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Season's Greetings

It’s hard to believe that the semester is nearly over! We hope it’s been an enriching and productive time for all of you. The winter break is an opportunity to reflect on things learned in the last semester, and to recharge for the new year ahead. The staff of the Registrar’s Office wish you and your loved ones boundless joy for your well-earned holiday. We look forward to serving you in January.

In this issue of the Engineering Student e-News, find out what you need to do to get your next OSAP instalment, learn about scholarships and programs you may wish to apply for during the winter break, and read about the latest honours and awards recognizing your professors and peers.

December 2012

Volume 4, Issue 4
In this issue:

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


Dates and Deadlines

Dec. 7-21  

Final exam period for Engineering courses

Dec. 10-21  

Final exam period for Arts & Science courses

Dec. 22-Jan. 6  

University closed for the holidays

January 7  

University offices re-open; Lectures begin for Arts & Science courses

January 8  

Lectures begin for Engineering courses

January 16  

Lectures begin for T-Program courses


Student Services


Final Examination Schedule with Room Locations

The final examination schedule with room locations is now posted on the undergraduate website. Look for your courses and then find the exam location based on your last name. The full schedule is also listed on the bulletin board across from the Office of the Registrar in GB 157. Also, click here for frequently-asked questions about final exams

Facilitated Study Groups for First-year Students

Experienced facilitators will be leading study groups for first-year courses, care of the Galbraith Society

University Closure

The University will close from Saturday, December 22 to Sunday, January 6 for the winter holidays. Please check ROSI for student web service hours of operation. Winter session classes begin Monday, January 7 for Arts & Science courses, and Tuesday, January 8 for Engineering courses

Turn Over a New Leaf with Forestry Technical Electives

U of T Engineering and the Faculty of Forestry have added two new courses built to fit into our popular Engineering minor programs

Reminder: Course Finder Service Makes Planning Your Timetable Easier

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


Money Matters


Reminder: Scholarships and Awards with Winter Deadlines
Qualified students are encouraged to apply for these scholarships and awards with upcoming deadlines


Be sure to submit your Confirmation of Student Income form through the OSAP Portal in order to receive your second instalment of OSAP in January. Also ensure that your mailing address is correct on ROSI, as UTAPS cannot be processed without a valid address

Service Charges on Tuition Balances Continue

Outstanding balances are subject to monthly service charges on the 15th of each month until paid in full

The Online Engineering Portfolio

Use the ePortfolio to record your extra- and co-curricular activities and store your resume. ePortfolio content is used to determine scholarship eligibility, so it’s worth your while to keep it up to date. Students who are not receiving OSAP this year are encouraged to complete the ePortfolio budget to be considered for awards that include financial need in the terms


Campus Life


You're Almost There

This time of year things start to get stressful. Here are some good ways to respond to the end-of-term workload care of the Office of Student Life

New from the U of T Bookstore: Personalized Textbook Search

The U of T Bookstore is making searching for textbooks easier. Simply go to, log in with your UTORid, and the bookstore will list your textbooks according to your registered courses

Serve & Learn: More Than Just Volunteering

Are you looking for a volunteer experience that will teach you real skills, and place you in a meaningful position? The Centre for Community Partnerships’ Serve & Learn Program is an opportunity for students to engage in community organizations, gaining valuable skills and experience through a service-learning methodology

Help Improve the ASKme Program

The ASKme program welcomes new students to the U of T community each September. Help improve the program by taking this survey. Participants could win a $15 Second Cup gift card

Experience the World: Exchange Application Deadlines Coming Up

Deadlines for exchange programs through the Centre for International Experience are coming up soon – don’t miss your chance for an exciting study abroad experience


In the News


Gates Foundation Awards U of T Engineers $2.2 million for Toilet Research
A U of T Engineering team has received a major grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to continue work on the design of a waterless, hygienic toilet that is safe and affordable for people in the developing world

International Aviation Body Confirms Human-powered Ornithopter Achievement
An historic human-powered ornithopter flight by the Toronto-based Snowbird in 2010 has been certified as a world record first by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI)

U of T Engineers Inducted into Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame

U of T Engineering Professor Emerita Ursula Franklin and alumnus John A.D. McCurdy have been inducted into Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame


Your Faculty


Professor Awarded Korea’s Highest Honour for Science and Technology

Chul B. Park (MIE) was inducted as fellow of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology

Three U of T Engineers Elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Professors from ECE, MIE and MSE were honoured by the world’s largest international scientific organization

On the Road to Safer Drivers

Professor Birsen Donmez (MIE) is the first Canadian researcher to receive funding from the Toyota Collaborative Safety and Research Center to design systems that help drivers stay safe behind the wheel

Susan McCahan on Women in Engineering

Professor Susan McCahan, Vice-Dean, Undergraduate Studies, and fourth-year MIE student Huda Idrees discuss how to encourage more women to enrol in engineering on CBC's Metro Morning show


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