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Welcome back to Skule: a message from Dean Cristina Amon

On behalf of the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, I want to extend my warmest welcome to all of our students.

Whether you are just beginning your studies here at U of T Engineering or are a returning student, I am delighted you are part of our vibrant and diverse community of learners, researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs at the premier engineering school in Canada and one of the best in the world.

I hope you have enjoyed your introduction to the new academic year and are looking forward to the challenges and excitement that lie ahead.



September 2015

Volume 7, Issue 1
In this issue:

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




Save the date: Dean's Town Hall

On September 30, attend this popular event to make the Faculty an even better place for students. Ask questions and have your thoughts heard by Dean Amon. Pizza and refreshments will be provided

Surviving and thriving the transition from high school to university
The Varsity's Alex Verman shares some tips on how to make it through your first year at U of T

Safety for students
Safety on campus is an important part of your experience at U of T. Find out what resources are available to you

Your academic transcript only tells one part of your story
Make friends, build skills, explore passions and find balance with U of T's Co-curricular Record (CCR)


Street artist Jason Wing, a.k.a SKAM, used over 300 cans of spray paint to create a 276-foot installation on the wall surrounding the Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship's (CEIE) construction site. Have you taken photos of the wall? Tag them online with #CEIExSKAM and #UofTEngineering

Stay connected and join the conversation
Twitter. Facebook. Instagram. Find out the lastest on all things #UofTEngineering by following us online


Dates and Deadlines


September 19


Creative Writing @ ECP: Contemporary Short Story

September 20


Last day waitlists are operational

September 27


Last day students can add or substitute Fall Session (F) or full year (Y) courses in SWS

October 7


University of Toronto Graduate Engineering Fair

October 12


Thanksgiving Day: University closed

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

Student Services


New term-work petition process

Term-work petitions must now be submitted online through the Engineering Portal

Confirmation of Registration

Need confirmation you attend U of T? The Office of the Registrar's offers a variety of official letters

Timetable changes

Changes have been made to some timetables. Students are strongly advised to check their schedule regularly for changes during the first several weeks of classes


Money Matters


Ontario Tuition Grant

To find out if you're eligible for a grant worth up to 30 per cent of your tuition and instructions on how to apply, visit OSAP

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

UTAPS Deadline for out-of-province

While UTAPS is automatically assessed for OSAP recipients, out-of-province students can apply online. Deadline: November 30


Applications for part-time, on-campus positions are open to domestic, international, full- and part-time undergrads. For complete details and requirements, visit U of T's career centre

External award opportunity: William H. McGannon Foundation scholarships

If you have an interest in risk and hazards and have some industry experience, you're encouraged to apply for one of McGannon's undergradate scholarships or grants. The deadline to apply is November 30


Engineering Student Life


Entrepreneurship advice from engineering alumna and Onyx Motion CEO, Marissa Wu

Find out how one Engineering Science alumna is making waves in Toronto's thriving wearable tech scene

Undergrads kick-start their research careers with UnERD

At the annual Undergraduate Engineering Research Day (UnERD), held August 19, students presented research findings to a wider audience

Design a board game, craft a poem or write an essay

This September, the Engineering Communication Program (ECP) is offering a number of free creative writing workshops for Engineering students

Put your love of transportation to work

The 2016 Rob MacIsaac Fellowship is a unique study and work opportunity. Apply by September 18


In the News


Horizon's the goal of U of T solar car project

U of T's Blue Sky Solar Racing team has started a crowd-funding initiative to help raise funds to get the team and solar car to Australia for the upcoming Bridgestone World Solar Challenge (Toronto Star)

Artificial "plants" could fuel the future

By combining nanoscience and biology, researchers like U of T Engineering's Ted Sargent (ECE) hope to create an entirely synthetic system that is more robuest and efficient than its natural counterpart (


Your Faculty


U of T joins initiative announced at White House to increase diversity in Engineering

92 U.S. and Canadian engineering schools, including U of T, committed to increasing the representation of women and underrepresented minorities in the engineering profession

Levente Diosady and Brendan Frey named fellows of the Royal Society of Canada

Engineering professors Levente Diosady (ChemE) and Brendan Frey (ECE) elected to fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC)

Celebrating women of impact: a Q & A with Ursula Franklin

Find out what it meant for Ursula Franklin (MSE), world-reknowned materials scientist, educator and activist, to be appointed the first woman University Professor at U of T


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