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March 2020

CANCELLED: BioZone Data Processing Workshop

March 19, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This BioZone Mass Spectrometry Facility Workshop will focus on techniques involved in the analysis of mass spectrometry data. The goal is to provide users and potential users of the facility an understanding of mass spectrometry, sample requirements and limitations in addition to methods involved in mass spectrometry data processing. This workshop will allow attendees to experience data processing in real time with data derived from actual samples. Key topics will include: Basic Principles of Mass Spectrometry Sample Preparation and Limitations…

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* CANCELLED* Distinguished Lecture Series: Silvio Baldassarra

* EVENT IS CANCELLED* No rescheduled date for the event has been set yet.   SkyDome: Open and Shut Case Silvio Baldassarra, Chairman of NORR Architects & Engineers Limited B.Arch., OAA, AAA, MAIBC, AANB, AAPEI, MAA, FRAIC BIo Silvio Baldassarra is an Architect with 45 years of experience in design and management of large complex projects in commercial, government, hospitality, sports and transportation sectors.  He was the project architect responsible for the retractable roof of SkyDome (Rogers Centre) in Toronto when…

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CANCELLED: MIE Distinguished Seminar Series: Albrecht Schmidt, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

  This event is open to the public and registration is not required. View all upcoming MIE Distinguished Seminars.   CANCELLED: Professor Albrecht Schmidt: New Interaction Paradigms in the Age of Artificial Intelligence Human-AI Collaboration to Amplify the Mind Abstract The use and development of tools are strongly linked to human evolution and intelligence. Physical tools, from the wheel to the plane and from knifes to production machines, have transformed what people can do and how people live. Currently, we…

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CANCELLED: 20th Engineering Science Alumni Dinner

The University of Toronto is recommending cancellation of all discretionary events that are not required as part of courses or academic requirements. The health and wellness of our EngSci community remains our top priority, and as such we will be cancelling the Engineering Science Alumni Dinner on Friday, March 27. Refunds will be issued.  Christina Heidorn (engsci@utoronto.ca) will contact registrants directly to process refunds. SAVE THE DATE!  20th Engineering Science Alumni Dinner Friday, March 27, 2020 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm Great…

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April 2020

PsychEng Seminar: The Hippocamera: A neuroscience-guided digital memory augmentation device, Prof. Morgan Barense

April 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The Hippocamera: A neuroscience-guided digital memory augmentation device Prof. Morgan Barense, U of T Dept. of Psychology Please come back later for abstract and biography. RSVP link will be available at least 1 week prior to talk.

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CANCELLED: OR Seminar: Prof. Pengyi Shi, Krannert School of Management, Purdue University

Speaker: Prof. Pengyi Shi, Krannert School of Management, Purdue University   Website: https://web.ics.purdue.edu/~shi178/

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POSTPONED: Skule Lunch & Learn: Machine Learning for Medical Imaging with Imbalanced Data

April 8, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

***The in-person portion of this event has been canceled. A livestreamed version of this event will be rescheduled for a later date.*** Join us this month as Prof. Shahrokh Valaee, discusses the challenges at the forefront of medical imaging for the future. The success of machine learning in tackling challenging problems has made it the focus of research in academia and industry. The popularity of machine learning is indebted to the emergence of deep neural networks—networks that have multiple layers…

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Good Friday holiday: University closed

April 10, 2020

Good Friday holiday: University closed.

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CANCELLED: Engineering Science Praxis II Showcase

During the Praxis II Showcase, students in this first year course share their proposed engineering designs for a wide variety of projects in the Toronto area. Learn more »

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CANCELLED Mikhail Shapiro- Biomedical Engineering Invited Seminar

Abstract: Talking to Cells: Biomolecular Engineering for Non-Invasive Imaging and Control of Cellular Function The study of biological function in intact organisms and the development of targeted cellular therapeutics necessitate methods to image and control cellular function in vivo. Technologies such as fluorescent proteins and optogenetics serve this purpose in small, translucent specimens, but are limited by the poor penetration of light into deeper tissues. In contrast, most non-invasive techniques such as ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging – while based…

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CANCELLED: OR Seminar: Prof. John Dickerson, Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED Speaker: Prof. John Dickerson, Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland Website: http://jpdickerson.com

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LIVESTREAM: Skule Lunch & Learn: Machine Learning for Medical Imaging with Imbalanced Data

April 30, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us online this month as Prof. Shahrokh Valaee, discusses the challenges at the forefront of medical imaging for the future. The success of machine learning in tackling challenging problems has made it the focus of research in academia and industry. The popularity of machine learning is indebted to the emergence of deep neural networks—networks that have multiple layers of processing units. The availability of data is the chief requirement for proper operation of deep neural networks. Unfortunately, applications such…

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May 2020

LIVESTREAM: Alumni Coffee with Chris Yip

May 6, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Registration Link here   Alumni Coffee with Chris Yip Wednesday, May 6, 2020 Join Dean Yip as he discusses current UofT Engineering COVID-19 Initiatives 10:00 am – 10:45 am Measuring and adjusting during the quarantine has been a balance of interesting problem sets and creatively achieving solutions to serve 7,700 students, and hundreds of faculty and staff.  With 50,000+ alumni in over 125 countries sharing their COVID-19 projects, initiatives and ideas, the potential for change and impact inspires strong pride! …

