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International Skule

In this issue, the Engineering Student e-News explores the world of international student exchange. This year U of T Engineering welcomes more than 80 students from Brazil, part of the Science Without Borders scholarship program, as well as 61 international exchange students from around the globe.

If you're interested in studying abroad, upcoming events can guide you through the various programs and show you how to get involved. On Friday, October 19 learn about the ways in which you can make the world your classroom at an Xplore, Educate & Motivate (XEM) series event. On October 23, the Centre for International Experience is hosting an Exchange Fair to highlight the many exciting student exchange opportunities available to all U of T students.

From the Summer Abroad program to traditional student exchanges, U of T has pathways for students to experience a new culture while getting a world-class education.

Also this month in the Engineering Student e-News, get to know your International Transition Counsellor, apply for a grant to make your ideas for improving U of T come to life, and find out about a recent graduate who received a Trinity College Dublin Undergraduate Award for his fourth year thesis.


October 2012

Volume 4, Issue 2
In this issue:

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


International Exchange


Learn How to Make the World Your Classroom

Attend this XEM event to hear from students who have gone on exchange, as well as experts from around the university

Swap Schools for a Year with Student Exchange

Are you interested in studying for a year in Africa, Asia, Europe or South America? For students wishing to learn about student exchange programs, the Centre for International Experience hosts a University-wide International Exchange Fair on October 23

Study Abroad This Summer

Would you like to study internationally for a shorter period of time? The Summer Abroad Program, offered by the Faculty of Arts & Science’s Woodsworth College, may be a perfect fit. Many of the credits offered can be used to meet Engineering elective requirements

Forging Friendships, Fostering Innovation

International engineering students arrive ready to collaborate


Dates and Deadlines

October 22-26  

Examination period for first Fall session quarter courses

November 1  

Examination timetable for Fall Session (F) courses posted

November 4  

Last day to drop Fall Session (F) courses without academic penalty

November 4  

Last day to transfer to part-time studies or withdraw from the Fall Session (F) without academic penalty

November 8  

Last day to drop Y courses and receive a 50% refund (PEY and part-time students)

November 13  

Convocation Ceremonies for Engineering


Student Services


International Student Transition Counselling

A transition counsellor can help you make a smooth and effective passage into academic and cultural life

Learning Skills Sessions Available

Learning Skills Strategist available to students whose study habits could use improvement

Letters of Registration & Verification of Enrolment Forms

If you need to confirm your registration as an undergraduate for a third party, the Office of the Registrar can help

Academic Success Centre

Feeling overwhelmed by midterms and assignments? The Academic Success Centre has trained learning skills counsellors, drop-in services, workshops and more

Dean’s Honours List Certificates for 2011-2012

Students who were on the Dean’s Honours List in 2011-2012 will receive a Dean’s Honours List Certificate by the end of this month. Congratulations! Check your email for details

Safety on Campus

Keeping students safe is a priority at U of T. Find out about some of the safety initiatives on campus


Money Matters


Faculty Grants

The Faculty has grants available for students who have exhausted all other sources of funding and still find themselves in financial difficulty

University of Toronto Advance Planning for Students (UTAPS)

University of Toronto Advance Planning for Students (UTAPS) is a financial aid program for certain full-time students eligible for need-based government student assistance

Scholarships and Awards

For registered students receiving scholarships/awards from the Faculty, the funds will be deposited into your account on ROSI before November 15

The Online Engineering Portfolio

The ePortfolio is a place where you can record your extracurricular activities and store your resume for scholarship purposes

Find Your Way on Financial Aid

These websites can help you navigate the world of scholarships and financial aid opportunities:


Campus Life


Student Initiative Fund Grants up to $5000 for Innovative Ideas

Do you have a great idea to improve the student experience at U of T? The new Student Initiative Fund will award up to $5,000 to students or student groups for the creation of a project, event or activity to benefit St. George campus students

Mental Health Month Spreads Awareness in October

U of T’s Health & Wellness office is celebrating Mental Health Month in October with a variety of events and programs, including a film screening and a $5 lunch at Hart House

Learn About Food Options and Events on Campus with UeaT

Find out about dining and meal plan options through UeaT, as well as special events such as Food Truck Fridays

Fond Frosh 2012 Memories Captured

Current MASc student and former EngSoc President Jimmy Lu (CivE 1T0) created a video showcasing the fun and camaraderie of participants in F!ROSH 2012. Thanks to Jimmy and Chirag Variawa (MSE 0T9, MIE PhD candidate) for passing this along


In the News


ChemE Graduate Wins Prestigious International Undergraduate Award

Sami Khan (ChemE 1T1 + PEY) receives 2012 Undergraduate Award

Alumna Draws on U of T Engineering Experience to Advance Treatments for Autism

Azadeh Kushki’s (ElecE 0T2, MASc 0T3, PhD 0T8) research focuses on improving access to care


Your Faculty


14 Engineering Staff Members Receive U of T Excellence Through Innovation Awards

Staff members from ECE and the Office of the Registrar recognized for innovations to improve student experience

Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Inducts ChemE Professor

Professor Molly Shoichet (ChemE, IBBME) made Fellow of the CAHS

Remembering Harpreet Dhariwal

U of T Engineering’s Instructional Technology Specialist brought enthusiasm and passion to his role, which used innovative technology to support student learning


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