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February 2022

ACE Seminar: Staying Motivated and Focused While Learning

February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

Do you have difficulty staying focused and staying on task when working from home and being online? Do you ever procrastinate to avoid unpleasant tasks or assignments? Do you find it hard to get started? Motivating yourself to complete assignments, study, and do all the other things can be difficult, but completing all these tasks is crucial to your success. Research shows that students can learn how to become better learners by using effective motivation strategies. In this session, we…

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American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA) UToronto Student Chapter Lecture series

February 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Friday, February 18, 2022 at 1 p.m. EST Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/arma-student-chapters-online-talk-dr-laura-j-pyrak-nolte-tickets-263573594717 The American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA) UToronto Student Chapter Lecture series University of Toronto American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA) Student Chapter and NSERC-Energi Simulation Industrial Research Chair program in fundamental rock physics and rock mechanics at the University of Toronto are pleased to announce: Title : Fracture Geometry:  The Influence of Mineralogy By Prof. Dr. Laura J. Pyrak-Nolte The Lecturer Dr. Laura J. Pyrak-Nolte is a Distinguished Professor of Physics &…

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SEA Hacks 2022: Sustainable Design Competition

February 19 - February 20

Join a sustainability-themed hackathon hosted by the Sustainable Engineers Association (SEA) on Feb. 19-20, 2022, and work with a team to create an innovative and environmentally conscious solution to an everyday problem. You will be given 24 hours to come up with a design after a problem statement outlining the details and deliverables is presented to your team! Register online to attend.

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Family Day: University Closed

February 21

The university will be closed.  Enjoy the holiday!

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Reading Week

February 21 - February 25

No lectures, tutorials or practicals.

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KAIROS Blanket Exercise

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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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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MScAC Talk: Fireside Chat With Professor Daniel Wigdor

February 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Platform: Zoom Webinar Register here: https://mscac-talks-daniel-wigdor.eventbrite.ca/ About this MScAC talk: MScAC talks hosts its first fireside chat with Daniel Wigdor. Daniel is a professor of computer science, working primarily in Human-Computer Interaction. He is the founder of multiple start-up companies, including Tactual Labs and Chatham Labs. Join us for a chat with Daniel, as he offers his perspective on the topics of research and entrepreneurship. We will explore where the inspiration comes from for his research and the companies that have resulted, and…

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Design Your Life: Graduate Edition

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm EST

The OPTIONS Program The OPTIONS Program is an initiative to support all engineering graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in exploring diverse career options. Learn more here: http://uoft.me/optionsprogram Program Details Date: Wednesday February 23, 2021 Time: 11:00 – 4:00 pm ET (This is NOT a full day session.) Location: Online What do I want to do with my life after graduate school? How do I navigate an uncertain job market affected by a global pandemic? The world is rapidly changing, and…

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2022 Design Your Life – Undergraduate

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm EST

About this program The world is rapidly changing, and the economy is evolving to address society’s challenges. The Design Your Life experience will equip you with the tools and self-knowledge to find direction in this uncertainty. Design Your Life uses design thinking to address the “wicked problem” of cultivating a meaningful life and career at and beyond U of T. It was developed by two Stanford engineering professors and is now taught at the Stanford Life Design Lab. In this session, you will develop awareness of what is…

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2022 Minds Redefined: Mental Health & Wellness Conference

February 23 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm EST

2022 Minds Redefined, the Faculty of Arts & Science’s virtual mental health and wellness conference, is taking place during Reading Week on the afternoons of February 22nd and 23rd. Each day of the conference will feature concurrent sessions, a wellness resources showcase, and a mental health keynote talk from a celebrated Canadian. We are excited to be joined by best-selling author, hip-hop artist and influencer, Humble The Poet, and iconic musician and Barenaked Ladies co-founder, Steven Page, who will both…

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ARCDO Faculty/Staff Training: Addressing Racial Microaggressions: Tools, Strategies and Discussions

February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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The Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office offers professional development courses to increase faculty and staff’s understanding of their roles/responsibilities and key strategies to advancing racial equity, diversity and inclusion at U of T. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all training sessions will be offered virtually. Addressing Racial Microaggressions: Tools, Strategies and Discussions Learning Objectives: Increase understanding of the experiences and impact of racial microaggressions – identify forms of racial microaggressive behavior and comments Discuss and develop strategies for…

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Speaking Our Truths: The Journey Toward Reconciliation – Part 1

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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Culture is expressed in the worldviews of peoples from different backgrounds, lived experiences and histories. It is fostered through ones’ unique identification with ones’ values, beliefs, languages, and traditions. For Indigenous peoples this also includes a spiritual, social, physical, and emotional connection with the land.  We all hold truths to help us make sense of the world around us, shaped by the values, traditions and belief systems we acquire from family and societal influences. However, few Canadians take the time…

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Addressing Anti-Black Racism at the Intersections: Stories, Advocacy and Actions 

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm EST

Join ARCDO as we explore stories, strategies and resources to address anti-Black racism as it intersects with forms of gender-based discrimination. This event will feature a keynote presentation from Professor Moya Bailey, followed by a screening of the film HERStory in Black. Thursday, February 24th, 2022 • 10:00am- 12:30pm EST Platform: Virtual – Zoom. Format: Keynote presentation and Q & A, followed by a film screening and open discussion. Audience: This event is free to attend and open to students, staff, faculty, and external…

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Speaking Our Truths: The Journey Toward Reconciliation – Part 2

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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One event on February 24, 2022 at 2:00 pm

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In Part 2 we examine how the past attitudes, policies and legislation has impacted the current situation of Indigenous peoples and how the current trajectory can be remedied. Indigenous peoples have displayed their resilience as will be shown by the many Indigenous success stories.  A message from the facilitator, John Crouch: "The feedback from these sessions have been remarkably positive with participants telling me they hunger for more. This has led me to begin work on a training session on…

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From Foods to Function: Research at the Food-Nutrition Interface

