Events

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

Apr
5
Wed
Skule Lunch & Learn “After Dark” @ Faculty Club
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

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U of T Engineering alumni, you’re invited to this monthly series.

Join fellow graduates to learn about exciting research in diverse subjects from U of T Engineering professors.


Experiential Learning in Engineering Education: “A Golden Age for Makers”

In society, the growing demands placed on individuals are becoming increasingly more complex and challenging to handle. However, hands-on learning opportunities can help prepare students with the competencies required to devise effective solutions to real-world problems.In January 2022, the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto, in collaboration with Professor Sean Hum, launched an exciting new second-year course, ECE295 – Hardware Design and Communication, which has students working in teams to design, build and test a complete electronic system from scratch.“Students are involved from the conceptual and computer-aided design right down to the mounting of components on the circuit boards, as well as using a variety of modern test and measurement equipment and debugging their designs,” Professor Sean Hum says. “That end-to-end experience isn’t available at other universities — not at the second-year level.”Join us on April 5 at the Faculty Club to hear Professor Sean Hum share his rationale for implementing this innovative new course in our curriculum and how it advances student success.Guests will have an opportunity to network with some of the talented students from ECE295 and to to view some of the final hardware design products created by the students themselves!

View Professor Sean Hum’s bio here.

 

May
31
Wed
U of T Alumni Reunion 2023 @ various
May 31 – Jun 4 all day

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OLD FRIENDS. NEW EXPERIENCES.

Come bond with friends from your U of T days, meet new people, and learn cool stuff together. There are so many events to choose from, including activities at your college or faculty and special events for anyone who graduated in a year ending in 3 or 8. Of course, all U of T grads are invited to join us online or in person at Alumni Reunion 2023.

Find find U of T Engineering-specific events here.  Registration opens in late March 2023.

Would you like help reconnecting with EngSci or EngPhys classmates for reunion? 
Join the EngSci Group in U of T Engineering CONNECT, or contact EngSci’s External Relations Officer, Christina Heidorn, at engsci@utoronto.ca.

Jun
3
Sat
EngSci & Engineering Events @ U of T Alumni Reunion 2023 @ various
Jun 3 all day

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U of T Engineering alumni who graduated in a year ending in 3 or 8 are invited to save the date for the 2023 reunion activities.

Would you like help reconnecting with EngSci or EngPhys classmates for reunion? 
Join the EngSci Group in U of T Engineering CONNECT, or contact EngSci’s External Relations Officer, Christina Heidorn, at engsci@utoronto.ca.


Social: Alumni Suds

Friday, June 2, 2023, 6:00 – 9:00 PM ET

Join fellow Engineering alumni to reconnect over food and drink while sharing stories from your Skule days. All years welcome. Ticket price includes one drink ticket, food, non-alcoholic beverages and more!

Location: Faculty Club, 41 Willcocks St, Toronto

Early Bird Price: $20 (until April 30)

Regular Price: $25 (from May 1)

 

EngSci Social @ Departmental Open House

Saturday, June 3, 2023, 1:00 – 3:00 PM ET

Reconnect with your department or division and hear exciting updates from faculty and students. Each unit—including EngSci—will host their own open house; activities will include lab tours, student displays and meeting with academic leaders and current students. Families welcome.

Location: Engineering Complex

Free

 

Dinner Dance

Saturday, June 3, 2023, 5:30 PM – 12:00 AM ET

Honoured year alumni are invited to join us for an evening of dinner and dancing as we toast to milestone anniversaries and the lifelong connections made at U of T Engineering. Ticket price includes 3 course dinner, 3 alcoholic beverages, live music, engineering memorabilia and more!  The cocktail reception begins at 6 pm, and alumni are invited to arrive for 5:30 pm to hear an inspirational talk from Canadian business leader, John Ruffolo, who will share his incredible journey of resilience and how it inspired him to give back.

Special Alumni Reunion hotel rate available until April 15, subject to availability.

Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel

Early Bird Price: $100 (until April 30)

Regular Price: $125 (from May 1)

Oct
11
Wed
Skule Lunch & Learn: The Power of Non-Invasive Brain-Computer Interfaces in Pediatric Rehab @ Virtua
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

U of T Engineering Lunch & Learn

U of T Engineering alumni, join us for this monthly series. Learn about exciting research in diverse subjects from U of T Engineering professors.

This month, ignite your curiosity and dive into the captivating world of non-invasive brain-computer interfaces with EngSci alumnus Professor Tom Chau (BME). Hear how new breakthroughs and clinical applications are opening doors of inclusion for children and youth with disabilities.  

Register now and be part of an event that will reshape your perspective on what is possible for the future of rehabilitation.

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


*NEW INITIATIVE*

By registering for the Skule Lunch & Learn event, you can earn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits. CPD is essential for professional engineers and limited licence holders to renew their licenses annually.

To determine if this Skule Lunch & Learn presentation can be counted towards your CPD hours, please consider the following criteria from PEO & PEAK Program:

  • Contribute to enhancing or maintaining the practitioner’s engineering competence,
  • Feature engineering learning content relevant to their practice area
  • Provide technical or regulatory knowledge pertaining to professional engineering acts,
  • Not count as their professional practice hours or acts of professional engineering.

 

Oct
14
Sat
EngSci event @ 150th Anniversary Open House @ University of Toronto
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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See behind the scenes at U of T Engineering in this special 150 anniversary Faculty-wide open house. Tour our facilities, learn about ground-breaking research, and participate in hands-on activities in this family-friendly event. 

