Events

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.

Sep
30
Fri
Orange Shirt Day 2022 @ Hart House and online
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

 

orange background fading to white with a stylized white feather with birds seeming to fly out of the tip

 

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.”

Visit the event website to register to attend in person, or watch the livestream on YouTube.

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.

Participate virtually:

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.

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Learn more about Orange Shirt Day and the legacy of Canada’s residential school system.

Oct
1
Sat
U of T Engineering @ OUF @ Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Oct 1 – Oct 2 all day

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.

Jan
19
Thu
ESEC 2023 Prep Workshop @ MY360
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
square ESEC 2023 logo in shades of blue

Get ready for ESEC 2023!

Never been to a professional conference before?  Feeling shy about talking to more senior professionals?

 


This workshop, hosted by Troost ILead will help first- and second-year EngSci students get the most out of their Engineering Science Education Conference (ESEC) experience.

You will learn strategies for networking in a professional setting (with speakers, faculty, and fellow classmates) and knowledge on how and what to prepare for the conference. These skills are more important now than ever in our current online-only circumstances.

Students will learn:

  • Networking skills, approaches, & mindsets
  • How to prepare for a networking situation
  • The art of asking good professional questions

Register for the Prep Workshop here (utorID login required).  This event is open to Year 1 and 2 EngSci students only.

Jun
28
Wed
First-Year Engineering Buddy (E-Buddy) Program: Off-Campus Housing Workshop
Jun 28 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 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.

Sep
29
Fri
Orange Shirt Day 2023 @ Hart House and online
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Honour the experiences of residential school survivors by joining a University-wide event to recognize Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation. Students, librarians, faculty members, and staff can register to attend this event in person or watch the live stream.

The University of Toronto will commemorate the day on Friday, September 29th with remarks from Alexandra Gillespie, Vice-President & Principal, University of Toronto Mississauga, and Rose Patten, Chancellor, University of Toronto, in the Great Hall at Hart House. David Kim, Warden, Hart House, will host the commemoration.

Following those remarks, Grant Hurley, Canadiana Librarian, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, Mikayla Redden, Information Services & Instruction Librarian, New College Library, and Desmond Wong, Outreach Librarian, OISE Library, will engage in a panel discussion on making Residential School Survivors’ stories accessible at the University of Toronto Libraries. Angela Henshilwood, Head, Engineering & Computer Science Library, is moderating the discussion.

Orange Shirt Day has been observed on September 30th annually for several years. In June 2021, the Federal Government passed legislation formally recognizing September 30th as the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation.

For more information regarding speakers, how to register and more, please visit the Orange Shirt Day and National Day for Truth & Reconciliation Commemoration event page.


Other ways to participate

Purchase an Orange Shirt Day Shirt

All members of the U of T community are encouraged to wear an orange shirt on September 29-30 in the spirit of reconciliation. Doing so affirms that “Every Child Matters.”

In recognition of Orange Shirt Day 2023 and the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation, the Office of Indigenous Initiatives has again partnered with the U of T Bookstore for a limited supply of orange t-shirts.

MJ Singleton, an Ojibwe, two-spirit student from Migisi Sahgaigan First Nation who is studying at the University of Toronto Mississauga, designed this year’s t-shirt. Their design, titled noojimo’iwe, emphasizes the importance of healing the intergenerational trauma of residential schooling by supporting and loving those around you. The design depicts three children holding hands, with flowers blooming around them.

All proceeds from the sale of these shirts will be directed to Indigenous community organizations—no proceeds will go to the U of T Bookstore or the University of Toronto.

Visit this site to purchase a shirt or learn more about MJ Singleton’s design.

Participate Virtually in Orange Shirt Day

We also encourage all U of T community members to download and use the Orange Shirt Day icon as their profile photo and use the virtual background on Teams or Zoom calls the week of September 25-30 featuring MJ Singleton’s design.

Visit this site to download the icon or virtual background.


Learn more about Orange Shirt Day and the legacy of Canada’s residential school system.

Oct
21
Sat
U of T Engineering @ OUF @ Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Oct 21 – Oct 22 all day

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.

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.