February 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST

BioZone will be hosting Professor Amanda Wright, from the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, at the University of Guelph on Thursday, February 24th from 3 pm – 4:30 pm. Abstract Functional foods deliver health benefits beyond basic nutrition. Natural health product (NHP) is the Canadian regulatory term for over-the-counter supplements that contain health-promoting molecules derived from foods, e.g., vitamins, minerals, herbals, probiotics. Together, these product categories encompass so much of the science and technology surrounding foods and nutrition. Our group…

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Women in Mining Canada’s Student Trailblazer and Indigenous Student Trailblazer Awards

February 25

Women in Mining Canada’s Student Trailblazer and Indigenous Student Trailblazer Awards The Awards aim to recognize outstanding women studying with the aim of having a career in the mining industry after graduation. There is no restriction of level of study or program of study, so long as they have a demonstrated interest in working in the mining industry upon graduation. The deadline is February 25th, at 11:59 PM ET. CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE SOMEONE TODAY If you have an additional…

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March 2022

Distinguished Lecture with Prof. Nora El-Gohary

March 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST

EXACT TIMING – TBD LOCATION – TBD The Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series Presents Professor Nora El-Gohary University of Illinois  

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MSE Graduate Seminar: Atomic Structure of Thin films in the Cesium-Lead-Bromine System

March 3 @ 12:00 pm EST

Title: Atomic Structure of Thin films in the Cesium-Lead-Bromine System Presenter: Shivani Varshney (PhD candidate, 2nd seminar) Supervisor: Prof.  J. Nogami Abstract: Cesium lead bromide (CsPbBr3) perovskite nanocrystals have a promising future in the field of optoelectronics. Their potential applications are primarily in improving the efficiency of solar cells and light emitting diodes (LEDs). The growing interest in perovskites motivated us to study the growth of the two binary constituents, Cesium bromide (CsBr) and Lead bromide (PbBr2) on a metallic substrate, as well as the…

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NSBEHacks 2022

March 5 - March 6

The National Society of Black Engineers, University of Toronto Chapter (NSBE UofT), is excited to invite you to our annual hackathon, NSBEHacks, on the weekend of March 5-6, 2022! NSBEHacks is the first student-run Black hackathon in Canada and aims to equalize the footing of Black and other minority students in STEM by creating an environment where students are encouraged to be creative, and given opportunities to explore new avenues related to tech. This year, NSBEHacks will be completely virtual,…

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Seminar Series- Mikhail Shapiro

Title: Biomolecular Ultrasound for Noninvasive Imaging and Control of Cellular Function Presenter: Mikhail Shapiro Host: Naomi Matsuura Date: March 8, 2022 Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm In-Person Location: MS3154 If you plan on attending this event in person, please pre-register at: https://forms.office.com/r/cjfiXTV95a Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83703247484?pwd=YmlCVUFpUEMyZFFtUm5Jbk5TYVlTQT09   Abstract:  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…

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Skule Lunch & Learn Presents: BOLD INNOVATIONS: Engineering Research Highlights

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

This special event will be featured as part of the Skule Lunch & Learn Series and will showcase the innovative and progressive research currently underway at the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering. With professors from different departments sharing their expertise and research, this event will be an exciting display of the diversity of research in U of T Engineering today. Special Guest Moderator: Dean Chris Yip   Upcycling CO2: Achieving energy storage and addressing persistent emissions with renewable electricity…

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LLE: Nano-scale Characterizations of Ancient Mars Minerals and Earth Copper: Stories of Corrosion and Resilience (Desmond Moser, Western)

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

External members were required to register to receive the link and passcode. Registration closed at 9am on March 7. Desmond Moser, Western Host: Prof. Jane Howe The characterization of long-lived minerals, including natural metal deposits of copper, and their corrosion behaviours is an area of shared interest among geo- and materials scientists. This is particularly true in regard to transdisciplinary efforts to improve the design of multi-barrier Deep Geological Repositories for spent nuclear fuel. Examples of our application of micro-…

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Nokia Virtual Information Session

March 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

Nokia Virtual Information Session: We are hiring! Come Learn about Nokia, we are not just a cellphone company. Nokia has been adapting to the needs of an ever-changing world for over 155 years. With over 90K employees, in over 130+ different countries, we create technology that helps the world act together. Join Mengshi Wang, Data Scientist and University of Toronto graduate and Linda Krebs, Campus Program Manager with over 15 years of experience in talent attraction, to hear about what…

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CARTE Industry Speaker Seminar Series: Oil and Water or Vinaigrette? The Forklift Industry and Data Science

March 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

CARTE Industry Speaker Seminar Series: Oil and Water or Vinaigrette? The Forklift Industry and Data Science Speaker:Jeff Schmidt, Data Scientist – Advanced Research and Development Services@The Raymond CorporationModerator:Professor Ningyuan Chen, Assistant Professor, Department of Management, University of Toronto Mississauga, cross-appointed at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Date: March 10, 2022Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pmRegister through this link.Abstract: Social media and high tech companies have attracted the majority of the data science talent pushing innovation and research by leveraging their data rich…

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Ursula Franklin MSE GRADUATE SEMINAR ​​​​​​: Computational Design of New Materials for use in Solid State Batteries

March 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

Title: Computational Design of New Materials for use in Solid State Batteries Presenter: Jacob Rempel (MASc candidate) Supervisor: Prof.  C. V. Singh Abstract: Solid state electrolyte batteries provide a noticeable advantage over conventional liquid batteries due to their improved safety. In particular, lithium ion solid state batteries have shown exceptional strides in recent years as their cycling performance and electrical capacities have started to approach those of conventional counterparts. In the discovery of these new compounds, Density Functional Theory (DFT) and Ab-Initio Molecular Dynamics…

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Sustainable Plastics vs Sustainable Systems | Seminar by Prof. Michael Shaver

March 11 @ 12:00 pm EST

Seminar Information:  Title: Sustainable Plastics vs Sustainable Systems Presented by: Prof. Michael Shaver When: Friday, March 11th, at 12pm EST on Zoom   Description: This talk will explore the complex nature of our plastic environment, the interdependency of plastics on our goals for lowering our carbon footprint and increasing our expected lifespan, while also showcasing our own work on how polymer chemistry has the opportunity to shape a new sustainable future by developing interdisciplinary solutions that work for all actors.  …

