ACE Events: Fall 2017

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.

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness meditation is about being aware in the present moment. We spend a lot of time focusing on what has happened in the past and worrying about the future. This distracts us from what we want to do in the present. It also creates a lot of stress! With mindfulness, we can learn to slow down and appreciate the present.

Every Thursday from 12-1:00 p.m.

GB 173 or GB 202 (Schedule posted at GB 173)


How to Get Involved in Clubs and the Engineering Society

October 4, 2017 
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (GB 217)

From day one at the University, you’re told to get involved in clubs and activities. However, at times, it does not seem easy to find opportunities or ways to get involved.

The Engineering Society’s VP of Student Life, Mahsa, will talk about a number of ways you can get involved and how the Engineering Society (Eng Soc) works. Founded in 1885, Eng Soc is the student government of Skule — the student body at U of T Engineering. Eng Soc oversees more than 120 student clubs and initiatives that range from design, cultural activities, professional development, hobbies and so much more.

If you do not find the club you are looking for, simply start it! Mahsa will teach you how.

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Learning to Learn

October 5, 2017 
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (GB 117)

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.

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Better Coping, the Art & Science of Well-being

October 26, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (GB 117)

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.

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Help! I Need to Find _____________ (Insert Type of Information Here) For My Design project

November 1, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (GB 117)

Do you know about standard and technical reports? What about patents and the kind of information they contain? Do you know how to find them? A librarian can help you. In this session we will look at resources available to help you succeed.

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Applying Citation and Personal Content Management Tools

November 23, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (GB 117)

As the name implies, citation management tools help you manage citations but they can be useful in other ways. In this session we will look at tools like Zotero, Mendeley, Evernote and a few others that will help you get started on organizing that virtual clutter you have been meaning to deal with.

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How to Get Involved in Research as an Undergraduate Student

December 6, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (GB 117)

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 professors about doing research in their lab
  • How to attend or participate in research conferences
  • How to apply for a summer research award/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

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