time to browse the activities offered by the Engineering Career Centre, a place devoted to helping you prepare for the working world through summer- or year-long professional experiences, résumé help and job skills workshops.


January 2012

Volume 3, Issue 5
In this issue:

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


Engineering Careers


You’re Next Science & Engineering Career Fair

Annual fair matches undergraduate and graduate students with recruiters from top companies. Friday, January 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.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. 20


You’re Next Science & Engineering Career Fair

Jan. 22


Last day to add or substitute Winter courses

Feb. 10


Dean’s Town Hall; pizza lunch and discussion, noon in GB 202

Feb. 20


Family Day; U of T closed

Feb. 22 - 25


Reading Week; no lectures, tutorials or laboratories


Student Services


Post-exam Student Services at the Office of the Registrar

The fall session may be over, but student services like final exam photocopying, mark re-checking and final exam viewings are just getting started

Arts & Science Preliminary Summer 2012 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

Office of the University Ombudsperson

The University Ombudsperson offers confidential and impartial advice and assistance on university-related problems to students, faculty and staff on all three campuses. Visit the office’s website or add the Ombudsperson module to your Blackboard portal page

Avoid Getting Phished

Learn how to protect yourself from malicious online activity


Money Matters


Reminder: OSAP Distribution & Pick-Up

OSAP distribution for Winter 2012 has begun. As OSAP documents arrive, you will be notified by email at the address listed on ROSI

T2202A Certificates

The 2011 Tuition and Education Amount Certificates (T2202A) for income tax purposes will be available on ROSI starting Tuesday, February 21. Tax forms for previous years are always available on ROSI

Government of Ontario Announces New Tuition Grant

Eligible students may receive up to $1,600 per academic year

3T5 Second Mile Engineering Award

Graduating students, nominate yourself for this prestigious award. February 1 is your deadline to apply

L.E. (Ted) Jones Award of Distinction

Nominate someone or apply yourself for this award by recognizing distinct achievement and significant contribution in the arts as an undergraduate. January 30 is your deadline to apply


Campus Life


Summer Abroad Course in Mumbai, India Returns for 2012

Engineering students are invited to enrol in special “Defining Energy Futures in India and Canada” course this May

Skule™ Fund Deadline Approaches

Apply for grants for your student club, activity or initiative. Apply by January 13

Green Dot Week at U of T is January 16 through 20

If you do your small part, and others do their small part, we can all make a difference in preventing power-based personal violence

Hello, Again

Reintroduce yourself to programs, opportunities and support services at the Office of Student Life

Sporting Engineers

Congratulations to the following Skule™ fall intramural champion teams:

  • Co-ed Division 1 Volleyball – Skule™ A
  • Women's Hockey – Combined team - Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy/OISE/Engineering
  • Men's Division 1 Soccer
  • Men's Volleyball

In the News


Rise of the Robots

Just how far have robotics advanced? The CBC spoke to MIE Professors Andrew Goldenberg and Goldie Nejat to find out

How to Build a Better TV

MSE PhD candidate Michael G. Helander explains how energy-efficient OLED displays can help save the environment

Battling the Traffic Bulge 

Professor Eric Miller (CivE) gives expert comment on how to improve traffic congestion and commuter quality of life

Do Cellphones Pose Threat to Airplanes? 

ECE Professor Sean Victor Hum explains the potential dangers after celebrity removed from aircraft for cellphone use


Your Faculty


Five U of T Engineers Honoured by the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC)

Professors Dimitrios Hatzinakos (ECE), Javad Mostaghimi (MIE), Brent Sleep (CivE) and Murray Thomson (MIE), as well as alumnus Phillip (Rocky) Simmons (ChemE 6T4, MASc 6T5, PhD 6T9), recognized by EIC

Five Engineering Professors Elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Professors Sanjeev Chandra (MIE), Andrew Goldenberg (MIE), Chul Park (MIE), Michael Sefton (ChemE/IBBME) and Paul Young (CivE) elected Fellows of AAAS


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