Events

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

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.

 

Jun
20
Tue
Spring Convocation Ceremony @ Convocation Hall
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

 

exterior of Convocation Hall with blue convocation banners hanging between columns

Congratulations to the graduating EngSci class of 2T3 and 2T2 PEY!

We look forward to celebrating this important milestone with you at Spring Convocation 2023.

Please find full details on the Convocation website.

#UofTGrad23

EngSci Convocation Reception @ U of T St. George campus
Jun 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

photo of five students showing off their iron rings to the camera at the EngSci Convocation Reception 2022

Graduating students from the EngSci class of 2T3 and 2T2 PEY, join us for a special reception after your Convocation Ceremony!

The event will include award presentations and a chance to celebrate with classmates, family, professors, and staff.

Look for your invitation in your inbox in May!

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.

 

 

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.