Events

Nov
24
Wed
Disruptors & Dilemmas – Net Zero – Not a Zero-Sum Game: Canada’s Opportunities in a Climate Positive Energy Transition @ Online event
Nov 24 @ 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 for a special edition of the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering’s Disruptors & Dilemmas speaker series, featuring alumni and faculty from U of T Engineering, U of T Arts & Science, University of Toronto Mississauga & University of Toronto Scarborough.

Creating a climate-positive future is a grand challenge of our time and one that is especially relevant to Canada as a major energy producer and exporter. Disruptors & Dilemmas asks a multi-disciplinary panel of experts in engineering, management, philosophy and political science whether the transition to Net Zero will be a zero-sum game for Canada or whether there is a better path economically, socially and politically. To join the conversation, register here today.

This free virtual speaker panel will be moderated by Claire Kennedy, 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.

Feb
16
Wed
Skule Lunch & Learn presents Drinking Water and Health – Should we be Concerned About Microplastics? @ Online event
Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

U of T Engineering Lunch & Learn

U of T Engineering alumni, join us for this monthly series.

Did you know that the Drinking Water Research Group (DWRG) at the University of Toronto has received funding from Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), as well as the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to investigate microplastics in Canadian drinking water? Efforts by the DWRG over the past three years have led to the development and subsequent refinement of advanced microplastic sampling and analysis techniques, allowing us to focus on the different health impact related issues.

But what exactly are Microplastics and why are they referred to as a “triple threat”?

Read more and register for this free and exclusive event.

Mar
9
Wed
Skule Lunch & Learn presents BOLD INNOVATIONS: Engineering Research Highlights @ Online event
Mar 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

U of T Engineering Lunch & Learn

U of T Engineering alumni, join us for this monthly series.

This special event will showcase some of the innovative and progressive research underway at U of T Engineering.

With professors from different departments sharing their expertise and research, you’ll get a taste of the diversity of our Faculty’s research.

Featured speakers:

Upcycling CO2: Achieving energy storage and addressing persistent emissions with renewable electricity, Professor David Sinton (MIE)

Supporting Student Success: Increasing Access to Inclusive Global Research Experiences, Professor Elham Marzi (ISTEP)

Pi in the Sky: Drone-delivered defibrillators for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, Professor Timothy Chan (ISTEP)

Read the abstracts and register for this free and exclusive event.

Apr
13
Wed
Skule Lunch & Learn presents: An Experimentalist’s View on Trusting AI and Its BFF (Data) @ Online event
Apr 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

U of T Engineering Lunch & Learn

U of T Engineering alumni, join us for this monthly series.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is now a part of the standard physical scientist’s tool kit, and it is regularly used to discover exciting new materials and processes. But AI is famously fickle, susceptible to data set bias and imbalance, subject to information leakage during training, and reliant on humans to evaluate its performance.

Professor Jason Hattrick-Simpers (MSE) discusses best practices for the implementation of AI techniques in the field of materials science, the challenges and successes of his research, and why he believes that robots can help us learn to better trust AI.

Read the abstracts and register for this free and exclusive event.

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
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!