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Money Matters

Getting a university education can cause financial concerns for some, but U of T Engineering students don't have to face financial challenges alone. At any time of the year, Engineering undergrads can call or visit the Faculty's Scholarships & Financial Aid Office and make an appointment with the Counsellor.

The Counsellor can assist undergrads in a number of areas, including financial aid programs, internal and external scholarship opportunities and financial management and budget planning.

If you have questions regarding financial counselling or support, drop by GB 157 or send a message to awards@ecf.utoronto.ca.

 

October 2015


Volume 7, Issue 2
In this issue:

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

 
     
 

Spotlight

 
 
 

Faculty grants

The Faculty has grants available for students who have exhausted all other sources of funding and still find themselves in financial difficulty. An email that included instructions on how to apply was recently sent to all students. Have questions? Email awards@ecf.utoronto.ca

UTAPS
UTAPS is automatically assessed for OSAP recipients. Out-of-province students must apply online by November 30. The first round of UTAPS has already been assessed. Another round assessments will occur mid-November

Scholarship opportunities
A number of scholarship opportunities exist both in and outside the Faculty and University. Students are encouraged to apply

The 5T3 (1953) Engineering Award invites all current third-year students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents to apply for the award. Valued at $25,778, the award is given to a student who has high academic standing, demonstrated financial need and has leadership qualities. Deadline: Noon, October 23

The Nortel Undergraduate Scholarship is open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents who are residents of Ontario. Undergrads must be in their second or third year of studies in Engineering, Arts & Science UTM or UTSC. Complete details are available online. Deadline: November 1

The Women's Association of the Mining Industry of Canada Edith Tyrrell Award and Medal is awarded annually to a third- or fourth-year undergrad in either the Lassonde Mineral Engineering program or Arts & Science Geology program. Additional information is available online. Deadline: November 1

The Women's Association of the Mining Industry of Canada Burge Connell Bursary is awarded annually to a third- or fourth-year undergrad in either the Lassonde Mineral Engineering program or Arts & Science Geology program. Additional information is available online. Deadline: November 1

The Women's Association of the Mining Industry of Canada Wood Scholarship is awarded annually to a third- or fourth-year undergrad in either the Lassonde Mineral Engineering program or Arts & Science Geology program. Additional information is available online. Deadline: November 1

The William H. McGannon Foundation supports risk management education and promotes the profession. Students interested in risk and hazards and have some industry experience are encouraged to apply for the William H. McGannon Foundation scholarships. Deadline: November 30

Additional websites with information on scholarships and financial aid include:

 
 

Dates and Deadlines

 
 
 

October 28

 

Lecture: The story of the Nanoleaf

November 5

 

ACE Seminar Series: Presentation skills

November 8

 

Last day students can withdraw from Fall Session without academic penalty, transfer to part-time studies, drop F Session courses without academic penalty

December 8

 

Last day of Arts & Science classes and last day to apply for late withdrawal (LWD) from A&S HSS/CS/free electives

December 10

 

Engineering study day

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

Student Services

 
   
 

Reminder: New term-work petition process

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

CCR approval for clubs has never been easier

For student clubs or organizations that are not yet recognized under the Co-Curricular Record (CCR), there is a new, easier process! Simply book an appointment to meet with the CCR work-study student to complete your submission

Engineering Communication Program (ECP) Tutoring

Did you know that ECP offers daily tutoring sessions? Make an appointment or drop in Monday to Friday between 12-2:00 p.m., BA 2197

 
     
 

Money Matters

 
   
 

Tuition fee service charges

New this year, the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities has mandated a change in tuition billing. Students now have the option to pay fees by session. For payment and interest deadlines, view the Engineering Fee Schedule

OSAP repayment webinars

The National Student Loans Service Centre provides webinars on student loan repayment. October and November sessions are available for sign-up. The webinars will be of particular interest to students graduating in 2016, going on PEY or taking a year off

Reminder: Become eligible for Faculty scholarships: ePortfolio
Your ePortfolio helps match your extracurricular activities to available scholarships. Updating yours today, could confirm your eligibility for a scholarship

 
     
 

Engineering Student Life

 
   
 

World's fastest bike created by U of T Engineering

Eta, built by U of T Engineering alumni and students, is the world's fastest human-powered vehicle

Blues blank Lakers on home turf

U of T's women's soccer team defeated the Nipissing Lakers 4-0 on October 18 at Varsity Centre

Godiva's hymn contest: submit your verse today

The contest is intended to provide Engineering undergrads and alumni with an opportunity to create new verses reflective of the culture and values of engineering in the 21st century

A bumper crop atop U of T Engineering's Sky Garden

Galbraith Building roof home to volunteer-run vegetable garden

ChemE student qualifies for national championships

Edward Liu (ChemE 1T7 + PEY), along with 13 other Blues swimmers, has qualified for the upcoming CIS championships

Men's tennis wins OUA championship

U of T's Varsity Blues men's tennis team defeated three-time reigning champion Western Mustangs to claim provincial title

 
     
 

In the News

 
   
 

Meet Horizon, the only Canadian car in this year's world solar-powered race

U of T's Blue Sky Solar Racing, made up of U of T Engineering students, are on the road in Australia, participating in the 13th edition of the World Solar Challenge (Motherboard)

A short look at Toronto's longest piece of public art

Using 300 cans of spray paint and a 276-foot wall, U of T Engineering brought its stories to life for Nuit Blanche (Toronto Metro)

Professor Molly Shoichet speaking at this week's TEDxToronto

Ahead of her TEDxToronto presentation this week on the subject of "Thresholds," watch Professor Molly Shoichet's (ChemE, IBBME) video on her journey to become an engineer who's changing the world (TEDxToronto)

 
     
 

Your Faculty

 
   
 

Plant biosensor could help African farmers fight parasitic "witchweed"

Engineering and biology researchers at U of T have made a discovery that could lead to more effective ways to protect crops in sub-Saharan Africa

On the right track: new iCity collaboration addresses Toronto's transit woes

U of T transportation guru Eric Miller (CivE) wants to use improved data to help cities make better transit decisions

Engineering a "social needs marketplace" to help the urban poor

Professor Mark Fox (MIE) asks, "What are we doing as engineers to address the needs of people less fortunate than ourselves?"

 
     
 

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