Events

Apr
18
Mon
Praxis II Showcase @ Hart House
Apr 18 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Students at the 2019 Praxis II Showcase show off the user-friendly Naloxone kit they created.

 

This year’s Praxis II Showcase will not be open to the public. 

Registration is required for Praxis II project stakeholders who are not members of the U of T community.  Please register by Thursday, April 14.

Drop-ins will not be admitted.

Monday, April 18, 2022 | 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
Project stakeholders:  find event details and registration here.

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 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 event here.

Media enquiries are welcome.  Please visit the link above for contact information.

Praxis III Showcase
Apr 18 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

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Praxis III has gone global!

This year’s Praxis III students worked closely with business peers from the United States on projects based in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Thailand, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malaysia, Indonesia, Yemen, Bangladesh.

Faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends are invited to see what our Praxis III students have been up to.

In-person Praxis III Showcase

Monday, April 18, 2022 | 9 AM to 5 PM EDT | on campus
PLEASE NOTE: Vaccine and mask mandates are in effect on campus.
You will receive instructions and COVID guidelines after registering.

Registration is required!

Can’t make it to campus?  Check out the Praxis III virtual sessions Apr. 5 – 8.

Learn more and register here.

Media enquiries are welcome.  Please visit the link above for contact information.

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

a small seedling growing out of a small pile of soil on top of an enlarged circuit board

 

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!

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.

Oct
12
Wed
Skule Lunch & Learn After Dark: featuring Professor Eric Diller @ Virtual and in-person
Oct 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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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.

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

 

animation of a yellow question mark turning into the black, teal, and red event logo

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.

 

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.

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)