NSBE Region I East Canada Zone Conference @ Bahen Centre for Information Technology
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The NSBE East Canada Zone Conference provides a forum for sharing information between pre-collegiate, collegiate and technical professionals. It will support the NSBE mission by encouraging academic excellence and professional development through various workshops and special events.

The theme of this year’s conference will align with the 44th Annual NSBE Convention, which is “Ignite. Imagine. Innovate.” We hope this conference will be able to re-ignite the fire that NSBE once brought to its Canadian members. Delegates in attendance will have the opportunity to gain more information on the mission of NSBE as well as participate in panel discussions, career development workshops and network with other attendees. The dress code for the event is business casual.

Please direct all questions regarding the conference to

Positive Space 5-Buck Lunch @ Hart House, Great Hall
Feb 27 @ 11:45 am – 2:00 pm

Positive Space will host an event to commemorate Pink Shirt Day 2018: our 5-Buck Lunch!

Hosted in collaboration with Hart House, this event is an opportunity for U of T students to enjoy a delicious $5 lunch ($7 for staff and faculty), participate in Pink Shirt Day and get to know more about Positive Space and other LGBTQ-friendly campus resources.

There will be a photo booth available for attendees to take fun pictures and display their pride. Bring your friends, wear a pink shirt (if you have one), and tell us what Pink Shirt Day means to you with the hashtag #IWearPinkBecause!

Note: This event is scheduled the day before Pink Shirt Day.

Dean’s Student Town Hall @ Galbraith Building, Room 202
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Dean Cristina Amon, the Faculty’s leadership team and the Engineering Society Executive will speak with students, answer questions and gather input for the Faculty’s continued improvement.

Topics of discussion:

  • TBA

Please join the meeting to have your voice heard.

Lunch will be served to attendees.

Pink Shirt Day @ Sandford Fleming Building, Atrium (The Pit)
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Wear a pink shirt and take a stand against bullying.

Join Engineering Positive Space and Queer Sphere for fun events and food. Participating ESP students will earn PD point for posting photos of themselves with the hashtag #pinkskule on social media.

Pink Shirt Day

ILead Leadership Labs: Personal Courage @ Galbraith Building, Room 202
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Having courage helps us reach for the things we really want in life, but how do we build courage?

Join us as we push the boundaries of our comfort zones and explore what it means to cultivate courage.

This session will also help identify opportunities to build courage and better understand how it can enrich our lives. Warning: be prepared for surprises!

Learn more about Leadership Labs here.

Study Medicine at U of T: International Edition @ Medical Sciences Building, Room 2173
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Attention U.S. and international students! Are you interested in studying medicine? The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine invites you to learn more about our MD and MD/PhD programs. Please join us on Tuesday, March 6 at 6:00 p.m. for a presentation by our admissions team and current medical students. The presentation will highlight our new, innovative Foundations curriculum, unparalleled clinical opportunities and student life.

Unable to attend in person? Sign up to join us via webinar. Access details will be sent to registered participants a few days prior to the event.

Register to attend.

Research Seminar: Professional Culture and Inequality in Engineering @ Galbraith Building, Room 202
Mar 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Can the culture of engineering reproduce inequality? Dr. Erin Cech will illuminate how professional cultures can have (built within them) disadvantages for women and other under-represented groups in STEM.

Dr. Cech will explain why decisions that partially rely on assessments of an individual’s “fit” within a professional culture – such as admissions, hiring, tenure – need to be critically examined and how these decisions have the potential to contribute to inequality.

Find out more here.

ACE Seminar Series: Preparing for Exams and Managing Test Anxiety @ Galbraith Building, Room 117
Mar 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Need help with preparing for exams? Mastering exams takes practice and requires proficient anxiety management.

In this one-hour interactive workshop you will develop the skills associated with improving exam performance. We will develop preparation strategies, learn varied study techniques and find ways to manage anxiety as you enter exam season.

Facilitators: Jacqueline Thibodeau, Health and Wellness Counsellor, and Kris Kim, Learning Strategist.

Register to attend.

Income Tax Information Session for International Students @ Room 128
Apr 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Learn about your responsibilities and how income taxes are filed in Canada. An expert will discuss the process and answer general questions.

Register online.

ACE Seminar Series: How to Get Involved in Research as an Undergrad @ Bahen Centre for Information Technology, Room 2135
Apr 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This workshop will provide you with some strategies to help you find a research opportunity.

You will benefit greatly from discussing the following during the workshop:

  • How to approach a professor about doing research in their lab.
  • How to attend or participate in research conferences.
  • How to apply for a summer research award or fund.
  • How to get funding through the work-study program.
  • Should you register for a research-oriented course?
  • Should you participate in field studies and study-abroad opportunities?
  • How to take part in an internship.
  • Thinking outside the box.

Register online to attend.