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Your Boundless Future

Welcome back! We hope you’ve returned from the winter holiday well-rested and eager to get back to the books, labs and lectures. As a student of one of the world’s foremost engineering schools, your potential truly is boundless, whether you aim to continue studies at the graduate level, or to embark on an exciting career directly after graduation.

In this issue, the Engineering Student e-News takes a look at the fascinating and groundbreaking research being conducted by our students and faculty to inspire you in your plans for the future. We’ll also explore the career resources that are offered for students – for summer jobs, PEY, and post-graduation. Also in this issue, learn about the Dean's Student Town Hall and many other upcoming events and services.

With this new year just beginning, it’s a great time to think ahead for your boundless future.


January 2013

Volume 4, Issue 5
In this issue:

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


Research & Careers


Research That Moves Us Forward

A snapshot of the research being done at U of T Engineering that's addressing the challenges of today, tomorrow and 20 years from now

You're Next Career Fair Bursting at the Seams

More than 4,000 students crowded into the McCaul Street Exam Centre for the fourth annual You’re Next Career Fair last week to meet with 81 potential employers ranging from A Thinking Ape to Xtreme Labs

Career Resources for Engineering Students

The University of Toronto and the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering are dedicated to providing students with assistance in navigating the world of work, through workshops, clinics, one-on-one appointments and other services


Dates and Deadlines

February 1  

Co-Curricular Record Town Hall Meeting

February 4  

Deadline to graduating students to register for Iron Ring ceremony

February 8  

Dean's Student Town Hall Meeting

February 11  

Last day to drop S courses and receive 50 per cent refund (Part-Time and PEY students)

February 15  

Last day of lectures for first Winter Session Quarter courses; Last day to drop first Winter Session Quarter courses

February 18  

Family Day: University Closed; Last day to drop Y (full year) courses

Feb. 19-22  

Reading Week: No lectures, tutorials or laboratories


More important dates and deadlines


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 in full swing

Academic Counselling

If you have questions or concerns about your program, courses, grades or personal issues affecting your studies, your Academic Counsellor is available to help

Arts & Science Preliminary Summer 2013 Timetable

Thinking about taking an Arts & Science summer course to fulfil elective requirements or pursue a minor? Plan ahead, preview the course calendar and timetable and look for more information in April

Paper Calendars Phased Out by Arts & Science

The Faculty of Arts & Science will be publishing their course calendar and registration materials online, starting in 2013-2014. Use the new Course Finder tool to find course descriptions and timetables with ease

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


Money Matters


3T5 Second Mile Engineering Award

Graduating students, nominate yourself for this prestigious award. February 4 is your deadline to apply

L.E. (Ted) Jones Award of Distinction

Nominate someone or apply yourself for this award that recognizes distinct achievement and significant contribution in the arts. Apply before February 8

OSAP Income Reminders

Make sure you keep your income information up to date through the OSAP website. Scholarship income (excluding UTAPS/Faculty Grants) should be reported by submitting a letter with scholarship details and amounts to Enrolment Services (172 St. George St.)

Ontario Government Tuition Grant

Eligible students may receive up to $1,680 this academic year. OSAP receipients will automatically receive the grant. Find out if you're eligible, and apply by January 30


If you are eligible for UTAPS, ensure that your address in ROSI is correct, as UTAPS funds cannot be processed with an invalid address. Also in ROSI, add your banking information in the Personal Information section

T2202A Certificates

The 2012 Tuition and Education Amount Certificates (T2202A) for income tax purposes will be available on ROSI starting February 21. Tax forms for previous years are always available on ROSI

Service Charges on Tuition Balances Continue

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

Update your ePortfolio

The ePortfolio is where you can record your extra- and co-curricular activities and resumé for scholarship consideration


Campus Life


Co-Curricular Record Town Hall Meeting

Ask questions and share your thoughts on the University’s new Co-Curricular Record on February 1

Graduating? Want Your Iron Ring?

Register for your Iron Ring ceremony by February 4, or wait until next year

Dean's Student Town Hall Meeting

Acting Dean Yu-Ling Cheng, the Faculty's leadership team and the Engineering Society Executive will speak with students, answer questions and gather input for the Faculty's continued improvement on February 8

Student Engagement in the Arts Awards Nominations Open

The University of Toronto Student Engagement in the Arts Awards recognize undergraduate and graduate work outside the classroom in arts related activities. Nominations are due February 28

What is Graditude?

Student fundraising for Skule campaign returns. Don't miss your chance to show your Graditude

Weather Closures

Remember that you can call 416-978-SNOW or check the U of T home page for information on inclement weather which may affect classes and University services

Hello, Again

Reintroduce yourself to programs, opportunities and support services at the Office of Student Life by following the Student Life Community Crew on Facebook and Twitter, using the hashtag #HelloUofT


In the News


A 3-D Machine That Prints Skin? How U of T Engineers Are Revolutionizing Burn Care

PhD student Lian Leng is developing a printing device to create sheets of soft tissue

Bionym: Software that Gets to the Heart of Computer Security

Passwords are the bane of 21st century life. But Bionym, a Toronto-based tech start-up founded by ECE grads Foteini Agrafioti (ElecE PhD 1T2) and Karl Martin (ElecE PhD 1T2), promises to change that

U of T Engineering Start-up Helps Rebuild Haitian School

Cast Connex Corporation’s earthquake-resistant technology is playing a key role in post-earthquake Haiti

Life in Orbit: Tales from the International Space Station

NASA astronaut Catherine Coleman visits U of T Engineering to share her out-of-this-world stories

Engineering Student takes Sunnybrook Prize with Biomaterials Discovery

Ben Ouyang (EngSci 1T2 + PEY) wins national research competition

UTIAS Graduate Talks Women in Engineering to ‘TEDxYouth@Toronto’

Natalie Panek (AeroE MASc 0T9) shares her desire to see more women taking science and engineering


Your Faculty


Lassonde Inducted into Canadian Mining Hall of Fame

Pierre Lassonde, a generous benefactor of mineral engineering at the University of Toronto, was inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame on January 11, 2013

Professor Molly Shoichet Awarded Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

Professor Shoichet (ChemE, IBBME) honoured for her contributions to the scientific community. She is also the first to receive fellowships in three prestigious academic societies

Yu-Ling Cheng One of Toronto Star's People to Watch in 2013

Chemical Engineering Professor Yu-Ling Cheng, Director of the Centre for Global Engineering, has been named one of the Toronto Star's 12 'People to Watch' in 2013

David Zingg receives the 2012 McCurdy Award from CASI

Professor David Zingg (UTIAS) has been named the 2012 recipient of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI) McCurdy Award


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