Events

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.

May
25
Wed
U of T Alumni Reunion 2022 @ online and in person
May 25 – May 29 all day

Alumni Reunion, May 25-29, 2022

 

Explore new ideas, catch up with friends, and meet fascinating fellow alumni at this spring’s line-up of reunion events. You’ll have lots to choose from – whether in-person or online – including activities at your college or faculty, plus special events for anyone who graduated in a year ending in 2 or 7. But all U of T grads everywhere are invited to create new beginnings at Alumni Reunion 2022.

Visit the Alumni Reunion website to sign up for event updates.

Find U of T Engineering-specific events here.

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.

Nov
30
Wed
SAVE THE DATE: Disruptors & Dilemmas @ The Faculty Club
Nov 30 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

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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.

Details of this event will be announced soon on the U of T Engineering Alumni website.

 

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)

Mar
13
Wed
Skule Nite Pre-Show Alumni Reception @ Prenup Pub
Mar 13 @ 5:45 pm – 7:30 pm

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U of T Engineering’s world-famous musical and sketch comedy is back for its 103rd year! Skule Nite 2T4 promises a night of non-stop laughs through musical comedies and sketches. Come laugh along with us as the struggles of student life and Toronto culture are brought to life on stage.

Skule Nite 2T4 Pre-Show Alumni Reception

Join us before the show at our alumni social at Prenup Pub. Come by for a drink and some eats and share stories about what Skule was like back in your day! Stop by even if you’re not planning to go to the show.

Your ticket to the reception includes hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages. Cash bar and pub menu are available for purchase.

Please register for the Alumni Reception before March 8, 2024.

Please note that tickets to the Skule Nite show are sold separately and can be purchased through the Skule Nite website.

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

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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.

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.