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LIVESTREAM: Skule Lunch & Learn: The Development of the Entrepreneurial Human Capital – The Entrepreneurship Hatchery

May 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us online this month as Joseph Orozco, Executive Director of the U of T Engineering Entrepreneurship Hatchery, discusses the value of entrepreneurial human capital to our evolving economy, and the opportunities given to our students and alumni. Founded in 2012, The Entrepreneurship Hatchery has been driven by the ideal that students  should leave University of Toronto  not only with a degree but with a job that they have created themselves and the commitment of developing the entrepreneurial human capital …

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Victoria Day

May 18, 2020

The university will be closed.   Enjoy the holiday!

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LIVESTREAM Alumni Discussion Panel: COVID-19 – Engineering Solutions for our Current Crisis

May 27, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

LIVESTREAM Alumni Discussion Panel: COVID-19 – Engineering Solutions for our Current Crisis May 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Registration Link here Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm FREE!   The COVID-19 crisis has impacted virtually every sector and way of life on earth. Whether big or small, every person has been affected by the spread of this global pandemic. Yet as swiftly as the virus spread across the world, so too have members of the…

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CANCELLED: Alumni Reunion 2020

May 30, 2020 @ 11:15 am - 12:30 pm

COVID-19 Update: In light of the current situation, U of T Alumni Reunion events scheduled for May are cancelled. Learn more on U of T’s COVID-19 page. EngSci and EngPhys alumni from honoured years ending in 0 and 5 are invited to come back to EngSci on Saturday, May 30, for an informal get-together to reminisce and learn what’s new in our program. The day will also include other U of T Engineering reunion events, including Skule Kids, a program…

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June 2020

Spring Convocation: Virtual Ceremony

June 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Congratulations to our EngSci Class of 2T0 and 1T9 PEY! The University of Toronto will host a virtual ceremony to celebrate our graduates on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 12:00 pm (EDT). We understand the importance of celebrating your remarkable achievements and hard work in reaching this significant milestone, even at a time when our traditional convocation ceremonies are not possible because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Find full details on the Convocation website. We look forward to celebrating with you…

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Transformative Transportation ’20, iCity-CATTS Research Day

June 3, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The iCity-Centre for Automated and Transformative Transportation Systems (iCity-CATTS) presents its 3rd annual Research Day, Transformative Transportation ’20. This year’s event will take place online. All are welcome to attend, but registration is required. Registration closes at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2nd.

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Fireside Chat with Chris Yip & Mark Rittinger

June 4, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Registration Link here Fireside Chat with Chris Yip & Mark Rittinger Thursday, June 4, 2020 Join Dean Yip and new Executive Director of Advancement, Mark Rittinger, as they discuss some current UofT Engineering Advancement priorities 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Livestream! Once you register for the event, a URL link for the livestream will be sent to you the week of the event. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

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Rhodes Scholarships for China Info Session

June 8, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

The inaugural class of Chinese Rhodes Scholars joined Oxford University in 2016. As of 2020, there are twenty Rhodes Scholars from China. They are “fighting the world’s fight.” Join them. The Rhodes Scholarship program is the oldest (established 1903) international scholarship program in the world, and one of the most prestigious. Administered by the Rhodes Trust in Oxford, the program offers 102 fully-funded Scholarships each year for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom – one of the world’s leading universities. Rhodes…

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ARCDO: Let’s Talk Allyship and Solidarity

June 9, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Open to students, staff, faculty, librarians, chaplains, community What exactly do the words solidarity and allyship mean? What tools are needed to be an effective ally? Can allyship be a form of identity? Join us as we critically discuss, reflect and learn more about what it means to be an ally and to stand in solidarity in the fight to end anti-Black racism. This session is open to all persons. This session will be hosted via Zoom. For connection information,…

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U of T Engineering Research Conference

June 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - June 10, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

The inaugural U of T Engineering Research Conference (UTERC) is a unique opportunity for students, researchers, and industry professionals to engage online with our students and learn about the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering’s leading research.

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ARCDO: Talking about Racism at Home

June 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Open to students, staff, faculty, librarians, chaplains, community As conversations about racism impacting Black, Indigenous, Asian and many racialized communities increase in mainstream media, how are we translating this discussion into our personal lives particularly with children? Join us as we discuss different techniques and strategies parents can engage in to discuss current events and overall conversations about the reality of race and racism with their children. This session will be hosted via Zoom. For connection information, see the Anti-Racism and…

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POSTPONED: Spring Convocation Celebration

June 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

COVID-19 UPDATE:  Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Spring Convocation will be held online. A virtual Convocation will be broadcast on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 12:00 pm (EDT). Find full details on the Convocation website. We look forward to celebrating with our EngSci Class of 2T0 and 1T9 PEY in person at a later date. Congratulations to our graduating students! Graduating students will receive an invitation and registration instructions via email in spring.

