Events

Apr
5
Wed
Skule Lunch & Learn “After Dark” @ Faculty Club
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

photo of Professor Sean Hum with Toronto skyline at sunset as a backdrop

U of T Engineering alumni, you’re invited to this monthly series.

Join fellow graduates to learn about exciting research in diverse subjects from U of T Engineering professors.


Experiential Learning in Engineering Education: “A Golden Age for Makers”

In society, the growing demands placed on individuals are becoming increasingly more complex and challenging to handle. However, hands-on learning opportunities can help prepare students with the competencies required to devise effective solutions to real-world problems.In January 2022, the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto, in collaboration with Professor Sean Hum, launched an exciting new second-year course, ECE295 – Hardware Design and Communication, which has students working in teams to design, build and test a complete electronic system from scratch.“Students are involved from the conceptual and computer-aided design right down to the mounting of components on the circuit boards, as well as using a variety of modern test and measurement equipment and debugging their designs,” Professor Sean Hum says. “That end-to-end experience isn’t available at other universities — not at the second-year level.”Join us on April 5 at the Faculty Club to hear Professor Sean Hum share his rationale for implementing this innovative new course in our curriculum and how it advances student success.Guests will have an opportunity to network with some of the talented students from ECE295 and to to view some of the final hardware design products created by the students themselves!

View Professor Sean Hum’s bio here.

 

Apr
17
Mon
Praxis II Showcase @ Hart House
Apr 17 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

 

Students present their designs during the 2022 Praxis II Showcase at Hart House

EngSci’s Praxis II Showcase will be open to the public this year.

Registration is required for guests who are not affiliated with the course.

At the Praxis II Showcase, student teams present and demonstrate their designs to stakeholders and the general public. Attendees will be able to ask questions and talk to the teams in small group chats.

Read about a previous Praxis II Showcase in the U of T Engineering News.

Praxis II is a Year 1 course that allows Engineering Science students to refine and apply their engineering, design, and communication skills. The students are given a single challenge:

Effect a verified and validated sustainable improvement in the lived experience of a community.

Focusing on a community allows students to gain first-hand experience with the issues confronting real groups of people and to engage one-on-one with stakeholders and community representatives.

The course culminates in the public Praxis II Showcase. At the event, students share their refined understanding of their opportunity and their proposed engineering designs with a wide audience through posters, prototypes and presentations.

Learn more about the course and register for the event here.

Media enquiries are welcome.  Please visit the link above for contact information.

May
31
Wed
U of T Alumni Reunion 2023 @ various
May 31 – Jun 4 all day

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OLD FRIENDS. NEW EXPERIENCES.

Come bond with friends from your U of T days, meet new people, and learn cool stuff together. There are so many events to choose from, including activities at your college or faculty and special events for anyone who graduated in a year ending in 3 or 8. Of course, all U of T grads are invited to join us online or in person at Alumni Reunion 2023.

Find find U of T Engineering-specific events here.  Registration opens in late March 2023.

Would you like help reconnecting with EngSci or EngPhys classmates for reunion? 
Join the EngSci Group in U of T Engineering CONNECT, or contact EngSci’s External Relations Officer, Christina Heidorn, at engsci@utoronto.ca.

Jun
3
Sat
EngSci & Engineering Events @ U of T Alumni Reunion 2023 @ various
Jun 3 all day

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U of T Engineering alumni who graduated in a year ending in 3 or 8 are invited to save the date for the 2023 reunion activities.

Would you like help reconnecting with EngSci or EngPhys classmates for reunion? 
Join the EngSci Group in U of T Engineering CONNECT, or contact EngSci’s External Relations Officer, Christina Heidorn, at engsci@utoronto.ca.


Social: Alumni Suds

Friday, June 2, 2023, 6:00 – 9:00 PM ET

Join fellow Engineering alumni to reconnect over food and drink while sharing stories from your Skule days. All years welcome. Ticket price includes one drink ticket, food, non-alcoholic beverages and more!

Location: Faculty Club, 41 Willcocks St, Toronto

Early Bird Price: $20 (until April 30)

Regular Price: $25 (from May 1)

 

EngSci Social @ Departmental Open House

Saturday, June 3, 2023, 1:00 – 3:00 PM ET

Reconnect with your department or division and hear exciting updates from faculty and students. Each unit—including EngSci—will host their own open house; activities will include lab tours, student displays and meeting with academic leaders and current students. Families welcome.

Location: Engineering Complex

Free

 

Dinner Dance

Saturday, June 3, 2023, 5:30 PM – 12:00 AM ET

Honoured year alumni are invited to join us for an evening of dinner and dancing as we toast to milestone anniversaries and the lifelong connections made at U of T Engineering. Ticket price includes 3 course dinner, 3 alcoholic beverages, live music, engineering memorabilia and more!  The cocktail reception begins at 6 pm, and alumni are invited to arrive for 5:30 pm to hear an inspirational talk from Canadian business leader, John Ruffolo, who will share his incredible journey of resilience and how it inspired him to give back.

Special Alumni Reunion hotel rate available until April 15, subject to availability.

Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel

Early Bird Price: $100 (until April 30)

Regular Price: $125 (from May 1)

Oct
10
Tue
After EngSci: Writing Strong Grad School Applications @ BA 1200
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

view from above of a person typing on a laptop on a wooden table with a notebook and pen nearby

 

Year 3, PEY and Year 4 EngSci students, are you thinking of applying to graduate school?

 

Join Professors Arthur Chan and Rob Irish for a special session to learn how to put your best foot forward with a strong personal statement.

