Events

Jan
19
Thu
ESEC 2023 Prep Workshop @ MY360
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
square ESEC 2023 logo in shades of blue

Get ready for ESEC 2023!

Never been to a professional conference before?  Feeling shy about talking to more senior professionals?

 


This workshop, hosted by Troost ILead will help first- and second-year EngSci students get the most out of their Engineering Science Education Conference (ESEC) experience.

You will learn strategies for networking in a professional setting (with speakers, faculty, and fellow classmates) and knowledge on how and what to prepare for the conference. These skills are more important now than ever in our current online-only circumstances.

Students will learn:

  • Networking skills, approaches, & mindsets
  • How to prepare for a networking situation
  • The art of asking good professional questions

Register for the Prep Workshop here (utorID login required).  This event is open to Year 1 and 2 EngSci students only.

Feb
8
Wed
Skule Lunch & Learn: Ethics in an Age of Uncertainty @ Virtual via Zoom
Feb 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

U of T Engineering Lunch & Learn

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.

As a practical field, engineering has often preferred a utilitarian approach to ethics. However, in a world of automation and artificial intelligence, such an approach may be unequal to the task.

To overcome this, we need to reframe our thinking through an ethical lens. Doing so entails building a robust and flexible approach to ethical decision-making. This approach must allow for uncertainty before we can manage and work with a rapid influx of complex ideas.

On February 8th, Professor Robert Irish will explore two approaches—one built from classical virtue ethics and one from Indigenous care ethics. In his presentation, he will discuss the role of ethics in engineering education and the profession and how these approaches can help us to see our world more holistically.

Virtual: A Zoom link will be sent to all guests who registered.
Cost: Free

12:00 – Virtual event opens on Zoom
12:05 – Lunch & Learn presentation begins

Mar
8
Wed
SAVE THE DATE: Skule Lunch & Learn @ Virtual via Zoom
Mar 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

U of T Engineering Lunch & Learn

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.

Speaker and seminar title will be announced soon on the U of T Engineering Alumni website.

Virtual: A Zoom link will be sent to all guests who registered.
Cost: Free

12:00 – Virtual event opens on Zoom
12:05 – Lunch & Learn presentation begins

Mar
21
Tue
An engineer at the helm: navigating through change, conflict, and culture @ in-person & virtual
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Poster for Engineer at the helm event with photo of Ian Small smiling to camera, wearing a blue shirt and dark pants, standing outside in front of a building and flowering trees.

 

Join Professor Elham Marzi (ISTEP) in conversation with U of T Engineering alumnus and entrepreneur Ian Small (EngSci 8T6, MSc CompSci 8T9) as he shares insights and advice gained from over three decades of working in engineering startups and management.

Topics will include how to manage and lead change, how to make challenging organizational decisions, and how to help employees and company culture navigate transitions.

Speaker bio:

Ian Small has spent more than 30 years in Silicon Valley since graduating from the University of Toronto, working in tech companies ranging from three-person startups to 100,000-employee multinationals. He first worked as a software engineer, and spent time in software engineering management and software product management before transitioning into a range of business leadership roles.

Ian currently serves on the boards of Lumentum (NASDAQ:LITE, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of lasers and photonic devices) and Snapdocs (a venture-backed startup driving mortgage automation). Ian has worked with a number of Sequoia Capital portfolio companies, including working as CEO of Evernote (personal productivity software), CEO of TokBox (video platform-as-a-service), and a lengthy stint with MarkLogic (NoSQL database). Ian also served as Global Chief Data Officer at Telefónica, following its acquisition of TokBox, served on the advisory board to Loon (a Google X Labs spinout), and started his Silicon Valley career in the Human Interface Group at Apple Computer.

Ian’s experience in Silicon Valley includes fundraising, tech mergers and acquisitions (both as buyer and seller), and tech spinouts. Ian graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science (Computer Science option) and an M.Sc. in Computer Science, and is a holder of more than 10 patents.

Moderator:

Professor Elham Marzi is a Teaching Stream faculty member in the Institute for Studies in Transdisciplinary Engineering Education & Practice (ISTEP). She teaches in areas inclusive of Organizational Behaviour, HRM, Strategy,and Negotiations in the Business Minor Program.