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EEDIAG Open Conversation: Addressing anti-Black racism & unpacking active allyship

June 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Engineering Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Group will be hosting an open conversation on addressing anti-Black racism & unpacking active allyship We’re asking U of T Engineering to step forward and take action in dismantling systemic anti-Black racism at U of T and in our communities. Join us in our work to learn and unpack what it means to be an active ally to the Black community with the Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office (ARCDO) & follow-up Open Conversation.…

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U of T Engineering’s Voices With Impact Subseries

June 22, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Voices With Impact is an online festival for films and ideas around underrepresented topics related to mental health hosted by Art With Impact. Join members of the U of T Engineering community on Monday, June 22nd after the film premieres to discuss and celebrate our unique experiences in relation to film showcase themes. Then, explore the rest of the festival throughout the week by participating in the interactive sessions organized by Art With Impact. Voices With Impact presents: LGBTQIA+ Mental Health: Film Showcase and Filmmaker…

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U of T Presidential Days

June 29, 2020 - June 30, 2020

U of T Presidential Days: June 29 & 30, 2020. University closed.

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July 2020

Canada Day: University closed

July 1, 2020

Canada Day: University closed.

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August 2020

Civic holiday: University closed

August 3, 2020

Civic holiday: University closed.

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Undergraduate Engineering Research Day

August 14, 2020

UnERD is an annual conference organized by students that promotes collaboration and networking. The main focus of this event is for researchers to showcase their summer research accomplishments to industry professionals and fellow students. Throughout the event there will be opportunities to participate in research talks, career panels, and pose questions to our panelists. Register online through the Google form link here.

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UTAT: Women of Aerospace Speaker Series

August 14, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

August 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Do you want to learn from Aerospace experts? Attend the Women of Aerospace Speaker Series to hear the experiences and lessons of the women leading this fast-growing industry. Our first speaker is Canadian Space Agency Flight Controller and U of T Engineering alumna Kristen Facciol! Register to attend the online event >>

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MIE Undergraduate Q&A Session #2

August 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Are you still wondering how the pandemic will impact your U of T Engineering classes in September? Not sure what the “remote access guarantee” means? Unclear on the difference between “synchronous” and “asynchronous” classes? While official updates are being posted regularly, we know many of you may still have questions. Get the most current information and advice, explained by our Department Chair, Professor Markus Bussmann, the Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Matthew Mackay and the Undergraduate Office Team at a Q&A session.…

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September 2020

Labour Day: University closed

September 7, 2020

Labour Day: University closed.

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Engineering EDI Action Group Scholars Strike Drop-Ins

September 9, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until September 10, 2020

The Scholars Strike bring together academics who are outraged about the relentless anti-Black racism and killing of Black people by police in Canada. At FASE we support colleagues attending teach-ins (https://scholarstrikecanada.ca/schedule/) and educating themselves on these issues (https://www.engineering.utoronto.ca/files/2020/06/Resources-for-addressing-anti-Black-racism-Compiled-by-EEDIAG-June-2020.pdf). One way we are participating in the strike by offering drop-in hours on Wednesday & Thursday 1-2 pm EDT. Join members of the Action Group and debrief on the strike, what you are learning and what actions you hope to take after…

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Panel and Q&A: Why Should Engineers Engage Professionally with Issues of Racism and Discrimination?

September 10, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Often when issues of racism and discrimination come up, engineers wonder what these issues have to do with them professionally. They may personally be invested in addressing these issues, but may not see them as something to be grappled with from a professional standpoint. This makes it difficult to bring these topics to the engineering classroom or workplace. This panel is envisioned as a conversation starter within FASE on the question of "why should engineers engage professionally in efforts to eliminate racism and discrimination?"…

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Engineering EDI Action Group Scholars Strike Drop-Ins

September 10, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until September 10, 2020

The Scholars Strike bring together academics who are outraged about the relentless anti-Black racism and killing of Black people by police in Canada. At FASE we support colleagues attending teach-ins (https://scholarstrikecanada.ca/schedule/) and educating themselves on these issues (https://www.engineering.utoronto.ca/files/2020/06/Resources-for-addressing-anti-Black-racism-Compiled-by-EEDIAG-June-2020.pdf). One way we are participating in the strike by offering drop-in hours on Wednesday & Thursday 1-2 pm EDT. Join members of the Action Group and debrief on the strike, what you are learning and what actions you hope to take after…

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LLE: Chemical Space: Designed or Discovered?

September 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Register for the online event >> Abstract What defines chemical space and how can it be searched or designed from the bottom up? How can discovery be ‘focused’ into a desired property search for the design of novel materials with advanced properties? Is it possible to design the discovery of materials using theory and experiment joined together with autonomous systems? More speculatively what are the limits on life elsewhere in the universe and chemical space? In my lecture I will…

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Skule Voices: Striving for Black Inclusivity

September 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join our virtual meeting to share your experiences and insights! REGISTER Over the last few years there has been a renewed focus on developing Black representation and inclusion within the U of T Engineering Community. Efforts such as the U of T Engineering Black Inclusion Steering Committee (BISC) “Striving for Black Inclusivity” report highlights some of the gaps and barriers that need to be addressed and the work that needs to be done (and/or built upon). The U of…

