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.

EngSci Research: ESROP Q & A @ Zoom link will be emailed after registration
Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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Year 1 & 2 EngScis, are you interested in research?

Join us for a special panel discussion with EngSci students who have recently completed placements through our Engineering Science Research Opportunities Program (ESROP) at U of T and abroad.

Learn how they found their research projects, what they learned from their experience, and what to expect from summer research.

Meet the panelists and register here.

 

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

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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).

 

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.

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.

Nov
16
Wed
After EngSci: Writing Strong Grad School Applications @ BA 1210
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

After EngSci: Writing Strong Grad School Statements

Fourth year EngSci students, are you applying to graduate school this year?

 

Join Prof. Alan Chong for a special session to learn how to put your best foot forward with a strong personal statement.

This event has three components:

1. Watch Prof. Chong’s short video modules before the event—find them on the EngSci Info Hub’s Grad School Info page (UTORid login required):

  • Understanding personal statements: What they are, and how to structure them
  • Past experiences: Three example statements that show you how to decide what to include
  • Future work, communication principles, and resources to help you

Once you’ve seen the videos, you probably have some questions about your specific situation, schools, and goals.

Come to the event to ask Prof. Chong about how to make the best impression and build a convincing argument for yourself through your personal statement.

2. Ask a question before the event

After you have watched the videos, you can submit or upvote questions for Prof. Chong ahead of the event through Slido, event code #nov162022.  There will also be plenty of time to ask questions live during the event.

3. Attend the event

This event is open to EngSci students in their last year of study.  Register for the session here.

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.

 

Mar
21
Tue
An engineer at the helm: navigating through change, conflict, and culture @ in-person & virtual
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Join Professor Elham Marzi (ISTEP) in conversation with U of T Engineering alumnus and entrepreneur Ian Small (EngSci 8T6, MSc CompSci 8T9) as he shares insights and advice gained from over three decades of working in engineering startups and management.

Topics will include how to manage and lead change, how to make challenging organizational decisions, and how to help employees and company culture navigate transitions.

Speaker bio:

Ian Small has spent more than 30 years in Silicon Valley since graduating from the University of Toronto, working in tech companies ranging from three-person startups to 100,000-employee multinationals. He first worked as a software engineer, and spent time in software engineering management and software product management before transitioning into a range of business leadership roles.

Ian currently serves on the boards of Lumentum (NASDAQ:LITE, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of lasers and photonic devices) and Snapdocs (a venture-backed startup driving mortgage automation). Ian has worked with a number of Sequoia Capital portfolio companies, including working as CEO of Evernote (personal productivity software), CEO of TokBox (video platform-as-a-service), and a lengthy stint with MarkLogic (NoSQL database). Ian also served as Global Chief Data Officer at Telefónica, following its acquisition of TokBox, served on the advisory board to Loon (a Google X Labs spinout), and started his Silicon Valley career in the Human Interface Group at Apple Computer.

Ian’s experience in Silicon Valley includes fundraising, tech mergers and acquisitions (both as buyer and seller), and tech spinouts. Ian graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science (Computer Science option) and an M.Sc. in Computer Science, and is a holder of more than 10 patents.

Moderator:

Professor Elham Marzi is a Teaching Stream faculty member in the Institute for Studies in Transdisciplinary Engineering Education & Practice (ISTEP). She teaches in areas inclusive of Organizational Behaviour, HRM, Strategy,and Negotiations in the Business Minor Program.

This event will be a moderated fireside chat with audience Q&A.

Register to attend in person or virtually
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 | 6-7 PM EST
In-person: HS610, Health Sciences Building, 155 College Street
Virtual: Zoom link will be emailed to you after registration

Questions? Please email Professor Elham Marzi at elham.marzi@utoronto.ca.

 

 

 

 

 

Oct
10
Tue
After EngSci: Writing Strong Grad School Applications @ BA 1200
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Year 3, PEY and Year 4 EngSci students, are you thinking of applying to graduate school?

 

Join Professors Arthur Chan and Rob Irish for a special session to learn how to put your best foot forward with a strong personal statement.

This event has three components:

1. Watch three short video modules before the event—find them on the EngSci Info Hub’s Grad School Info page (UTORid login required):

  • Understanding personal statements: What they are, and how to structure them
  • Past experiences: Three example statements that show you how to decide what to include
  • Future work, communication principles, and resources to help you

Once you’ve seen the videos, you probably have some questions about your specific situation, schools, and goals.

Come to the event to ask about how to make the best impression and build a convincing argument for yourself through your personal statement.

2. Ask a question before the event

After you have watched the videos, you can submit or upvote questions ahead of the event through Slido, event code #10oct2023.  There will also be plenty of time to ask questions live during the event.

3. Attend the event

This event is open to upper year EngSci students.  Register for the session here.