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November 2010

Nov 29

AMIGAS Etiquette Lunch

When: Nov 29, 12 - 2 PM
Where: UofT Faculty Club, 41 Willcocks Street
More details: Click here »
 

Join your fellow MIE members at this luncheon event with certified etiquette consultant Leanne Pepper. Come to learn proper dining techniques for business and formal meals in this informative and entertaining seminar while enjoying a 3 course meal (soup, pasta entree, and dessert) at the prestigious Faculty Club (www.facultyclub.utoronto.ca).

Tickets are just $10 each for MIE graduate students, Faculty, and staff and include the vegetarian meal (soup, pasta entree, dessert and tea/coffee). Limited number of tickets are also available for non-MIE friends and Family. Tickets are $20 each for non-MIE members.

Tickets are sold online. You can pay with your credit card or PayPal account. To buy tickets, copy one of the following links below into your browser:

MIE members:
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=K777H4J9YHWPC

Non-MIE members:
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Nov 27

Machining Program » Advanced Machining (Nov. 27/Dec. 4)

When: Nov 27, 8:30 AM to 5 PM
Where: George Brown, College Casa Loma, 1 Dartnell Avenue, Campus Building D, Room D106
More details: Click here »
Maximum number of attendees: 24
Fee: $250 (no refunds) - Register and pay online
 

PLEASE NOTE: You must be ready to proceed with PayPal (credit card payment) immediately upon entering your RSVP. The system will not allow you access PayPal at a later time or RSVP again using the same email address.

Introduction/Background:

The Faculty of Applied Science Engineering is introducing a voluntary program by which students can gain introductory experience at metal machining and welding. Students will have the opportunity to receive hands-on training in George Brown’s extensive and up-to-date machining facilities. Engineers with a firm understanding of machining principals and limitations can design systems for quick and easy manufacture. Further, students interested in the vast array of campus groups such as the Solar Car Team and Formula SAE will find this training invaluable. All current U of T engineering students (undergraduate and graduate) are welcome to participate, including those on PEY.

There are three short courses available; each course is two days long and runs on successive Saturdays. There is a fee for each course; receipts will be issued for tax purposes. The three courses in this machining and welding program are as follows:

1/ Basic Machining (lathe, mill, drill press)
2/ Advanced Machining (pre-requisite: the Basic Machining course)
3/ Introduction to Welding


Details of material covered in each course are outlined on the course sign-up page. Note that the Basic Machining and Advanced Machining courses will be offered several times during the academic year; the Welding course is offered less frequently. Extra offerings of these short courses will be scheduled if there is sufficient student demand. The schedule for each two-day course is listed according its starting date (The second day of each course will normally be held one week after the first day).

Students who complete both the Basic Machining and Advanced Machining courses are allowed to use the George Brown college machining facilities for personal or academic projects; George Brown College will open their shop facilities for such purposes every second Saturday. The relevant dates will be posted or contact Prof. Tony Sinclair (sinclair@mie.utoronto.ca).

Saturday, November 27 and Saturday, December 4

Module 1 Machine shop safety
Module 2 Work in progress: Tolerancing and Dimensioning
Module 3 Advanced Planning and Preparation
Module 4 Review of bench work
Module 5 Advanced Machine Use

Preparation: Before attending first class, read all the related material posted here. Recommended attire: short sleeved t-shirt, long pants, sturdy shoes. No open shoes, sandals or loose clothing of any kind. No jewelry/watches. Long hair must be tied back securely. Bring safety glasses if you have them, but glasses will be provided if you do not. Class starts at 8:30 AM. Don’t be late.

Directions: George Brown College is located on Kendal Avenue (Davenport Rd. and Spadina Rd. area). The shop is located in Building D. Enter through the main doors of Building D which is at the corner of Dartnell Ave. and Bridgeman Ave.

TTC: If traveling by TTC, exit at Dupont Station on the Yonge-University-Spadina Subway Line and walk north on Spadina Rd. to MacPherson Ave. Then go west on MacPherson until it turns into Bridgeman Ave., west of Kendal Ave. Building D is at the corner of Bridgman Ave. and Dartnell Ave. (entrance from Dartnell Ave.).

Parking: Is available on Bridgman Avenue, on MacPherson Ave. and at the corner of Spadina and MacPherson.

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Nov 24

LOT » The Art of Powerful Conversations with Stuart Knight

When: Nov 24, 6 - 8 PM
Where: GB202
More details: Click here »
 

The LOT-Faculty office and LOT:Chem Working Group are very excited to welcome Stuart to U of T Engineering to speak to a group of excited and engaged students. This is an event you don't want to miss! All students and alumni are welcome.

