Events

Apr
6
Wed
Praxis III Showcase – Virtual Sessions @ Online event
Apr 6 @ 1:20 pm – 5:00 pm

a male and female worker in Bangladesh smiling to camera while earing reflective safety vests and standing behind two plastic barrels on the side of a street, a transport bicycle and small store in the background

 

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.

Virtual Praxis III Showcase Session

Tuesday – Friday, April 5 – 8, 2022 | various times | Zoom
You will receive links after registering.

Registration is required!

Can’t make it to virtual session?  Check out the in-person Praxis III Showcase Apr. 18.

Learn more and register here.

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

Apr
7
Thu
Praxis III Showcase – Virtual Sessions @ Online event
Apr 7 @ 9:20 am – 7:20 pm

a male and female worker in Bangladesh smiling to camera while earing reflective safety vests and standing behind two plastic barrels on the side of a street, a transport bicycle and small store in the background

 

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.

Virtual Praxis III Showcase Session

Tuesday – Friday, April 5 – 8, 2022 | various times | Zoom
You will receive links after registering.

Registration is required!

Can’t make it to virtual session?  Check out the in-person Praxis III Showcase Apr. 18.

Learn more and register here.

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

Apr
8
Fri
Praxis III Showcase – Virtual Sessions @ Online event
Apr 8 @ 9:20 am – 11:00 am

a male and female worker in Bangladesh smiling to camera while earing reflective safety vests and standing behind two plastic barrels on the side of a street, a transport bicycle and small store in the background

 

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.

Virtual Praxis III Showcase Session

Tuesday – Friday, April 5 – 8, 2022 | various times | Zoom
You will receive links after registering.

Registration is required!

Can’t make it to virtual session?  Check out the in-person Praxis III Showcase Apr. 18.

Learn more and register here.

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

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

a male and female worker in Bangladesh smiling to camera while earing reflective safety vests and standing behind two plastic barrels on the side of a street, a transport bicycle and small store in the background

 

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.

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.

Mar
6
Mon
U of T Entrepreneurship Week @ Multiple venues, across U of T tri-campus
Mar 6 – Mar 9 all day

U of T’s annual celebration of all things entrepreneurship returns for its 7th year

From March 6-9, join University of Toronto’s entrepreneurial community at 15+ events showcasing, celebrating, and rewarding innovation and startup activity at U of T. All are welcome at this week of public events – students, mentors, alumni, business leaders, investors and anyone else who wants to be inspired and learn why U of T is THE place to innovate. With over 600 venture-backed companies launched in the past decade, U of T is ranked as one of the top universities for founders, top five university-managed incubators globally and #1 in Canada for research-based startups.

Find the schedule and registration links for virtual, in-person, and hybrid events here.

 

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

Poster for Engineer at the helm event with photo of Ian Small smiling to camera, wearing a blue shirt and dark pants, standing outside in front of a building and flowering trees.

 

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

view from above of a person typing on a laptop on a wooden table with a notebook and pen nearby

 

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.

Apr
11
Thu
Praxis III Showcase 2024: Focus on Sustainability @ on campus
Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

two female Praxis III students working on a prototype made of wood, metal, and plastic on a wooden bench in a design studio

 

 

Praxis III Showcase 2024:  Focus on Sustainability

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

This year’s Praxis III students worked on projects based in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.

Student teams collaborated with peers from U of T’s Faculty of Arts & Science and focused on design challenges aligned with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 1, 7, 8, 10, 11, and 12 grouped into three broad areas:

  • Sustainable Local Economics in a Globalized World
  • Sustainable Buildings & Energy Management
  • Sustainable Non-Industrial Solid Waste Management

Registration is required for alumni and external guests!

Attend as much or as little of either event as you like.  Please register by Wednesday, April 10.
NOTE:  Registration is not required for current U of T students, staff, and faculty.

Learn more and register here.

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

Apr
12
Fri
Praxis III Showcase 2024: Focus on Sustainability @ on campus
Apr 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

two female Praxis III students working on a prototype made of wood, metal, and plastic on a wooden bench in a design studio

 

 

Praxis III Showcase 2024:  Focus on Sustainability

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

This year’s Praxis III students worked on projects based in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.

Student teams collaborated with peers from U of T’s Faculty of Arts & Science and focused on design challenges aligned with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 1, 7, 8, 10, 11, and 12 grouped into three broad areas:

  • Sustainable Local Economics in a Globalized World
  • Sustainable Buildings & Energy Management
  • Sustainable Non-Industrial Solid Waste Management

Registration is required for alumni and external guests!

Attend as much or as little of either event as you like.  Please register by Wednesday, April 10.
NOTE:  Registration is not required for current U of T students, staff, and faculty.

Learn more and register here.

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