Check out the many other activities, tours, and interactive demonstrations happening across U of T Engineering.

Then register your family and friends for this FREE event – everyone is welcome!

 

Engineering Science @ U of T: Courage to Explore

We’re throwing our doors open from 10 am – 2 pm! Come see what our one-of-a-kind program is all about, and how it has evolved over its remarkable 90-year history.

Join us in the newly renovated EngSci student spaces as students show off exciting design projects, history displays, and activities suitable for the whole family.

 

Schedule

9:00 AM – Registration opens at Myhal Centre
10:15 AM – Welcome and remarks from Dean Christopher Yip in Myhal Centre Auditorium
10:30 AM – Enjoy and explore activities and tours, including EngSci’s event above

 

Nov
8
Wed
Skule Lunch & Learn: Artificial Tissues for Personalized Medicine: A Powerful Tool for Healthcare and Drug Development @ Virtual
Nov 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

U of T Engineering Lunch & Learn

U of T Engineering alumni, join us for this monthly series. Learn about exciting research in diverse subjects from U of T Engineering professors.

join us for an exclusive Skule Lunch & Learn featuring 2023 EAN Award Winner, Professor Alison McGuigan.

Aging populations and chronic diseases are posing unprecedented challenges to healthcare systems. McGuigan’s groundbreaking work on artificial tissues offers transformative opportunities to revolutionize drug development, personalized therapies, and predictive disease detection.  

Secure your spot by registering today and learn about changing the boundaries of possibility in healthcare innovation. 

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


*NEW INITIATIVE*

By registering for the Skule Lunch & Learn event, you can earn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits. CPD is essential for professional engineers and limited licence holders to renew their licenses annually.

To determine if this Skule Lunch & Learn presentation can be counted towards your CPD hours, please consider the following criteria from PEO & PEAK Program:

  • Contribute to enhancing or maintaining the practitioner’s engineering competence,
  • Feature engineering learning content relevant to their practice area
  • Provide technical or regulatory knowledge pertaining to professional engineering acts,
  • Not count as their professional practice hours or acts of professional engineering.

 

 

Dec
6
Wed
Skule Lunch & Learn: Explore How AI Can Expand Access and Applications of Talk Therapy @ Virtual
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

U of T Engineering Lunch & Learn

U of T Engineering alumni, join us for this monthly series. Learn about exciting research in diverse subjects from U of T Engineering professors.

join us for an exclusive Skule Lunch & Learn featuring ECE Professor Jonathan Rose (EngSci 8T0, ElecE MASc 8T2, PhD 8T6).

Picture this: A future where the latest AI language capability offers accessible talk therapy at any time, in any location.

Professor Jonathan Rose’s research into Natural Language Processing and applications in mental health includes a widely used behaviour-change chatbot to aid smokers in their path to quitting. In this presentation, he will present insights from the experimental deployment of his most recent versions of the chatbot, and also comment on the latest Large Language Models (cousins of ChatGPT) and how they could outperform previous models.

Register today and embark on a journey into the future of mental health support.

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


*NEW INITIATIVE*

By registering for the Skule Lunch & Learn event, you can earn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits. CPD is essential for professional engineers and limited licence holders to renew their licenses annually.

To determine if this Skule Lunch & Learn presentation can be counted towards your CPD hours, please consider the following criteria from PEO & PEAK Program:

  • Contribute to enhancing or maintaining the practitioner’s engineering competence,
  • Feature engineering learning content relevant to their practice area
  • Provide technical or regulatory knowledge pertaining to professional engineering acts,
  • Not count as their professional practice hours or acts of professional engineering.

 

 

Jan
10
Wed
Skule Lunch & Learn: Synthetic Biology Sensing Systems for Tackling Global Healthcare Challenges @ Virtual
Jan 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

U of T Engineering Lunch & Learn

U of T Engineering alumni, join us for this monthly series. Learn about exciting research in diverse subjects from U of T Engineering professors.

Join us for an exclusive Skule Lunch & Learn featuring Professor Nicole Weckman (ISTEP/ChemE).

Picture this: A future where the latest AI language capability offers accessible talk therapy at any time, in any location.

One of the greatest challenges facing the world is the need for efficient, affordable and sustainable healthcare. This has become more complicated in recent years due to antimicrobial resistance, a deadly global health threat.  

In her presentation, Professor Weckman will discuss innovations that could help us overcome these challenges, including diagnostic sensors that combine cell-free synthetic biology, advanced micro and nanoscale sensing systems, and streamlined engineering design. She will describe innovative techniques to rapidly identify multidrug-resistant pathogens and discuss low-cost diagnostic platforms for point-of-care testing — crucial for global health equity. 

Register today to learn about new diagnostic tools and techniques that could improve access to sustainable healthcare.

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

Cost: Free


*NEW INITIATIVE*

By registering for the Skule Lunch & Learn event, you can earn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits. CPD is essential for professional engineers and limited licence holders to renew their licenses annually.

To determine if this Skule Lunch & Learn presentation can be counted towards your CPD hours, please consider the following criteria from PEO & PEAK Program:

  • Contribute to enhancing or maintaining the practitioner’s engineering competence,
  • Feature engineering learning content relevant to their practice area
  • Provide technical or regulatory knowledge pertaining to professional engineering acts,
  • Not count as their professional practice hours or acts of professional engineering.

 

 

Jan
18
Thu
ESEC 2024 Prep Workshop @ WB130
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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Get ready for ESEC 2024!

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.