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Online: MIE Distinguished Seminar Series with Professor Philomena Bluyssen: “The Need for Understanding the Indoor Environment and its Occupants”

March 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

*ONLINE*  March 11, 2022 Interested members of the U of T community who would like to attend the online seminars can email Kendra Hunter at hunter@mie.utoronto.ca for the Zoom link. Professor Philomena Bluyssen – Delft University of Technology The Need for Understanding the Indoor Environment and its Occupants Abstract While most people are aware of the importance of the outdoor environment, especially in relation to climate change but also to problems more directly related to our health, the effects of indoor environmental…

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Coffee With Chris

March 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Have your voice heard at Coffee With Chris. Dean Chris Yip will be in conversation with Engineering Society President Jacqueline Fleisig. Submit your topic ideas online. This Zoom event is open to all U of T Engineering students. Please check your email for the invitation.  

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DEADLINE: 2021-22 Indigenous Scholarship Program

March 15

WTS Toronto is extending the application period for our 2021-22 Indigenous Scholarship Program Please share with friends and family who may want to apply. Transportation is a thriving and comprehensive industry. It incorporates all forms of human modality—heavy and light rail, aviation, automotive, human-powered means—and draws on the knowledge and skill sets from various fields and educational backgrounds.The WTS Toronto Area Chapter aims to further the development of the transportation industry through gender diversification within the local workforce. In an effort to promote gender diversity…

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LinkedIn Blueprint: Master your Profile  

March 15 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT

The OPTIONS Program The OPTIONS Program is an initiative to support all engineering graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in exploring diverse career options. Learn more here: http://uoft.me/optionsprogram Program Details Date: Tuesday March 15 Time: 11:30 – 1:00 pm ET Location: Online   Are you feeling lost when it comes to LinkedIn? Join Michelle Ashley, Career Strategist and LinkedIn Expert, to learn the ins and outs of creating a “Hire-worthy” LinkedIn profile that will catch the attention of recruiters and hiring…

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The Entrepreneurship Hatchery Speaker Series: ECE Alumnus Alan Grujic

March 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

Hybrid Event: Alan Grujic will be in-person at Myhal Centre, Room 330 + Virtual Online Alan Grujic earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto and an MBA with a concentration in finance from the University of British Columbia.  Al has lived and worked around the world. He currently resides in California, where he is CEO of All of Us Financial. Upon graduating from Electrical Engineering Al worked in production automation at CAMI Automotive, a General…

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engCEO Mentorship Mixer

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

  Come with your friends and compete in a bridge build-off, talk to a panel of engCEOs, and enjoy free baked goods and snacks! Sign up online to attend. Additional details are posted on the engCEO Instagram account: @engceo_uoft

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DLS: Prof. W.C. Chew, Purdue University “Classical and Quantum Electromagnetics: What is the Difference?”

March 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Professor W.C. Chew, Purdue University March 17, 2022 4:00 p.m. RSVP for Prof. Chew’s lecture. Title: Classical and Quantum Electromagnetics: What is the Difference? Abstract: Electromagnetics has influenced electrical engineering pervasively since the advent of Maxwell’s equations in 1865 .  Classical electromagnetics has impacted electrical engineering technologies all the way from statics to optics.   It has influenced technologies from nanometer length scales to planetary length scales.  What was unbeknownst to Maxwell was that the equations he put together are also valid in…

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MSE Annual Buckyball 2022

March 18 @ 6:00 pm EDT

    Hello hello MSEs! We’ve got an incoming Buckyball Announcement! MSE Club’s annual dinner dance is set for March 18th from 6:00PM-1:00AM at Eglinton Grand, near Eglinton Station. With a theme of Mask-Querade, tickets include a 3-course meal, an open bar (with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks), and a great time! Ticket sales have now begun, and will be open until February 25th! Tickets are $80 per person, and the link to the ticket purchase form as well as…

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Welding two-day course (March 19 & 26)

This is a two-day course taking place March 19 and March 26, 2022 from 9 a.m. (don't be late!) to 5 p.m in Room 110, Building D, George Brown College. The machine shops at George Brown are located in Building D at the corner of Dartnell Avenue and Bridgman Avenue. Parking is available on Bridgman Avenue, MacPherson Avenue and at the corner of Spadina and MacPherson. The course costs $160 (please pay below). Registration is only complete once payment has been…

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Basic Machining two-day course (March 20 & March 27)

This is a two-day course taking place March 20 and March 27, 2022 from 9 a.m. (don't be late!) to 5 p.m in Room 109, Building D, George Brown College. The machine shops at George Brown are located in Building D at the corner of Dartnell Avenue and Bridgman Avenue. Parking is available on Bridgman Avenue, MacPherson Avenue and at the corner of Spadina and MacPherson. The course costs $160 (please pay below). Registration is only complete once payment has been…

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Understanding and Addressing Anti-Semitism

March 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Facilitated by Shari Golberg, Ph.D., Team Lead, Apprenticeship Branch, Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. The following workshop will explore the roots of anti-Semitism, its relationship with other interlocking forms of oppression, and how to identify and address it in postsecondary contexts. Learning Objectives: Provide an overview of what anti-Semitism is and its many manifestations, both historical and current; Increase understanding of how anti-Semitism relates to other forms of oppression; and Share strategies and resources to help identify and…

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PsychEng Seminar 2022 March 22: Dr. Jay Pratt, U of T Psychology

March 22 @ 12:05 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

Prof. Jay Pratt, PhD, MSc, BA Department of Psychology University of Toronto Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2022 Time: 12:05pm-1:30pm Location: Zoom - registration information to be provided Details to be confirmed at a later date.

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What Can I Do With A PhD In Engineering?

