Calendar

Sep
22
Fri
First Nations House Orientation / Open House @ First Nations House
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Are you a new Indigenous student at U of T? Join us for the FNH Orientation.

Meet new people, learn about the supports we offer and how to get involved on campus. Followed by the FNH Open House 12 – 2 p.m. RSVP to fnh.info@utoronto.ca.

Sep
23
Sat
8th Annual Orbis Challenge @ St. George campus
Sep 23 – Sep 24 all-day

Program your way to victory in a battle to build a champion video game AI.

The Orbis Challenge is an annual, weekend-long programming competition. Your challenge is to build an AI to play a video game in 24 hours, competing as an individual or in a team of two. The goal is for your AI to outperform and outlast those of opposing team.

There will be food, swag and a ton of great prizes. Last year two students from Engineering Science won. Will you rise to the challenge?

Register today.

This event is generously sponsored by alumnus Alvin Mok (EngSci 0T3) and his company, Orbis Access.

Sep
25
Mon
Queer Orientation 2017
Sep 25 – Sep 30 all-day
Queer Orientation Week

Queer Orientation (QO) is an annual week of LGBTQ-focused programming across all three campuses of U of T during the month of September. QO is an opportunity for new and returning students, staff and faculty to make connections, engage in activities and have discussions related to LGBTQ+ communities. 2017 marks QO Week’s 11th anniversary at the University of Toronto.  There are 42 events happening across all three campuses from September 25 – 30, 2017. A complete list of events is available online

 

Meet pop culture phenom Jonny Sun (EngSci 1T1 + PEY) @ Mechanical Building, Room 102
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Jonny SunWith almost 500k followers on Twitter, Jonny Sun (EngSci 1T1 + PEY) a.k.a. jomny sun is one of U of T Engineering’s most famous alumni. At a free event on September 25, Sun will talk about how life in Engineering Science helped with his creative and professional development.

Find out why Time magazine called him one of the “25 Most Influential People on the Internet.

Jonathan Sun is the author behind @jonnysun and “everyone’s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too” (HarperPerennial, 2017). When he isn’t tweeting, he is an architect, designer, engineer, artist, playwright and comedy writer. He is currently a doctoral student at MIT, a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard, and a creative researcher at the Harvard metaLAB, where he studies social media and online community. As a playwright, Jonathan’s work has been performed at the Yale School of Drama, Factory Theater in Toronto, Hart House Theater, Theater Lab in Toronto, and the University of Toronto Drama Festival (where he received the President’s Award for Best Production). As an artist and illustrator, his work has been commissioned by the New Haven ArtSpace, and exhibited at MIT, the Yale School of Architecture and the University of Toronto. He is the creator of @tinycarebot and the co-creator of the MIT Humor Series.

Want to learn more about everyone’s favourite “aliebn”? Read this profile on Sun in the New York Times Magazine.

While the event is free, registration is required.  Jonny will sign copies of his new book “everyone’s an aliebn when ur a aliebn too” after the event.

 

Sep
26
Tue
Next 36 x Next AI National Campus Tour at U of T
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join Next 36 at the University of Toronto on September 26th to learn about the Next 36 and NextAI programs, application timelines, what you can expect and more. Bring your toughest questions and meet with NEXT Canada representatives and alumni.

Please note this is an invite-only event. If you are a U of T student and would like to attend, please email Olivia Tomic at olivia@nextcanada.com.

Sep
27
Wed
Late enrolment for Y Section code courses must be completed at Registrar’s Office
Sep 27 all-day

Late enrolment for Y section code courses only—completed at Registrar’s Office.

Oct
2
Mon
Last day for students to apply to re-enrol for 2018 Winter Session
Oct 2 all-day

Last day for students to apply to re-enrol for 2018 Winter Session.

Oct
5
Thu
Learning to Learn: ACE Seminar Series @ Galbraith Building, Room 117
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Do you get anxious about your assignments, exams and deadlines? Do you find that there is just not enough time to get everything done? Do you find yourself getting distracted as you are about to start your homework?

Come join U of  T Engineering’s Learning Strategist and learn about effective learning strategies that can help you ace your academic performance. In this session you will gain a stronger understanding of how to read actively, take effective notes based on your learning style and manage and balance your time effectively.

Register today.

The ACE Seminar Series provides opportunities that will accelerate, cultivate and empower student success.

Through ACE, you will have the opportunity to engage with staff, faculty and peers to learn and apply academic strategies, life skills and co-curricular opportunities in order to maximize your university experience.

Oct
9
Mon
Thanksgiving Day holiday: University closed
Oct 9 all-day

The University is closed for the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

Oct
26
Thu
Better Coping, the Art & Science of Well-being: ACE Seminar Series @ Galbraith Building, Room 117
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Coping with the rigor of an engineering curriculum, navigating complex university systems and adapting to a new environment can be exhausting. Investing in being happy, healthy and well provides a foundation for achieving balance and maintaining success in your academic, professional and personal spheres.

This session explores what it means to feel good and function well as an engineering student. Drawing on recent evidence from the study of well-being, you will be introduced to activities that promote resiliency and prevent burn-out so you can be at your best.

Register today.

The ACE Seminar Series provides opportunities that will accelerate, cultivate and empower student success.

Through ACE, you will have the opportunity to engage with staff, faculty and peers to learn and apply academic strategies, life skills and co-curricular opportunities in order to maximize your university experience.