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LLE: Trouble Ahead, Trouble Behind: Acid Mine Drainage and Climate Change in the Rocky Mountains

September 23, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Register for the online event >> 2019-20 AEESP lecture Co-hosted with CivMin, York & Ryerson Abstract In the Rocky Mountain watersheds, weathering of disseminated pyrite in the country rock and in mining workings generates acidic, metal-enriched water that drains into streams and rivers. This overall process is referred to as acid rock drainage (ARD). ARD is a long-term and pervasive environmental problem in the Rocky Mountains and the Sierras, which provide water supply for communities and agriculture throughout the south…

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Queer* & Engineer: Meet & Greet

September 23, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us on Wednesday, September 23rd at 7:30-8:30 PM EST for our Queer* & Engineer: Meet & Greet Register at: https://tinyurl.com/QO-uoftengineering Let us welcome you to U of T Engineering! Join us for an accelerated meet & greet with some of U of T Engineering’s students, staff and faculty who identify as 2SLGBTIQ+ and/or allies. Through a series of small breakout groups we will get to know each other and let you know about all the magic that is U of T…

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Open Conversation: Creating & Maintaining Inclusive Online Spaces

September 25, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for the first Engineering Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Action Group session for the 2020-2021 academic year. This fall many of us are still adapting to how we learn, teach and host annual events online. Whether this is in our capacity as faculty, students or staff, we strive to make these online activities inclusive to all those who attend. At this Open Conversation we will talk, learn and share ideas about inclusive practices in online spaces and how…

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Online: MIE Distinguished Seminar Series with Professor Douglas Thomson: “Single Cell Dielectric Analysis–High Throughput Using Optical Transit Dielectrophoresis Flow Cytometry”

September 25, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

*ONLINE* September 25, 2020 Professor Douglas Thomson (Thomson Lab - University of Manitoba): Single Cell Dielectric Analysis – High Throughput Using Optical Transit Dielectrophoresis Flow Cytometry Abstract The electrical properties of cells are linked to many important physiological processes. The electrical properties of  differential microwave interferometer sensor to detect single cells passing over co-planar electrodes while simultaneously dielectrophoretically actuating cells. Using this approach we have demonstrated dielectric detection of the onset of programmed cell death (apoptosis) in a bioprocess, APT inhibition, electroporation, and stress due to starvation. The microwave…

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Coffee With Chris

September 30, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Dean Chris Yip and EngSoc President Christopher Kousinioris for a live discussion happening on the @UofTEngDean Instagram. Chris and Chris will be discussing the year so far, what's ahead and wellness in our Skule™ community. Submit a question or topic you'd like to see covered: https://uofteng.ca/8cxrrs This event is open to all students.

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October 2020

National Dialogues and Action for Inclusive Higher Education and Communities

October 1, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until October 2, 2020

The University of Toronto and Canadian universities and colleges across the country are coming together to facilitate a national conversation to develop concrete actions for change in higher education and in our communities. The National Dialogues are a series of national forums focused on addressing equity and inclusion in Canadian post-secondary education. The first in the series is a National Dialogue that will focus on anti-Black racism and Black inclusion in Canadian higher education, and will take place on Thursday, October…

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National Dialogues and Action for Inclusive Higher Education and Communities

October 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until October 2, 2020

The University of Toronto and Canadian universities and colleges across the country are coming together to facilitate a national conversation to develop concrete actions for change in higher education and in our communities. The National Dialogues are a series of national forums focused on addressing equity and inclusion in Canadian post-secondary education. The first in the series is a National Dialogue that will focus on anti-Black racism and Black inclusion in Canadian higher education, and will take place on Thursday, October…

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CARTE Industry Speakers Seminars: Andreea Cucu, Software Development Engineer at Amazon

October 9, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Centre for Analytics and AI Engineering (CARTE) will be hosting a series of industry speaker seminars starting on Friday, October 9th. The first speaker is Andreea Cucu, a Software Development Engineer at Amazon. For more details and registration, please visit here. The seminars will be recorded and made available through CARTE’s Youtube channel.

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Thanksgiving Day: University closed

October 12, 2020

Thanksgiving Day: University closed.

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Skule Lunch & Learn

October 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

  On the Operating System of Future Cities Featuring Dr. Mark S. Fox – Associate Director, Research, U of T School of Cities (Professor, Dept. of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering) Join fellow Skule alumni online for a new season of Skule Lunch & Learn! Register here today! Join us this month as Prof. Mark S. Fox, discusses the challenges of building the cities of our future. The advent of Smart Cities has seen an explosion of research, development and deployment…

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LLE: Renewable Chemicals and Fuels: From First Principles to Chemical Manufacturing

October 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Register for the online event >> Abstract In this talk, an overview of emerging topics in energy will be given followed by an overview of the catalysis center for energy innovation. We will discuss modern technologies that rely on biomass degradation to simple derivatives, such as sugars, followed by a number of reactions, such as Lewis and Brønsted acid catalyst driven isomerization and dehydration to convert sugars to valuable intermediate furans. Diels-Alders and dehydration chemistry will be outlined for the…

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Online: MIE Distinguished Seminar Series with Professor John A. Rogers: “Soft Electronic and Microfluidic Systems for the Human Body”

