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Looking Back, Looking Ahead

As the academic year winds down, it provides us with an opportunity to look back at the challenges and accomplishments of the past eight months. However, one does not have to go back very far to see the dedicated efforts of U of T’s Engineering students in action. Whether it’s excelling in varsity athletics or robotics competitions, organizing national conferences or addressing the issue of global hunger, each one of you has contributed to the Faculty’s Skule spirit in your own way.

To our graduating students, we offer you our sincere congratulations and hope you will remain connected with the Faculty in the years ahead. For our returning students, we wish you a safe and restful summer full of interesting experiences and opportunities that will complement your return to studies in the Fall.

Over the next several months, the Office of the Registrar will offer post-exam services such as final exam viewing and mark re-checks. For those of you already thinking ahead to the Fall Session, we will email you registration information in June. While this is the last student newsletter of the year, you can stay connected with the Faculty and University during the summer months through the website and social media platforms like Twitter.

Thank you for an inspiring year!


April 2014

Volume 5, Issue 8
In this issue:

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


Recent Student Highlights


From the mysteries of the knuckleball to perfecting sales pitches

Engineering students share new ideas at this year’s MIE Design, Research & Innovation Showcase

Engineering U of T's best athletes

Four engineering students recognized for outstanding athletic performance

Mapping robots, surgery aids, pollution apps and more at Engineering Design Fair

Crowds flood the Bahen atrium to see ECE students’ capstone projects

Jedi Wars: High-flying stunts wow at robotics competition

Engineering students compete head-to-head in gesture-controlled helicopter competitions

A WISE weekend for women in science and engineering

The second Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) national conference inspires over 200 participants

CGEN: Leaving no child hungry in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Multidisciplinary course brings engineering, health and business students together to address global challenges

U of T Engineering students recognized at 20th annual Cressy awards

Seventeen students applauded for outstanding leadership


Dates and Deadlines


April 30


Last day to pay or defer fees for Summer Session courses

May 5


First-year T-Program classes, F-session Engineering elective courses (including APS/CHE/JRE) and LIEP courses begin

May 9


Student club funding request deadline

May 14


Courses removed for non-registered students

May 16


Last day for waitlists for F Engineering elective courses

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

Student Services


Post-exam services offered by the Office of the Registrar

The Office of the Registrar offers a number of services to students post-exams: exam mark re-checks, exam copies and exam viewing

2014 Summer enrolment and registration guide

Important details about enrolment and registration for the Summer Session

When things don't go as planned: Petitions

Students sometimes encounter unforeseen or uncontrollable circumstances that can severely interfere with their ability to fulfill academic obligations. This exam season, ensure you're familiar with the Faculty's petition regulations and process

Winter Session marks

Beginning May 8, marks—as they are submitted—will be posted on ROSI. You will not see sessional averages or academic statuses until all marks are reviewed by the Committee on Examinations in mid-May. There may be minor mark changes until that time

Office of the Registrar

Just because the academic year is winding down, doesn't mean the Office of the Registrar closes. We are open all summer long to field your questions and requests. Find our regular business hours


Money Matters


Service charges on tuition balances

Please remember that outstanding fee balances for the current academic year are subject to monthly service charges of 1.5% compounded (19.56% annum) until paid in full. Outstanding charges on your account from prior sessions are subject to service charges as well. Check your account on ROSI today

T2202A certificates

The 2013 Tuition and Education Certificates (T2202A) for income tax purposes are available on ROSI. Hard copies are not mailed out

Clinics available for tax help

The University of Toronto Student Union (UTSU) is offering tax clinics until the end of April to assist students with filing their forms

2014 James Dyson Award
James Dyson is challenging engineers and scientists in Canada and around the world to “design something that solves a problem.”  The $45,000 award is open to university students, including graduating students. Submission deadline: August 7


Campus Life


Follow U of T wherever you go

Connect with U of T on any of its social media platforms

Summer in the stacks
Looking for a quiet place to relax in the academic off-season? U of T's beautiful libraries are open all summer long

Stay on the cutting edge

U of T's Science Engagement website shares the excitement of U of T scientists' new discoveries and the challenges of the scientific progress



In the News


Stiffness: a new piece of the breast cancer puzzle

A recent study in Nature Medicine shares new insights on some cancers

Could live-streaming black box data help prevent another Flight MH370 disaster?

Professor Doug Perovic (MSE) shares his forensics engineering expertise with CBC and Global News

"Asia's richest philanthropist," major Silicon Valley firm invest in engineering alumni's Nanoleaf light bulb

Quirky-looking and eco-friendly bulbs win new support



Your Faculty


Health grants advance research in dental disease and cancer therapy

Two new Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRPs) address wide-ranging health concerns

Engineering professor wins Killam Prize for new laser applications

Professor Andreas Mandelis (MIE) recognized for contributions to fields ranging from healthcare engineering to manufacturing

Can epileptic seizures be predicted and prevented?

Erin Vollick speaks with a leading neurological researcher, Professor Berj L. Bardakjian (ECE, IBBME) about epilepsy

From bio-fuels to molten steel: How U of T engineers are curbing carbon emissions

Professor Murray Thomson (MIE) shares new ways that engineers are reducing our environmental impact

Turbulence: New research ends decade-long physics debate

Professor Philippe Lavoie (UTIAS) shares why understanding turbulence is critical to engineering as we know it

Four professors recognized for contributions in areas from clean energy to biomedical research

MIE professors honoured by the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME)

Jonathan Rose receives University of Toronto Faculty award

Award recognizes excellence in both teaching and research endeavours


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