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Looking Ahead to Graduation

Many of you are now busily completing your final semester, before embarking on your promising engineering careers. In this issue, we highlight details that June graduates need to know: how to repay your loans, and how to leave your mark on future Skule generations through the Graditude campaign.

Also in this month's Engineering Student e-News: declare your completed Arts & Science minor, learn about upcoming Engineering minor information sessions, as well as read about many other updates from around the Faculty and U of T campus.


February 2013

Volume 4, Issue 6
In this issue:

Looking Ahead to Graduation
Dates and Deadlines
Student Services
Money Matters
Campus Life
In the News
Your Faculty


Looking Ahead to Graduation


1T3 and 1T2 + PEY Students Prepare to Graduate

From ring to gown, fourth-year students get ready to become alumni

Show Your Graditude

The Graditude campaign allows you to leave your mark at Skule by directly contributing to student clubs and initiatives

Graduating Students Pursuing an Arts & Science Minor

If you expect to graduate in June 2013 and will have completed the requirements for an Arts & Science minor, you must declare by March 1 on the Engineering undergraduate website

Name Change Deadline for Diploma

Students graduating in June should check that their name in ROSI is correct. Name changes must be made at the Registrar’s Office by March 21 in order to be reflected on your diploma


Dates and Deadlines

Feb. 19-22  

Reading Week; no lectures, tutorials or laboratories

February 25  

Lectures begin for second Winter Session Quarter courses

March 1  

Final exam schedule for winter courses posted online

March 1  

National Engineering Month Begins

March 8  

Last day for students who have withdrawn to apply to re-enrol for September

March 10  

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

March 16-17  

WISE National Conference


More important dates and deadlines


Student Services


Course & Option Selection (COS) is Coming

Each year, the Office of the Registrar asks many of you to provide us with indicators on which program option and technical elective courses you plan to take in the coming academic year. Current second- and third-year students (excluding ECE), and those currently on PEY will need to complete this survey, starting in late February. Further details will be announced soon

Changes to JRE Courses and Enrolment Intention Survey

Due to high demand for the Engineering Business minor and certificate, JRE300, JRE410 and JRE420 will now be offered in each session (Fall, Winter, Summer). If you plan to take these courses, complete this survey by February 28 to help the Faculty better predict enrolment needs

Need Information on Engineering Minors and Certificates?

Learn the answers to your questions about minors and certificates at a series of upcoming information sessions

Engineering Unofficial Rankings Available to View

Unofficial rankings for the 2012 Fall session can now be viewed on the Engineering Portal

Dean's List: Fall 2012

Are you on the Dean's List? The Faculty is proud to announce that more than 1,300 students achieved a Fall Session average of 80 per cent or greater. Certificates honouring this achievement will be available this summer

New U of T Medical Documentation for Petitions

The U of T Student Medical certificate is being replaced by the U of T Verification of Student Illness or Injury form

Winter Wellness

If you’re finding that stress, anxiety, grief or other factors are affecting you this winter, it’s not too late to take advantage of some of the services offered by Health & Wellness at U of T


Money Matters


OSAP Repayment Workshop
If you are receiving OSAP, you need to know your rights and responsibilities when you start to repay your loan. On March 20, attend a workshop to guide you through the repayment process and to answer your questions

Ontario Tuition Grant (OTG)
The deadline for non-OSAP students to submit their applications for the Ontario Tuition Grant (OTG) has been extended to March 1.  OTG is a $1,680 grant for full-time students out of high school for less than four years.  To learn more and to apply, visit:

Dillon Consulting Undergraduate Engineering Scholarship

In conjunction with the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation (CEMF), Dillon Consulting Ltd. Is offering a $5,000 scholarship to full-time female engineering undergraduates (Canadian citizens/permanent residents). Deadline is February 22. Details online:

CIE Strategic Exchange Partner Awards

Students who are going on exchange to specific host institutions in upcoming sessions are automatically considered for these awards. For details, please see the CIE website. For more information about going abroad, click here

T2202A Certificates

The 2012 Tuition and Education Amount Certificates (T2202A) for income tax purposes are now available on ROSI. Tax forms for previous years are also 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


Campus Life


U of T Introduces New Student Co-Curricular Record, Hosts Town Halls Across Three Campuses

What exactly is a Co-Curricular Record, and why does it matter to engineering students?

Bringing Women in Science and Engineering Together

The Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) conference is a nation-wide conference focused on women’s leadership, confidence and involvement in research and technology, occurring March 16-17. This year's conference is being hosted by the U of T chapter of WISE

Summer Research in Biomedical Engineering

If you're interested in biomedical engineering research and have completed at least one year of your program, apply for IBBME’s Undergraduate Summer Research Program 2013 by February 25

Software Company Ideas? Apply for UTEST Program

Are you a current student with great software-based ideas you’d like to bring to market? Apply to the University of Toronto Early-Stage Technology (UTEST) program. Deadline is February 22

Joy at U of T

Don’t let February get you down. The Office of Student Life encourages you to visit!/LifeAtUOfTStGeorge, 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


Cities Can Affect Climate Change, Says U of T Engineering Study

Toronto – and other cities around the world – can significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by implementing aggressive but practical policy changes

U of T Engineering Grads Invent World’s Most Energy-efficient Light Bulb

Three engineering alumni create the ‘NanoLight,’ which uses only 12 watts of electricity yet generates the equivalent output of a 100-watt incandescent bulb

Corrosion? There's an App for That!

It may not be as popular as Angry Birds, but the Corrosion iPhone app developed by Jason Tam (MSE 1T2 + PEY) is finding a grateful audience among professional engineers and engineering students

Ideas Ignite at Entrepreneurship Weekend Event

U of T students team up to develop business ideas at the first-ever U of T Idea Ignition Weekend, presented by The Entrepreneurship Hatchery and the Nspire Innovation Network


Your Faculty


Engineering Researchers Awarded NSERC Grants

Five U of T Engineering researchers are among U of T recipients of NSERC Strategic Project Grants programs announced February 8

The Potential and Perils of Wearable Technology

Conference on wearable computing and augmented reality comes to U of T Engineering in June

Carbon Dioxide Detection Research Given a Boost

A detector so sensitive it can register a single molecule of carbon dioxide: that’s the goal that Professor Harry Ruda (MSE) and his colleagues are working towards

Eight U of T Engineers Win U of T Connaught Innovation Award

Engineering researchers among 12 recognized by Connaught Fund for research excellence


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