March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

The OPTIONS Program The OPTIONS Program is an initiative to support all engineering graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in exploring diverse career options. Learn more here: http://uoft.me/optionsprogram Program Details Date: Tuesday March 22 Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm ET Location: Online What can I do with a PhD in engineering? Come discover potential career pathways and meet an amazing line-up of alumni guests from a variety of sectors! In small groups, you will have a conversation with an alumni about their…

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LLE: Ion Solubility, Diffusivity, and Transport in Charged Polymer Membranes (Benny Freeman, University of Texas at Austin)

March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Co-hosted with the Institute for Water Innovation (IWI) Benny Freeman, University of Texas at Austin Host: Prof. Jay Werber   Charged polymer membranes are widely used for water purification applications involving control of water and ion transport, such as reverse osmosis and electrodialysis.  Efforts are also underway worldwide to harness separation properties of such materials for energy generation in related applications such as reverse electrodialysis and pressure retarded osmosis.  Additional applications, such as energy recovery ventilation and capacitive deionization, rely on polymer…

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Beyond the Buzzwords: Understanding Islamophobia

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Facilitated by Gilary Massa, Founder and Lead Consultant of Inclusive Leaders. Through this workshop participants will gain the skills and knowledge to better support the needs of Muslim students and colleagues on campus. Learning Objectives: Unpack personal understandings of Muslim identity; Learn about intersectionality and the Muslim identity; Develop skills for identifying and intervening on incidents of Islamophobia and Anti-Muslim Racism. Register online to attend.

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Prof. Jeffrey Siegel at the Canadian Mechanical & Plumbing Exposition (CMPX)

March 24 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT

March 24 at 11:30 a.m. – IAQ PANDEMIC PROTECTION STRATEGY WITH VENTILATION AND FILTRATION Website info: https://www.cmpxshow.com/education HRAI is pleased to be hosting another IAQ event with Dr Jeffrey Siegel, Ph.D.,Professor, University of Toronto. In early 2021, Dr. Siegel presented a webinar on Demystifying claims about mitigating COVID transmission. He was also a participated on an HRAI IAQ Committee that addressed issues surrounding the Risk of Virus Transmission via HVAC Systems. Dr. Siegel’s will address the following questions in another…

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MSE Graduate Seminar: Electrical Transport in Mixed-dimensional Semiconductor van der Waals Heterostructures

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

 Ursula Franklin MSE GRADUATE SEMINAR ​​​​​​​ — Every week on Thu, 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) — Title: Electrical Transport in Mixed-dimensional Semiconductor van der Waals Heterostructures Presenter: Sarry Al-Turk (PhD candidate, 2nd seminar) Supervisor: Prof.  H. Ruda Abstract:  The isolation of graphene in 2004 inspired efforts to identify and isolate other 2D materials. Over the past decade, many of these materials have begun to see their integration into van de Waals (vdW) heterostructures, as any passivated surface free of dangling bonds will interact…

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DLS: Prof. Kunle Olukotun, Stanford University “Let the Data Flow!”

March 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Professor Kunle Olutokun, Stanford University March 24, 2022 4:00 p.m. EST RSVP to Prof. Olukotun’s lecture. Title: Let the Data Flow! Abstract: As the benefits from Moore’s Law diminish, future computing performance improvements will rely on specialized application accelerators. To justify the expense of designing an accelerator it should accelerate an important set of application areas. In my talk, I will explain how Reconfigurable Dataflow Accelerators (RDAs) can be used to accelerate a broad set of data intensive applications. RDAs can accelerate…

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MIE Faculty/Staff Social

Come out after work and join your colleagues for a bit of socialization. Food & drink provided. Hope to see you there! Register here!

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CARTE Industry Speaker Seminar Series: Lumos ML: Unilever’s AI-driven Decision Support Systems

March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Register through this link. Speakers: Gary Bogdani, Head, Collective Intelligence at Unilever,  Jing Guo, Forecasting Data Science Product Manager at Unilever and  Dr. John Armitage at Larus Technologies. Moderator: Professor Chi-Guhn Lee, Professor of Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto. Abstract:  In this talk, we will be sharing about Unilever’s AI-driven decision support systems (DSSs) for trade investment optimization — Lumos ML. Trade investment optimization is crucial for driving profitability across Unilever’s vast portfolio with more than 1500+ products selling across major ecommerce and retail chains. Lumos ML turns vast…

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Online: MIE Distinguished Seminar Series with Aydin Nabovati: “Thermal Management of Self Driving Systems: From Silicon to Vehicle to Supercomputers”

March 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

*ONLINE*  Interested members of the U of T community who would like to attend the online seminars can email Kendra Hunter at hunter@mie.utoronto.ca for the Zoom link. Aydin Nabovati, Principal Thermal Engineer at Tesla Thermal Management of Self Driving Systems: From Silicon to Vehicle to Supercomputers Abstract We will be discussing thermal management of Advanced Self Driving Systems in Tesla vehicles. The thermal management of such systems starts at silicon level years before their deployment on the field, and extends multiple orders…

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ARCDO Faculty/Staff Anti-Black Racism Training (Module 1) Understanding Anti-Black Racism: The Foundation

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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Anti-Black Racism Training (Module 1) Understanding Anti-Black Racism: The Foundation** **The Anti-Black Racism Training is a three part training series. Each session is 2 hours and takes place over 3 consecutive days In this introductory session, participants will: Engage in discussion and information-sharing on the historical context of race and racism in Canada and its present day impacts on the Black community; Discuss and learn about the fluidity of anti-Black racism within systemic and institutional structures; Explore the interconnectedness of…

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Q&A with MIE

March 28 @ 3:10 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Join the conversation! Come join the Department staff and club class reps to discuss your student experience. Your feedback drives positive change that improves your time and experience at MIE. Register online

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ARCDO Faculty/Staff Anti-Black Racism Training (Module 2) Going Deeper in Addressing Anti-Black Racism: Understanding Whiteness, Internalized Racism and Debunking Myths

March 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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Anti-Black Racism Training (Module 2) * Going Deeper in Addressing Anti-Black Racism: Understanding Whiteness, Internalized Racism and Debunking Myths** In this session, participants will: Engage in dialogue on the concepts of eurocentrism, whiteness and white supremacy, to increase understanding of how these concepts manifest in organizations and contribute to anti-Black racism; Define and discuss the implications of internalized racism; Deepen understanding of the myths of meritocracy, reverse racism and racial invisibility and how they manifest in our work and learning…