October 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

*ONLINE* October 16, 2020 Professor John A. Rogers (Rogers Research Group, Northwestern University):  Soft Electronic and Microfluidic Systems for the Human Body Abstract Biological tissues are mechanically soft, with complex, time-dependent 3D curvilinear shapes; modern electronic and microfluidic technologies are rigid, with simple, static 2D layouts. Eliminating this profound mismatch in physical properties will create vast opportunities in man-made systems that can intimately integrate with the human body, for diagnostic, therapeutic or surgical function with important, unique capabilities in fitness/wellness,…

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LLE: Scaling up microbial processes: Data-Driven Modeling and Strain Engineering for Robust Performance in Large Bioreactors

October 28, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Register for the online event >> View the complete 2020-21 LLE schedule >> Abstract Sooner or later, novel strains and bioprocesses need to be transferred from labs to large scale industrial bioreactors to achieve the successful translation from innovation to commercialization. Often enough this sensitive step of ‘scale-up’ coincides with non-wanted loss of production performance, i.e. with the deterioration of the crucial TRY values (titer, rates, yields). Accordingly, it is a challenging task to thoroughly understand underlying reasons and to…

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November 2020

PsychEng Seminar: Human Performance Models and Engineering Design, Prof. Greg Jamieson

November 3, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Human Performance Models and Engineering Design Prof. Greg Jamieson, U of T Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 12 noon - 1:30pm, Tuesday, November 3, 2020 Abstract: Human factors researchers sometimes posit models of human performance that systems designers are encouraged to adopt to inform their decisions. One would expect that such models are carefully constructed and validated, and that designers would select and apply them judiciously — especially when creating high-consequence systems. Regrettably this is not always the case.…

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LLE: Water, Materials and the Environment: Membranes and Distributed Self-Adaptive Desalination Systems

November 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Register to attend the online event >> Abstract to come. Bio Dr. Yoram Cohen is a Distinguished Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) (since 1981) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a Faculty member of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. Dr. Cohen is a Distinguished Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a faculty member at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. He is…

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Fall Study Break

November 9, 2020 - November 13, 2020
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CRAFT Virtual Symposium – General Registration

November 9, 2020 - November 10, 2020

The Centre for Research and Applications in Fluidic Technologies (CRAFT) is a unique partnership between the University of Toronto (UofT) and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) that creates microfluidics-enabled devices for industrial and clinical applications. CRAFT develops organ-on-a-chip, biofabrication and diagnostic solutions and involves university and government researchers, clinicians and companies. The CRAFT Virtual Symposium is a 1.5-day event that will showcase cutting-edge microfluidics research related to organ-on-chips, biofabrication and diagnostic devices. It will feature three invited keynote…

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Disruptors & Dilemmas – The View from 2025: Q1 21C

November 10, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

LOCATION: Virtual event! Register here today Join us on November 10, 2020, for a special edition of the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering’s Disruptors & Dilemmas speaker series, featuring alumni and faculty from U of T Engineering, the Faculty of Law, the Rotman School of Management, and the Temerty Faculty of Medicine. Disruptors & Dilemmas Presents The View from 2025: Q1 21C pulls together four panelists to focus the conversation on the innovations and challenges in technology, law, healthcare,…

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Mindful Moments with Multilingual Support – Presented by U of T Engineering

November 10, 2020 @ 7:10 pm - 7:40 pm

Facilitator Christeen Salik and host Cynthia Zheng welcome you to this safe and inclusive space of self-exploration. Beginners are welcome to this guided journey of radical self-care and love! Christeen speaks Urdu, Hindi, and some Punjabi, and Cynthia speaks Mandarin, Portuguese, and some Spanish, and can support students in these languages as needed. Late arrivals and early departures will be accommodated. Beginners welcome! Mindful Moments is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. For more details and to access the…

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Virtual Service of Remembrance

November 11, 2020 @ 10:30 am

Each year, the University community remembers the alumni, students, faculty and staff who fell in the First and Second World Wars and other action at the annual Service of Remembrance. Due to public health guidelines around COVID-19 and public gatherings, this year the in-person event will not be open for general attendance. We invite members of the University community to join us in paying our respects by watching the Service of Remembrance online. Register online for the livestream.

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ILEAD: Decoding Virtual Teams (register by Nov 8)

November 11, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Decoding Virtual Teams Wednesday November 11 | 11:00 am – 1:30 pm EST | Zoom Register at: uoft.me/virtualteams2020   As UofT engineering and the world continues to work online and virtual teams are the norm, those who can decode the keys to effective online teamwork will be set to have better experiences and achieve better results. If you want to improve your team’s trust and connection, boost your online collaboration to maximize your meetings, and streamline your decision making and accountability…

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2020 CGEN Forum on building a community of practice for global engineering research

November 11, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Research innovation is the key to addressing some of the world’s most intractable global development challenges, from food insecurity and energy poverty, to safe housing and access to clean drinking water. Needless to say, conducting engineering research in this field is complicated; however, a growing number of engineering faculty at prominent universities have been successful at carving a research niche in this area. The 2020 CGEN Forum invites four of those faculty to share their experience on how to conduct…

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Dean’s World Tour – Fall 2020

November 12, 2020

Fall 2020 marks the first semester of remote teaching in the 147-year history of the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, and U of T Engineering undergraduate students are studying from more than 11 time zones. U of T Engineering undergraduate students are invited to join Dean Christopher Yip and other members of the U of T Engineering community for a series of three digital check-in events in time zones across the globe.  Click here to register.

