Join the Office of Indigenous Initiatives and Indigenous Student Services on September 30 for a virtual event sponsored by Hart House commemorating Orange Shirt Day and the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
This year’s virtual event will feature the award-winning Indigenous author, teacher and poet Lee Maracle. Orange Shirt Day virtual backdrops and profile icons are also available for download.
Other ways to participate
We also invite and encourage all members of the U of T community to use the Orange Shirt Day icon as their profile photo and use the virtual backdrop (available for download here) on Teams or Zoom calls the week of September 27.
Join us for a talk and Q&A with John Desjarlais (P.Eng., MBA) and Matthew Dunn (P.Eng., M.Sc.) as they discuss the connections between engineering and Indigenous peoples through design and ethics.
John Desjarlais is Nehinaw Métis from Kaministikominahiko-skak. John is the General Manager at Great Plains Contracting and the President-Elect for the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS).
Matthew Dunn is Dene and a citizen of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation. Matthew is the Senior Strategic Officer, Indigenous Engagement at the University of Saskatchewan.
John and Matthew are also the co-Presidents of the Saskatchewan Professional Chapter of the Canadian Indigenous Science and Engineering Society (.caISES).
Part of the Towards Inclusive Practices Series (TIPS) hosted by the Engineering Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Group.
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.
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.
Honour the experiences of residential school survivors by joining a University-wide event to recognize Orange Shirt Day and National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Students, librarians, faculty and staff may register to attend this event in-person or watch the livestream.
The University of Toronto will commemorate this day of recognition with remarks from Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President, People Strategy, Equity & Culture, and Alexandra Gillespie, Vice-President & Principal, University of Toronto Mississauga, in The Great Hall at Hart House. Andrew Wesley, former Elder-in-Residence at First Nations House, will provide the keynote address: “Twelve Steps to Spiritual Renewal, Healing, and Forgiveness: Reflections on my Residential School Experience.”
Other ways to participate
Purchase an Orange Shirt Day Shirt:
All members of the University community—and Canadians nationwide—are encouraged to wear an orange shirt on September 30 in the spirit of reconciliation. Doing so affirms that “Every Child Matters.”
The University of Toronto Bookstore, in partnership with the Office of Indigenous Initiatives, will have a limited supply of Orange Shirt Day shirts available for purchase.
All proceeds from the sales of the shirts are being directed to Indigenous community organizations—no proceeds will go to the U of T Bookstore or the University of Toronto.
We also invite and encourage all U of T community members to use the Orange Shirt Day icon as their profile photo and use the virtual backdrop (available for download below) on Teams or Zoom calls the week of September 26.
Learn more about Orange Shirt Day and the legacy of Canada’s residential school system.
Discover U of T Engineering at this year’s Ontario Universities’ Fair (OUF)!
At this event, high school students can gather information and chat with staff and current students from our program.
Our Faculty will have a booth at the fair with representatives from all of our programs, including Engineering Science.
OUF runs from 9:30 am to 5 pm daily. Find full details and get your OUF Pass here.
On June 1, the University of Toronto celebrates the beginning of National Indigenous History Month.
On June 21, we also celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day, which coincides with the summer solstice and affirms the traditional importance of this time for many Indigenous peoples and communities.