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August 2022

2022 Public Transit Short Courses

Download PDF of Public Transit Short Courses 2022 brochure High quality public transit is the linchpin of liveable cities. Not only does it enhance mobility, accessibility, economic productivity, and help address climate change, but the COVID pandemic also illustrated its critical role in public health and ensuring the mobility of essential workers. Transit has always faced challenges in our auto-dominant society, but now faces an environment that is increasingly uncertain and turbulent. The last few years have highlighted the strategic…

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KAIROS Blanket Exercise

August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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One event on February 22, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on May 16, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on July 11, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 8, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 16, 2022 at 6:00 pm

As part of the Faculty’s commitment to improving Indigenous inclusion, all U of T Engineering faculty, staff and students are called upon to start or continue their personal journeys towards understanding and acknowledging Indigenous peoples’ history, truths and culture. Launched in summer 2021, the Indigenous Cultural Competency Toolkit has been created by and with Indigenous leaders to help guide your journey. The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is a participatory exploration of both the chronological and experiential histories of Indigenous peoples across Canada. This session will be offered virtually and will move in-person during…

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Let’s Chat About Chatting

August 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

While teaching remotely (e.g. via Zoom or Teams) during the pandemic, many instructors observed an increase in student participation via the 'chat' function. Thanks to this functionality, more students actively asked and answered questions when classes were online than when classes were held on campus. Students also interacted more with each other and the digital record enabled instructors to reflect on questions asked during the session and consider how and if their future classes could be modified and improved. During…

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Climate Positive Energy Research Day 2022

Save the date for our first annual Climate Positive Energy Research Day project showcase and student awards event! This event will be hosted at the University of Toronto and will feature a lunchtime keynote session, research presentations, and opportunities to network with professionals from various industries. Following the presentations, a high-profile judging panel will award prizes to those who demonstrate exceptional capability to advance CPE research themes. Detailed agenda to be announced. Registration now open! Meet the Judges Graham Takata,…

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Start Strong – Learning Together Session 1: Build smart using a FASE Quercus course template

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

NOTE: This Learning Together event is part of our Start Strong series and builds on topics and activities from Module 2 of the Start Strong Quercus course. While not absolutely necessary to participate in the session, we encourage you enroll in the Start Strong course using the Join Code and start working on the module activities before the session. Time is in high demand and Quercus is a varied and multi-functional system. Teaching teams might not have as much time as they’d like to spend developing and…

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Start Strong – Learning Together Session 2: Set up your Assessments and Gradebook using weighting and rules

August 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

NOTE: This Learning Together event is part of our Start Strong series and builds on topics and activities from Module 3 of the Start Strong Quercus course. While not absolutely necessary to participate in the session, we encourage you enroll in the Start Strong course using the Join Code and start working on the module activities before the session. Maintaining an organized gradebook can be challenging and time-consuming, but there are several tools in Quercus that can help you save time while supporting your course assessment and…

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Start Strong – Learning Together BONUS SESSION: Build a better page

August 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

NOTE: This Learning Together event is part of our Start Strong series and builds on topics and activities from Module 2 of the Start Strong Quercus course and from Learning Together Session 1: Build smart using a FASE Quercus course template. While not absolutely necessary to participate in the session, we encourage you enroll in the Start Strong course using the Join Code and start working on the module activities before the session. Quercus Pages offer a versatile way to create and present course content directly on the web. Pages…

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Start Strong – Learning Together Session 3: Get your students talking by talking to your students

August 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

NOTE: This Learning Together event is part of our Start Strong series and builds on topics and activities from Module 4 of the Start Strong Quercus course. While not absolutely necessary to participate in the session, we encourage you enroll in the Start Strong course using the Join Code and start working on the module activities before the session. Meaningful, frequent communication with their instructors can positively impact students’ learning experiences by creating a sense of community that keeps them motivated and engaged. Quercus offers many options…

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September 2022

In-Person: MIE Distinguished Seminar Series with Professor Ann Bisantz: “Cognitive Systems Engineering and Health Informatics: A Work-Centered Design Approach”

Mechanical Engineering Building, MC102 5 King's College Road   Interested members of the U of T community who would like to attend the seminars can email Kendra Hunter at hunter@mie.utoronto.ca Professor Ann Bisantz University at Buffalo (Industrial and Systems Engineering) Cognitive Systems Engineering and Health Informatics: A Work-Centered Design Approach Abstract Health information systems have been advocated as a solution to the problems of errors and adverse events in health care. In emergency departments, electronic patient tracking systems are being implemented to…

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October 2022

LLE: Engineering Human Organoids, Organs, and Societies (Kelly Stevens, University of Washington)

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

External members are required to register to receive the link and passcode. Registration closes at 9am on October 3.  Kelly Stevens, University of Washington Host: Prof. Alison McGuigan Although much progress has been made in building engineered human tissues and organs over the past several decades, replicating complex tissues remains an enormous challenge. To overcome this challenge, our field first needs to create better three-dimensional spatial maps, or “blueprints” of human tissues and organs. We also need to then understand how…

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Thanksgiving

October 10

The university will be closed.  Enjoy the holiday!

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LLE: Innovation in Sustainable Nanomaterials for Advanced Engineering Applications (Michael Tam, University of Waterloo)

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Michael Tam, University of Waterloo Host: Prof. Ning Yan   Nanotechnology is anticipated to be the next technological wave that will drive many of the innovations in science and engineering. In this discipline, there is a renewed impetus to develop nanomaterials from renewable sources due to the negative impact of using raw materials from traditional carbon sources, such as crude oil. New opportunities in the use of sustainable and renewable materials for various advanced engineering applications exist, and cellulose nanocrystals (CNC)…

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LLE: Understanding Molecular Crystals from First Principles (Leeor Kronik, Weizmann Institute of Science)

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

External members are required to register to receive the link and passcode. Registration closes at 9am on October 17.  Leeor Kronik, Weizmann Institute of Science Host: Prof. Tim Bender Molecular crystals are crystalline solids composed of molecules bound together by relatively weak intermolecular interactions, typically consisting of van der Waals interactions and/or hydrogen bonds. These crystals play an important role in many areas of science and engineering, ranging from biology and medicine to electronics and photovoltaics. Therefore, much effort has been…

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