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June 13 , 2017 | Volume 8, Issue 43

IN THIS ISSUE:
 Research   |   Graduate   |   Undergraduate   |   Professional Development   |   Jobs

Chair's Office

Hockey fans around the world are waiting anxiously to find out who will be drafted to the NHL's new expansion team, the Las Vegas Golden Knights. Industrial Engineering Professor Timothy Chan and his team of students already have an idea of who may have made the cut. Read more.

As MIE students graduate from Convocation Hall this afternoon, meet some of the shining stars and future leaders that make up the MIE graduating class of 2017. Read more.
Christopher Sun (IndE PhD candidate) is among four U of T Engineering students who will each receive $150,000 from the 2017 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships. Read more.
Professor Craig Simmons was recently honoured with the Research and Development Medal, for engineers who have advanced knowledge in engineering or applied science. Read more.

Research

Research Funding Awarded
  • Professors Paul Milgram and Greg Jamieson have been awarded an OCE Voucher for Innovation and Productivity II grant in the amount of $100,000 for their proposal, "Mirror In The Sky: An Augmented Reality Aid for Wayfinding." The industry partner is the Toronto-based information visualization company, Uncharted Software.
Research Grants and Opportunities

Graduate 

MIE Doctoral Completion Awards for 2017/2018
MIE PhD students entering fifth year (sixth year for fast-tracked PhD students) in 2017/2018 are eligible to apply for a Doctoral Completion Award. Application (application form, OSOTF form, c.v., ROSI transcript) must be submitted to brenda@mie.utoronto.ca by June 15.


MIE Graduate Exit Survey June 2017
The MIE Department is eager to know about your experience as an MIE graduate student. We want to know where our students are headed and continue improving the student experience, so your feedback would be greatly appreciated. You may also leave additional comments at the end of the survey to provide feedback and comments on anything else. Students are asked to complete this survey by June 15.

Basic Machine Shop training course
The MIE metal machine shop is holding a Basic Machine Shop training course on June 20. This is for for Summer Undergraduate Engineering students, and MIE Graduates Students. Upon completion of the course, the students can then use the machine shop for their research needs. Students can sign up in MC78. The cost is $150 to be charged to the supervisor's research account. This will be the final time the Course is offered during the summer. Regular Scheduled Training courses will be offered by George Brown College again in the fall semester.


MIE Graduate Research Symposium Survey
The MIE
Graduate Resarch Symposium committee would like to hear from you! Whether you attended or did not attend this year's symposium, we'd like to hear your thoughts on the event, in order to improve it for next year and beyond.

Undergraduate

James Dyson Award: close date July 20
Open to post-secondary students (or graduates within four years) studying engineering, design engineering, product design or similar - they have the chance to win $50,000 towards their project's future development and $8,500 for their school. A smart contact lens. A desktop circuit board printer. A foot-powered washing machine. A skin tissue bioprinter. Past Canadian winners of the James Dyson Award have solved a vast array of problems. For more information or any questions, please contact Jessica Danziger-Lin, PR Manager, jessica.danziger-lin@dyson.com

Undergraduate Awards
Have a piece of coursework that you're proud of? Submit to The Undergraduate Awards to earn international recognition for your work! The Undergraduate Awards is the world's largest academic awards programme. Our aim is to celebrate top undergraduate coursework and foster interdisciplinary collaboration between students and recent graduates worldwide.

Basic Machine Shop training course
The MIE metal machine shop is holding a Basic Machine Shop training course on June 20. This is for for Summer Undergraduate Engineering students, and MIE Graduates Students. Upon completion of the course, the students can then use the machine shop for their research needs. Students can sign up in MC78. The cost is $150 to be charged to the supervisor's research account. This will be the final time the Course is offered during the summer. Regular Scheduled Training courses will be offered by George Brown College again in the fall semester.


Summer Residence Don opportunity
The Office of Health Professions Student Affairs is hiring two Residence Dons to supervise and hold activities for out of town Indigenous high school students that will live in New College student residence for the duration of the Summer Mentorship Program. Experience: Incumbent should have experience working in a residence don or youth program leadership capacity (including summer camps or recreational leagues) and comfortable in a disciplinary role. Previous experience or familiarity working with Indigenous communities, or organizations, or in an Indigenous studies program is an asset.


Dunlap Institute Introduction to Astronomical Instrumentation Summer School: July 23 to 28
The annual Dunlap Institute Summer School includes both lecture and laboratory activities and is intended for students who have finished at least the 3rd year of an undergraduate program or are in the early years of a graduate program, and have a background in astronomy, physics, or engineering.

Professional Development

Career Chats: NEW Career Centre Program for Summer 2017
The Career Centre is excited to introduce Career Chats this summer. We know that career exploration, career planning, and job searching can sometimes be ambiguous, messy, and complex, so let's chat about it! Career Chats are informal, small-group, discussion based sessions that bring together current students and/or recent graduates, and a Career Educator to unpack and reflect on experiences, challenges, and questions related to career exploration and planning. We will be using a flexible structure, where participants set the agenda to ensure they leave with clear next steps. Topics of conversation for the summer include: networking, exploring career options, career decision making, job searching. Starting on May 5 to August 25, Career Chats will be held twice weekly on Tuesdays from 12-1pm and Thursdays 4-5pm at the Student Success Centre (214 College Street). There is no registration required, simply bring your questions, a water bottle, and we'll provide light snacks! Together, let's openly ask questions, build community, reflect on our experiences, and develop strategies to navigate the career exploration and job search processes.

2017 Women in Technology Consulting Conference: August 17-18
EY's Women in Technology Consulting Conference (WIT) is a one-of-a-kind interactive learning experience, which will help you sharpen your leadership, teamwork, and communication skills. You'll learn more about our culture, people, and technology-oriented practices while forging relationships with EY employees and fellow students. Let us share with you how a career in professional services is an exciting, challenging, and rewarding experience. The WIT Conference will be held in Toronto on Thursday August 17, 2017 and Friday August 18, 2017.

Rethink the Box
We would like to invite you to join in on an innovative and exciting concept called Rethink the Box. You will be assisting to teach elementary and secondary school aged children to guide them through a problem-based, learning opportunity. The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) STEM department will be running two Rethink the Box events this year. This fun-filled event requires grade school kids to use their imagination and skills to convert a box full of standardized materials to create a device that will solve an assigned problem. Please visit our website for a glimpse into our event in previous years.

Jobs

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