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Happy Holidays

As the snow flies, another fall semester draws to a close. Whether this was your first or fourth fall semester, you’re no doubt getting ready for your final exams in these last few weeks of 2013, and looking ahead to a new semester’s worth of challenge and enrichment.

The holidays are a time for celebration and renewal, and the staff of the Office of the Registrar wish you and your loved ones joyful tidings for the new year. We hope that you have a wonderful winter break, and we look forward to seeing you in January, re-energized and prepared for the new semester to come.


December 2013

Volume 5, Issue 4
In this issue:

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


Dates and Deadlines

Dec. 6-20  

Final exam period for Engineering courses

Dec. 9-20  

Final exam period for Arts & Science courses

Dec. 21-Jan. 5  

University closed

January 6  

University offices re-open; lectures begin for Engineering and Arts & Science courses

January 13  

Lectures begin for T-Program courses


Student Services


Final Exam Schedule with Room Locations

The final examination schedule with room locations is now posted on the undergraduate website. Also, new this year, your personalized exam schedule has been posted to your ROSI homepage. For more, read our frequently-asked questions about final exams

When Things Don't Go as Planned: Petitions Explained

Sometimes life doesn’t go as planned. Students may encounter unforeseen or uncontrollable circumstances that severely interfere with fulfilling academic obligations

University Closure

The University will close from Saturday, December 21 to Sunday, January 5 for the winter holidays. Please check ROSI for student web service hours of operation. Winter session classes begin Monday, January 6 for Engineering and Arts & Science courses

New CS/Business Minor Elective for Winter 2014

Learn more about HPS321H1, a new CS elective being offered this winter that also qualifies as an Engineering Business Minor course


Money Matters


Scholarships and Awards with Winter Deadlines

Qualified students are encouraged to apply for these scholarships and awards with upcoming deadlines


Be sure to submit your Confirmation of Student Income form through the OSAP Portal in order to receive your second instalment of OSAP in January. Also ensure that your mailing address is correct on ROSI, as UTAPS cannot be processed without a valid address

Service Charges on Tuition Balances Continue

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

The Online Engineering Portfolio: A Key to Determining Scholarship Elegibility

Use the ePortfolio to record your extra- and co-curricular activities and store your resume. ePortfolio content is used to determine scholarship eligibility, so it’s worth your while to keep it up to date. Students who are not receiving OSAP this year are encouraged to complete the ePortfolio budget. The advantage? Be considered for awards that include financial need in the terms


Campus Life


New Career Learning Network

The Career Learning Network (CLN), the Career Centre’s new online portal, allows students and recent grads to browse job boards for on- and off-campus jobs and work-study positions, register for career events on all three campuses, as well as link to career and employment resources

Study Abroad Next Summer

Would you like to study internationally during the summer? The Summer Abroad Program, offered by the Faculty of Arts & Science’s Woodsworth College, may be a perfect fit. Many of the credits offered can be used to meet Engineering elective requirements. Details on 2014 programs will be updated online by December 13, with information sessions held in January

Experience the World: Exchange Application Deadlines Coming Up

Deadlines for exchange and summer research programs through the Centre for International Experience are coming up soon – don’t miss your chance for an exciting study abroad experience

Bring Your Golf Skills Up to Par

Did you know that you can golf at no cost right here on campus? Starting December 2, enjoy golf in the dome at Varsity Centre. The driving range is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. and Fridays from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit for more details

New Ontario Student Helpline

The government of Ontario has introduced a post-secondary student telephone helpline. Good2Talk is a free, completely confidential and anonymous service that offers students professional counselling, mental health information and connections to local resources


In the News


Connect6 Competition A Hit with U of T Engineering Students

New game project teaches important skills

New Metamaterial Lens Allows for Lighter, Thinner Solar Panels

ECE researchers design new way to focus light over extremely short distances

New Algorithm Finds You, Even in Untagged Photos

ECE Professor develops innovative photo-tagging search tool

First Living 3D Model of Arrhythmic Heart Made from Stem Cells 

Researchers develop novel recipe for making models of healthy, diseased heart tissue

Cross-cultural Capstone Teams Meet in Beijing, China

MIE students and faculty visit Peking University as part of the capstone design course

'Invisibility Cloak' Demonstrated for First Time

Series of antennae make objects invisible from radar


Your Faculty


U of T Engineers Win Grants from Grand Challenges Canada

Four of eight university-wide recipients are from Engineering. Grants are for health-related projects in developing countries

Six Members of U of T Engineering Community Honoured with Professional Engineers Awards 

Six members of the U of T Engineering community have been recognized by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers and Professional Engineers Ontario with Ontario Professional Engineers Awards

MIE Professor Emeritus Recognized for Lifetime Achievement 

Professor Emeritus Andrew K.S. Jardine honoured by the International Society of Engineering Asset Management (ISEAM)



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