The ability to connect with others is a key to your success. Every interaction we have with another human being is an opportunity to strengthen our relationship with them. Although texting and emailing are part of life, nothing beats the benefit of knowing how to connect face to face in a meaningful way. During this highly experiential workshop you will learn how to spark and sustain powerful conversations with each other. The Art of Powerful Conversation will bring the human factor back to your life by helping you interact on a deeper level. Whether you are a project manager, a member of a student club or getting ready for interviews The Art of Powerful Conversation will give you the skills you need to have greater impact. This workshop will take your conversation skills to the next level.

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Nov 24

AMIGAS Faculty & Grad Student Soccer Match

When: Nov 24, 7 - 8 PM
Where: Hart House lower gym , 7 Hart House Circle
More details: Click here »
 

AMIGAS is holding another soccer match between MIE Faculty and grad students! Join your professors and friends to have a fun time!

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Nov 18

MIE Town Hall Meeting » All Undergraduate Students

When: Nov 18, 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Where: MC102
More details: Click here »
 

All undergraduate students are encouraged to attend this town hall and hear about what is going on in the department. Below you will find some of the things that will be discussed at the Town Hall Meeting.

- Welcome and Opening Remarks
- Overview of MIE and Recent Changes
- Update of Curriculum
- International Student Exchange Program
- Graduate Studies in MIE
- Scholarships, NSERC USRA, and Summer Research Positions
- Q/A period

Questions? Please contact Nicole Treston, Undergraduate Counsellor at nicole{at}mie.utoronto.ca.

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Nov 17

Taste Your Future » Engineering Alumni Career Panel

When: Nov 17, 6 - 7:30 PM
Where: SF3201
More details: Click here »
 

Don't know how to build a network?
Have no idea of your career path?
Find it hard to balance life and school?

Then join us for: Taste Your Future » Engineering Alumni Career Panel

The event is being held by the Engineering Alumni Office and "You're Next!" Engineering Career Fair.

It's a night for you to gain valuable insights from the experiences and perspectives of some of our alumni. Anyone who would like to attend this event please RSVP to: sl.zhang@yourenext.ca before Friday, November 12.

Guest Speakers:
1. Jill Chua (Comp 0T1) started her career in operations, supply chain and IT consulting. She then went on to complete her MBA at the University of Pennsylvania and now works in Investment Banking at RBC Capital Markets.
2. Philip Hur (ELEC 0T4) is currently a senior engineer in the Technology Strategy group at TELUS. He has contributed to TELUS' local and global initiatives that have had a significant impact to Canada's 30 million mobile users. Outside of work, Philip is involved with a wide range of extra-curricular activities from Toastmasters to United Way to HOPE Worldwide Canada.
3. Robert Wilkes (Elec 8T2) went on to law school. After law school Rob became a patent agent. As both a patent agent and lawyer Rob works with inventors and companies in Canada and around the world to enable businesses to work effectively in a complex area. Rob has done this with the largest and smallest law firms in Canada, and with a couple of law firms in between.
4. Mark-Anthony Chin (Mech 9T1) started his career in aeronautical engineering with Field Aviation Company and DECA Aviation Engineering before deciding to join the Toronto Police Service in 2000. He currently works with the collision reconstruction squad.
5. Perry Graham (Civ 8T6) started his postgraduate work in Environmental Engineering. He later moved into the IT field where he owned and ran an IT solutions firm for 15 years. He now works in consulting and sales in IT.

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Nov 10

Centre for International Experience Student Exchange Fair

When: Nov 10, 12 - 5 PM
Where: Cumberland House, 33 St. George St.
More details: Click here »
 

Where will your studies take you? Don't miss this opportunity on Wednesday, November 10, at the Centre for International Experience (Cumerland House), to find out how you can earn credit towards your degree while studying overseas. Learn about the exchange programs offered, meet representatives from some of over 150 exchange partners and get information about financing your trip.

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Nov 09

Engineering Fall Convocation Reception

When: Nov 9, 1 - 3 PM
Where: Hart House, East Common Room, 7 Hart House Circle
More details: Click here »
 

The Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering is pleased to extend sincere congratulations to our newest Engineering graduates.

To celebrate your achievements, we cordially invite you and your guests to attend a convocation reception, hosted by the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, in the East Common Room at Hart House on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 form 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. We look forward to seeing you and your family on this special day.

Please click more details above to register.


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Nov 09

Engineering Entrepreneurship Talk » From School to a Start-up

When: Nov 9, 5 PM
Where: SF1105
More details: Click here »
 

Speakers: Eric Migicovsky and Rahul Bhagat

Outline: Allerta's story begins with an engineering course project followed by an ambitious plan after graduation and makes for a unique startup experience. Going straight from school to a startup is an exciting proposition but it also means operating in a cash-strapped environment and developing business aptitude. We'll take you through Allerta's struggles and victories and hope to show that the rewards are worth the challenge.

Bios: Eric Migicovsky is the CEO of Allerta and a 2009 graduate of Systems Design engineering from the University of Waterloo. Eric is focused on developing creative products that integrate smoothly into daily life. From the electronics test bench to industrial design product sketching to wireless network design, Eric has experimented and worked on a large variety of projects.

