Events

Dec
6
Mon
Tri-campus National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women @ Online Event
Dec 6 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

 

graphic of 14 pale blue roses on a dark blue background with text "University of Toronto Engineering, #WeRemember, December 6, 1989

 

This year marks the 32nd anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre, the deadliest mass shooting in Canadian history. The 14 victims, 12 of whom were engineering students, were targeted because they were women in an engineering school. The anniversary of the tragedy has since become a day of remembrance and action against the many ways women continue to experience harm, violence and discrimination — particularly among girls, Indigenous women, two-spirit people, Black women, trans women, racialized women, and women in STEM.

On Monday, December 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET, we invite students, staff, faculty, librarians, alumni and partners to attend a virtual, tri-campus commemoration of this important day. The event includes a memorial and panel discussion about the rise of gender-based violence during COVID-19, and how we can integrate prevention strategies into our pandemic recovery. Together, we will re-commit ourselves to reflection, awareness and putting an end to gender-based violence.

Take action and register today at uoft.me/NDRAVW.

This event is co-hosted by the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, Community Safety Office, Sexual and Gender Diversity Office, Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre and Hart House.

#MyActionsMatterProgram

  • Opening Remarks
  • Award Presentation for Scholarly Achievement in the Area of Gender-Based Violence
  • Memorial and Reflection
  • Musical Performance by Skule™ Orchestra
  • Panel Discussion with Q&A:  Reflections on ending gender-based violence in a post-pandemic world

Over the 14 days leading up to December 6, U of T Engineering will share one action a day towards ending gender-based discrimination and violence. Join the conversation using #MyActionsMatter.

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Jan
12
Wed
Skule Lunch & Learn presents Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: Will AI Replace My Clinician? @ Online event
Jan 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

U of T Engineering Lunch & Learn Join us this month as Professor Ervin Sejdić (ECE) will discuss the recent advances of artificial intelligence and how it is transforming the healthcare industry.

Artificial intelligence is an exciting field spanning computer science, engineering, mathematics, and statistics. In recent years, it has become a hot topic that promises to revolutionize many aspects of our daily lives ranging from our cars to our health. However, only a few truly understand what artificial intelligence represents, and how it can be helpful in our professional lives.

Professor Sejdić will address a question that we often ask ourselves: Will artificial intelligence replace my clinician? He will also cover some of recent developments dealing with artificial intelligence and dysphagia, a swallowing disorder caused by a variety of neurological conditions (e.g., stroke, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease), head and neck cancer, genetic syndromes, and iatrogenic conditions or trauma. A recently proposed field called computational deglutition is a collaboration between clinicians and the data science community aimed at the development of clinically relevant algorithms that will aid clinicians during the assessment and treatment of swallowing disorders.

View Professor Sejdić’s professional bio 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.

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.

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

Lunch & Learn After Dark Series logo in bright lit up colours in front a dark blue brick wall, reminiscent of a sign in a dark club

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.

Jul
11
Tue
First-Year Engineering Buddy (E-Buddy) Program: University Health Insurance Plan Session
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Are you a new first-year international EngSci student? The First Year E-Buddy Program is here to support you with your transition to the Faculty and the University! 

E-Buddies are upper-year engineering peer mentors who will provide support by answering questions about life at U of T Engineering, sharing their experiences, and providing information about campus resources. They will also provide informal programming and events to build community amongst international students, as well as provide support through structured workshops and events. 

All first-year international U of T Engineering students are eligible to participate in this program. 

Find full details and registration for E-Buddy events here.