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Looking Back, Looking Ahead

It's hard to believe that the 2014-2015 academic year is almost over. For some of you, this was your first year with us and we'll be seeing you again next September. For others, this is your graduating year and you're off to your next degree, job or new adventure.

We congratulate you all on your accomplishments over the past year and hope you have a wonderful summer pursuing rewarding experiences.

Over the summer months, the Office of the Registrar will remain open to assist you with your queries and requests, including post-exam services. Information on how to register for the 2015 Fall Session will be sent out by email in July.

Wishing you continued success,

Student Services Team
Office of the Registrar


April 2015

Volume 6, Issue 8
In this issue:

Highlights from 2014-15
Dates and Deadlines
Student Services
Money Matters
Engineering Student Life
In the News
Your Faculty


Highlights from 2014-15


U of T Engineering students receive Cressy Awards

On April 16, sixteen U of T Engineering students were celebrated for their leadership skills (April 2015)

Four U of T Engineering students awarded Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

Miles Montegomery (IBBME PhD 1T6), Cameron Ritchie (CivE PhD 1T6), and Shrey Sindhwani (IBBME PhD 1T7) recognized for their pioneering research (August 2014)

IBBME grad student earns Canadian Interuniversity Sport Honours

A team co-captain, Mario Kovacevic (MIE 1T2, IBBME 1T4) is the first U of T player to claim the student-athlete community service award since its inception in 2005 (November 2014)

Top photos of 2014
Remember the past year with an album of highlights assembled by the Faculty (January 2015)

Cultures converge at U of T Engineering's annual international breakfast

This year, U of T Engineering welcomed 57 international exchange and 301 Science without Borders students (October 2014)

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 (March 2015)

Engineering students develop hydrogen-powered transportation startup

Ashrith Domun (ChemE 1T5) and Tian Tian (EngSci 1T5), along with Stefan Attig, a fourth-year environmental studies student, hatch a plan to operate buses equipped with hydrogen fuel cells (January 2015)


Dates and Deadlines


April 30


Last day to pay or defer fees for the 2015 Summer Session Engineering and A&S courses

May 4


T-Program and F Session Engineering Minor classes begin

May 14


Last days for waitlists for F Session Engineering Minor courses

May 17


Application deadline for Engineering program transfers

May 18


Victoria Day holiday. University closed

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

Student Services


High Honours

The Faculty recently approved the new degree citation of "Graduation with High Honours." To obtain High Honours on graduation, a full-time student must achieve a cumulative average across years two, three and four of 87.5 per cent or higher, excluding any required first year courses, repeated courses and courses marked "Extra"

Office of the University Ombudsperson

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

Summer 2015 course enrolment and registration

Thinking about taking a course this summer? Dates and deadlines are available online

Final exam viewing

Final exam viewing for 2015 Winter Session final exams will be available toward the end of May. For dates and complete details, visit Engineering's undergraduate website


Money Matters


2015 James Dyson Award

James Dyson is challenging young engineers and scientists in Canada and around the world to "design something that solves a problem." The award is open to university students, including graduating students. Deadline for submissions is July 2

Become eligible for Faculty scholarships: update your ePortfolio today
Your ePortfolio helps match your extracurricular activities to available scholarships. The deadline to complete or update your ePortfolio is midnight, June 3

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

2015 CAWIC Bursary

CAWIC is a not-for-profit organization of women employed in various construction-related fields. One of their mandates is to promote education and encourage young women to pursue careers in the construction industry. CAWIC offers bursaries to female students who aspire to careers in construction. Submission deadline: April 30

Young Minds Award

Advantage Business Media, publishers of numerous scientific and design engineering publications, has launched a new STEM initiative: Young Minds Award. Deadline for submissions is May 31

2015 CTAA Scholarship Program

The Canadian Technical Asphalt Association is offering an undergraduate scholarship valued at $2,000 to a student enrolled in an undergraduate degree program that contributes to advances in asphalt technology. Eligible fields of study include chemistry, chemical engineering and civil engineering. Deadline: July 1


Engineering Student Life


Racing green for gold

U of T Supermileage team wins Shell Eco-marathon in Detroit

Science fiction and fantasy writing workshop

Learn how to write science fiction and fantasy in a three-week, non-credit writing workshop

It's that time of year! Thesis fever hits Engineering

Four EngSci students share their thesis videos

Exoskeleton leg, instant DIY games, micro-grids and more at ECE Design Fair

Earlier this month, 84 groups showcased their innovative solutions to real-world challenges

"Chem makes me happy"

Chemical Engineering students share what they love about their department

Varsity Blues recognize several U of T Engineering students at annual awards ceremony
Michael Chapman (EngSci 1T5), Mario Kovacevic (MIE 1T2, IBBME 1T4) and Oliver Straszynski (TrackOne 1T8) honoured with awards at 2014-15 athletic banquet

The meaning of leadership: a student profile
Student activist Jaquelyn Monis Rodriguez (IndE 1T5 + PEY) shares her thoughts on leadership education


In the News


Engineering professor Molly Schiochet comments on lack of female Hall of Fame nominees

As top Canadian scientists resign over lack of female nominees, U of T Engineering's Molly Schiochet (ChemE, IBBME) weighs in (Maclean's)

Better shaving for patients with Huntington's and more engineering student designs

More than 250 first-year engineering students took part in the Praxis II Showcase (CTV News Toronto)

How Canada and U of T Engineering are improving the future of delivery services

If your Amazon order gets delivered by a drone sometime in the near future, you'll know a Canadian helped make it happen (CBC News)


Your Faculty


Chul Park named University of Toronto Distinguished Professor

MIE professor recognized for outstanding career achievements and promise

Brenda McCabe: How female engineers are "making it happen"

In special keynote address at Hatch and Hatch Mott Macdonald for International Women's Day 2015, civil engineering professor Brenda McCabe (CivE) explored the impact of female engineers

Timothy Chan named U of T Engineering's newest Canada Research Chair

Director of the Centre for Healthcare Engineering named Canada Research Chair in Novel Optimization and Analytics in Health

University of Toronto joins U.S. engineering education initiative announced at White House

U of T Engineering has joined more than 120 U.S. engineering schools leading a transformative movement in engineering education


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