Rahul Bhagat is a 2009 Systems Design engineering graduate and is currently pursuing his MASc at the University of Waterloo. He began working for Allerta shortly after incorporation and is involved in many of the operational, marketing and sales aspects of the company. Rahul enjoys his unique role at the company and believes that engineering grads have a lot to gain through exposure to the startup experience.

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Nov 06

Machining Program » Advanced Machining (Nov. 6/13)

When: Nov 6, 8:30 AM to 5 PM
Where: George Brown, College Casa Loma, 1 Dartnell Avenue , Campus Building D, Room D106
More details: Click here »
Maximum number of attendees: 24 - This event is full
Fee: $250 (no refunds) - Join the wait list
 

PLEASE NOTE: You must be ready to proceed with PayPal (credit card payment) immediately upon entering your RSVP. The system will not allow you access PayPal at a later time or RSVP again using the same email address.

Introduction/Background:

The Faculty of Applied Science Engineering is introducing a voluntary program by which students can gain introductory experience at metal machining and welding. Students will have the opportunity to receive hands-on training in George Brown’s extensive and up-to-date machining facilities. Engineers with a firm understanding of machining principals and limitations can design systems for quick and easy manufacture. Further, students interested in the vast array of campus groups such as the Solar Car Team and Formula SAE will find this training invaluable. All current U of T engineering students (undergraduate and graduate) are welcome to participate, including those on PEY.

There are three short courses available; each course is two days long and runs on successive Saturdays. There is a fee for each course; receipts will be issued for tax purposes. The three courses in this machining and welding program are as follows:

1/ Basic Machining (lathe, mill, drill press)
2/ Advanced Machining (pre-requisite: the Basic Machining course)
3/ Introduction to Welding


Details of material covered in each course are outlined on the course sign-up page. Note that the Basic Machining and Advanced Machining courses will be offered several times during the academic year; the Welding course is offered less frequently. Extra offerings of these short courses will be scheduled if there is sufficient student demand. The schedule for each two-day course is listed according its starting date (The second day of each course will normally be held one week after the first day).

Students who complete both the Basic Machining and Advanced Machining courses are allowed to use the George Brown college machining facilities for personal or academic projects; George Brown College will open their shop facilities for such purposes every second Saturday. The relevant dates will be posted or contact Prof. Tony Sinclair (sinclair@mie.utoronto.ca).

Course Info: Saturday, November 6 and Saturday, November 13

Module 1 Machine shop safety
Module 2 Work in progress: Tolerancing and Dimensioning
Module 3 Advanced Planning and Preparation
Module 4 Review of bench work
Module 5 Advanced Machine Use

Preparation: Before attending first class, read all the related material posted here. Recommended attire: short sleeved t-shirt, long pants, sturdy shoes. No open shoes, sandals or loose clothing of any kind. No jewelry/watches. Long hair must be tied back securely. Bring safety glasses if you have them, but glasses will be provided if you do not. Class starts at 8:30 AM. Don’t be late.

Directions: George Brown College is located on Kendal Avenue (Davenport Rd. and Spadina Rd. area). The shop is located in Building D. Enter through the main doors of Building D which is at the corner of Dartnell Ave. and Bridgeman Ave.

TTC: If traveling by TTC, exit at Dupont Station on the Yonge-University-Spadina Subway Line and walk north on Spadina Rd. to MacPherson Ave. Then go west on MacPherson until it turns into Bridgeman Ave., west of Kendal Ave. Building D is at the corner of Bridgman Ave. and Dartnell Ave. (entrance from Dartnell Ave.).

Parking: Is available on Bridgman Avenue, on MacPherson Ave. and at the corner of Spadina and MacPherson.

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Nov 05

Skule™ Movember 2010 » Support Prostate Cancer Canada

When: Nov 5, Month of November
Where: Campus-wide
More details: Click here »
 

For the month of November, the EngSoc's Community Outreach will be promoting Movember, a campaign where Skule's™ bravest gentlemen grow the best moustache they can during the month of November. All money raised with this campaign goes towards Prostate Cancer Canada for cancer research and the promotion of men's health issues.

Faculty Wanted
The Skule™ Team is seeking additional Faculty participation this year. Please see sign-up information below, or contact community@g.skule.ca.

Sign Up
If you would like to be one of these moustached crusaders (or if you are unable to grow a moustache, but would like to support these brave men), then go to ca.movember.com and register on the Skule™ Team. From there, you can send out emails to family and friends to sponsor you.

Donate
If you want to support the cause by donating, go to ca.movember.com and click donate. Select donate to a Team, and search for "Skule".

Goal
If Skule™ raises $15,000, Prof. Beno Benhabib has agreed to shave his latest moustache. Last year, he shaved his moustache for the first time (since his first-year in University), to support of this worthwhile cause.

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