Events

Mar
31
Wed
Shared Unity, Shared Action: Dismantling Anti-Asian Racism @ Online event
Mar 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office joins the University of Toronto in condemning anti-Asian racism, misogyny, and all forms of racial violence. There is no denying the pain, sadness, and anger that many are feeling given recent events of racial and gender-based violence in Atlanta, Georgia. As we navigate and action-plan during these difficult times, the Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office invites the community to collectively gather to confront, resist and denounce racism, anti-Asian racism, and White supremacy. Join us as we ignite love, compassion, support and restoration while building community during these challenging times.

This space will center a presentation and Q &A with May Lui, Educator and Consultant, on the topic, “Confronting Anti-Asian Racism: What you Need to Know”. This conversation will explore the complexities of anti-Asian racism, its impact and the principles that must be centered as we move forward to meaningful change.

  • Format: Presentation and Q & A, followed by a closure activity.
  • Platform: Virtual- Zoom.
  • Audience: Racialized voices will be prioritized. Allies are welcome to attend. Open to students, staff, faculty, librarians, chaplains, and external community.

Please note that Jia Yao and Bristy Chakrabarty from the Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre, will be available for support during this event.

Event Program:

  • Opening Remarks: Karima Hashmani, Executive Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion | Office of Vice-President Human Resources & Equity
  • Remarks and Moment of Silence: Dr. Joseph Wong, Vice President, International | University of Toronto
  • Keynote Presentation: May Lui, Educator and Consultant
  • Closure Activity: Co-Facilitated by Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office and the Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre
Jun
24
Thu
Engineering Research Days: Empowering Innovation @ Online event
Jun 24 – Jun 25 all day

Engineering Research Days 2021

On June 24 and 25, 2021, the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering is launching Engineering Research Days, a new virtual event that will bring together our research community and create opportunities for collaboration. U of T Engineering continues to be Canada’s top-ranked engineering school and consistently ranks in the global top 20. Our faculty are international leaders in their fields, innovative educators and dedicated mentors. U of T Engineering’s research strengths draw students and faculty from all over the world.

This year’s theme of ‘Empowering Innovation’ highlights U of T Engineering’s research accomplishments and spotlight opportunities for collaboration across faculty, external partners, industry representatives and the broader U of T community. Both the program and platform, Spatial Chat, are designed to foster and encourage interaction in an engaging and collaborative environment.

The program will feature:

Interactive fireside chats with keynote speakers
Panels on emerging research trends and themes
Poster sessions
Networking opportunities

This year’s research themes include:

Robotics & Autonomy
Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
Urban Engineering & Innovative Mobility
Engineering for Sustainability
Enabling Engineering through Artificial Intelligence
Health & Bioengineering
Electrification in Society
Computation, Communications & Connectivity

Reserve your spot

The event is open to all students, staff and faculty in U of T Engineering, as well as current and prospective industry partners and key stakeholders across the research ecosystem. Registration is required.

Register now

Dec
1
Wed
Skule Lunch & Learn presents Something from Nothing: The Practice and Promise of 3D Printing @ Online event
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

U of T Engineering Lunch & Learn Join us this month as former EngSci Chair, Professor Mark Kortschot (EngSci 8T4), highlights the key principles of 3D printing and addresses the possible benefits and limitations of this family of techniques.

Industrial designers have used 3D printing technology for almost 35 years to build prototypes of their designs, but the field has expanded dramatically over the past ten years. Now, 3D printers are used to produce a wide variety of things, including airplane parts, buildings, custom prosthetics, edible pastries, and more.

In this talk, Professor Kortschot will talk about the range of advanced materials now being used to print load-bearing parts, which has been the focus of his research over the past five years. He will also talk about the home hobbyist market, which has exploded recently due to the expiration of key technology patents.

To illustrate exactly what is involved, Professor Kortschot will present a live demonstration during the Lunch & Learn presentation. He will design a small part in a computer-aided design program on camera, create the printing file, and send it to the desktop printer in his office to show how easy the process is.

View Professor Kortschot’s professional bio and register for this free and exclusive event.

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.

See the posts on Twitter »

May
19
Thu
Engineering Research Days 2022: Engineering Sustainability @ Virtual and in-person
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

a small seedling growing out of a small pile of soil on top of an enlarged circuit board

 

On May 19, 2022, join researchers, alumni, and students from across U of T Engineering to learn about the exciting research happening within the Faculty and its impact on society.

Engineering Research Days is designed to create opportunities for collaboration and networking with peers and partner organizations from industry, government, and beyond.

The program will feature:

  • Fireside chats with our keynote speakers:
    • Sandra Odendahl, VP and Global Head of Sustainability for Scotiabank
    • Laura Burget, Co-Founder of Three Ships Beauty
  • Panels on emerging research trends
  • Student networking lunch
  • Booths from Engineering Centres and Institutes
  • Open networking reception

This year’s hybrid event will include both virtual and in-person programming and is open to all students, staff and faculty at U of T Engineering, as well as current and prospective partners and key stakeholders across the research ecosystem.

Find full program details, speaker announcements, and registration info here — you don’t want to miss it!

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.