This event will be a moderated fireside chat with audience Q&A.

Register to attend in person or virtually
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 | 6-7 PM EST
In-person: HS610, Health Sciences Building, 155 College Street
Virtual: Zoom link will be emailed to you after registration

Questions? Please email Professor Elham Marzi at elham.marzi@utoronto.ca.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Oct
11
Wed
Skule Lunch & Learn: The Power of Non-Invasive Brain-Computer Interfaces in Pediatric Rehab @ Virtua
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

U of T Engineering Lunch & Learn

U of T Engineering alumni, join us for this monthly series. Learn about exciting research in diverse subjects from U of T Engineering professors.

This month, ignite your curiosity and dive into the captivating world of non-invasive brain-computer interfaces with EngSci alumnus Professor Tom Chau (BME). Hear how new breakthroughs and clinical applications are opening doors of inclusion for children and youth with disabilities.  

Register now and be part of an event that will reshape your perspective on what is possible for the future of rehabilitation.

Virtual: A Zoom link will be sent to all guests who registered.
Cost: Free


*NEW INITIATIVE*

By registering for the Skule Lunch & Learn event, you can earn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits. CPD is essential for professional engineers and limited licence holders to renew their licenses annually.

To determine if this Skule Lunch & Learn presentation can be counted towards your CPD hours, please consider the following criteria from PEO & PEAK Program:

  • Contribute to enhancing or maintaining the practitioner’s engineering competence,
  • Feature engineering learning content relevant to their practice area
  • Provide technical or regulatory knowledge pertaining to professional engineering acts,
  • Not count as their professional practice hours or acts of professional engineering.

 

Nov
8
Wed
Skule Lunch & Learn: Artificial Tissues for Personalized Medicine: A Powerful Tool for Healthcare and Drug Development @ Virtual
Nov 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

U of T Engineering Lunch & Learn

U of T Engineering alumni, join us for this monthly series. Learn about exciting research in diverse subjects from U of T Engineering professors.

join us for an exclusive Skule Lunch & Learn featuring 2023 EAN Award Winner, Professor Alison McGuigan.

Aging populations and chronic diseases are posing unprecedented challenges to healthcare systems. McGuigan’s groundbreaking work on artificial tissues offers transformative opportunities to revolutionize drug development, personalized therapies, and predictive disease detection.  

Secure your spot by registering today and learn about changing the boundaries of possibility in healthcare innovation. 

Virtual: A Zoom link will be sent to all guests who registered.
Cost: Free


*NEW INITIATIVE*

By registering for the Skule Lunch & Learn event, you can earn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits. CPD is essential for professional engineers and limited licence holders to renew their licenses annually.

To determine if this Skule Lunch & Learn presentation can be counted towards your CPD hours, please consider the following criteria from PEO & PEAK Program:

  • Contribute to enhancing or maintaining the practitioner’s engineering competence,
  • Feature engineering learning content relevant to their practice area
  • Provide technical or regulatory knowledge pertaining to professional engineering acts,
  • Not count as their professional practice hours or acts of professional engineering.

 

 

Dec
6
Wed
Skule Lunch & Learn: Explore How AI Can Expand Access and Applications of Talk Therapy @ Virtual
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

U of T Engineering Lunch & Learn

U of T Engineering alumni, join us for this monthly series. Learn about exciting research in diverse subjects from U of T Engineering professors.

join us for an exclusive Skule Lunch & Learn featuring ECE Professor Jonathan Rose (EngSci 8T0, ElecE MASc 8T2, PhD 8T6).

Picture this: A future where the latest AI language capability offers accessible talk therapy at any time, in any location.

Professor Jonathan Rose’s research into Natural Language Processing and applications in mental health includes a widely used behaviour-change chatbot to aid smokers in their path to quitting. In this presentation, he will present insights from the experimental deployment of his most recent versions of the chatbot, and also comment on the latest Large Language Models (cousins of ChatGPT) and how they could outperform previous models.

Register today and embark on a journey into the future of mental health support.

