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Mar
6
Sat
2021
IRON RING – Save the date!
Mar 6 all-day

Save the date for the IRON RING Ceremony

More information from CAMP 1.

 

 

FREE! Global Spark Thought Leader Panel: Innovation in Global Health
Mar 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Global Spark – Thought Leader Panel: Innovation in Global Health

Saturday, March 6 at 11 a.m. ET
Global Spark has another very relevant event, which is FREE to attend, and people can register at https://bit.ly/global_spark_panel.

The pandemic has highlighted the importance and universal impact of Global Health challenges. However, there are crucial Global Health challenges beyond COVID that will be essential to address in the near future.

The panel will feature three phenomenal speakers:
Andrew Trister, Head of Digital Health Innovation at the Gates Foundation,
Jim Larson, Managing Director & Partner and Expert on Global Health at BCG, and
Maureen Lewis, the CEO of Aceso Global and the former Chief Economist of Human Development at the World Bank.

The panel will be moderated by Natasha Walji, a Director at Google Canada and one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women.

After the panel, selected attendees will have the opportunity to network with and ask the panellists questions directly.

Mar
7
Sun
2021
PDAC 2021 – virtual
Mar 7 – Mar 10 all-day

Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada

March 7 – 10, 2021

Virtual Convention – Join from anywhere in the world

https://www.pdac.ca/convention

Mar
8
Mon
2021
Terminal Live – Coding Competition
Mar 8 – Mar 15 all-day

Terminal Live

Coding Competition

We are inviting students from top schools in the Midwest to compete in Terminal Live: a games-based coding competition. Taking place between March 8th-15th, teams will be able to work remotely on their submissions for a week on their own schedule. Top performing students will have opportunities to win $25,000 in cash prizes, exclusive recruiting opportunities with Citadel and Citadel Securities, and bragging rights for their region!

Signup: http://terminal.c1games.com/midwest

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Midwest Regional Terminal — a $25,000 coding competition for talented undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. students studying at the top schools in the Midwest region.

Taking place between March 8-15, the competition will be virtual and teams will be able to work remotely on their submissions for a week on their own schedules.

APPLY HERE
When: Monday, March 8th – March 15th
   Where: Virtual Competition
                    Prizes: $25,000 + Exclusive recruiting opportunities with Citadel
                      Round 1 Application Deadline: January 17th, 11:59 PM ET
     Admissions are made on a rolling basis, so I encourage you to sign up now! 

Terminal is a novel games-based AI challenge, where players code strategies to automate gameplay, battling team vs team for prize money and job opportunities. Check out this brief clip to see Terminal in action!

Please direct any questions to nickia@corelation-one.com.

Good luck and we hope to see you compete!

 

Mar
9
Tue
2021
THREE-MINUTE THESIS (3MT®) COMPETITION at U of T – Heat #1
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

THREE-MINUTE THESIS (3MT®) COMPETITION at U of T
The School of Graduate Studies is happy to announce this year’s Three-Minute Thesis Competition. The 3MT® is a unique opportunity for graduate students at all levels to not only share their unique research with a broad audience, but also practice explaining their research in an engaging, accessible, and compelling manner.

You can register here, and more information is available at uoft.me/3MT. and on the MyGPD Quercus site.

3MT Heat #1
Mar 9, 2021 10:00 a.m. in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

THREE-MINUTE THESIS (3MT®) COMPETITION at U of T – Heat #2
Mar 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

THREE-MINUTE THESIS (3MT®) COMPETITION at U of T
The School of Graduate Studies is happy to announce this year’s Three-Minute Thesis Competition. The 3MT® is a unique opportunity for graduate students at all levels to not only share their unique research with a broad audience, but also practice explaining their research in an engaging, accessible, and compelling manner.

You can register here, and more information is available at uoft.me/3MT. and on the MyGPD Quercus site.

3MT Heat #2
Mar 9, 2021 1:00 p.m. in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

* Stopping Arsenic Poisoning by Prof. Ashok Gadgil – CivMin Distinguished Lecture Series
Mar 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Technology for a Fundamental Human Right: Safe Drinking Water 

Tuesday, March 9 at 3 p.m. ET (noon PT)
Join via Zoom

Stopping Arsenic Poisoning

Prof. Ashok Gadgil, UC Berkeley

Ashok Gadgil, civil and environmental engineering professor, poses for a portrait at San Pablo Reservoir in El Sobrante, Calif. on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. (Photo by Adam Lau/Berkeley Engineering)

Abstract
Toxic levels of arsenic in drinking water poisons about 200 million people in the world — almost all in rural and low-income communities.  This lecture will summarize a 15 year trajectory from an idea, to invention, to technology, its scale up and full scale demonstration, to further technology advances.  Key lessons learned, generalizable to addressing similar problems, will be presented and discussed.

