Calendar

Dec
7
Fri
Engineering exams for F Session courses
Dec 7 – Dec 21 all-day

Engineering exams for F Session courses. U of T Engineering will hold exams on Saturdays and evenings during this period. Examinations for courses offered by other faculties may be held during other periods.

Dec
8
Sat
Arts & Science exams for F Session courses
Dec 8 – Dec 21 all-day

Arts & Science exams for F Session courses and midterms for Arts & Science Y Session courses.

Dec
18
Tue
U of T Hacks VI
Dec 18 – Dec 20 all-day

Join 500 brilliant developers, inspiring designers and innovative creators for 36 hours of hacking. We’ll give you access to some of the best hardware and APIs on the market, as well as access to mentors with years of experience — everything you need to build something you never thought was possible. We welcome hackers of all experience levels. If this will be your first hackathon, we can’t wait to expose you to a weekend packed with fun, food, and crazy hacks!

The deadline to apply is Dec. 31, 2018. Apply online.

Labrador Engineering Awareness Program (LEAP): Collaborative Engineering Outreach in Indigenous Communities @ Galbraith Building, Room 202
Dec 18 @ 3:00 pm

Please join us on Tuesday, December 18 at 3:00 p.m. in GB202 (Galbraith Building) for a talk entitled Labrador Engineering Awareness Program (LEAP): Collaborative Engineering Outreach in Indigenous Communities.

Afterwards, delicious light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

Please sign up on the doodle poll to indicate your attendance.

Presenters:

Raylene Mitchell, Nunatsiavut Beneficiary and third-year electrical engineering student, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Dennis Saunders, Nunatsiavut Beneficiary and Labrador Outreach Coordinator, University of Toronto

Erin Bobicki, Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering and Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto, and member of the Dean’s Steering Committee on Indigenous Initiatives for the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering.

Abstract:

LEAP is an engineering outreach program that strives to motivate Indigenous youth to consider engineering as a career. The program was developed by faculty at the University of Toronto (U of T) in consultation with Indigenous groups, local industry, educational institutions, government and community organizations in Labrador.

The objective is to engage youth approximately high school-aged and older by working on locally-relevant, technical problems (presented as case studies) in a way that is tied to the engineering curriculum, and demonstrates what engineers do and how they can contribute to their communities.

LEAP is structured as a series of five consecutive two-hour engineering design workshops. During the workshops, the basic engineering design process, as taught in the first-year engineering design course at U of T, is introduced. The workshops also include hands-on activities and connects youth with engineer mentors.

The outreach program was offered in five Labrador communities (Nain, Natuashish, Hopedale, Sheshatshiu and Happy Valley-Goose Bay) during October 2018. The outreach team consisted of professors, staff and students from U of T, an Inuk engineering co-op student from Memorial University of Newfoundland and engineers and technical experts from Labrador (both Indigenous and non-Indigenous) who received support from Vale and the Nunatsiavut government to participate.

This seminar will discuss the motivation for the outreach program, curriculum development and program structure and delivery, as well as logistics. Successes of the program and challenges faced will be highlighted. Emphasis will be placed on the need to establish, build and maintain relationships with Indigenous communities, and to engage with community partners in the work of increasing access to engineering education for Indigenous peoples. Future plans to continue and expand the outreach program, as well as to develop engineering programs for the region will be discussed.

Dec
20
Thu
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Weekly Study Halls @ Myhal Centre, Room 320 (MY 320)
Dec 20 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Need a place to study? Feeling overwhelmed with school and need some support? Come out to our weekly study hall to meet, study and practice with your fellow black students.

Every Thursday: 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Every Sunday: 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Students of all degrees and programs are welcome!

Dec
24
Mon
Winter break: University closed
Dec 24 2018 – Jan 4 2019 all-day

Winter break: University closed.

Dec
27
Thu
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Weekly Study Halls @ Myhal Centre, Room 320 (MY 320)
Dec 27 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Need a place to study? Feeling overwhelmed with school and need some support? Come out to our weekly study hall to meet, study and practice with your fellow black students.

Every Thursday: 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Every Sunday: 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Students of all degrees and programs are welcome!

Dec
31
Mon
Deadline to apply to participate in U of T Hacks VI
Dec 31 all-day

On January 18-20, 2019, join 500 brilliant developers, inspiring designers and innovative creators for 36 hours of hacking. We’ll give you access to some of the best hardware and APIs on the market, as well as access to mentors with years of experience — everything you need to build something you never thought was possible. We welcome hackers of all experience levels. If this will be your first hackathon, we can’t wait to expose you to a weekend packed with fun, food, and crazy hacks!

The deadline to apply is Dec. 31, 2018. Apply online.

Jan
7
Mon
Lectures begin in S courses and resume for Y courses for U of T Engineering and Arts & Science courses
Jan 7 all-day

Lectures begin in S courses and resume for Y courses for U of T Engineering and Arts & Science.

Jan
9
Wed
ESIP and PEY Co-op registration begins
Jan 9 all-day

ESIP and PEY Co-op registration begins.