2017/10/16 – Department Newsletter

Department Newsletter | Scholarships, Exclusive Events, Networking

Message from the Chair

Two important items of note this week…

Networking is an important part of any educational experience. Whether it is making connections with your peers, professors or industry professionals, developing and growing this skillset is vital to success beyond your campus years. It is estimated that as much of 70% of jobs are obtained through networking. We have numerous opportunities and events on campus and throughout Toronto and I encourage you to attend and engage – it just might be the connection you need for a great future.

Our Department recently sent out surveys asking for your feedback and ideas to improve and expand the many education and research assets and opportunities we provide to all students. Please consider filling out these email surveys if you have not already done so. We truly value your opinions and they are all completely anonymous and confidential.

– Professor Brent Sleep

CIV + MIN in the News

The Architectural Review | LaneZero Student Design Grand Prize Winner of U.S. Department of Energy Competition featured in Architectural Review, Video here and get involved this year!

Student Awards

Congratulations to our U of T CECA Student Chapter who placed 3rd in the ELECTRI International’s Green Energy Challenge and also won Student Chapter of the Year!

Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines

  • NEXT Canada. Final two years of study or recent grads. Students who display entrepreneurial initiative. Deadline: October 17
  • [Internal award] Kordellas-Tripp Foundation Engineering Award. Based on financial need and social awareness. Deadline: October 31
  • 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

Please visit the Scholarships Page for more details.Workshops, Seminars, Resources…U of T Entrepreneurship Hatchery

  • Weekly Speaker Series: Entrepreneurs share their journey with students
  • Weekly Idea Market: Brainstorming session which allows students to share their startup ideas, form teams and collaborate on solving industry problems
  • Volunteer Ambassador Program
  • Online Build-a-Team tool: Connects students to help them form teams



Bloomberg at Bahen!

Stop by and network with our engineers over snacks and puzzles! Learn more about us and engineering opportunities at Bloomberg.

Thurs. October 19th 12:00-3:00 pm

Bahen Centre Atrium

Reserve your spot on the CLN: https://cln.utoronto.ca

Upcoming Events

CIM Toronto’s 11th Annual October 19th
Grubstake Networking Event


$20       The National Club, 303 Bay Street     4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Join for an evening of hot and cold appetizer buffets with beer and wine, excellent conversation, networking and meeting new industry friends and contacts. Click here to register.

LOOK on CONNECT for the latest job postings and other professional opportunities.