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November 20, 2018 | Volume 9, Issue 39

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    Research Seminars | Graduate | Undergraduate | Jobs

Chair's Office

Congratulations to all the U of T Engineering students who participated in UTRAHacks, a hardware hackathon hosted on November 3 by the University of Toronto Robotics Association. Check out the gallery to see what went down at the hackathon and read more about the winning project which can help users learn how to play the piano.


The emergence of artificial intelligence is altering the way we study, work and communicate, a rapid shift described as the fourth industrial revolution. To prepare the engineering leaders of tomorrow to excel in this environment, U of T Engineering is launching a new minor and certificate in artificial intelligence (AI) engineering in January 2019.
Bob Howard (IndE 7T2) and Huda Idrees (IndE 1T3), two exemplary members of MIE's alumni community, were recognized on Nov. 1 at the annual Engineering Alumni Network (EAN) Awards. Howard was recognized with the Engineering Alumni Hall of Distinction Award, and Idrees was honoured with the 7T6 Early Career Award.
Alumnus George Myhal (IndE 7T8) was recognized by the University of Toronto for his distinguished career and exceptional contributions with a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa at the U of T Engineering convocation ceremony on Nov. 8.

Research Seminars

Graduate 

Vector Postgraduate Affiliates Program 2018-2019

Graduate students (MSc, PhD) and post-doctoral fellows conducting research on novel methods or applications in the area of deep learning or other areas in machine learning are invited to apply. All applicants must be affiliated with an institution in Ontario. In order to maintain your status as a Postgraduate Affiliate, you must continue to meet this eligibility criteria. Application submission: November 22. Letters of Recommendation: November 30.

UT-IMDI Summer 2019 Sponsored and Collaborative Projects – Paid, Apply by November 30

The University of Toronto Institute for Multidisciplinary Design and Innovation (UT-IMDI) provides MIE undergrad and MEng students with unique and excellent opportunities to work on a real life project at companies such as Bombardier Aerospace, Pratt and Whitney Canada, Bell Mobility and many others. Through working on these company projects, students not only apply their knowledge learned in the classroom and also develop and strengthen their networking ties with industry which will greatly benefit students’ future careers.

2019 John Charles Polyani Prizes

To honour the achievement of John Charles Polanyi, recipient of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, the Ontario Government established a fund to provide John Charles Polanyi Prizes annually to up to five outstanding researchers or scholars who are in the early stages of their career and at Ontario universities. The prizes, each which is currently valued at $20,000, will be conferred in the fall of 2019. They are available in the areas of Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Economic Science, broadly defined.

Applicant Deadline to Graduate Unit (MIE): November 26, 2018
Value/Duration: $20,000
Level of Study: Postdoctoral or has faculty appointment
Required Legal Status: Ontario resident
Results: November 2019 by agency

* Applicants are to submit their application to their graduate unit or their supervisor's affiliated graduate unit, not the Graduate Awards Office (or the Dean of Graduate Studies as the COU announcement indicates).

2019-2020 Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master’s Program (CGS M)

Applicants must complete and submit an online application before December 3, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. (ET), using the Research Portal.

2019-2020 Mackenzie King Scholarships

Two types of Mackenzie King Scholarships were established to support graduates of Canadian universities who are pursuing graduate studies. U of T is permitted to nominate two (2) candidates from each category to the national competition. The Travelling Scholarship is awarded to applicants who have a degree from a Canadian university and are pursuing graduate studies in the areas of international or industrial relations within the United States or the United Kingdom. The Mackenzie King Board receives about 35 nominations annually for four scholarships, each of approximately $10,500 (number of recipients and value are subject to change). The Open Scholarship is awarded to an applicant who has a degree from a Canadian university and is pursuing graduate studies in any discipline, within Canada or elsewhere. The Mackenzie King Board receives approximately 80 nominations annually from all universities to award one scholarship of approximately $8,500 (value is subject to change). Deadline: January 14, 2019, 4:30 pm.

AMIGAS Financial Literary Event with Royal Bank Canada
Date: Friday November 23
Time: 2 - 4 PM
Location: MC 331
Session incluees
-Financial “Myth Busters”
-Financial Literacy presentations and Key-note speakers
-Student Attendee Q/A with FP Team Panel
-Post presentation Networking Meet and Greet

 

Future of Sport Lab Incubator Applications Open

Future of Sport Lab Incubator applications are officially OPEN! Do you have a product or service that can either help teams win championships or build the future of fan engagement? We're looking for startups to join our innovation lab. Learn more and click here to apply by November 22nd. For more information visit the following links: Incubator Landing Page, Beta Kit and Globe and Mail.


MASc Oral Exam
Tianqi Xu
: "Microrobots with Programmable Three-Dimensional Magnetizations and Motions"
Date: Thursday, December 6
Time: 1 PM
Location: BA8227
Exam committee: Eric Diller, Axel Guenther, Xinyu Liu

MASc Oral Exam
Calvin Ng
: "Development of Carbon Tolerant Anodes for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Fabricated by Solution Precursor Plasma Spraying"
Date: Thursday, December 6
Time: 2 PM
Location: RS207
Exam committee: Olivera Kesler, Hani Naguib, Uwe Erb

MASc Oral Exam
Yihao Du
: "Relevance-driven Clustering Methods for Visual Interactive Search"
Date: Monday, December 10
Time: 2 PM
Location: BA8256
Exam committee: Scott Sanner, Greg Jamieson, Mark Chignell

Undergraduate

UT-IMDI Summer 2019 Sponsored and Collaborative Projects – Paid, Apply by November 30

The University of Toronto Institute for Multidisciplinary Design and Innovation (UT-IMDI) provides MIE undergrad and MEng students with unique and excellent opportunities to work on a real life project at companies such as Bombardier Aerospace, Pratt and Whitney Canada, Bell Mobility and many others. Through working on these company projects, students not only apply their knowledge learned in the classroom and also develop and strengthen their networking ties with industry which will greatly benefit students future careers.

Become LEED Accredited: November 21

Location: BA2185
Time: 6-10 PM
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. Buildings can become LEED Certified as can people! The LEED Green Associate is the only professional designation to show employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field.

 Undergraduate Scholarships with November Deadlines

Students are encouraged to check out the listing for available scholarships with November deadlines. Questions can be directed to the Assistant Registrar for Scholarships & Financial Aid, Pierina Filippone

Pathways to Sustainability Conference 2019: January 26

The 2019 University of Toronto Sustainability Conference aims to explore the theme "Pathways to Sustainability." Through keynote speakers, panel discussions and hands on workshops, the conference aims to gather minds from various sectors and showcase the connections between past, present and future sustainability ventures.

Future of Sport Lab Incubator Applications Open

Future of Sport Lab Incubator applications are officially OPEN! Do you have a product or service that can either help teams win championships or build the future of fan engagement? We're looking for startups to join our innovation lab. Learn more and click here to apply by November 22nd. For more information visit the following links: Incubator Landing Page, Beta Kit and Globe and Mail.


Jobs

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