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Final Examinations

Final examinations for the 2016 Winter Session begin in less than two weeks. As the temperatures begin to rise with the change of seasons, so may your stress levels as you prepare for the examination period.

This month, the Engineering Student e-Newsletter highlights topics to help you navigate the coming weeks and upcoming Summer Session. We also invite you to take a moment to reflect on the many ways you can take care of yourself during this busy time and how to prepare for your exams—everything from proper nutrition to maximizing your study time.

Be sure to also take a moment to review the Faculty's exam rules and regulations, which includes information on permissable and non-permissable aids. The idea of committing an academic offence can be frightening. Learning more about the Faculty's expectations can help you feel more prepared.

Finally, remember that if you have any concerns, your Academic Advisor is your first stop for questions regarding your academics, course selection, personal matters, petitions and graduation.

We wish you every success with your exams.


March 2016

Volume 7, Issue 7
In this issue:

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




Summer 2016 Course Enrolment and Registration Guide

Taking a course in the summer session? Read the guide to learn about registration, deadlines, electives and more

2016 Winter Session exam schedule

The schedule for the upcoming exam period is posted online. Check back regularly for changes

Review, refresh and de-stress at the First Year Office's Exam Jam

Are upcoming first-year exams stressing you out? Attend Exam Jam on April 11 for instructor-led course review sessions, healthy snacks, ten-minute massages, therapy dogs and board games

When things don't go as planned
The University acknowledges that students sometimes encounter unforeseen or uncontrollable circumstances that can severely interfere with their abilities to fulfill academic obligations. To learn more about petitions, the process and potential outcomes, visit the Engineering undergraduate site

Exam Conflicts
Students must report final exam conflicts to the Office of the Registrar by April 1. Two exams scheduled at the same time or three exams scheduled consecutively—morning, afternoon, evening; afternoon, evening, morning, or evening, morning, afternoon—are considered conflicts

Studying, concentration and memory

The University's Academic Success Centre has a variety of documents to help you learn about memory and concentration, how to study better and more

Saturday study and yoga session

Take a holistic approach to academic success and wellness. Attend all or part of this one-day session, which will be held on April 9. Tickets are limited, so sign up today

Academic integrity: a quick guide

The Centre for International Experience (CIE) discusses academic integrity and how to avoid committing an academic offence


Dates and Deadlines


April 8


End of classes for Arts & Science

April 8


End of classes for Engineering

April 11


Engineering Study Day

April 11


Exam Jam. Review. Refresh. De-stress.

April 12


Final examinations for Engineering and Arts & Science begins

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

Student Services


Office of the University Ombudsman

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


Money Matters


Are you an Indigenous student? Apply for one of Indspire's scholarships, bursaries or awards

Indspire helps thousands of Indigenous students complete their education. If you would like assistance in applying for a scholarship, bursary or award, email

OSAP repayment workshop for outgoing PEY students
If you are going on PEY and have received OSAP in the past, or plan to apply for OSAP on your return to studies, you are encouraged to attend this April 8 event. Register today

Connecting you to scholarship opportunities
Would you like to be considered for Faculty scholarships? Updating your e-Portfolio allows the Faculty to help match your extracurricular activities to available scholarships


Engineering Student Life


Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education awards scholarships to 10 U of T Engineering students

At a reception held in the Bahen Centre for Information Technology on March 15, members of the Foundation presented two admission scholarships and eight in-course scholarships totalling $15,000 to U of T Engineering students

Lassonde Mineral Engineering Team wins Mine Design Event at Canadian Mining Games

The Games ran from February 18-21 at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver. This year's win marks the second time in three years that U of T has won the event

Three students make sustainability part of their education

Omar Haggag (Year 4 MechE), Kayla Musalem (Year 3 ChemE) and Ping Gu (Year 4 EngSci) are three undergraduates making sustainability and the environment key components of their education


In the News


U of T Aerospace Team displays its latest fleet designs

This year's Aerospace Showcase featured five new vehicles (Design Engineering)

Transpod's dream: Hyperloop high-speed travel between cities

A number of U of T Engineering students are involved in Elon Musk's efforts to make Hyperloop a reality (CBC News)

University of Toronto students create drones, satellite and rocket on the cheap

Drones, a satellite and a rocket were part of the Aerospace Showcase at U of T (Toronto Metro)

Beating "heart on a chip" developed by Canadian scientists

AngioChip provides body-like environment for tissues, blood vessels. Professor Milica Radisic (ChemE, IBBME) and her team hopes to use the technology to grow "mini organs" (CBC News)


Your Faculty


Researchers in reality: Professor Molly Shoichet

Research2Reality gets up close and personal with Professor Molly Shoichet (IBBME, ChemE)

Federal government backs three U of T Engineering startups

Three startups from U of T Engineering are among 36 projects from across the country receiving funding from the federal government in support of their clean technology innovations

The future of sustainable energy: Q & A with Professor Aimy Bazylak

Director of the Faculty's Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE), Professor Aimy Bazylak (MIE) discusses the future of the Institute and field


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