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ARCDO Faculty/Staff Anti-Black Racism Training (Module 3) Anti-Black Racism & Tools for Organizational Change

March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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Anti-Black Racism Training (Module 3) * Anti-Black Racism & Tools for Organizational Change** *Requires the completion of prerequisite courses **The Anti-Black Racism Training is a three part training series. Each session is 2 hours and takes place over 3 consecutive days In this session, participants will: Identify and define organizational bias and systemic barriers that impact Black community from entering and/or feeling included within organizations; Explore practices can help break the cycle of anti-black racism and create a more inclusive…

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MSE GRADUATE SEMINAR​​​​​​​:  Treatment of Ultramafic Nickel Tailings

March 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

 Ursula Franklin MSE GRADUATE SEMINAR ​​​​​​​ — Every week on Thu, 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) — Title: Treatment of Ultramafic Nickel Tailings Presenter: Zhirong Chen (MASc candidate) Supervisor: Prof.  E. Bobicki Abstract:  Low-grade ultramafic nickel ores contain a high percentage of serpentine which, while having deleterious effects on processing, makes these ores a desirable feedstock for mineral carbonation. By conducting microwave pre-treatment, serpentine is shown to be converted to olivine, which increases the carbon uptake when compared to directly carbonating the untreated…

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Indigenous Career Fair

March 31 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

  Looking for meaningful work and/or volunteer opportunities? Attend the Indigenous Career Fair to connect with employers, practice your networking skills, and learn more about roles across various industries! Click here to learn more.

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Microbes are the same but different: Incorporating microbial ecophysiology into environmental bioprocess engineering

March 31 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT

BioZone will be hosting Professor Ryan Ziels, from the Department of Civil Engineering, at the University of British Columbia on Thursday, March 31st from 3 pm – 4:30 pm. Speaker Bio Dr. Ryan Ziels is an Assistant Professor within the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of British Columbia, with appointments in the Genome Sciences and Technology Training Program and the Environmental Engineering Program at UBC. His research focuses on the role of microbial communities in converting waste materials into high-value resources,…

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MScAC Talk: A deep dive into the challenges of productionizing large language models with Stephen Zhen Gou

March 31 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Platform: Zoom Webinar Register here: https://mscac.utoronto.ca/talks About this MScAC talk: Cohere is a fast-growing AI startup based in Toronto, that aspires to make the most powerful NLP models accessible to developers and businesses. Large transformer-based language models have taken over NLP in the past few years because of their elegant architectures, ability to understand texts and memorize knowledge, but more importantly, because their performance scales incredibly well with model size. However, it’s prohibitive for any individual or most organizations to attempt to…

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AMD Tech Resume Event

March 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm EDT

  AMD Tech Resume Workshop (Thursday, March 31 @6-7:15pm) Join the AMD Tech Resume Workshop to learn how to write a resume that lands interviews! Having a well written resume can make the difference between landing your dream job and getting filtered out by the Applicant Tracker System (ATS). At this workshop Christy Cook will discuss resume review processes, formatting to beat the filters, thoughts on cover letters and share sample qualified resumes that have landed interviews! This workshop is…

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April 2022

Online: MIE Distinguished Seminar Series with Professor Ashok Goel: “Biologically Inspired Design: Information-Processing Models and Computational Methods”

April 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

*ONLINE*  April 1, 2022 Interested members of the U of T community who would like to attend the online seminars can email Kendra Hunter at hunter@mie.utoronto.ca for the Zoom link. Professor Ashok Goel - Georgia Institute of Technology (Intelligence Laboratory, School of Interactive Computing) Biologically Inspired Design: Information-Processing Models and Computational Methods  Abstract Biologically inspired design is a promising paradigm for creative design as well as sustainable design. Nevertheless, transforming the paradigm into a repeatable and scalable design methodology remains a challenge. I…

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MIE DSS / PsychEng Seminar 2022 April 1: Prof. Ashok Goel, Georgia Tech

April 1 @ 2:05 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

MIE Distinguished Seminar Series and PsychEng Seminar Prof. Ashok Goel, PhD School of Interactive Computing Georgia Institute of Technology Date: Friday, April 1, 2022 Time: 2:05pm-3pm Location: Zoom - registration information to be provided Details to be confirmed at a later date.

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LLE: New Processes and Bioproducts via Enzyme Catalysis (Anne Meyer, Technical University of Denmark)

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

External members are required to register to receive the link and passcode. Registration closes at 9am on April 4: tinyurl.com/apr6LLE Anne Meyer, Technical University of Denmark Host: Prof. Emma Master   From discovery of new enzymes for seaweed processing, over kinetic studies of plastic degrading enzymes, to engineering of glycoside hydrolases for synthesis of human milk oligosaccharides: The key point is always to understand how enzymes function in order to employ them in new processes. In this presentation I will give three…

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SOCAAR Seminar – Observing global fine-scale changes in ambient NO2 during COVID-19 lockdowns using satellites

April 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Join SOCAAR at their next seminar on Wednesday, April 6th from 3pm-4pm! Observing global fine-scale changes in ambient NO2 during COVID-19 lockdowns using satellites Matthew Cooper Physical Science Officer Environment and Climate Change Canada Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) is an important contributor to air pollution with serious health effects. Many reports have shown that NO2 concentrations decreased in 2020 during COVID19 lockdowns, but these studies are limited by the availability of air quality monitoring globally. In this talk, I will show…

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ARCDO Faculty/Staff Training: Understanding your responsibility to preventing racial discrimination & harassment in the work environment

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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The Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office offers professional development courses to increase faculty and staff’s understanding of their roles/responsibilities and key strategies to advancing racial equity, diversity and inclusion at U of T. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all training sessions will be offered virtually. Understanding your responsibility to preventing racial discrimination & harassment in the work environment Learning Objectives: Provide an overview of the race-related Ontario Human Rights Code grounds and definitions of relevant key terms Explore…

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MSE Graduate Seminar: Hybrid Models for Steelmaking and Casting Applications

April 7 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT

Title: Hybrid Models for Steelmaking and Casting Applications Presenter: Ruibin Wang  (PhD candidate, 2nd seminar) Supervisor: Prof.  K. Chattopadhyay Abstract: Steel production involves a series of processes that convert iron and steel scrap into end products for industrial application. Over the past decade, steelmaking industry has faced continuous economic and environmental challenges. As a result, for fulfilling the steel product quality requirement and ensuring maximized process efficiency, strict monitoring for the Basic Oxygen Furnace (BOF) and continuous casting processes is needed. Exist control models…

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ECE Undergraduate Year-End BBQ

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Bahen Pation, 40 St. George St.

