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A Healthier You

November is a busy time of year—possibly one of the busiest for U of T Engineering undergrads. Most of your midterm marks have been posted and you may already be thinking ahead to final examinations in December.

While projects, papers and studying may take up the majority of your day, it is important to remember to take care of yourself. The Faculty and University have numerous resources and services to help students achieve balance.

Have concerns about your grades? Academic advisors are available to help undergrads throughout all four years of study. Need a break? Enjoy a workout at the Hart House Fitness Centre or try mindful meditation. Want to learn healthy habits? The Health and Wellness Centre can help you learn how to reduce stress, refuel and build community.

Take a break. Get involved. Get connected.


November 2015

Volume 7, Issue 3
In this issue:

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




Leadership is for everyone

Discover your leadership potential by exploring what leadership means to you. Connect with other leaders on campus and build skills through interactive workshops

Excellence in learning
Boost your academic skills by learning new test and note-taking strategies, managing time and priorities and improving your reading and writing skills with the services offered by the Academic Success Centre

Experience inclusion: Accessibility Services
Accessibility Services provides students with a network of resources to succeed at U of T. Their confidential services, which include peer mentoring and technology support, are available to all registered students

Building welcoming communities
The University's Sexual & Gender Diversity Office provides innovative education, resources and advocacy on sexual and gender diversity for students at the University. Take in an event or become involved with one of their programs


Dates and Deadlines


November 26


Exchange Information Session: Engineering

December 8


Last day of Arts & Science classes and last day to apply for late withdrawal from Arts & Science HSS, CS and free elective courses

December 9


Last day of Engineering classes for F Session courses

December 10


Engineering Study Day

December 23


University closed for Winter holidays

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

Student Services


Fall Session Final Examinations

The schedule for the upcoming exams is available online. Check back regularly for updates

Did you know: Your academic advisor is your first stop for school-related matters

Academic advisors are available to navigate your academic career throughout all four years of your studies

Academic Integrity at the University of Toronto

The Academic Integrity Handbook can help inform and prepare you for a successful university career free from academic misconduct


Money Matters


New external scholarships

Check out and apply for new scholarship opportunities. Questions about eligibility or your application? Contact

OSAP repayment webinars

The National Student Loans Service Centre provides webinars on student loan repayment. 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

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


Celebrating this fall's U of T Engineering grads

On November 10, admist their professors, friends and family members, more than 400 graduate and undergraduate engineering students received their degrees at Fall Convocation

Lassonde Mineral Engineering team wins gold at World Mining Competition

World Mining Competition champions Seung Young Baek (Year 4 MinE), Matthew Hart (Year 3 MinE), Daryl Li (Year 4 MinE) and Peter Miszkiel (Year 4 MinE) placed first among 13 teams

Meet undergrad Frank Gu, a U of T Engineering intern lighting up Nanoleaf

Find out how a second-year engineering student nabbed a coveted internship

Blues blank Gee-Gees to remain unbeaten

The No. 5 U of T Varsity Blues women's volleyball team blanked the Ottawa Gee-Gees on November 15 at the Goldring Centre

Gollish, CIS Recipients honoured at Rideau Hall

PhD Civil Engineering student Sasha Gollish is a two-time CIS Academic All-Canadian and a recipient of U of T's prestigious Hal Brown Scholarship


In the News


Canada could shed its split personality on climate change at Paris talks

Professor Christopher Kennedy (CivE) on the importance of low-carbon electricity to Canada's climate strategy (The Conversation)

In tight spaces, sperm slither rather than shimmy

Discovery of "slithering sperm" could improve infertility treatments (Throb, Gizmodo)

Defibrillators: making sure they're accessible when and where heart attacks are most likely to happen

Research finds life-saving devices are often located in buildings and facilities with limited opening hours (U of T News)

U of T students create poppy banner to honour veterans

Engineering students created a striking banner made entirely of poppies for Remembrance Day (CityNews Toronto)


Your Faculty


Molly Shoichet receives national Fleming Medal for outstanding scientific research outreach

Professor Molly Shoichet (ChemE, IBBME) has been awarded this year's Royal Canadian Institute Fleming Medal and citation

Tiny device from U of T Engineering startup helps the visually impaired navigate daily life

BuzzClip detects obstacles within the wearer's immediate surroundings

Q and A with U of T Engineering's two newest professors

Mason Ghafghazi (CivE) recently joined the Department of Civil Engineering while Masayuki Yano (UTIAS) joined the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies. Find out why they chose the University of Toronto


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