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Sustainability Leaders’ Series – Bruno Dyck

November 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Sustainability Leaders’ Series The MScSM Program invites you to their Sustainability Leaders’ Series, an annual lecture series on topics in sustainability. This year, the program is excited to announce that there will be two speakers! Lectures will be delivered online and recordings will be made available at a later date. Register today to receive the corresponding Zoom link to each session. We have two wonderful speakers: November 5: Leroy Little Bear is a professor emeritus at the University of Lethbridge. His…

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Online: MIE Distinguished Seminar Series with Professor Peer Fischer: “Microsystems and Nanorobots Actuated by Light, Magnetic Fields, and 3D Ultrasound”

*ONLINE* November 13, 2020 Professor Peer Fischer (Micro Nano and Molecular Systems Lab, University of Stuttgart): Microsystems and nanorobots actuated by light, magnetic fields, and 3D ultrasound Abstract Inspired by Richard Feynman’s famous lecture “There’s plenty of room at the bottom”, researchers are striving to build synthetic motors, machines, and robots ‘bottom up’ from the nanoscale. However, despite progress in crafting static structures of increasing complexity, truly functional dynamic machines are still in their infancy. Building and powering artificial structures…

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Laidlaw Scholars Program Information Session

November 17, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

The Laidlaw Undergraduate Research and Leadership Program, also known as the Laidlaw Scholars Program, provides students with funding to pursue research in any area of interest at U of T, or anywhere in the world. This program is open to full-time first- and second-year undergraduate students studying at the University of Toronto from all backgrounds and fields of study. For the 2020-2021 application year, the scholarship is available to students from all three U of T campuses. The program is…

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Mindful Moments with Multilingual Support – Presented by U of T Engineering

November 17, 2020 @ 7:10 pm - 7:40 pm

Facilitator Christeen Salik and host Cynthia Zheng welcome you to this safe and inclusive space of self-exploration. Beginners are welcome to this guided journey of radical self-care and love! Christeen speaks Urdu, Hindi, and some Punjabi, and Cynthia speaks Mandarin, Portuguese, and some Spanish, and can support students in these languages as needed. Late arrivals and early departures will be accommodated. Beginners welcome! Mindful Moments is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. For more details and to access the…

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CARTE Industry Speaker Series: AI Applications in Financial Industries

November 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Centre for Analytics and AI Engineering (CARTE) will be hosting the second industry speaker seminar of this academic year on November 20th, 12-1pm, titled “AI Applications in Financial Industries” . The speakers are Baiwu Zhang and Christine Yuen. Baiwu is an Applied AI researcher and Christine is an AI Developer in the Bank of Montreal AI Capabilities Team. In this seminar, Baiwu and Christine will discuss how AI can be used in financial industries, and what challenges are present given…

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 2020 Fall Virtual Convocation

November 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

2020 Fall Virtual Convocation, Saturday, November 21 at 12:00 p.m. EST.  We’re looking forward to celebrating this cohort of graduates together!

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Mindful Moments with Multilingual Support – Presented by U of T Engineering

November 24, 2020 @ 7:10 pm - 7:40 pm

Facilitator Christeen Salik and host Cynthia Zheng welcome you to this safe and inclusive space of self-exploration. Beginners are welcome to this guided journey of radical self-care and love! Christeen speaks Urdu, Hindi, and some Punjabi, and Cynthia speaks Mandarin, Portuguese, and some Spanish, and can support students in these languages as needed. Late arrivals and early departures will be accommodated. Beginners welcome! Mindful Moments is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. For more details and to access the…

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LLE: Metabolic Pathways for the Whole Community

November 25, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Register for the online event » Abstract For over 3.5 billion years microorganisms have evolved to solve complex metabolic problems at the individual, population and community levels of biological organization, innovating distributed solutions to nutrient and energy conversion processes that have fundamentally transformed the surface chemistry of the earth and generated a deep reservoir of genomic diversity. Over the past decade, high-throughput sequencing and mass spectrometry platforms have transformed our perception of this microcosmos, illuminating microbial dark matter and conceptually…

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December 2020

PsychEng Seminar: Prof. Morgan Barense, Neuroscience-Guided Digital Memory Augmentation to Treat Memory Loss

December 1, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Neuroscience-Guided Digital Memory Augmentation to Treat Memory Loss Dr. Morgan Barense, Professor and Canada Research Chair, University of Toronto, Department of Psychology Abstract: Fifty million people worldwide live with dementia. No disease-modifying treatment exists, and drug trials in the past decade have had a 99.6% failure rate. Amid these consistently disappointing drug trials, cognitive interventions have garnered interest as a complementary tactic to treat memory loss. A promising approach is Digital Memory Augmentation (DMA), in which portable devices capture information…

