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Making a World of Difference

This March, U of T Engineering joins Canadians from coast-to-coast to celebrate National Engineering Month (NEM) – an annual time to reflect and focus on the contributions engineers make to society all year.

Innovation and invention know few boundaries. As engineering students, you are working toward a career that will make a world of difference in the lives of individuals not only in your community, but globally. The advances and findings achieved in our Faculty – from a study that challenges science’s understanding of cellular behaviour to the proposal of the world’s first hybrid plasmonic waveguide –  help address and solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

We thank you for your ongoing commitment to engineering at the University of Toronto and the profession. It’s your enthusiasm, intelligence and creativity that will define the next generation of engineers. Please take some time this month to enjoy some of the NEM events the Faculty has scheduled and connect with the historied engineering community you belong to.


March 2014

Volume 5, Issue 7
In this issue:

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


National Engineering Month


National Engineering Month 2014: Making a World of Difference

U of T Engineering joins Canadians coast-to-coast for a national celebration of engineering

Purple Power at the CN Tower

On March 26, the iconic CN Tower will be lit purple in honour of NEM

TTC's Andy Byford to Engineering Students: Leadership Skills are Key

Andy Byford, TTC CEO, joined U of T Engineering students on campus to talk transit and leadership

David Miller on Engineering Leaders

Former Toronto mayor and WWF-Canada CEO shares his leadership journey with U of T Engineering students

Inspiring Women Engineers and Scientists at this Year's WISE Conference

The second annual WISE National conference brings delegates to Toronto on March 22 - 23

Undergraduate Engineering Wellness Group

Every student, at one time or another, needs to learn to cope with stressful life transitions and challenges


Dates and Deadlines


March 20


Last day to submit name changes for June graduation

March 21


Deadline to report exam conflicts

April 4


End of classes for Arts & Science Winter and Y-session courses

April 10


Last day of Winter Session lectures

April 11


Engineering Study Day

  For additional dates, events and deadlines, visit the Undergraduate Engineering Calendar.  

Student Services


Exam Schedule and Locations for the 2014 Winter Session

Engineering exams are scheduled from April 14 - 29. Every student should be familiar with the Faculty's academic regulations on final exams. Please review all exam-related information carefully prior to your exams

2014 Summer Enrolment and Registration Guide

Important details about enrolment and registration for the Summer Session

CIE Tax Clinics for International Students

The Centre for International Experience (CIE) is running special tax clinics for international students until April 4

Diploma Name-change Deadline

Students graduating in June should ensure that their name is listed in ROSI correctly. All name changes must be made at the Office of the Registrar by March 21 in order to be reflected on your diploma

Graduating? Check!

Use the Office of Convocation's handy Graduation Checklist to ensure you have everything you need for your big day

Graduating with an Engineering Minor?

Students must be enrolled in a minor to receive recognition for it on their transcripts

Arts & Science Minors Must Be Declared

If you're graduating in June and have an Arts & Science minor to declare, please complete the official declaration form by March 28

Information Session: Arts & Science Minors

Interested in pursuing an Arts & Science minor? Attend this useful session on March 26


Money Matters


OSAP Repayment Workshop
Attend this special workshop on March 17 to learn about your repayment rights and responsibilities

Nelson Mandela Award
In celebration of the life of Nelson Mandela, this award will be given to select third-year students on the basis of academic excellence and demonstrated leadership and community involvement. The application deadline is June 1

Update Your ePortfolio to be Considered for Faculty Scholarships
Online portfolio helps match your extra-curricular activities to available scholarships


Campus Life


New Look and Feel for U of T's WebLogin Page

U of T has started spring cleaning early with a redesign of the WebLogin page

Tell Us About Your University Experience
This February and March, the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is reaching out to all first- and senior-year undergraduate students for their feedback. U of T takes the results seriously and uses them to make changes to enhance your student experience. If you are invited to participate, please respond promptly and honestly

We've Got a Club for That

Did you know U of T has an anime and manga association? A concrete canoe team? A tango club? What are you doing after class? Join a club today

The Next Big Idea

On March 24, attend a forum on big ideas for Toronto

U of T Emergency Alerts

The University takes your safety seriously. On the rare occasion a crisis may occur on campus, U of T wants to be able to contact you quickly. Opt-in today


In the News


U of T Engineering Receives Record-breaking Number of Applications for Fall 2014

The Faculty received an unprecedented number of applications for its undergraduate and graduate programs

U of T Engineering Students Think Outside the Box to Tackle TTC Problems

Students propose route trackers, free tickets and a way to ease congestion when changing subways

Hybrid Chew Toy/ Robot Wins Global Startup Battle for Engineering Students

Chewable prototype beat out thousands of other projects

Wearable Technology as a Human Right

Professor Steve Mann writes about the hostility surrounding the use of wearable computers and cameras


Your Faculty


Our Website Needs Your Help!

Your feedback is important to us. Please complete an anonymous survey to share your thoughts

An End to Bullying, One Pink Shirt at a Time

Engineering students, staff and faculty gathered to celebrate Pink Shirt Day

A Black History Month Affair

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) U of T Chapter celebrated Black History Month on campus

U of T Engineering Launches Canada's First Cross-disciplinary Engineering Education (EngEd) Program

This September, Engineering launches a new MASc and PhD-level program in Engineering Education

U of T Engineering Leads New University-wide Transportation Institute

New University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute (UTTRI) opens to tackle cross-disciplinary transporation challenges


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