Events

Oct
1
Sat
U of T Engineering @ OUF @ Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Oct 1 – Oct 2 all day

Discover U of T Engineering at this year’s Ontario Universities’ Fair (OUF)!

At this event, high school students can gather information and chat with staff and current students from our program.

Our Faculty will have a booth at the fair with representatives from all of our programs, including Engineering Science.

OUF runs from 9:30 am to 5 pm daily.  Find full details and get your OUF Pass 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
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.

Jul
11
Tue
First-Year Engineering Buddy (E-Buddy) Program: University Health Insurance Plan Session
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Are you a new first-year international EngSci student? The First Year E-Buddy Program is here to support you with your transition to the Faculty and the University! 

E-Buddies are upper-year engineering peer mentors who will provide support by answering questions about life at U of T Engineering, sharing their experiences, and providing information about campus resources. They will also provide informal programming and events to build community amongst international students, as well as provide support through structured workshops and events. 

All first-year international U of T Engineering students are eligible to participate in this program. 

Find full details and registration for E-Buddy events here.

Sep
29
Fri
Orange Shirt Day 2023 @ Hart House and online
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Honour the experiences of residential school survivors by joining a University-wide event to recognize Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation. Students, librarians, faculty members, and staff can register to attend this event in person or watch the live stream.

The University of Toronto will commemorate the day on Friday, September 29th with remarks from Alexandra Gillespie, Vice-President & Principal, University of Toronto Mississauga, and Rose Patten, Chancellor, University of Toronto, in the Great Hall at Hart House. David Kim, Warden, Hart House, will host the commemoration.

Following those remarks, Grant Hurley, Canadiana Librarian, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, Mikayla Redden, Information Services & Instruction Librarian, New College Library, and Desmond Wong, Outreach Librarian, OISE Library, will engage in a panel discussion on making Residential School Survivors’ stories accessible at the University of Toronto Libraries. Angela Henshilwood, Head, Engineering & Computer Science Library, is moderating the discussion.

Orange Shirt Day has been observed on September 30th annually for several years. In June 2021, the Federal Government passed legislation formally recognizing September 30th as the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation.

For more information regarding speakers, how to register and more, please visit the Orange Shirt Day and National Day for Truth & Reconciliation Commemoration event page.


Other ways to participate

Purchase an Orange Shirt Day Shirt

All members of the U of T community are encouraged to wear an orange shirt on September 29-30 in the spirit of reconciliation. Doing so affirms that “Every Child Matters.”

In recognition of Orange Shirt Day 2023 and the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation, the Office of Indigenous Initiatives has again partnered with the U of T Bookstore for a limited supply of orange t-shirts.

MJ Singleton, an Ojibwe, two-spirit student from Migisi Sahgaigan First Nation who is studying at the University of Toronto Mississauga, designed this year’s t-shirt. Their design, titled noojimo’iwe, emphasizes the importance of healing the intergenerational trauma of residential schooling by supporting and loving those around you. The design depicts three children holding hands, with flowers blooming around them.

All proceeds from the sale of these shirts will be directed to Indigenous community organizations—no proceeds will go to the U of T Bookstore or the University of Toronto.

Visit this site to purchase a shirt or learn more about MJ Singleton’s design.

Participate Virtually in Orange Shirt Day

We also encourage all U of T community members to download and use the Orange Shirt Day icon as their profile photo and use the virtual background on Teams or Zoom calls the week of September 25-30 featuring MJ Singleton’s design.

Visit this site to download the icon or virtual background.


Learn more about Orange Shirt Day and the legacy of Canada’s residential school system.

Oct
21
Sat
U of T Engineering @ OUF @ Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Oct 21 – Oct 22 all day

Discover U of T Engineering at this year’s Ontario Universities’ Fair (OUF)!

At this event, high school students can gather information and chat with staff and current students from our program.

Our Faculty will have a booth at the fair with representatives from all of our programs, including Engineering Science.

OUF runs from 9:30 am to 5 pm daily.  Find full details and get your OUF Pass 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
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.