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Mindful Moments with Multilingual Support – Presented by U of T Engineering

December 1, 2020 @ 7:10 pm - 7:40 pm

Facilitator Christeen Salik and host Cynthia Zheng welcome you to this safe and inclusive space of self-exploration. Beginners are welcome to this guided journey of radical self-care and love! Christeen speaks Urdu, Hindi, and some Punjabi, and Cynthia speaks Mandarin, Portuguese, and some Spanish, and can support students in these languages as needed. Late arrivals and early departures will be accommodated. Beginners welcome! Mindful Moments is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. For more details and to access the…

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Skule Lunch & Learn

December 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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LLE: Materials Innovations for Emerging Energy Technologies

December 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Register to attend the online event >> View the complete 2020-21 LLE schedule >> More details to come. Should you have any questions or require accommodation to attend the event, please email amanda.hacio@utoronto.ca.

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Tri-campus National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Actions within the Intersections: Past, Present and Future December 6 marks the anniversary of the murder of 14 women engineering students at l’École Polytechnique de Montreal in 1989. Since then, the day has been declared The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. Every year the U of T community commemorates the national tragedy and also reflects on the many ways all women continue to experience gender-based violence—from missing and murdered Indigenous women, transgender women, and the…

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Leading through COVID-19: Resilience & Recovery

December 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to deliver unprecedented challenges to our health-care system, economy, and society, leaders in industry and academia are charting a course through the crisis and the road to recovery. Join us on December 4th as Professor Chris Yip, Dean of U of T Engineering, hosts a panel of business leaders to discuss the impact of the pandemic and resilience in the face of adversity. The experts include: Marcy Burchfield, Vice President, Economic Blueprint Institute, Toronto Region Board…

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LLE: Microscopy in Motion: Understanding How Crystals Grow Through Electron Microscopy Movies

December 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Register for online the event >> Distinguished lecturer: Frances Ross, MIT More details to come. View the complete 2020-21 LLE schedule >>

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Winter break: University closed

December 23, 2020 - January 3, 2021
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January 2021

University offices open after holiday break

January 4
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EVENT: 2021 Daisy Intelligence Hackathon

January 9 - January 10

2021 Daisy Intelligence Hackathon Hackathon Jan. 9-10, online  |  Optional prep session Jan. 6, 6 PM EST, online Bring your team and join this 24-hr competition!  Go head-to head solving parallel computing problems in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning.  Open to all Engineering and CompSci students.  Cash prizes are up for grabs!

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First day back to classes for undergrads & grads (after extra week off)

January 11
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Skule Lunch & Learn presents: Trip the Light Fantastic

January 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Skule Lunch & Learn presents: Trip the Light Fantastic Featuring Professor Joyce Poon   Join fellow Skule alumni online for our next edition of Skule Lunch & Learn!   Join us this January as Professor Joyce Poon discusses how innovations in internet technology are creating the potential to map the human brain. Integrated photonics technology is enabling blazing fast internet connectivity in fiber optic networks. New innovations are taking integrated photonics beyond communications to new frontiers such as neural implants…

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CARTE/CHE Joint Seminar: Data and Decision Sciences to Support Health System Planning in Ontario

January 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CARTE/CHE Joint Seminar: Data and Decision Sciences to Support Health System Planning in Ontario Time Jan 15, 2021 12:00-1:00 PM   The Centre for Analytics and AI Engineering (CARTE) and the Centre for Healthcare Engineering (CHE) jointly host Dr. Saba Vahid from Ontario Health who will discuss how data and decision sciences support health system planning in Ontario. Abstract: Information technology solutions that have been deployed across the Ontario health system have enabled collection of large amounts of clinical and administrative data. These data can…

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LLE with Paula Hammond (MIT)

January 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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2021 WISE National Conference | Connections: Together from Afar

January 23 - January 24

Women in Science and Engineering National Conference   Are you ready to connect STEM, empowerment and professional development with delegates and renowned academic and entrepreneurial speakers from all across the world? Join WISE U of T at the 2021 WISE National Conference | Connections: Together from Afar this upcoming January 23 to 24, 2021! Get your tickets here: https://conference.wiseuoft.org/ What to expect: Company-sponsored workshops on personal growth and technological advancements! Competitions ranging from hackathons to research pitches to case! Comprehensive…

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Leadership Lab: Online Meetings

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Winter Leadership Labs For Self & Team uoft.me/leadershiplabs We heard that you want support with teamwork and navigating team conflict, relationship-building, identifying strengths and increasing resilience. Join one of ILead’s energizing, 90-minute workshops to get guidance and tools to develop in all of these areas. You’ll build concrete skills and learn tried and true techniques to use right away in your courses, on your teams and in your clubs. Ready for 90 minutes of community connection and fun? Register at the…

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CSE Lecture Series – Hydro-Meteorological and Climate Risks Under Climate Change: High Resolution Downscaling Model used

January 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Climate Science Engineering at U of T presents: Hydro-Meteorological and Climate Risks Under Climate Change: High Resolution Downscaling Model used CSE Lecture Series link: https://uoftcse.ca/lecture-series Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/online-lecture-hydro-meteorological-and-climate-risks-under-climate-change-tickets-136883077971?aff=WebsiteLink Featured Speaker Professor Philippe Gachon, Department of Geography, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) Presentation Abstract Anthropogenic climate change will increase the risks of high impact weather events, as well as the occurrence and intensity of hydro-meteorological hazards and extremes. To reduce climate risks and their consequences or potential damages on natural and…

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February 2021

LLE: The Most Important Question for an Engineer

February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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LLE: Looking Back on a Year of Change: What Might the Most Important Next Steps be in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education?