This event has three components:

1. Watch three short video modules before the event—find them on the EngSci Info Hub’s Grad School Info page (UTORid login required):

  • Understanding personal statements: What they are, and how to structure them
  • Past experiences: Three example statements that show you how to decide what to include
  • Future work, communication principles, and resources to help you

Once you’ve seen the videos, you probably have some questions about your specific situation, schools, and goals.

Come to the event to ask about how to make the best impression and build a convincing argument for yourself through your personal statement.

2. Ask a question before the event

After you have watched the videos, you can submit or upvote questions ahead of the event through Slido, event code #10oct2023.  There will also be plenty of time to ask questions live during the event.

3. Attend the event

This event is open to upper year EngSci students.  Register for the session here.

Oct
18
Wed
After EngSci: Applying to US Grad Schools @ Bahen Centre
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

male and female graduate students wearing dark safety glasses and gloves, working on an apparatus in a lab

 

Thinking of going to graduate school after graduation?

Current EngSci students, join us for a special session with MSE Professor Jun Nogami (EngSci 8T0) and Professor Morgan Hooper (EngSci 1T5 + PEY) about applying to graduate school in the US.

Learn what you can get out of graduate studies. Get tips on how to find and choose a US graduate school, program and supervisor that’s right for you. Hear advice on how to navigate US graduate school application processes.

You can submit or upvote questions for Professor Nogami and Professor Hooper ahead of time through Slido event code #18oct2023.

There will also be plenty of time to ask questions live during the event.

PRESENTERS:
Prof. Jun Nogami, Professor and former Chair, MSE (PhD Applied Physics, Stanford)
Prof. Morgan Hooper, Assistant Professor, UTIAS/EngSci (PhD Aeronautics, CalTech)

Register for the event today!

Apr
11
Thu
Praxis III Showcase 2024: Focus on Sustainability @ on campus
Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

two female Praxis III students working on a prototype made of wood, metal, and plastic on a wooden bench in a design studio

 

 

Praxis III Showcase 2024:  Focus on Sustainability

Faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends are invited to see what EngSci’s Praxis III students have been up to.

This year’s Praxis III students worked on projects based in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.

Student teams collaborated with peers from U of T’s Faculty of Arts & Science and focused on design challenges aligned with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 1, 7, 8, 10, 11, and 12 grouped into three broad areas:

  • Sustainable Local Economics in a Globalized World
  • Sustainable Buildings & Energy Management
  • Sustainable Non-Industrial Solid Waste Management

Registration is required for alumni and external guests!

Attend as much or as little of either event as you like.  Please register by Wednesday, April 10.
NOTE:  Registration is not required for current U of T students, staff, and faculty.

Learn more and register here.

Media enquiries are welcome.  Please visit the link above for contact information.

Apr
12
Fri
Praxis III Showcase 2024: Focus on Sustainability @ on campus
Apr 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

two female Praxis III students working on a prototype made of wood, metal, and plastic on a wooden bench in a design studio

 

 

Praxis III Showcase 2024:  Focus on Sustainability

Faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends are invited to see what EngSci’s Praxis III students have been up to.

This year’s Praxis III students worked on projects based in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.

Student teams collaborated with peers from U of T’s Faculty of Arts & Science and focused on design challenges aligned with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 1, 7, 8, 10, 11, and 12 grouped into three broad areas:

  • Sustainable Local Economics in a Globalized World
  • Sustainable Buildings & Energy Management
  • Sustainable Non-Industrial Solid Waste Management

Registration is required for alumni and external guests!

Attend as much or as little of either event as you like.  Please register by Wednesday, April 10.
NOTE:  Registration is not required for current U of T students, staff, and faculty.

Learn more and register here.

Media enquiries are welcome.  Please visit the link above for contact information.

Apr
15
Mon
Praxis II Showcase @ Hart House
Apr 15 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

 

Year 1 EngSci students demonstrate their design project at the Praxis II Showcase in 2023.

EngSci’s Praxis II Showcase is open to the public.

At the Praxis II Showcase, student teams present and demonstrate their designs to stakeholders and the general public. Attendees will be able to ask questions and talk to the teams in small group chats.

Read about a previous Praxis II Showcase in the U of T Engineering News.

Praxis II is a Year 1 course that allows Engineering Science students to refine and apply their engineering, design, and communication skills. The students are given a single challenge:

Effect a verified and validated sustainable improvement in the lived experience of a community.

Focusing on a community allows students to gain first-hand experience with the issues confronting real groups of people and to engage one-on-one with stakeholders and community representatives.

The course culminates in the public Praxis II Showcase. At the event, students share their refined understanding of their opportunity and their proposed engineering designs with a wide audience through posters, prototypes and presentations.

Registration is required for guests who are not affiliated with the course.
Learn more about the course and register for the event here.  Registration will open in late March.

Media enquiries are welcome.  Please visit the link above for contact information.

 

 

 

 

 

May
29
Wed
U of T Alumni Reunion 2024 @ U of T St. George campus
May 29 – Jun 2 all day

link to U of T Alumni Reunion website

So Many Beginnings. So Many Stories.

First time away from home, first all-nighter, first aha moment in a lecture hall. U of T was a time of new experiences and every spring, thousands of grads come back for more. These stories, photos and videos capture some of those U of T firsts.

Register now for Alumni Reunion, including U of T Engineering-specific events

Would you like help reconnecting with EngSci or EngPhys classmates for reunion? 
Join the EngSci Group in U of T Engineering CONNECT, or contact EngSci’s External Relations Officer, Christina Heidorn, at engsci@utoronto.ca.