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September 26, 2017 | Volume 8, Issue 53

Seminars   |   Graduate   |   Undergraduate   |   Professional & Personal Development   |   Jobs

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On September 20, 2017, 5 Mechanical and Industrial Engineering alumni from the late 1940's and early 1950's joined dozens of staff, faculty, students and alumni gathered at U of T’s Bahen Centre for Information Technology for “Ajax Remembered,” a reception celebrating a truly unique and important era in the Faculty’s history. Read more.


Did you know that the MIE Administration meets with undergraduate student representatives of the Mech and Indy Clubs every few weeks? The meetings allow us to stay connected with student activities and sort out any issues student reps bring forward on behalf of their classmates. Thank you to all the students who have taken on a leadership role on the Mech and Indy clubs for the 2017-2018 school year.

Professors Andreas Mandelis and Tobin Filetter are partners on an NSERC CREATE grant along with collaborators from Laval, Sherbrooke and Windsor Universities in the overall amount of $1,650,000 over 6 years. The project is entitled, "NSERC CREATE Innovative Program on NDT (Non-Destructive Testing).

Professor David Sinton has been awarded an NSERC I2I grant to develop "Mobile Health App Screening for Male Fertility". The project is in partnership with local urology and clinical labs.



MIE Distinguished Seminar Series: Generative and Discriminative Learnings - A Fuzzy Restricted Boltzmann Machine and a Novel Broad Learning System
Speaker: Philip Chen, University of Macau
Date: Friday, September 29
Time: 2-3 PM
Location: MC102


Rotman Operations Management and Statistics Seminar: Inverse Optimization: Closed-form Solutions, Geometry and Goodness of Fit

Speaker: Timothy C. Y. Chan,
Date: Friday, September 29, 2017
Time: 2-3 PM
Location: RT 127
All students and faculty welcome.


HFIG Board Games evening: September 27
The Human Factors Interest Group is kicking off the new term with Board Games Night on Wednesday, September 27 in the MIE Grad Lounge (MC330) at 7 p.m. Come meet other graduate students studying or interested in Human Factors and play some cool, fun and/or new games!

Spin Master Information Session
Spin Master is recruiting for their Engineering Management Development Program

Target Audience: Graduating students from Engineering at both undergraduate and master's level

Date: Monday October 2nd
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Bahen 1170 40 St. George Street
Dress Code: Business Casual

To attend, please register on the Career Learning Network website.


ACE (Accelerate. Cultivate. Empower.) Seminar Series

The ACE Seminar Series provides opportunities that will accelerate, cultivate, and empower student success. Through ACE, undergraduate engineering students will have the opportunity to engage with staff, faculty and peers to learn and apply academic strategies, life skills, and co-curricular opportunities in order to maximize their university experience. These sessions will help ease the transition into UofT Engineering and increase student success not only during their time here, but also help students prepare to transition out of school into the professional community.

Student Machine Shop Hours
The Student Machine Shop will be open until 9pm Monday to Friday Starting Sept. 25th and open on Saturday's except long weekends starting Sept. 30th. The machine shop will be closed on Sept 26th, while the shop staff attends the Canadian Manufacturing Trade Show and Conference.

Initiative: U of T Sustainability Career Fair
Date: Friday, October 6, 2017
Time: 10 AM - 3 PM
Location: Great Hall, Hart House. University of Toronto
Registration (Free):

Galbraith Society
Research Experience Program (REX) 2017-18 - Applications are now open, check out the projects you can be a part of at

Why you should join REX?
- It is a great way to learn about how research is conducted and be a part of a project that you are interested in and is relevant to your future career
- Apply the skills that you learned in classrooms to solve a real world problem
- Don't worry if you don't have a lot of experience, as we are looking for enthusiastic candidates who are willing to learn and apply the skills that they have

If you have any further questions, please email The deadline for Submissions: September 30th 2017.

PEY Information Session: Zebra Technologies
WHEN: September 27th, 2017, 6:00 – 7:30pm
WHERE: BA 1170

As a PEY student at Zebra Technologies, we can guarantee that you will not sit idle filling your day with “make-work” tasks. Instead we will encourage you to participate and deliver working solutions to real customer problems.
We have open PEY positions in the research and innovation technology group (Engineering Product Innovation) where you will be working in fields such as Computer vision, Machine learning, Networking, Distributed systems and High performance computing. We also have positions in Mechanical, Electrical, Systems and Software engineering departments as well as Product and Program management. You may be Zebra material if you excel at learning, are self-motivated, have leadership ability, and enjoy taking ownership. We have a very high rate of returning PEY students and take pride in their accomplishments.
Please join us for this information session where you will learn more about our company and the different job opportunities that are available through the PEY internship. While enjoying pizza, you’ll have a chance to win one of the many prizes including a Google Home, Chromecasts and Zebra bags and chat with some of our current students and engineers.

