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National Engineering Month

March is National Engineering Month (NEM), a celebration of engineering achievement and an exciting time to reflect on past success and future possibilities. March 8 was also International Women’s Day (IWD), a day to ensure the future for girls is equal and rewarding.

This month’s Engineering Student e-News brings NEM and IWD together to shine a spotlight on the achievement of women in our Faculty—both past and present. Whether it was the world’s first female aircraft designer, acknowledging the complex and necessary work of female faculty, or how U of T Engineering students are building bright futures, it’s clear the women within our Faculty are trailblazers and game changers.


March 2015

Volume 6, Issue 7
In this issue:

Women in Engineering
Dates and Deadlines
Student Services
Money Matters
Engineering Student Life
In the News
Your Faculty


Women in Engineering


In focus: Female professors advancing four key areas of engineering research

Meet four inspirational role models who are making it happen in engineering and beyond

Engineering a brighter future: Ten female students to watch

Ten U of T Engineering students share why they chose engineering and why it's the perfect fit

Eight female alumnae on the rise

Meet eight alumnae who are pushing the boundaries and blazing trails for generations of engineers to come

U of T engineer awarded prestigious honour for 'stem cell space suits'
University of Toronto biomedical engineering professor Molly Shoichet (ChemE, IBBME) named L'Oreal -UNESCO for Women in Science North American laureate for 2015

Women in Engineering at U of T: A timeline

From U of T Engineering's first female graduate to when the Faculty welcomed its first female dean, read through the rich history of women in our Faculty

U of T Engineering celebrates record number of female first-year students

Women now account for 30.6 per cent of first-year students in U of T Engineering programs

Flare: 30 under 30

Engineering alumna Natalie Panek (UTIAS MASc 0T9) named one of Flare's 30 Under 30


Dates and Deadlines


April 2


End of Arts & Science S and Y courses. Last day to apply for late withdrawal (LWD) from Arts & Science HSS/CS/free elective courses

April 3


Good Friday: University closed

April 8-30


Arts & Science final examinations for S and Y courses

April 10


Last day of Winter Session lectures; all session work should be submitted by this date

April 13


Engineering study day

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

Student Services


Updates: Strike at U of T campuses

FAQs about the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 strike are available on the University's website

2015 Winter Session Exam Schedules

The final exam schedules for the 2015 Winter Session are now available

Graduation deadline: Name changes

The deadline for name changes is March 19. Visit the Office of the Registrar (GB 157) if you need to change your name prior to graduation

Final exam conflicts

Students must report final exam conflicts to the Office of the Registrar (GB 157) by April 1. Two exams scheduled during the same time or three exams scheduled consecutively—morning, afternoon, evening; afternoon, evening, morning, or evening, morning, afternoon—are considered conflicts


Money Matters


OSAP repayment workshop for outgoing PEY students

Attend this important April 10 session to learn about repayment obligations and the funding opportunities that are available to students upon their return to studies. For student convenience, two identical sessions have been scheduled: 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 2 p.m. (GB 119)

Tax Clinics
The Centre for International Experience (CIE) is helping international students with their taxes with free tax clinics until April 10; starting March 30, domestic students can visit the University of Toronto Students' Union (UTSU) for income tax filing assistance

Become eligible for Faculty scholarships: update your ePortfolio today
Your ePortfolio helps match your extracurricular activities to available scholarships

The 2014 Tuition and Education Amount Certificates (T2202A) for income tax purposes are now available available on ROSI. Tax forms for previous years are always available on ROSI as well


Engineering Student Life


Women in Science + Engineering (WiSE) 2015 National Conference

Register today to attend WiSE's third annual conference. Hear amazing keynotes, attend useful workshops and meet delegates from across the country

Blue's women's track and field crowned OUA champs

U of T's Varsity Blue's women's track and field team claim 2015 provincial title

National Engineering Month
March is National Engineering Month (NEM): find out how you can get involved

A taste for leadership
On March 26, attend ILead's Leadership Taster and chart your next leadership steps. Register by March 18 to attend

Varsity Blues women's volleyball earn 2015 OUA champion title
The win marks Toronto's ninth OUA title (


In the News


A moment in time: The evolution of the smartwatch

U of T professor Steve Mann (ElecE) invented, designed and built the world's first Linux wristwatch (The Globe and Mail)

Toronto grads develop new way to beat the big chill

FuelWear, a startup launched by three U of T Engineering grads, is heating up the cold weather with a "smart shirt" (Metro)


Your Faculty


Where you live could mean "greener" alternatives do more harm than good

Professor Chris Kennedy (CivE) proposes a new 600-ton threshold that could indicate when switching to "green" alternatives may actually increase overall carbon emissions

ElecE prof featured as one of Chair for Women in Science & Engineering's 30 in 30

Natalie Enright Jerger (ElecE) named iEngineering 30 in 30 to celebrate National Engineering Month


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