Events

Dec
1
Wed
Skule Lunch & Learn presents Something from Nothing: The Practice and Promise of 3D Printing @ Online event
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

U of T Engineering Lunch & Learn Join us this month as former EngSci Chair, Professor Mark Kortschot (EngSci 8T4), highlights the key principles of 3D printing and addresses the possible benefits and limitations of this family of techniques.

Industrial designers have used 3D printing technology for almost 35 years to build prototypes of their designs, but the field has expanded dramatically over the past ten years. Now, 3D printers are used to produce a wide variety of things, including airplane parts, buildings, custom prosthetics, edible pastries, and more.

In this talk, Professor Kortschot will talk about the range of advanced materials now being used to print load-bearing parts, which has been the focus of his research over the past five years. He will also talk about the home hobbyist market, which has exploded recently due to the expiration of key technology patents.

To illustrate exactly what is involved, Professor Kortschot will present a live demonstration during the Lunch & Learn presentation. He will design a small part in a computer-aided design program on camera, create the printing file, and send it to the desktop printer in his office to show how easy the process is.

View Professor Kortschot’s professional bio and register for this free and exclusive event.

Jan
12
Wed
Skule Lunch & Learn presents Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: Will AI Replace My Clinician? @ Online event
Jan 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

U of T Engineering Lunch & Learn Join us this month as Professor Ervin Sejdić (ECE) will discuss the recent advances of artificial intelligence and how it is transforming the healthcare industry.

Artificial intelligence is an exciting field spanning computer science, engineering, mathematics, and statistics. In recent years, it has become a hot topic that promises to revolutionize many aspects of our daily lives ranging from our cars to our health. However, only a few truly understand what artificial intelligence represents, and how it can be helpful in our professional lives.

Professor Sejdić will address a question that we often ask ourselves: Will artificial intelligence replace my clinician? He will also cover some of recent developments dealing with artificial intelligence and dysphagia, a swallowing disorder caused by a variety of neurological conditions (e.g., stroke, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease), head and neck cancer, genetic syndromes, and iatrogenic conditions or trauma. A recently proposed field called computational deglutition is a collaboration between clinicians and the data science community aimed at the development of clinically relevant algorithms that will aid clinicians during the assessment and treatment of swallowing disorders.

View Professor Sejdić’s professional bio and register for this free and exclusive event.

Apr
13
Wed
Skule Lunch & Learn presents: An Experimentalist’s View on Trusting AI and Its BFF (Data) @ Online event
Apr 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

U of T Engineering Lunch & Learn

U of T Engineering alumni, join us for this monthly series.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is now a part of the standard physical scientist’s tool kit, and it is regularly used to discover exciting new materials and processes. But AI is famously fickle, susceptible to data set bias and imbalance, subject to information leakage during training, and reliant on humans to evaluate its performance.

Professor Jason Hattrick-Simpers (MSE) discusses best practices for the implementation of AI techniques in the field of materials science, the challenges and successes of his research, and why he believes that robots can help us learn to better trust AI.

Read the abstracts and register for this free and exclusive event.

May
3
Tue
Disruptors & Dilemmas – The Future of Vaccine Production: Giving Canadian Biomanufacturing a Shot in the Arm @ Online event
May 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Disruptors & Dilemmas

5:30 p.m. – Virtual event opens
5:40 p.m. – Disruptors & Dilemmas panel
6:40 p.m. – Q&A
7:00 p.m. – Event ends

Join us on Tuesday, May 3rd for a special edition of Disruptors & Dilemmas, featuring alumni and faculty from U of T Engineering, the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, and the University of Toronto Mississauga.

The Future of Vaccine Production: Giving Canadian Biomanufacturing a Shot in the Arm

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed gaps in Canada’s preparedness to address great challenges in the biomanufacturing space, including domestic production of vaccines. Disruptors & Dilemmas asks a panel of multi-disciplinary experts to provide their insights on Canada’s response to COVID-19, and how the fields of chemistry, engineering, and pharmacy are equipped to address future global crises. Through exciting initiatives at the University of Toronto and beyond, our alumni and faculty hold the keys to unlocking the power of Canadian biomanufacturing to ensure that we are a world leader for the next great challenge.

This free virtual speaker panel will be moderated by Claire Kennedy, Co-Chair of the Defy Gravity Campaign and Former Chair of University of Toronto’s Governing Council. Guests will be invited to engage in Q&A with the panelists following the discussion.

Learn about the panelists and register for the event here.

Oct
12
Wed
Skule Lunch & Learn After Dark: featuring Professor Eric Diller @ Virtual and in-person
Oct 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Lunch & Learn After Dark Series logo in bright lit up colours in front a dark blue brick wall, reminiscent of a sign in a dark club

U of T Engineering alumni, join us for this monthly series.

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

This month’s speaker will be Professor Eric Diller (MIE) speaking on:

Micro-Scale Surgery: Using Magnetic Fields to Control Tiny Robots in the Gut and Brain

There are two ways to attend:

  • Virtual: Zoom link will be sent to all guests who registered, free
  • In-person:  5th floor Myhal Centre, includes hors d’oeuvres & drink ticket, $20

5:30 PM — In-person reception
6:00 PM — Hybrid Lunch & Learn presentation
7:00 PM — In-person research demonstrations and post-reception

Find the presentation description and all registration details here.

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
Disruptors & Dilemmas presents: AI advances in health care @ online, link to be sent after registration
Apr 12 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

link to Disruptors & Dilemmas event

The global health care landscape is facing unprecedented challenges, including an aging population, increasing rates of chronic disease and workforce shortages. The need for efficient, equitable and patient-centered systems has never been more important.  

Artificial intelligence has the potential to revolutionize health care by optimizing workflows, improving diagnostics, creating personalized treatment plans and paving the way for novel applications such as virtual assistants, robotic surgery and predictive analytics.  

How is artificial intelligence already being used and what new applications are being explored? What challenges and biases exist for implementation in our current systems? Join us as three experts weigh in on how AI is shaping the future of health care and how interdisciplinary collaboration is key to driving innovation.

This event is co-hosted by: University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, Faculty of Arts & Science, Rotman School of Management, and Temerty Faculty of Medicine

About the Disruptors and Dilemmas speaker series

Disruptors & Dilemmas in the next evolution of U of T Engineering’s highly successful alumni panel series, BizSkule. As U of T Engineering alumni continue to evolve and innovate, Disruptors & Dilemmas seeks to address today’s biggest issues by featuring alumni and friends, discussing innovative solutions for the future. D&D encompasses the global reach of the work being done by engineers, as well as welcome perspectives in associated industries such as business, law, healthcare, and public policy.

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.