The ECE Undergraduate office is excited to host our first in-person ECE Undergraduate Year-End BBQ! We would love to see you, so please stop by to grab a bite to eat! We will provide halal beef burgers & vegetarian burgers, a cookie, and a drink. Friday, April 8th, 2022 from 12pm – 1:30pm. Everyone who plans to attend MUST RSVP. Please RSVP by Friday, April 1st, 2022 by 5pm. RSVP:  ECE Year -End BBQ Tickets, Fri, 8 Apr 2022 at…

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2022 Good Roads Conference 

April 10 - April 13

There is a special student session taking place at the 2022 Good Roads Conference – the Emerging Municipal Leaders Forum Good Roads, founded in 1894, is Ontario’s oldest municipal association. This year, our Emerging Municipal Leaders Forum is examining the wave of retirements hitting Ontario’s municipalities. This is expected to last for the next decade. During this time, over 50% of municipal employees will be eligible for retirement. Municipal responsibilities drive quality of life in Ontario. Change demands qualified and…

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Guided Engineering Academic Review Sessions (GEARS)

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, repeating until April 14, 2022

GEARS is a great opportunity to connect with upper-year EngScis who can answer questions related to your courses, the Engineering Science program and opportunities within Engineering and the University. GEARS Mentors represent different Majors, clubs & societies – some have completed PEY or done summer research at U of T or abroad. Virtual sessions are drop-in, so arrive when you can and stay for as long as you’d like. What are the benefits of attending GEARS? Successful upper-year students provide…

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Mobility Network presents ‘The Way Forward: Getting mobility to Net Zero’

April 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

In its 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan, the Federal Government pledges to make it easier for Canadians to switch to electric vehicles, promising millions for charging infrastructure, and incentive programs for purchasers of electric vehicles. It refers to the benefits of hybrid and electric buses, major public transit projects, like the Ontario Line, and notes that active transportation is a zero-emission, healthy transportation alternative. Will these pathways to decarbonizing transportation be a just transition to a sustainable, resilient urban future? Speakers…

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MScAC Talk: Entrepreneurship and innovation at the intersection of AI and climate

April 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Location: Virtual – this event will be held on Zoom. Register online: https://mscac.utoronto.ca/talks   Title: Entrepreneurship and innovation at the intersection of AI and climate Speakers:  Max Evans, Co-Founder and CTO ClimateAI and Parasvil Patel, Partner, Radical Ventures   About this MScAC talk: Join Max Evans (cofounder of ClimateAi) and Parasvil Patel (Partner at Radical Ventures) in a discussion covering how AI is used for weather and climate modeling as well as the latest research and opportunities in the field. Max will also share his…

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ARCDO Faculty/Staff Training: What is Harassment? Tools to identifying and addressing racial and sexual harassment in the work environment

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

The Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office offers professional development courses to increase faculty and staff’s understanding of their roles/responsibilities and key strategies to advancing racial equity, diversity and inclusion at U of T. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all training sessions will be offered virtually. What is Harassment? Tools to identifying and addressing racial and sexual harassment in the work environment Learning Objectives: Provide an overview of key race-related and sexual harassment terms and definitions outlined within the…

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LLE: Nanoplastics in Our Environment: Small Particles with Big Challenges (Nathalie Tufenkji, McGill)

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

External members are required to register to receive the link and passcode. Registration closes at 9am on April 11: tinyurl.com/LLEapr13 Co-hosted with the Institute for Water Innovation (IWI) Nathalie Tufenkji, McGill Host: Prof. Jay Werber The degradation of bulk plastics in the environment leads to the release of microplastics that can contaminate water supplies, agricultural fields, and foods we consume. Weathering of a single microplastic particle can yield up to billions of nanoplastics and nanoplastic pollution is expected to be ubiquitous in the…

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Skule Lunch & Learn Presents: An Experimentalist’s View on Trusting AI and Its BFF (Data)

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is now a part of the standard physical scientist’s tool kit, and it is regularly used to discover exciting new materials and processes. But A.I.'s are famously fickle, susceptible to data set bias and imbalance, subject to information leakage during training, and reliant on its human to evaluate its performance. Join us on April 13th as Professor Jason Hattrick-Simpers (MSE) discusses best practices for the implementation of A.I. techniques in the field of materials science, the challenges and successes…

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Skule Nite 2T2 – In person on April 14 & at home on April 16

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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  EngSci and EngPhys alumni and students, join the fun at Skule Nite 2T2! This year there are two great ways to enjoy the hilarity. You can join this incredible night of hilarious sketch-comedy, dazzling musical numbers, and a few jaw-dropping surprises along the way either in-person or from the comfort of your own home. Reminder Skule Nite is not for the faint of heart, meaning Skule Nite is for those 18 and over! Join Skule Nite for the in-person…

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Good Friday

April 15

The university will be closed.