Spin Master Information Session
Spin Master is recruiting for their Engineering Management Development Program, targeting gaduating students from Engineering at both undergraduate and master's level

Date: Monday October 2nd
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Bahen 1170 40 St. George Street
Dress Code: Business Casual
To attend, please register on the Career Learning Network website.

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Fall Event
Are you interested in sustainability in the built environment? You won't want to miss ASHRAE Fundamentals. Come out to learn more about ASHRAE's global influence in the field of engineering and the built environment. You will also have the chance to learn more about how being involved in ASHRAE U of T can jump start your career. U of T Skule Alumni (including the ASHRAE Toronto Chapter President!) will also be present to share their experiences and discuss how ASHRAE ties into their current field of work. All engineering disciplines, undergraduate and graduate, are welcome. Food and drinks will be provided.

Date: Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
Time: 6-7 PM
Location: GB 119
RSVP on Facebook or via e-mail.

GREEN Program: Winter & Spring 2018
Get up close and personal with your academics, interests and passions. Join a community of like-minded global citizens, engage in experimental education, and immerse yourself into an entirely new culture. U of T is proud to annouce Natalie, our Green Program Ambassador for our university. Ifyou have any questions about the Green Program, please contact Natalie at

Professional & Personal Development

Staff and faculty Professional Development: Engineering Engagement & Development Network (E&D Network)
The Engineering Engagement & Development Network (E&D Network) offers staff and faculty professional development opportunities, as well as a forum to facilitate communication, sharing and collaboration across the Faculty. Join the E&D Network mailing list and stay informed. Full time, part time and casual staff are welcome to take part in E&D Network programming. There is no cost to participate, but registration is appreciated. The next session takes place September 26, from 2-3 p.m. in WB215, and will focus on "Developing Your Professional Competencies." Presenters: David Newman, Senior Director of Student Experience; Adam Kuhn, Director, Student and Campus Community Development. Register here.

Canadian Conference on Student Leadership
The CCSL brings together post-secondary student leaders from across the country and the world to share ideas, become inspired, and leave determined to make a difference on their campuses and in their communities. The 2017 conference will run from November 23-25 in Vancouver. This year's theme is Start With Why.

ILead: Leadership Labs fall schedule
Make connections. Improve team projects. Get through midterms and exams. ILead’s Leadership Labs teach you these and other practical skills that you can apply at Skule and beyond. Our fun and interactive workshops run throughout the year. Spend three weeknights with us to dive deeper into a theme area or attend individual workshops that pique your interest. Either way, you’ll gain important skills and meet great people. Also offered a few times each semester, our Chart Your Future workshop helps you to clarify your own path and move towards the opportunities that will help you get there.

ASPIRE: Developing next gen talent in financial services
ASPIRE has been developed in partnership with employers, postsecondary institutions and the government to support the Financial Services (FS) sector to increase the number and quality of work-integrated-learning (WIL) opportunities available to students, and grow the in-demand, work-ready talent pool. We are aspiring to attract the next generation of talent by uncovering the diverse, challenging and innovative nature of FS for students, and supporting them to access opportunity in the sector.

Grief Support Sharing Circles
Everyone grieves in his or her own unique way. When someone you love dies, you may feel angry, isolated, sad, guilty or lonely. The grief support sharing circle is an informal drop-in mutual support group for students who have experienced a death, as well as students experiencing anticipatory grief.

Grief Support Events 2017/2018:
When: 5:10 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept 26, Oct 24, Nov 21, Jan 16, Feb 27, Mar 20
Where: Faculty of Social Work, 246 Bloor St. W, (Bedford and Bloor)
Sept 26 (Rm 100), Oct 24 (Rm 700), Nov 21 (Rm 100), Jan-Feb-Mar dates (Rm 114)
Refreshments will be served.
Please register by emailing both Jeanette Unger and Laurie Coleman.
Co-Sponsored by: The Ecumenical Chaplaincy at U of T, Health and Wellness, The Multi-Faith Centre, The Family Care Office.


Mindful Meditation for Students
Starting the week of Sept 18! Join weekly opportunities Mondays through Fridays practice secular meditation techniques that will increase your relaxation, resiliency and focus!


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