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Innovation and Research

The arrival of a new year brings U of T Engineering another twelve months to reconfirm and work toward our goals, many of which aim to improve the lives of Canadians through forward-thinking projects. The Faculty is no stranger to innovative thought — the cutting-edge research conducted by our faculty and students not only addresses the problems of today, but anticipates solutions for future challenges.

A fall issue of the Engineering Student eNews showcased the conceptual design for the Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Once its doors open, the Centre will foster an open environment to enhance collaborative learning and multidisciplinary thinking. Research, innovation and business are natural partners, and, it's with this knowledge that U of T has built a culture of entrepreneurship that has resulted in the emergence of new start-ups on campus every year.

Engineering students, through the application of their education to real-world issues, contribute a great deal to the spirit of innovation and business at U of T. Whether it is drones to help the movie business, creating car parts using renewable resources, or receiving awards for creating software that connect students with employers, there is no doubt 2014 will provide students with another year of fresh and creative thinking and opportunity.


January 2014

Volume 5, Issue 5
In this issue:

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


Innovation and Research


Spotlight on Startups: New Year's Resolutions for Entrepreneurs

Words of wisdom from U of T startup founders

Engineering Pictures from Above

A remote-controlled drone developed by a U of T Engineering student and recent graduate make aerial cinematography faster and less costly

Research that Moves Us Forward

The sky is the limit when it comes to research at U of T Engineering

Nine Ways U of T supports Startups

There's a a reason – nine of them – why U of T's entrepreneurial spirit is thriving


Dates and Deadlines


January 19


Last day for students to add or substitute winter session courses

February 17


Family Day (University closed)

February 18


First day of Reading Week

February 28


Exam timetable for Winter and Y Session courses posted

March 9


Last day for students to drop Winter Session courses


Student Services


Post-Exam Services

The Office of the Registrar offers students several post-exam services: mark re-checks, exam copies and exam viewing

Final Exam Viewing
The Faculty is pleased to offer limited Final Exam Viewing appointments

Academic Counselling
Your undergraduate counsellor should be your first stop for information and advice regarding course selection, career counselling, personal matters, graduation and more

Office of the University Ombudsperson

The University Ombudsperson offers confidential and impartial advice and assistance to students, faculty and staff regarding unversity-related problems


Money Matters


OSAP and UTAPS Update
OSAP requires students to update thier income information on their website

3T5 Second Mile Engineering Award
Graduating students may nominate themselves for this prestigious award. February 4 is the deadline to apply

Tuition and Education Amount (T2202A) Certificates
The 2013 Tuition and Education Amount (T2202A) Certificates for income tax purposes will be available on ROSI starting February 21

Tuition Balance Service Charges

Outstanding tuition balances are subject to monthly service charges until paid in full

Online Engineering Portfolio
The ePortfolio is where you can record your extra- and co-curricular activities and resume for scholarship consideration


Campus Life


New Year, New You

U of T has a number of drop-in fitness and recreation classes for students. Start 2014 off right by trying something new

What's Your Green Dot Moment? U of T Debuts New Violence Prevention Program

On December 6, the Green Dot program made its Canadian debut at U of T

Nominations Now Open for U of T Student Engagement in the Arts Awards

Get recognized for arts-related activities. Deadline for nominations is February 21

Weather Closures

When inclement weather hits the St. George Campus, call 416-978-SNOW or visit U of T's homepage for information on possible class cancellations

Have a Question? Ask us!

Do you have questions about U of T Engineering, but don't know where to start? Pose your question to Ask Engineering for the answer

You're Next! 2014 Career Fair

On January 17, network your way into your next engineering internship or job


In the News


Three New Engineers Elected Fellows of the Engineering Institute of Canada

Engineering professors to be honoured at upcoming EIC gala

Engineering Alumna Samantha Espley Named a "Global Inspiration"

Women in Mining association releases list of top 100 inspirational women

U of T Engineering Students Take Ten of The Next 36 Positions

Program helps students turn ideas into business ventures


Your Faculty


Exam Jammed

In December, first-year students, with the help of the First Year Office, combatted exam stress with some unique new friends

12th Annual University of Toronto Engineering Kompetition (UTEK)

On January 25, U of T Engineering students will compete for the chance to represent U of T at the Ontario Engineering Competitions (OEC)

Entrepreneurship Speaker Series: Larry Tricinci

Join us on January 21 to listen to Larry Tricinci of Beacon Utility Contractors Ltd. speak on the importance of new technology and the ability to adapt to challenges as they arise

Graduating? Register for Your Iron Ring

If you are graduating this year, you must register for your Iron Ring ceremony between January 15 and February 10, 2014, or wait until next year to receive your ring


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