Virtual: A Zoom link will be sent to all guests who registered.
Cost: Free


*NEW INITIATIVE*

By registering for the Skule Lunch & Learn event, you can earn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits. CPD is essential for professional engineers and limited licence holders to renew their licenses annually.

To determine if this Skule Lunch & Learn presentation can be counted towards your CPD hours, please consider the following criteria from PEO & PEAK Program:

  • Contribute to enhancing or maintaining the practitioner’s engineering competence,
  • Feature engineering learning content relevant to their practice area
  • Provide technical or regulatory knowledge pertaining to professional engineering acts,
  • Not count as their professional practice hours or acts of professional engineering.

 

 

Jan
10
Wed
Skule Lunch & Learn: Synthetic Biology Sensing Systems for Tackling Global Healthcare Challenges @ Virtual
Jan 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

U of T Engineering Lunch & Learn

U of T Engineering alumni, join us for this monthly series. Learn about exciting research in diverse subjects from U of T Engineering professors.

Join us for an exclusive Skule Lunch & Learn featuring Professor Nicole Weckman (ISTEP/ChemE).

Picture this: A future where the latest AI language capability offers accessible talk therapy at any time, in any location.

One of the greatest challenges facing the world is the need for efficient, affordable and sustainable healthcare. This has become more complicated in recent years due to antimicrobial resistance, a deadly global health threat.  

In her presentation, Professor Weckman will discuss innovations that could help us overcome these challenges, including diagnostic sensors that combine cell-free synthetic biology, advanced micro and nanoscale sensing systems, and streamlined engineering design. She will describe innovative techniques to rapidly identify multidrug-resistant pathogens and discuss low-cost diagnostic platforms for point-of-care testing — crucial for global health equity. 

Register today to learn about new diagnostic tools and techniques that could improve access to sustainable healthcare.

Virtual: A Zoom link will be sent to all guests who registered.

Cost: Free


*NEW INITIATIVE*

By registering for the Skule Lunch & Learn event, you can earn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits. CPD is essential for professional engineers and limited licence holders to renew their licenses annually.

To determine if this Skule Lunch & Learn presentation can be counted towards your CPD hours, please consider the following criteria from PEO & PEAK Program:

  • Contribute to enhancing or maintaining the practitioner’s engineering competence,
  • Feature engineering learning content relevant to their practice area
  • Provide technical or regulatory knowledge pertaining to professional engineering acts,
  • Not count as their professional practice hours or acts of professional engineering.

 

 

Feb
14
Wed
Skule Lunch & Learn: What Can Mechanical Engineering Designers Learn from Software Developers? @ Virtual
Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

U of T Engineering Lunch & Learn

U of T Engineering alumni, join us for this monthly series. Learn about exciting research in diverse subjects from U of T Engineering professors.

Join us for an exclusive Skule Lunch & Learn featuring Professor Alison Olechowski (MIE).

Computer-aided design (CAD) is used to conceptualize every manufactured object in our lives, from medical devices to cars to toys to furniture, and promises faster and higher-quality design. As CAD platforms align with software development tools that foster collaboration, a pivotal question emerges:

Can the highly collaborative design processes of software development be applied to product design?

Professor Alison Olechowski’s research applies software development principles, like pair programming and version control, to hardware design using CAD. Through laboratory experiments and analysis of innovation competition data, her work reveals important implications for how in-program collaborative tools can positively impact design, management, and innovation in mechanical engineering product design.

Register today to learn how teamwork may unlock unprecedented potential for engineering design.

Virtual: A Zoom link will be sent to all guests who registered.

Cost: Free


*NEW INITIATIVE*

By registering for the Skule Lunch & Learn event, you can earn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits. CPD is essential for professional engineers and limited licence holders to renew their licenses annually.

To determine if this Skule Lunch & Learn presentation can be counted towards your CPD hours, please consider the following criteria from PEO & PEAK Program:

  • Contribute to enhancing or maintaining the practitioner’s engineering competence,
  • Feature engineering learning content relevant to their practice area
  • Provide technical or regulatory knowledge pertaining to professional engineering acts,
  • Not count as their professional practice hours or acts of professional engineering.