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September 18, 2018 | Volume 9, Issue 33

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Check out MIE's Flickr page for September photos.
We're in full gear here at MIE as the Fall Term starts off with a bang. Be sure to check out the Department's Flickr page to see recent pictures taken at the Myhal Open House event on Sep 13, as well as the AMIGAS BBQ and First Year Department orientation.

Register for the Skule Mentorship Program information session happening Sep 19. The program is open to undergraduate students (including PEY), graduate students (MASc, MEng and PhD) and alumni who graduated more than one year ago.
Explore opportunities for graduate studies at Canada's top engineering schools: U of T, U of Alberta, UBC, McGill, McMaster, Queen's and Waterloo. Follow the link to register.
Prof. Carter is the first industrial engineer inducted into Canada's highest academic body on health-related studies. Follow the link to learn about how he's pioneered using industrial engineering techniques to improve healthcare.


Next ORSS: Tuesday Sep 25 | 12-1PM GB202 | Prof. James Luedtke, University of Wisconsin-Madison
All are welcome to attend the second Operations Research Seminar Series (ORSS) happening next week with Prof. James Luedtke, whose talk is titled "Optimizing Truck Dispatching Decisions in Open-pit Mining using Integer Programming." Read the seminar abstract here and check out the expanded MIE Seminars page, which now includes the schedule for the Distinguished Seminar Series, Operations Research Seminar Series, as well as the PsychEng Seminar Series.

Robotics Talk by Prof. Richard Forbes, McGill University | Tue Sep 2018, 12PM, UTIAS Lecture Hall
All are welcome to Prof. Richard Forbe's talk, titled "Transforming the Pose Estimation Problem into a Linear Least Squares Problem." Read the abstract here.


Clarification: Only Distinguished MIE Seminar Series attendance counts for credit
Please note that while the MIE seminars webpage now includes the broader schedule of seminars happening in the Department, only those from the Distinguished Seminar Series count for credit. Please be sure to download the 2018-2019 Student Guide for more information.

Competition open for Canadians: Foreign Government Awards - Mexico, 2019-2020
Canadian students and researchers interested in studying or conducting research in Mexico at the undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate level are invited to apply for one of the 27 scholarships offered to Canada. Deadline is Sep 28, 2018.

MASc oral exam | Khashayar Shojaei-Asanjan: "Evaluation of Technology and Manufacturing Readiness Level of a Non-invasive Alcohol Biosensor Based on Wavelength Modulated Differential Photothermal Radiometry for In-Vehicle Applications"
Date: Thursday, September 20 | Time: 1:30PM | Location: MC123 | Exam committee: Andreas Mandelis, Edmond Young, David A. Steinman


Toronto Engineering Club of Speakers hosts open house - Sep 18
The Toronto Engineering Club of Speakers (TECS), a Toastmasters club, are holding a free open house event on Tuesday, September 18th for engineering students. The club provides an opportunity to learn, practice and develop leadership and communication skills, as well as a social and professional network, all in a structured program that is supportive, welcoming and entertaining.

Blanket Exercise: The Experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Canada - Sep 20
The Blanket Exercise is an interactive learning experience that teaches the Indigenous rights history we were rarely taught. In support of the University's commitment to live into the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's recommendation for education on Canadian - Indigenous History as one of the steps to reconciliation, the Blanket Exercise covers 500 years of history in a one and a half hour participatory workshop. It's happening Thursday, Sep 20, 4-5:30PM, King's College Circle. Please register at:

The Orbis Challenge: Registration now open!
Join this annual weekend-long hack to build an AI to play a video game. As in previous years, there will be food, swag and tons of great prizes. Last year EngScis won - will you rise to the challenge? This event is generously sponsored by alumnus Alvin Mok (EngSci 0T3) and his company, Orbis Access. It's happening Saturday, Sep 29 and Sunday, Sep 30. Check out past events and register today.


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