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Register for the event >> Abstract With the many changes required by the pandemic, the vast majority of us have made significant changes to our approaches to teaching and learning. In this session, we will discuss some of those changes, what worked best/worst, and what the future might hold for teaching and learning in higher education. Specific areas could include course design, authentic assessment, systems thinking, and helping student become more proficient learners. Bio Alison Flynn is an Associate Professor in…

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Skule Lunch & Learn presents The Sustainability Lab: Accelerating Environmental Research and Education

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us this February as Professor Timothy Bender discusses the Sustainability Lab in the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry. Learn how the S-Lab reinforces U of T Engineering’s place at the forefront of environmental stewardship. Located on the roof of the Wallberg Building, Professor Bender will detail how the S-Lab will provide a unique, purpose-built multidisciplinary research and teaching environment that is itself an evolving, leading-edge sustainable space. Drawing from ChemE as well as other departments across the…

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Learning Habits to Stay Well (Learning How to Learn)

February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learning Habits to Stay Well (Learning How to Learn) Feb 10, 2021 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Registration Deadline: Feb 10, 2021 01:16 PM Learning Habits to Stay Well What does it mean to learn well? In this workshop, learn about the healthy and productive habits you can use to learn well, do well, and be well. Discover the internal and external supports to support your academic motivation Reflect on your strengths and your mindset to take control of your learning Learn…

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Picture a Scientist Screening & Panel Discussion

February 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

For everyone in the U of T community, please join us for the virtual screening of an amazing documentary "Picture a Scientist" documenting the challenges women face to this day in STEM academia. This has been made possible by collaboration between students groups - GradSWE, CEGSA and Biozone council, supported by FASE. There will also be reflective panel discussion featuring a mixed faculty/staff/student panel. We have the license for viewing for all members of the U of T community, so…

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You and the Interview – Feb 12 & 13

February 12 - February 13

You And The Interview  February 12th & 13th | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm & 10:00 am – 1:00 pm EST  | Zoom RSVP here! ***There is a waitlist for this event. Please add your name and we will provide spaces to those first on the list should spaces open up.*** To give a successful interview you need to know your strengths and how to clearly communicate those strengths. When you’re sitting across from a potential employer (or you bump into them at a networking…

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Let’s Mix Up a Batch of Fun Together!

February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Looking for something to do for the February long weekend? Join us for our first interactive baking event! Grab your aprons and bake something sweet with Steve Radbourn, Alumni Development Officer at the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering. Follow along as Steve whips up a clafoutis (CLA-FOO-TEE), a decadent French treat, using simple ingredients and tools you might already have in your kitchen! This family-friendly program is the perfect way to make memories with those around you, and is…

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Reading Week (undergrads)

February 15 - February 19

Reading Week: No lectures, tutorials or practicals (undergrads) See sessional dates: https://engineering.calendar.utoronto.ca/sessional-dates  

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Family Day Holiday – UNIVERSITY CLOSED

February 15

See sessional dates: https://engineering.calendar.utoronto.ca/sessional-dates  

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Reading Week

February 15 - February 19
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Facilitating Effective Online Discussions in Quercus: Synchronous Tools and Techniques

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Facilitating Effective Online Discussions in Quercus: Synchronous Tools and Techniques When: Tue, February 23, 2pm – 3pm Where: https://fase-edtech.eve.utoronto.ca/home/events/1235 (map) Register: https://fase-edtech.eve.utoronto.ca/home/events/1235   more details»  copy to my calendar

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CARTE Industry Speaker Seminar: Building Data Science Solutions for Personalized Health and Medicine

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

On February 26th, The Centre for Analytics and AI Engineering (CARTE) hosts Shiva Amiri, Director of Research Infrastructure at 23andMe, who will discuss building genomic analytics and machine learning platforms for personalized health and drug discovery. Abstract: This seminar will cover building genomic analytics and machine learning platforms for personalized health and drug discovery using the large-scale genetics and phenotypic data at 23andMe. The focus will be on the technology and infrastructure for building and surfacing models to 10M+ customers as…

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Online: MIE Distinguished Seminar Series with Professor Albrecht Schmidt: “Interactive Human Centered Artificial Intelligence–A Definition and Research Challenges”

February 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

*ONLINE* February 26, 2021 Professor Albrecht Schmidt (Human-Centered Ubiquitous Media Group at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München): Interactive Human Centered Artificial Intelligence–A Definition and Research Challenges Abstract Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become the buzzword of the last decade. Advances so far have been largely technical with a focus on machine learning (ML). Only recently have we begun seeing a shift towards focusing on the human aspects of artificial intelligence, centered on the narrow view of making AI interactive and explainable. In this talk…

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