Events

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
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.

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

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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.

Nov
9
Wed
SAVE THE DATE: Skule Lunch & Learn @ Virtual via Zoom
Nov 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

U of T Engineering Lunch & Learn

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.

Speaker and seminar title will be announced soon on the U of T Engineering Alumni website.

Virtual: A Zoom link will be sent to all guests who registered.
Cost: Free

12:00 – Virtual event opens on Zoom
12:05 – Lunch & Learn presentation begins

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.

Dec
7
Wed
Skule Lunch & Learn featuring Professor Gisele Azimi @ Virtual via Zoom
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

U of T Engineering Lunch & Learn

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 Gizele Azimi (MSE / ChemE)

The seminar title will be announced soon on the U of T Engineering Alumni website.

Virtual: A Zoom link will be sent to all guests who registered.
Cost: Free

12:00 – Virtual event opens on Zoom
12:05 – Lunch & Learn presentation begins

Jan
11
Wed
Skule Lunch & Learn Presents “Toward Co-Robotic Construction: Visual AI to Ensure Co-Workers’ Safety” @ Virtual via Zoom
Jan 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

U of T Engineering Lunch & Learn

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 Daeho Kim (CivMinE)

Imagine walking onto a construction site to find robotics carrying out repetitive and laborious tasks while workers focused on supervising robotic systems and troubleshooting uncertainties, expending far less physical exertion.

With greater development in robotics and automation, the construction industry is gradually gearing up to embrace a range of robotic solutions to break through the sustained suffering from low productivity, poor safety, and the shortage of skilled young labourers. 

However, are these construction companies ready to deploy robots in these dynamic construction sites? Join us on January 11th as Professor Daeho Kim discusses a critical element in realizing co-robotic construction, worker safety, and how his research approach aims to foster a new workforce specialized in robot collaboration with ensured workers’ safety.  

Virtual: A Zoom link will be sent to all guests who registered.
Cost: Free

12:00 – Virtual event opens on Zoom
12:05 – Lunch & Learn presentation begins

Feb
8
Wed
Skule Lunch & Learn: Ethics in an Age of Uncertainty @ Virtual via Zoom
Feb 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

U of T Engineering Lunch & Learn

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.

As a practical field, engineering has often preferred a utilitarian approach to ethics. However, in a world of automation and artificial intelligence, such an approach may be unequal to the task.

To overcome this, we need to reframe our thinking through an ethical lens. Doing so entails building a robust and flexible approach to ethical decision-making. This approach must allow for uncertainty before we can manage and work with a rapid influx of complex ideas.

On February 8th, Professor Robert Irish will explore two approaches—one built from classical virtue ethics and one from Indigenous care ethics. In his presentation, he will discuss the role of ethics in engineering education and the profession and how these approaches can help us to see our world more holistically.

Virtual: A Zoom link will be sent to all guests who registered.
Cost: Free

12:00 – Virtual event opens on Zoom
12:05 – Lunch & Learn presentation begins

Mar
8
Wed
SAVE THE DATE: Skule Lunch & Learn @ Virtual via Zoom
Mar 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

U of T Engineering Lunch & Learn

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.

Speaker and seminar title will be announced soon on the U of T Engineering Alumni website.

Virtual: A Zoom link will be sent to all guests who registered.
Cost: Free

12:00 – Virtual event opens on Zoom
12:05 – Lunch & Learn presentation begins