You’re invited to a night of Real Talk with engineering alumni about the intersection of engineering skills and social change. Equip yourself with knowledge that can help you make decisions about when to act for social change versus when to step back, learn how to find your way when you want to contribute your engineering skills but don’t know how, and better understand how engineers can strike a balance between supporting others and empowering themselves to lead.
This night will offer:
- Tools and take-aways from working alumni that you can use as you decide on and a plan a course to contribute to social justice initiatives with engineering skills and expertise.
- Find out how engineering alumni have empowered themselves,
- The hard lessons they’ve learned about social change work, how they’ve adjusted their approaches and persevered
- The power of deep listening
- A chance for you to plot your own steps towards empowering yourself and others in the face of overwhelming projects for systemic change, including preliminary learning.
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.
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.