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Until Next Time

It’s hard to believe that the academic year is almost over!

We commend you for all of your hard work and achievements in the past eight months. We trust that your experiences this year, both in and out of the classroom, were memorable and productive.

To our graduating students, congratulations on all of your accomplishments and efforts over the past several years, and we hope that your time at U of T Engineering has established lasting connections. To our returning students, we hope you spend the summer months pursuing rewarding experiences and return to studies in the fall with a fresh perspective and renewed enthusiasm for the new challenges ahead.

Over the summer, the Office of the Registrar will offer post-exam student services such as exam viewing, summer course enrolment, and will send you all of the information you need to register for next year via email in July. Please read on for important information, noteworthy events on campus and news stories of interest.

April 2013

Volume 4, Issue 8
In this issue:

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


Dates and Deadlines

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; First Year Engineering Exam Jam

April 17-30  

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

April 17  

First day to enrol in Arts & Science summer courses

April 25  

Deadline to pay for a summer course

May 6  

First-year T-Program Classes begin. Summer F session Engineering elective courses begin

May 10  

Summer courses removed for non-registered students

May 17  

Application deadline for transfer between Engineering programs

May 20  

Victoria Day; University closed

September 5  

Lectures begin for Engineering courses in the 2013-2014 academic year


More important dates and deadlines


Student Services


Final Examination Schedule

Schedule with room locations 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. For answers to FAQs about final exams, including details on new procedures relating to cell phones in exams, click here

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

Post-exam Student Services at the Office of the Registrar

While the academic year may be winding down, Student Services are just gearing up

Summer 2013 Course Enrolment and Registration Guide

What you need to know about taking summer courses

Arts & Science Minor Presentation

For those of you who missed our Arts & Science Minor presentation in late March, it's now online


Money Matters


2013 James Dyson Award

James Dyson is challenging young engineers and scientists in Canada and around the world to “design something that solves a problem.” The award is open to any university students, including graduating students. The international grand prize is $46,000; details are available at

OSAP Loan Repayment Presentation Now Online

View the slides from March’s OSAP Repayment Workshop and learn about your rights and responsibilities when repaying your loan

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

Clinics Available for Tax Help

University of Toronto Student’s Union offers clinic to help you file your taxes

Update Your ePortfolio to be Considered for Faculty Scholarships

Online ePortfolio helps match your extracurricular activities to available scholarships

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


First-Year Engineering Exam Jam

Upcoming first-year exams stressing you out? Come to the Engineering Exam Jam on April 16 for course review sessions, open study space, snacks and free de-stressing activities, including 10-minute massages, giant Jenga and therapy dogs

Inspiring Inclusiveness – One Pink Shirt at a Time

A look at how U of T Engineering is standing up against bullying, and creating a positive space through events like Pink Shirt Day, and much more

Help Improve Online Library Resources

U of T Libraries need your help! Undergrads are invited to participate in an online research study with Oxford University Press. Participants will be eligible for prize draws and other incentives

Congratulations to Newly-elected EngSoc Officers

Meet your Engineering Society officers for 2013-2014

A Look Back at National Engineering Month 2013

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


In the News


Supermileage Team Determined to Make an Impact in 2014

High expectations. That’s what Mengqi Wang (ECE 1T3 + PEY) has for the University of Toronto Supermileage Team in 2014

Next Generation of Inventors Lights Up Design Fair

Futuristic concepts were brought to life by enterprising fourth-year undergraduates at ECE Design Fair

Mary Qiu Wins Health Innovation Challenge

Mary Qiu (IndE 1T4 + PEY) has placed first in the Health Council of Canada's Health Innovation Challenge

Aggregator Startup by Three U of T Undergrads Acquired by HubSpot

Web services aggregator, Chime, launches this January

Grad Invents Smart Keyboard for Smartphones

The 'Minuum', a new keyboard developed by Will Walmsley (MASc IndE 1T2) and computer science professor Khai Truong, is creating a lot of buzz lately

EngSci Students to Compete in International Engineering Competition

Four EngSci students are heading to Calgary for the first-ever International Engineering Competition in September


Your Faculty


Goodbye to Plastic?

U of T Magazine profiles Professor Emma Master’s (ChemE) research in new organic materials to replace plastic

U of T Engineers Map the Road Out of Gridlock City

Traffic lights that think. Apps that use drivers' input. U of T Engineering experts offer bright ideas for easing gridlock

No Robots? No Problem!

When UTIAS Professor Reza Emami began teaching a new AER525 Robotics course, he had a problem: No robots. But he didn't let that stop him

From the Diamond to the Ice Rink

MIE Professor Timothy Chan plays with sports analytics research

Professor Steve Mann Shares a Glimpse Inside his ‘Augmediated’ Life

ECE Professor and father of ‘wearable computing’ Steve Mann has granted readers a rare glimpse behind the glass in a feature article for IEEE Spectrum Tech Alert


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