Join via Zoom

Research Networking Event Hosted by SBN
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Come join us for a virtual evening of research exploration at the 2nd Grad Research Networking Event of the year! Whether you are a grad student, faculty, or an upper-year undergrad; from engineering, architecture, or elsewhere; if you are doing research you are welcome to join us.

At this event, you will meet people from outside your school and discipline, all researching sustainable buildings. Hear from speakers discussing sustainable buildings from a new perspective. Debate and discuss popular topics within the field of sustainable buildings between peers.

Stick around for a more informal happy hour, where we can all make personal connections within our field and further explore the multidisciplinary nature of sustainable buildings!

Register today at the link below, from where you’ll receive the zoom link for the evening.

Date and Time: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 from 6-7:30 p.m. ET

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sustainable-buildings-research-networking-event-tickets-142440743097?aff=CIVNewsletter

Speakers:
Ernesto Díaz Lozano Patiño, MASc., P. Eng
Bowen Du, PhD Candidate
Dorothy Johns, PhD Candidate
Yash Vyas, PhD Candidate
For more information, please contact sbnuoft@gmail.com

Group Description:

The Sustainable Buildings Network (SBN) is an association of Undergraduate and Graduate students interested in fields related to sustainable buildings and building energy. The SBN creates a collaborative environment to bring together building-focused sustainability students and faculty across multiple schools and disciplines.

Website: http://sustainablebuildingsnetwork.com/

Coping Skills: Healthy Behaviours
Mar 9 @ 7:57 pm – 8:57 pm

Registration Deadline: Mar 9, 2021 12:00 PM

Register HERE

If you’re having trouble coping with the demands of university life- or even regular everyday situations- this four-part Coping Skills workshop series is right for you!

Have you noticed that your mood and/or anxiety has led to unhelpful behaviours that are only making you feel worse? Does low mood or lack of motivation affect your ability to do the things you want and need to do? Has anxiety prevented you from approaching tasks or led to you leaving situations early? The Healthy Behaviours workshop focuses on strategies to address the behaviours that contribute to and maintain low mood, low motivation, and anxiety.

This workshop is facilitated by:

Kate Witheridge, Clinical Psychologist
Sean Martin, Wellness Counsellor & Coordinator
Session information:
This session will be held on the Blackboard Collaborate platform and all University of Toronto students are welcome to attend. Please note that there is a maximum of 40 participants in this session – so register soon!

** PLEASE NOTE ALL WORKSHOP TIMES ARE IN EST (Eastern Standard Time) **

If you have questions or require accommodations, please reach out to health.promotion@utoronto.ca.

Mar
10
Wed
2021
Managing Motivation and Productivity
Mar 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Mar 10, 2021 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Registration Deadline: Mar 10, 2021 12:00 PM
Register HERE

COVID-19 has many of us worried. You may find it difficult to be physically active, be motivated about school, or have a hard time making space for self-care.

You are not alone.

To support you, Health & Wellness is offering a peer-to-peer support group, where you can find advice, community, and someone to hear you out. This monthly Community Support Group workshop series will run themed sessions that run an hour and a half long. In a typical session, you will hear from an expert on a select topic, have a chance to chat with your peers and ask questions, learn about different resources, and also have some fun with online games and ice breakers.

This Community Support Group theme is Managing Motivation and Productivity.

As studying (and working) exclusively from home is new territory for many of us, it’s difficult to know what our own expectations around workload, screen time, and overall focus should be. What are ways we can bring structure and routine into our days, while at the same time being realistic and making space for spontaneity, distractions, and self-care?

Attend the Managing Motivation and Productivity? session to:

Explore strategies around task management, self-accountability, staying engaged, and dealing with procrastination
Share your strategies and resources that you use to manage stress with your peers
Learn from our featured speaker this week, Yaseen Ali! Yaseen is a learning strategist with Academic Success.
This workshop is facilitated by:
Yaseen Ali, Learning Strategist
Maya Reich, Health & Wellness Clinician
Pratik Nair, Health Promotion Programs Team
Session information:
This session will be held on the Blackboard Collaborate and all University of Toronto students are welcome to attend. Please note that we can only host 30 participants in this session. Spots are assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Register soon!

** PLEASE NOTE ALL WORKSHOP TIMES ARE IN EST (Eastern Standard Time) **

If you have questions or require accommodations, please reach out to health.promotion@utoronto.ca.

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