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National Engineering Month

The month of March is National Engineering Month (NEM), a celebration of the engineering profession and an exciting time to explore the impact of engineering on the world today and its role in designing our future. Engineering schools and volunteers will hold more than 500 events across the country this month to recognize NEM. In this issue, we’ll highlight related events happening on and around campus, as well as take a look at some of U of T Engineering’s recent achievements.

Also this month, we look ahead to final exams, award deadlines, mentorship opportunities, and much more. Enjoy!


March 2013

Volume 4, Issue 7
In this issue:

NEM 2013
Dates and Deadlines
Student Services
Money Matters
Campus Life
In the News
Your Faculty


NEM 2013


National Engineering Month 2013

March is National Engineering Month (NEM) – the biggest national celebration of engineering and technology

Women in Science & Engineering Conference a WISE Choice

Chakameh Shafii (MechE MASc 1T4) is offering a word to the WISE for female engineering students and new graduates: Join us for a weekend of innovation, the first-ever Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) national conference on March 16 and 17 at U of T


Dates and Deadlines

March 16-17  

WISE National Conference

March 20  

OSAP Repayment Workshop

March 21  

Graduating students: Deadline to request name adjustments for your diploma. See the Office of the Registrar in GB 157

March 26  

Arts & Science minor information session

March 29  

Good Friday: University closed

April 1  

Deadline to report exam conflicts to the Office of the Registrar

April 5  

End of lectures for Arts & Science winter (S) and year-long (Y) courses

April 10  

First day for Engineering students to enrol in JRE summer courses

April 10-30  

Final exam period for Arts & Science winter (S) and year-long (Y) courses

April 15  

End of lectures for Engineering winter (S) and year-long (Y) courses

April 16  

Engineering Study Day

April 17  

First day for Engineering students to enrol in Arts & Science summer courses

April 17-30  

Final exam period for Engineering winter (S) and year-long (Y) courses


More important dates and deadlines


Student Services


Final Examination Schedule

The exam schedule is now posted online and on the bulletin board across from the Office of the Registrar, GB 157. The schedule for Arts & Science exams is also available online. We answer your exam schedule questions here

Arts & Science Minor Information Session

Learn about Arts & Science minors at the Office of the Registrar’s Information Session on March 26 from 5 - 6 p.m. in the Bahen Centre, room 1170

Warning: Solicitations from Essay-writing Services

A message about academic integrity from the Office of the Vice-Provost, Students

Graduating with an Engineering Minor?

Declare your minor to be eligible for recognition

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


Money Matters


OSAP Workshop Reminder

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

T2202A Certificates for Income Tax Purposes

The 2012 Tuition and Education Amount Certificates (T2202A) are now available on ROSI – very helpful for income tax purposes

Tax Clinics for International Students at CIE

First-time filers can get one-on-one assistance with their Canadian tax returns from March 6-28

Update Your ePortfolio to be Considered for Faculty Scholarships

Online portfolio helps match your extracurricular activities to available scholarships

OCEPP Student Essay Competition

The Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy (OCEPP) is offering a Student Essay Competition, open to full-time undergraduates. The prize is $1,000, and the deadline to apply is midnight on April 2. Click here for essay topics and further details.

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


Students Share Ideas and Insights at Dean's Town Hall

The Engineering community comes together to discuss student experience and Skule opportunities

The Entrepreneurship Hatchery

Need inspiration, a place to share your brilliant business idea and a chance to learn from successful entrepreneurs?

Calling All Prospective Mentors

Help to guide your fellow students through the university experience by becoming a mentor. The First in the Family Peer Mentor Program  and the Academic Success Peer Mentors are both seeking mentors for 2013-2014. Deadline to apply is March 24

National Student Health Check-up

Check your email to see if you’ve been invited by Health and Wellness to complete the National Student Health Survey. Survey feedback will help to build a healthier campus, improve health programs and services, and you could win one of over 40 prizes

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


In the News


New Technique Promises More Efficient Solar Cells, Say U of T Engineering Researchers

A new technique developed by ECE Professor Ted Sargent and his research group could lead to significantly more efficient solar cells, according to a recent paper published in the journal Nano Letters

Pour, Shake and Stir

How gold particles, DNA and water have the potential to shape the future of medicine

UTIAS Shines BRITE With World's Smallest Space Telescopes

A pair of space telescope satellites, designed by U of T Engineering's Space Flight Laboratory, are now circling the Earth, prepared to find and study the brightest stars in the sky

Game On at Biomedical Engineering Competition

Lego prosthetics the focus of intense competition at U of T's annual Biomedical Engineering Competition (BMEC)


Your Faculty


Five U of T Engineers Honoured by the Engineering Institute of Canada

Professors to be awarded fellowships and medals at upcoming gala

U of T Leads in National Science Awards

Professors Warren Chan (IBBME), Paul Santerre (IBBME) and Yu Sun (MIE), as well as PhD student Graham Carey (ECE), among recipients

Greg Evans Receives the University of Toronto Northrop Frye Award

ChemE professor honoured for excellence in the integration of teaching and research

U of T Spinoff Company Gets $1-million Federal Backing

Xagenic Inc., a healthcare diagnostics company founded by U of T Engineering Professor Ted Sargent and Pharmacy Professor Shana Kelley, is receiving almost $1 million from the federal government's Investing in Business Innovation initiative

Video: Professor Goldie Nejat Showcases Brian the Robot

U of T News profiles Professor Nejat's (MIE) work on developing 'Brian,' an intelligent, assistive robot prototype


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