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Without Borders

U of T Engineering's reach extends far beyond Toronto and even Canada. Students and faculty are making their mark all over the world, providing solutions to global challenges. Discover the important work of Engineers Without Borders, learn about research that is making a difference and some of the ways U of T is collaborating with top universities around the world. If you're interested in how engineering is changing the world, consider complementing your engineering degree with a certificate in global engineering or preventative engineering and social development.

Also this month in the Engineering Student e-News: declare your completed Arts & Science minor, learn about academic standing and probation, upgrade your U of T email and get help with your tuition grant application.

*Banner photo courtesy of Engineers Without Borders, U of T Chapter


February 2012

Volume 3, Issue 6
In this issue:

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


Spotlight On: Global Engineering


Q&A with Members of U of T's Engineers Without Borders

Students share their inspiring stories abroad

Addressing the World's Most Important Problems

Faculty, alumni and students are having a global impact and making a social difference with their research

Global Collaborations

U of T Engineering is fostering innovation and international diversity through work abroad


Dates and Deadlines

Feb. 10  

Student Town Hall with Dean Cristina Amon; pizza lunch and discussion, noon - 1 p.m. in GB 202

Feb. 20  

Family Day; University closed

Feb. 21 - 24  

Reading Week; no lectures, tutorials or laboratories

March 2  

Final exam schedule for winter courses posted online

March 9  

Last day for students who have withdrawn to apply to re-enrol for September

March 11  

Last day for students to drop winter session courses (including Arts & Science courses) or switch to part-time studies


Student Services


1T2 and 1T1 + PEY Students Prepare to Graduate

From ring to gown, fourth-year students get ready to convocate

Graduating Students Pursuing an Arts & Science Minor

If you expect to graduate in June 2012 and will have completed the requirements for an Arts & Science minor, you must declare by March 1, 2012 on the Engineering undergraduate website

Dean’s List: Fall 2011

Are you on the Dean's List? The Faculty is proud to announce that more than 1,200 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

Activate Your New UTmail+ Account

Current students are eligible for the new UTmail+ service that will be replacing UTORmail later this year. UTmail+ offers significantly more features, including 10GB of email storage and Microsoft Office web apps


Money Matters


Get Help Applying for Your Ontario Tuition Grant

Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities' representatives will be at the Sidney Smith lobby on Monday, February 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to answer any questions about the Government of Ontario's new tuition rebate program for Ontario residents

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 a workshop to guide you through the repayment process and to answer your questions

AACE International Scholarship

AACE is offering scholarship(s) for students who are interested in a career in cost management of project controls. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, February 15, 2012. Details of the scholarship are available on AACE’s website

2012 Student Essay Competition

Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy (OCEPP) is inviting students to participate in an essay competition.  The recipient will receive $500 and complimentary registration at OCEPP’s 2012 Public Policy Conference.  The deadline to submit your essay is Thursday, March 1, 2012. Additional details are available on OCEPP’s website


Campus Life


Student Town Hall with Dean Cristina Amon

Bring your classmates and join Dean Cristina Amon and the Engineering Society to learn more about your Faculty, ask questions and share your experiences. Friday, February 10 at from noon - 1 p.m. in the Michael E. Charles Council Chamber (GB 202). A free pizza lunch will be provided

OEC Brings Out Engineering Students From Across Ontario to U of T

Top Ontario engineering students challenged in design, innovation and communication at Ontario Engineering Competition

Hustle and Bustle of Engineering Career Fair Indicative of Success

Student-run event draws a large crowd

UTEK Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Record Participation

Competition allows students, faculty, staff and alumni to share ideas on innovative designs

Creating a Buzz at U of T about Entrepreneurship

As part of ECE's Engineering Entrepreneurship Series lecture, successful entrepreneurs share their stories with students

Healthy, Affordable and Sustainable Café Opens on Campus

Harvest Noon, a new sustainable, vegetarian café is now open. Located on the second floor of the Graduate Students' Union Building at 16 Bancroft Avenue., the café offers a variety of tasty, homemade vegetarian and vegan menu options in a relaxed, inclusive space. Study or take a well-deserved break

Joy at U of T

Don’t let February get you down. Visit to share what you do to find joy at U of T. Or take part in the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag: #joyatuoft


In the News


MIE Establishes Institute for Multidisciplinary Design and Innovation

New collaboration with industry will create a project-based learning environment for students

White Coat, Black Art

CBC radio listeners ask: How are operating rooms assigned? Professor Dionne Aleman (MIE) explains

Could Saudi Arabia Become the Next Solar Market Hotspot?

KAUST partnership and ECE Professor Ted Sargent's leading-edge research cited


Your Faculty


Seven Engineering Researchers Receive U of T's Innovation Award

Professors recognized by Connaught Fund for research excellence

MIE Professor Receives Award from the American Physical Society

Professor Andreas Mandelis (MIE) honoured with the 2012 Joseph F. Keithley Award for his contributions to photothermal science


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