Events

Feb
14
Mon
EngSci Research: ESROP-UofT & ESROP-ExOp @ Zoom
Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Event poster for EngSci Research: ESROP-UofT & ESROP-ExOp showing three male students in a lab, surrounded by large electronic equipment.

Year 1 & 2 EngScis, thinking of doing summer research?

Join Prof. Aimy Bazylak and Don Newton to learn about engineering research, what to expect, and how it can help your engineering career.

**BEFORE THE EVENT**  Please watch two video modules in the EngSci Info Hub.

Find the video modules and the Zoom link here (utorID login required).

 

Apr
14
Thu
Skule Nite 2T2 @ Scotiabank Theatre
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

EngSci and EngPhys alumni and students, join the fun at Skule Nite 2T2!

This year there are two great ways to enjoy the hilarity.

You can join this incredible night of hilarious sketch-comedy, dazzling musical numbers, and a few jaw-dropping surprises along the way either in-person or from the comfort of your own home.

Reminder Skule Nite is not for the faint of heart, meaning Skule Nite is for those 18 and over!

Join Skule Nite for the in-person premiere at Scotiabank Theatre, Toronto on Thursday, April 14th, 7pm
Doors open at 7:00pm and the show will begin at 7:30pm.

OR

Join Skule Nite from the comfort of your own home on Saturday, April 16th, 8pm

 

 

Apr
16
Sat
Skule Nite 2T2 – Home Edition @ Online event
Apr 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

EngSci and EngPhys alumni and students, join the fun at Skule Nite 2T2!

This year there are two great ways to enjoy the hilarity.

You can join this incredible night of hilarious sketch-comedy, dazzling musical numbers, and a few jaw-dropping surprises along the way either in-person or from the comfort of your own home.

Reminder Skule Nite is not for the faint of heart, meaning Skule Nite is for those 18 and over!

Join Skule Nite for the in-person premiere at Scotiabank Theatre, Toronto on Thursday, April 14th, 7pm
Doors open at 7:00pm and the show will begin at 7:30pm.

OR

Join Skule Nite from the comfort of your own home on Saturday, April 16th, 8pm

 

 

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
19
Thu
Engineering Research Days 2022: Engineering Sustainability @ Virtual and in-person
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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On May 19, 2022, join researchers, alumni, and students from across U of T Engineering to learn about the exciting research happening within the Faculty and its impact on society.

Engineering Research Days is designed to create opportunities for collaboration and networking with peers and partner organizations from industry, government, and beyond.

The program will feature:

  • Fireside chats with our keynote speakers:
    • Sandra Odendahl, VP and Global Head of Sustainability for Scotiabank
    • Laura Burget, Co-Founder of Three Ships Beauty
  • Panels on emerging research trends
  • Student networking lunch
  • Booths from Engineering Centres and Institutes
  • Open networking reception

This year’s hybrid event will include both virtual and in-person programming and is open to all students, staff and faculty at U of T Engineering, as well as current and prospective partners and key stakeholders across the research ecosystem.

Find full program details, speaker announcements, and registration info here — you don’t want to miss it!

Sep
30
Fri
Orange Shirt Day 2022 @ Hart House and online
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

 

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

The University of Toronto will commemorate this day of recognition with remarks from Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, People Strategy, Equity & Culture, and Alexandra Gillespie, Vice-President & Principal, University of Toronto Mississauga, in The Great Hall at Hart House. Andrew Wesley, former Elder-in-Residence at First Nations House, will provide the keynote address: “Twelve Steps to Spiritual Renewal, Healing, and Forgiveness: Reflections on my Residential School Experience.”

Visit the event website to register to attend in person, or watch the livestream on YouTube.

Other ways to participate

Purchase an Orange Shirt Day Shirt:

All members of the University community—and Canadians nationwide—are encouraged to wear an orange shirt on September 30 in the spirit of reconciliation. Doing so affirms that “Every Child Matters.”

The University of Toronto Bookstore, in partnership with the Office of Indigenous Initiatives, will have a limited supply of Orange Shirt Day shirts available for purchase.

All proceeds from the sales of the shirts are being directed to Indigenous community organizations—no proceeds will go to the U of T Bookstore or the University of Toronto.

Participate virtually:

We also invite and encourage all U of T community members to use the Orange Shirt Day icon as their profile photo and use the virtual backdrop (available for download below) on Teams or Zoom calls the week of September 26.

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

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.

 

Jun
21
Wed
National Indigenous Peoples Day
Jun 21 all day

Indigenous dancers wearing colourful regalia dancing on a large playing field.

On June 1, the University of Toronto celebrates the beginning of National Indigenous History Month.

On June 21, we also celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day, which coincides with the summer solstice and affirms the traditional importance of this time for many Indigenous peoples and communities.

Find full details and 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.

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.