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Dec
6
Mon
2021
NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE AND ACTION ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Dec 6 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE AND

ACTION ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

This year marks the 32nd anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre, the deadliest mass shooting in Canadian history. The 14 victims, 12 of whom were engineering students, were targeted because they were women in an engineering school. The anniversary of the tragedy has since become a day of remembrance and action against the many ways women continue to experience harm, violence and discrimination — particularly among girls, Indigenous women, two-spirit people, Black women, trans women, racialized women, and women in STEM. 

 

On Monday, December 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET, we invite students, staff, faculty, librarians, alumni and partners to attend a virtual, tri-campus commemoration of this important day. The event includes a memorial and panel discussion about the rise of gender-based violence during COVID-19, and how we can integrate prevention strategies into our pandemic recovery. Together, we will re-commit ourselves to reflection, awareness and putting an end to gender-based violence.

Take action and register today: https://uoft.me/NDRAVW

This event is co-hosted by the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, Community Safety Office, Sexual and Gender Diversity Office, Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre and Hart House.

Program

  • Opening Remarks
  • Award Presentation for Scholarly Achievement in the Area of Gender-Based Violence
  • Memorial and Reflection
  • Musical Performance by Skule™ Orchestra
  • Panel Discussion with Q&A
Dec
8
Wed
2021
Last day of lectures
Dec 8 all-day

Last day of lectures in the F-term; all term work should be submitted by this date.
Last day of A & S classes.

Dec
9
Thu
2021
Study Day / Makeup Monday
Dec 9 all-day

https://engineering.calendar.utoronto.ca/sessional-dates

 

Indigenous Cultural Competency Training
Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Invitation to all in CivMin:  Indigenous Cultural Competency Trainings – December 9, 14, 16

 

Individuals can register as follows:

KAIROS Blanket Exercise, December 9, 2021 from 2-4 p.m. – Register here

Speaking our Truths, Part 1 on December 14, 2021 from 2-4 p.m. – Register here

Speaking our Truths, Part 2 on December 16, 2021 from 2-4 p.m. – Register here

Individuals can learn more at uofteng.ca/icct . There are also dates in January-May 2022 that people can register for if that is better for their schedules. 

 

Dec
10
Fri
2021
Exams
Dec 10 – Dec 21 all-day

F-term U of T Engineering exams (the Faculty will hold exams on Saturdays, Sundays and evenings during this period). Exams for courses offered by other Faculties may be held during other periods.

F-term A & S exams and Y-term A & S midterms.

Dec
14
Tue
2021
MASc presentation by Ke Qin: Regulating and Supporting Ecosystem Services Provided by Urban Greenspace and Restored Meadows along a Hydro Corridor in Toronto
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Regulating and Supporting Ecosystem Services Provided by Urban Greenspace and Restored Meadows along a Hydro Corridor in Toronto (MASc)
Ke Qin
Supervisor: Prof. Jenn Drake
Tuesday, December 14 @ 1 p.m. ET
Join via Zoom
 https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/82248580830   Meeting ID: 822 4858 0830.   Passcode: 534838

Indigenous Cultural Competency Training
Dec 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Invitation to all in CivMin:  Indigenous Cultural Competency Trainings – December 14, 16

 

Individuals can register as follows:

Speaking our Truths, Part 1 on December 14, 2021 from 2-4 p.m. – Register here

Speaking our Truths, Part 2 on December 16, 2021 from 2-4 p.m. – Register here

Individuals can learn more at uofteng.ca/icct . There are also dates in January-May 2022 that people can register for if that is better for their schedules. 

 

Dec
15
Wed
2021
INFO SESSION: Design Thinking Experience Program
Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Design Thinking Experience Program
Info Session

Are you a student or staff member at U of T who is passionate about making a difference? Join the Design Thinking Experience Program where we explore the student experience and learn about design thinking to make a change.

We are thrilled to be launching our Design Thinking Experience Program this Winter 2022 semester. Running weekly on Wednesdays from 2:00-4:00PM starting on February 2nd until April 6th, this 10-week boot-camp style program will provide you with:

  • an introduction to innovation and Design Thinking
  • experience conducting qualitative research
  • teamwork skills and connections on campus
  • an opportunity to generate ideas to improve the campus experience at U of T

Deadline to apply to the Design Thinking Experience Program: January 19th, 2022

A blue and white graphic that reads 'The Design Thinking Experience Program' and has colourful icons representing learning, collaboration, and innovation.

 

Working in small teams, students and staff will be focused on an important question or challenge for U of T students. By conducting qualitative research on your topic, you will then be equipped to use Design Thinking methodologies to analyze your data, generate insights, and ideate prototypical solutions to challenges you explored, all within the context of a supportive group environment. This is a great introductory program for students looking to learn more about Design Thinking, build their teamwork skills, or get involved with the work of the Innovation Hub on campus. Students who complete the program will also be eligible for recognition on their CCR.

Want to Learn More?

For more details about the program, join us for a virtual Information Session on:

If you have any questions about the program, visit uoft.me/DTEP or contact us at innovationhub@utoronto.ca.

 

Centre For Climate Science and Engineering Lecture Series with Dr. Mikhail Chester
Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Great Infrastructure Decoupling:
Rigid Designs Confront Climate Uncertainty

Dr. Mikhail Chester
Arizona State University

Itinerary
• 5:00 – 5:10 pm: Attendee arrival
• 5:10 – 5:50 pm: Presentation
• 5:50 – 6:00pm: Q&A

Event Poster

Presentation Abstract

The gap between what we need our infrastructure to do in a climate-impacted future and what they are capable of doing is growing. This decoupling represents a new paradigm for infrastructure design and management. The mental models and tools that have persisted for decades, if not a century, appear increasingly insufficient for future challenges rooted in deep uncertainty and concurrent disruption by emerging technologies and information-driven applications that are changing how infrastructure services are accessed and who controls them. To adapt infrastructure to climate change and concurrent disruptions we must restructure how infrastructure systems (as organizations, technologies, and education) make sense of their environments and their repertoire of responses. We must modernize infrastructure systems with the requisite complexity to engage with their increasingly complex environments.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Chester is the Director of the Metis Center for Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering at Arizona State University where he runs a research program focused on preparing infrastructure and their institutions for the challenges of the coming century. His work spans climate adaptation, disruptive technologies, innovative financing, cybersecurity, and modernization of infrastructure management. He is broadly interested in how we need to change infrastructure governance, design, and education for the Anthropocene, an era marked by acceleration and uncertainty. He has recently led several large networks to advance infrastructure in the face of unpredictable and increasingly complex environments including the NSF Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network and the NSF Resilience Convergence project. Dr. Chester founded ASU’s Metis Center as well as the Infrastructure Misfits network to build transdisciplinary efforts to modernize infrastructure for the Anthropocene. In 2017 he was awarded the American Society of Civil Engineer’s early career researcher Huber prize. He has recently published two books: The Rightful Place of Science: Infrastructure in the Anthropocene, and Urban Infrastructure: Reflections for 2100, both available on Amazon.

Contact:

mchester@asu.edu

Dec
16
Thu
2021
Indigenous Cultural Competency Training
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Invitation to all in CivMin:  Indigenous Cultural Competency Trainings – December 16

 

Individuals can register as follows:

Speaking our Truths, Part 2 on December 16, 2021 from 2-4 p.m. – Register here

Individuals can learn more at uofteng.ca/icct . There are also dates in January-May 2022 that people can register for if that is better for their schedules. 

 

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