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Be Well

In the busy life of an engineering student, it can be a challenge to find balance and make time for all of the responsibilities that you carry. At this time of year particularly, it’s important to ensure that in addition to meeting your deadlines and attending classes, you’re taking time to take care of yourself both physically and mentally.

U of T has many resources in place to help – from vaccination clinics for flu season, to athletic facilities and wellness workshops. Also, November marks the annual Movember fundraising efforts for men’s health, which this year is being expanded to include men’s mental health. Our Faculty is marking this by celebrating the inaugural ‘Blue Movember,’ in which professors, staff members and students are encouraged to sport moustaches in support of raising men’s mental health awareness.

This November, make taking care of yourself physically and mentally a high priority to boost your academic success and overall well-being.


November 2013

Volume 5, Issue 3
In this issue:

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


Campus Wellness


Introducing Blue Space

This campaign is attempting to break down the stigma related to mental health in a way that the Positive Space campaign has done with the LGBTQ community

Health & Wellness Programs

From seeing a doctor for a sore throat, to learning how to cope with stress, Health & Wellness offers a wide variety of services to keep you at your best

Free Flu Shots at Health Services

The flu can rob you of energy for two full weeks or more. Avoid the inconvenience and discomfort of the flu this winter

Research Shows Physical Activity Boosts Grades

The University of Toronto and ParticipACTION want to MoveU


Dates and Deadlines


November 25


Health and Wellness Workshop: Coping with Exam Anxiety

December 3


Last day of Arts & Science classes; final day to apply for late withdrawal (LWD) from an Arts & Science HSS/CS/Free elective course

December 4


Last day of Engineering lectures; last day to drop second Fall Session Quarter courses

December 5


Exam Jam; Engineering Study Day: no lectures or exams

December 6-20


Fall session final examination period


Student Services


Your Feedback Matters

Complete your course evaluations this term to help the Faculty improve its course teaching and content. Evaluations will be completed online starting this term

Final Exam Schedule Available
Check your exam schedule online to plan your holidays and study time. New this year, check ROSI for your personalized exam schedule

Spotlight: Final Exams & Final Marks
Answers to your questions about final exams and grades

Petitions Explained

What to do when things don't go as planned


Money Matters


Check Your Tuition Balance on ROSI
Outstanding fees are now subject to monthly service charges

Check the OSAP website in late November to submit your Confirmation of Student Income form – this form is required for you to get your next OSAP instalment

UTAPS Update
The first round of UTAPS has been assessed, with funds appearing on ROSI by November 15. A second round of assessments is planned for the end of November. Make sure your mailing address is up to date to ensure you receive funding

Engineers Without Borders Canada Scholarship

In association with CH2MHill, EWB Canada is offering several scholarships to qualifying students who apply by December 15. See for application details


Campus Life


U of T Engineering’s New Space for Next Solutions a Step Closer to Reality

The conceptual design for the Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship creates an open environment to enhance student collaborative learning, research innovation and multidisciplinary thinking

Congratulations, New Graduates of Fall 2013

A message from Engineering Dean Cristina Amon

Fall Convocation 2013

Convocation schedule, photos and useful information for November 12

ILead Hosts Panel Talk with Four Engineering Business Leaders

Four business leaders shared their leadership experiences with 100 U of T Engineering students on October 28, revealing the human side of engineering in industry

Top 10 Finish for U of T Engineering's Blue Sky Solar Racing in Solar Cup Challenge

Blue Sky Solar Racing's challenger class car finishes eighth in race across Australian continent

Go ENG Girl Event a Success

U of T Engineering students inspire young women at outreach event


In the News


100 Years of Materials Innovation, 1913–2013

U of T’s top-ranked Department of Materials Science & Engineering celebrates a century of achievement

$4.9 Million for Greener, Lighter Cars

Automotive Partnership Canada, through its lead agency NSERC, funds U of T-Ford Motor Company collaboration

Gold Medal for iGEM Team at U of T

IBBME team puts safety first, impresses judges

Students Repeat Second Place Win at Wharton Undergraduate Consulting Competition

For the third time, U of T Engineering edges out teams from Harvard and Northwestern

Entrepreneurship Program Scores Hit with Interngration

Service matches students to potential employers


Your Faculty


A Tribute to Professor Emeritus E. Stewart Lee

Respected professor remembered for influential contributions to teaching and research

Founding Chair of Industrial Engineering Inducted into the Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame

Professor Arthur Porter (MIE) recognized posthumously for his tremendous contributions to engineering, science and industry

Professor Doug Hooton Receives Robert E. Philleo Award

Civil engineering professor recognized for exemplary teaching and research in durability and sustainability of cement

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Professor Elected ASME Fellow

Professor Yu Sun (MIE) recognized for outstanding engineering achievements by American Society of Mechanical Engineers


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