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Skule Nite 2T2 – In person on April 14 & at home on April 16

April 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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  EngSci and EngPhys alumni and students, join the fun at Skule Nite 2T2! This year there are two great ways to enjoy the hilarity. You can join this incredible night of hilarious sketch-comedy, dazzling musical numbers, and a few jaw-dropping surprises along the way either in-person or from the comfort of your own home. Reminder Skule Nite is not for the faint of heart, meaning Skule Nite is for those 18 and over! Join Skule Nite for the in-person…

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Winter Study Days and Exam Jam

April 18

U of T Engineering’s Exam Jam for the 2022 Winter Term will be held in person on Monday, April 18, 2022 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET. We hope you’ll take advantage of some of these de-stressing and extra help opportunities: Review sessions with your first-year course instructors and/or TAs; Healthy free lunch for first-year students from 12 – 1 p.m. (vegan, halal and gluten-free options available); while supplies last! Therapy Dog Visit from the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program from 1 –…

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Praxis II Showcase

April 18 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm EDT

Students at the 2019 Praxis II Showcase show off the user-friendly Naloxone kit they created.   Staff, faculty, alumni, and members of the public are invited to attend this annual event. Monday, April 18, 2022 | 9 AM to 4:30 PM EDT Registration is required – find event details and registration here. Due to public health restrictions the 2022 Praxis II Showcase will take place online.   At the Praxis II Showcase, student teams present and demonstrate their designs to stakeholders…

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Praxis III Showcase

April 18 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm EDT

  Praxis III has gone global! This year’s Praxis III students worked closely with business peers from the United States on projects based in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Thailand, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malaysia, Indonesia, Yemen, Bangladesh. Faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends are invited to see what our Praxis III students have been up to. In-person Praxis III Showcase Monday, April 18, 2022 | 9 AM to 5 PM EDT | on campus PLEASE NOTE: Vaccine and mask mandates are in effect on campus. You will receive instructions and COVID guidelines after…

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Research Spotlight: Building a Technology Ecosystem for Student Success with Professor Susan McCahan

April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Location: Virtual – join us on Zoom for this event. Building a Technology Ecosystem for Student Success Abstract: The University of Toronto is developing a suite of physical classroom space, data systems, educational technology and process facilitation software that supports student academic success.  This academic technology ecosystem is being developed through deep collaboration with students, instructors, and staff (e.g. data analysts, educational technologists, librarians, student advisors, and so on).  In this talk I will discuss the systems and tools that have been…

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Guided Engineering Academic Review Session (GEARS) – 2022 Winter Exam Period

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

GEARS is a great opportunity to connect with upper year EngScis who can answer questions related to your courses, the Engineering Science program and opportunities within Engineering and the University. GEARS Mentors represent different Majors, clubs & societies – some have completed PEY or done summer research at U of T or abroad. Virtual sessions are drop-in, so arrive when you can and stay for as long as you’d like. What are the benefits of attending GEARS? Successful upper-year students…

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Engineering Strategies and Practice (ESP) Design Day

April 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

The role of engineering in society, our relationship with the environment, and the potential and importance that our work holds for people, are themes in Engineering Strategies & Practice (ESP). During the winter term in APS112, first year engineering students focus on tackling a design project from beginning to end.  Students will learn the basics of project management, how to approach a complex problem and break it down into solvable parts, and how to acquire and use information in the…

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PsychEng Seminar 2022 April 19: Prof. Jonathan Rose, U of T ECE

April 19 @ 12:05 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

Title: Automatic Generation of Reflections for Use in Motivational-Interviewing Style Talk Therapy Using the GPT-2 and GPT-3 Transformer-Based Neural Networks  Speaker: Prof. Jonathan Rose, PhD Electrical & Computer Engineering University of Toronto Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2022 Time: 12:05pm-1:30pm Location: Zoom – meeting information provided after registration using the below link Click here to register Abstract If automated conversational agents (chatbots) can take on a therapeutic role, they may provide a scalable way to help many more people suffering from mental health conditions,…

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Speaking Our Truths: The Journey Toward Reconciliation – Part 1

April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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Culture is expressed in the worldviews of peoples from different backgrounds, lived experiences and histories. It is fostered through ones’ unique identification with ones’ values, beliefs, languages, and traditions. For Indigenous peoples this also includes a spiritual, social, physical, and emotional connection with the land.  We all hold truths to help us make sense of the world around us, shaped by the values, traditions and belief systems we acquire from family and societal influences. However, few Canadians take the time…

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2022 Reach Symposium online event ‘Resilient Together: Pathways for Sustainable Development’

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

2022 Reach Symposium April 21-22, 2022, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET An online event    Register to attend the 2022 Reach Symposium online event ‘Resilient Together: Pathways for Sustainable Development’ on April 21 and 22, 2022 from 9:00 AM–12:00 PM ET.   To overcome current social and economic shocks, exhibit vigilance in the face of future disruption, and ensure the hardest-to-reach are not left behind, we must be resilient. The 2022 Reach Symposium will centre on resilience and navigating global shocks to…

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MSE Graduate Seminar: Toward Printed Electrolyte-Gated Transistors for Flexible Electronics

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Presenter: Guan Ying (Jane) Wang, MASc. Candidate Supervisor: Prof. Keryn Lian, Dr. Ta-Ya Chu (NRC)   Abstract: Electrolyte-gated field effect transistors (EGFETs) have gathered much attention in the last few decades due to their key role in enabling potential printed, low-cost, low-power, portable, and flexible electronics in applications such as wearable sensors, flexible solar cells, and e-textiles. To further the portability and commercial viability of EGFET-based printed electronics, this study explores the applications of polymer electrolytes in EGFET and their compatibility with…

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Gender and Sexuality Considerations in Research

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

In Conversation With…Visiting Topics in EDI in Research & Innovation is a series of discussions with experts at University of Toronto on how to embed best practices and strategic EDI approaches within the research and innovation ecosystem. Each session will be hosted by Dr. Nicole Kaniki, the inaugural Director of EDI in Research and Innovation, and she will be joined by guests from across the tri-campus for these conversations. Session 7: Gender and Sexuality Considerations in Research Understanding gender diversity and the lived…

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Speaking Our Truths: The Journey Toward Reconciliation – Part 2

April 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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In Part 2 we examine how the past attitudes, policies and legislation has impacted the current situation of Indigenous peoples and how the current trajectory can be remedied. Indigenous peoples have displayed their resilience as will be shown by the many Indigenous success stories.  A message from the facilitator, John Crouch: "The feedback from these sessions have been remarkably positive with participants telling me they hunger for more. This has led me to begin work on a training session on…

