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Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

The semester is now past the halfway point, and it can be easy to forget about staying healthy when the assignments, tests and projects pile up and exams are on the horizon. However, studies show that students who are physically active actually achieve better academic results than inactive peers.

Also, being in poor health during the exam period could seriously impact your semester and result in the need for petitions. Learn how you can avoid such situations by exploring health and wellness programs and services on campus.  

The University of Toronto has many programs and workshops aimed at helping students to perform at their best physically, emotionally and academically. Drop-in fitness programs, wellness workshops, learning skills sessions and free flu shot clinics are just a few examples. It's worth your time to keep yourself healthy in body and mind – your transcript will thank you.


November 2012

Volume 4, Issue 3
In this issue:

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


Healthy Campus


Research Shows Physical Activity Boosts Grades

The University of Toronto and ParticipACTION want to MoveU

Health & Wellness Programs

From seeing a doctor for a sore throat, to learning how to cope with stress, Health & Wellness offers a wide variety of services to keep you at your best

Free Flu Shots at Health Services

The flu can rob you of energy for up to two full weeks. Avoid the inconvenience and discomfort of the flu this winter


Dates and Deadlines

December 4  

Last day of Arts & Science lectures; final day to apply for late withdrawal (LWD) from an Arts & Science HSS/CS/Free elective course

December 5  

Last day of Engineering lectures; last day to drop second Fall Session Quarter courses

December 6  

Engineering Study Day: no lectures or exams

December 7-21  

Fall session final examination period

December 10-21   Arts & Science Fall Session final examination period

More important dates and deadlines


Student Services


Got A Question or Concern? ASK Engineering!

New tool helps undergraduates find solutions and answers

Final Exam Schedule Available

Check your exam schedule online to plan your holidays and study time

Spotlight: Final Exams & Final Marks

Answers to your questions about final exams and grades

Petitions Explained

What to do when things don't go as planned


Money Matters


Check Your Tuition Balance on ROSI

Outstanding fees are now subject to monthly service charges


Check the OSAP website in late November to submit your Confirmation of Student Income form – this form is required for you to get your next OSAP instalment

UTAPS Update

First round of UTAPS has been assessed, with funds appearing on ROSI by November 15. A second round of assessments is planned for the end of November. Make sure your mailing address is up to date to ensure you receive funding

Scholarships and Awards with Upcoming Winter Deadlines

Qualified students are encouraged to apply for these scholarships and awards with winter deadlines


Campus Life


A Beacon of Hope for Engineering Entrepreneurs

Alumni bring anti-theft bicycle light to market

Students Step Out of Convocation Hall as New Alumni

Twenty-five undergraduates and 369 graduate students earn degrees at Fall Convocation

Engineering Students Commemorate Remembrance Day with Impromptu Cenotaph

Student-built monument has been an engineering tradition since 2005

Build Your Experience. Tell Your Story.

Co-Curricular Record to be introduced for 2013-2014

Course Finder Service Makes Planning Your Timetable Easier

U of T Service allows you to search for courses more easily


In the News


Engineering Students Awarded National Scholarship

Two ECE undergraduates receive funding support from Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) Scholarship

Students Repeat 2nd-place Finish at Wharton Undergraduate Consulting Competition

U of T Engineering once again edges out teams from Yale and UPenn

Students Driven to Compete for Most Fuel-efficient Vehicle in the Americas

Engineering's Supermileage team becomes the first from U of T to participate in the Shell Eco-marathon Americas

A Human-Powered Helicopter: Straight Up Difficult

Todd Reichert (EngSci 0T5, AeroE PhD 1T2) talks to NPR about his team's quest for the Sikorsky Prize

Mining Engineers Strike Gold

Graduating with a degree in mining from an engineering school like U of T seems to be a ticket to a successful career, reports Macleans


Your Faculty


Professor Honoured with Prestigious UBC Award

Eric Miller (CivE) receives University of British Columbia Margolese National Design for Living Prize

2012 Engineering Annual Report

The Faculty’s fourth Annual Report tracks progress towards goals and celebrates the Faculty’s accomplishments in the 2011-2012 academic year

Faculty Welcomes Micah Stickel as First Year Chair

Q&A with Dr. Stickel on his priorities to strengthen the first-year engineering experience

Dean Welcomes Students to First Town Hall of the Skule Year

Students, Engineering Society and faculty members come together to discuss how to strengthen the student experience


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