Exceptional Opportunities Award
Each year, in addition to summer research exchanges, the Division of Engineering Science supports a limited number of Exceptional Opportunities Awards. EngSci students who have sought out and secured research opportunities abroad on their own, apart from those arranged by EngSci or the Centre for International Experience, may apply for the awards.
These awards are intended for summer research opportunities at top institutions abroad, which may or may not come with their own funding. To qualify for the award, students must be in Year 1, 2, or 3 of the Engineering Science program, and must intend to be engaged in the research project on a full-time basis for the majority of the award period (May-August). The awards are limited in number each year, and the program is dependent on the funds available.
Students granted the Exceptional Opportunities Award have worked on research projects at the University of California – Berkeley, Stanford University, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cal Tech, and the Institute for Planetary Research at the German Aerospace Center, among others. Read some of the experiences of recent recipients below:
Emily Qiu (1T8) at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Netra Unni (1T9) at the National University of Singapore
Apurv Bharadwaj (1T8 + PEY) at Ben Gurion University
Amir-Hossein Karimi (1T4) at Stanford University
Oni Ornan (1T5) at the Israel Insititute of Technology
The Engineers for the World (E4TW) Award recognizes exemplary non-academic contributions to the community-at-large.
The Spirit of EngSci Award recognizes exemplary non-academic contributions within the University community.
The Etkin Medal for Excellence recognizes a third year student in Engineering Science who demonstrates outstanding performance in the subject areas of solid and fluid mechanics.
The University of Toronto Cressy Award
The Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award was established in 1994 by the University of Toronto Alumni Association and the Division of University Advancement to recognize students with outstanding extracurricular contributions to their College, Faculty or the University as a whole. The 2016 Cressy Awards recognized the contributions of 15 students from the Faculty with 4 coming from EngSci.