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November 7, 2017 | Volume 8, Issue 59

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Each year, the University community gathers to remember the faculty, staff, alumni and students who fell in the First and Second World Wars and other action. Please join us in remembrance on Friday, November 10 from 10:15 to 11 AM at Soldiers' Tower, 7 Hart House Circle.

U of T Engineering invites graduates to the Engineering Convocation Breakfast, taking place in the lobby of the Bahen Centre for Information Technology from 7:30 to 9:00 AM. The engineering convocation ceremony will begin at 10 AM in Convocation Hall.
During her time at MIE, Lauren Howe (IndE 1T6)  was an active volunteer at recruitment and outreach events, and she has long been a vocal advocate for encouraging women and girls to see themselves in science, technology, engineering and math disciplines. Learn why she chose to study industrial engineering, and how her engineering education has helped her achieve her goals.
The engineering educational environment is quickly evolving to mirror the fast pace and collaborative nature of the profession. The Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CEIE) is leading the way. The CEIE is designed to enhance the student experience and enable collaboration between students, faculty, alumni and industry partners.


MIE Distinguished Seminar Series: Linear Optimization - The Interplay between Theory and Practice
Speaker: Ilan Adler, University of California in Berkeley
Date: Friday, November 17
Time: 2-3 PM
Location: MC102

New, Now, and Next in Urban Sustainability: From Green Buildings to Conscious Cities
Speaker: Mark Bessoudo, Manager of Research in Sustainability & Energy at WSP
Date: Monday, November 13
Time: 6-7 PM
Location: Bahen Centre Room 1190

Deep phenotyping enabled by microfluidics and high-throughput quantitative microscopy
Speaker: Hang Lu, Love Family Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Date: Monday, November 13
Time: 10-11 AM
Location: Imperial Oil Lecture Hall, C. David Naylor Building

Sustainability Leaders' Series: Failed Sustainability: Bruce Lourie
Speaker: Bruce Lourie is a leading environmental thinker, writer and speaker. He is the co-author of Toxin Toxout.
Date: Monday November 20
Time: 6-8 PM
Location: Instructional Building, UTM, 3359 Mississauga Road


Grad Talk: Becoming a Parent while Pursuing a Graduate Degree Panel: November 7
On November 7 from 12-2 PM in the Grad Room (66 Harbord), join us for a panel discussion featuring a faculty member and graduate students who are raising children. You will be able to hear first-hand about their experiences, challenges and valuable strategies for integrating studies and careers with raising children. Pizza will be served. Space is limited.

AMIGAS TAs Info Session / Lunch Break: November 9
Are you a teaching assistant (TA) at the University of Toronto? Are you planning on becoming one or even concerned about your graduate financial package? Come out and learn about the bargaining platform for 2017-2018 and how you can help to accomplish our goals.
Pizza will be provided!
Date: Thursday, November 9
Time: 12 PM
Location: MC102

Technology Innovation and Policy Forum 2017 - University of Waterloo on November 9
The event is free of charge for the academics, staff, and students. Undergraduate and graduate students can also participate in the student poster showcase session that is specifically designed to display research and innovative ideas for the corporate partners, academics, and government officials.

U of T Most Understandable Scientist (UTMUST) Competition: Call for Applicants
U of T Most Understandable Scientist (UTMUST) is an annual, university-wide academic competition in which international graduate students present their research in five minutes to non-specialist audience. UTMUST aims to be a great platform for international graduate students to hone their presentation skills, foster collaboration within academia and draw interest from public as well as potential investors. The fun and challenge of UTMUST is to showcase your research in the most understandable way! Application deadline is November 17.

JDE1000H - Ethics in Graduate Research Seminar
It is mandatory for all MASc and PhD students to attend "Ethics in Research Seminar" - JDE1000H, preferably during their first year of registration, to meet degree requirement.
Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Time: 4-6 PM
Location: Bahen Centre, 40 St George St., room BA1160.

2018-2019 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (domestic students): Deadline is Friday, March 30, 2018
Applications must be completed and submitted on the U of T OGS on-line application system, by March 30. Note: In order to be considered for 2018-2019 Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST) in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, applicants must submit an OGS application by March 30. Full details of OGS scholarship, eligibility criteria and application process are posted on the SGS website.


Scholarships with upcoming deadlines
  • William H. McGannon Foundation Scholarship. Students with interest in risk/hazards and some industry experience. Deadline: November 30
  • 2018 Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships at Harvard University. 1T8s, outstanding academic excellence. Fellowship for one year of graduate studies at Harvard. Deadline: November 24
Hult Prize @ U of T
The Hult Prize is the world's largest student competition for budding social entrepreneurs and every year, welcomes college and university students from all around the globe. From more than 50,000 applications received every year, one winning team will receive USD 1 million in seed capital, as well as mentorship and advice from the international business community. For the fourth year in a row, the Hult Prize competition has come to U of T. It is an incredible opportunity for students from all faculties at U of T, especially Engineering, to get involved in social enterprise and sustainability. Through the competition, students will have the opportunity to develop their own social enterprises that could go on to change the world. This year's challenge focuses on harnessing the power of Energy through one of six dimensions to transform the lives of 10 million people: food, water, mobility, connectivity, education, and health. The competition will be hosted at the Rotman School on December 2, 2017.

Second Annual Technology Innovation and Policy Forum 2017 - University of Waterloo on November 9
The event is free of charge for the academics, staff, and students. Undergraduate and graduate students can also participate in the student poster showcase session that is specifically designed to display research and innovative ideas for the corporate partners, academics, and government officials.

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.

2018 Minerva James Ham Engineering Student Competition
Minerva Canada is pleased to announce its 2018 Minerva Canada James Ham Safe Design Awards contest. This contest is open to full time, undergraduate engineering students enrolled in a Canadian post secondary teaching institution and resident in Canada as well as full time college students enrolled in either an Engineering Technology program or an Occupational Health and Safety Program and who are resident in Canada. The contest is only open to Canadian Universities and Colleges. There will be a first and second prize of $3,500 and $1,500 respectively. The awards will be presented in the Spring 2018 at a venue to be determined with the winners. Final submission date for this Award Competition is April 13, 2018. Students are asked to advise Minerva Canada of their intentions to apply for the award by February 2, 2018. This can be done simply by sending an e-mail to

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

Professional Development

WISE National Conference: February 2018
WISE is proud to present to you our 6th annual National Conference! The WISE National Conference 2018: Transcending Boundaries will take place February 3-4, 2018. You'll get the opportunity meet and greet with CEOs, Founders, and Researchers, and connect with students in STEM fields from all over Canada. We will be featuring professional and development workshops hosted by STEM companies, as well as a Case Competition, a 3 Minute Thesis competition, and a Public Policy Debate. Company attendants include 3M, Deloitte, Aecon, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Accenture, and our previous conference speakers include Heather Payne, CEO of HackerYou and Founder of Ladies Learning Code, and Catherine Karakatsanis, COO of Morrison Hershfield Group. Tickets are on sale now, and U of T Engineering students get an 80% subsidy!

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.


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