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Guided Engineering Academic Review Session (GEARS) – 2022 Winter Exam Period

April 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

GEARS is a great opportunity to connect with upper year EngScis who can answer questions related to your courses, the Engineering Science program and opportunities within Engineering and the University. GEARS Mentors represent different Majors, clubs & societies – some have completed PEY or done summer research at U of T or abroad. Virtual sessions are drop-in, so arrive when you can and stay for as long as you’d like. What are the benefits of attending GEARS? Successful upper-year students…

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Guided Engineering Academic Review Session (GEARS) – 2022 Winter Exam Period

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - April 26 @ 7:00 pm EDT

GEARS is a great opportunity to connect with upper year EngScis who can answer questions related to your courses, the Engineering Science program and opportunities within Engineering and the University. GEARS Mentors represent different Majors, clubs & societies – some have completed PEY or done summer research at U of T or abroad. Virtual sessions are drop-in, so arrive when you can and stay for as long as you’d like. What are the benefits of attending GEARS? Successful upper-year students…

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ARCDO Faculty/Staff Training: Addressing Racial Microaggressions: Tools, Strategies and Discussions

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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The Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office offers professional development courses to increase faculty and staff’s understanding of their roles/responsibilities and key strategies to advancing racial equity, diversity and inclusion at U of T. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all training sessions will be offered virtually. Addressing Racial Microaggressions: Tools, Strategies and Discussions Learning Objectives: Increase understanding of the experiences and impact of racial microaggressions – identify forms of racial microaggressive behavior and comments Discuss and develop strategies for…

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Mobility Network presents ‘The Way Forward: Negotiating with robots in the public realm’

April 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Speakers Shauna Brail is an associate professor at the Institute for Management & Innovation, University of Toronto Mississauga. Ron Buliung is a professor and the graduate chair at the Department of Geography & Planning, University of Toronto. Matthew Roorda is a professor and the associate chair at the Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering, University of Toronto, and Canada Research Chair in Freight Transportation and Logistics. Moderator Hugh H.T. Liu is a professor and the associate director of graduate studies at the…

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May 2022

Disruptors & Dilemmas presents: The Future of Vaccine Production: Giving Canadian Biomanufacturing a Shot in the Arm

May 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

Join us on Tuesday, May 3rd for a special edition of Disruptors & Dilemmas, featuring alumni and faculty from U of T Engineering, and the University of Toronto Mississauga. The Future of Vaccine Production: Giving Canadian Biomanufacturing a Shot in the Arm The COVID-19 pandemic exposed gaps in Canada's preparedness to address great challenges in the biomanufacturing space, including domestic production of vaccines. Disruptors & Dilemmas asks a panel of multi-disciplinary experts to provide their insights on Canada's response to COVID-19, and how…

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Engineering & Computer Science Library Open House

  Larry P. Alford, University Chief Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries and Mindy Thuna, Associate Chief Librarian Sciences Research & Information, University of Toronto Libraries, cordially invite you to celebrate the reopening of the Engineering & Computer Science Library at an Open House. Come and see our beautiful new space and discover what’s changed since we closed our doors in August 2020! When and Where Drop in between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm on Tuesday 10 May 2022 Engineering &…

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Connaught Global Challenge Award – EHB Innovation Challenge Symposium 2022

May 10 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm EDT

Location: Virtual Symposium via Zoom. Zoom Link will be provided at later date.   Topic: Advanced Technology for Energy Harvesting in Biomedical (EHB) Device Applications. Technologies presented in this Symposium are ranging from wearable/implantable energy harvesters for biomedical applications, nano-generators, nano-sensors and other sustainable biomedical energy generation, storage solutions and methods. Agenda: Detailed Agenda will be provided at later date. Note: Please register here with your U of T or your organizational email address to be approved for attendance.

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Seminar Series- Jenny Ning Jiang

May 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Title: High-throughput multi-dimensional T cell profiling enabled systems immunology Presenter: Jenny Ning Jiang Host: Lidan You Date: May 10, 2022 Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83703247484?pwd=YmlCVUFpUEMyZFFtUm5Jbk5TYVlTQT09   Abstract:  T cells are important to the initiation, prevention, and cure of many diseases. In the past several years, we have developed several tools to profile the T cell repertoire from T cell receptor diversity to T cell receptor affinity to multi-dimensional profiling of single T cells in high-throughput. In this talk, I will first introduce these…

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Mobility Network presents ‘The Way Forward: Designing complete communities’

May 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Speakers Matti Siemiatycki is a professor at the Department of Geography & Planning and the director of the Infrastructure Institute at School of Cities, University of Toronto. Dan Silver is an associate professor at the Department of Sociology, University of Toronto Scarborough. Robert Wright is an associate professor at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto. Moderator Eric Miller is the director of the Mobility Network at the School of Cities and a professor at the Department of…

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Prof. Marianne Touchie – Skule Lunch & Learn Series

May 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

Save the date – more information to come.

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Skule Lunch & Learn Presents: The Future of High-Rise Housing: Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption in Existing Residential Towers

May 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

High-rise residential buildings are the fastest-growing form of housing in urban regions globally. These buildings already contribute significantly to carbon emissions globally, and they face serious performance challenges with our dramatically changing climate. From transmission of airborne containments to uneven ventilation and summertime overheating, various performance issues continue to plague this building type. Join us on May 11th as Professor Marianne Touchie explores these numerous performance issues associated with contemporary residential buildings, the new challenges anticipated in the future as…

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Personal Value Proposition: An Essential Tool for Networking

May 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

The OPTIONS Program The OPTIONS Program is an initiative to support all engineering graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in exploring diverse career options. Learn more here: http://uoft.me/optionsprogram Program Details Date: Thurs May 12 Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET Location: Online Are you ready to network to explore career opportunities? Are you going to be networking at a conference? Join us to learn the fundamentals of networking as well as strategies for networking online. You will be introduced to the…

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MIE Staff Lunch

Join your colleagues for an all-staff lunch. We're looking forward to getting together with you! Info and registration

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KAIROS Blanket Exercise

May 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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One event on August 16, 2022 at 2:00 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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