CivMin Career Fair – Information Sessions
Jan 25 – Jan 29 all-day

CivMin students: Please check your email and/or your Hub for information and registration links.

CivMin Career Fair 2021

Live information sessions running the weeks of:

  • January 11-14, 2021
  • January 18-22, 2021
  • January 25-29, 2021

Sessions at Monday to Thursday, and noon Fridays.:

  • noon
  • 5 p.m.
  • 6 p.m.

Stay tuned for schedules and a final list of presentations.

Data Privacy Webinar (Register by Jan 27)
Jan 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
As part of Data Privacy Day 2021, Information Technology Services’ (ITS) Information Security team is hosting a virtual webinar panel on Jan. 28, open to staff, faculty and students.
The topic is technology’s growing impact on our privacy. A panel of subject matter experts will answer questions about why and how to protect personal information. An audience Q&A session will follow.
Speakers include:
  • Ron Deibert, founder and director, Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
  • Ashley Langille, information privacy analyst, Information Security
  • Andrew Petersen, associate professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences
The panel will be moderated by Rafael Eskenazi, director, Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Office.
Event details
Date: Jan. 28, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Platform: Microsoft Teams Live Events
Register (Deadline is Jan. 27)
GCAC Workshop: Developing Effective Note-Taking Strategies by Dr. Jane Freeman and Jeff Nippard
Jan 28 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Developing Effective Note-Taking Strategies by Dr. Jane Freeman and Jeff Nippard

Thursday, January 28, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST

This workshop will be jointly led by Dr. Freeman, Director of GCAC, and Jeff Newman, College Librarian, New College. In the workshop we will consider strategies for note-taking during lectures and in response to written texts, the varying benefits of different formats for note taking (by hand, in Word, and/or in a citation management software), and strategies for using spreadsheets to compare what you read in a range of articles. We will explore ways in which a citation management package like Zotero or Mendeley can be used to take, store, organize and manage notes and related materials for a variety of academic tasks. Using electronic tools can both solve and create problems, as can other formats of note taking. In the workshop we will encourage you to reflect on which of your current note-taking habits are serving you well and what new strategies might help you at your current stage of study.


Self-Advocacy for Students – Navigating the University
Jan 29 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Life Management Series for Students: Self-Advocacy for Students – Navigating the University

Date: Friday, January 29, 2021
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Webinar link to be shared prior to the session

Join this webinar to get insights on how to navigate the university’s systems and how you can advocate for yourself and/or your family when you may need an accommodation, need to talk to a professor, need financial support, and so on. This workshop is for students of all backgrounds who may be experiencing challenges and would like to learn more about navigating the University through self-advocacy as we will also explore how this process can be more difficult for students who are feeling marginalized and facing systemic barriers on campus.

Facilitators: Karolina Szymanska, Graduate Liaison Officer, OISE Dept. of Leadership, Higher & Adult Education and Jasjit Sangha, PhD, Academic Success, Student Life

Life Management Series is Co-Curricular Record (CCR) approved.  Students who complete four workshops over two academic years, will receive Co-Curricular Record recognition. CCR connects skills to involvement opportunities.

Registration required. All U of T students are welcome to attend.

Register for Workshop

CivMin Career Fair – The Miller Group
Jan 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

CivMin Career Fair 2021 is virtual!

Join our live information sessions to learn more directly from engineering firms and their representatives.

Registration links (CivMin student login required):
Undergrads via CivMin Info Hub
Grads via CivMin Grad Hub

  • WEEK 3: January 25-29
    • Monday, January 25 at noon – Parsons
    • Tuesday, January 26 a noon – Eastern Construction
    • Wednesday, January 27 at noon – Rocscience
    • Friday, January 29 at noon – The Miller Group

Previous sessions were recorded, so if you couldn’t attend it is available for viewing:

CivMin Career Fair Recordings on the UG Hub
CivMin Career Fair Recordings on the Grad Hub

SWE Coffee Club – Market Yourself: How to build a personal brand
Jan 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 am

SWE Coffee Club – Market Yourself: How to build a personal brand

When: January 30, 10:00-11:40 AM EST

What: Have you ever felt like you have a hard time marketing your skills to others? Would strategizing how to build your personal brand be beneficial to you?

Join us for the January SWE Toronto Coffee Club event featuring Aditya Shankar and Abitha Amruth, two personal branding experts! Aditya, a content marketing manager at MoEngage Inc., and Abitha, a senior account director at LinkedIn, both have a wealth of knowledge regarding how people can begin building their personal brand and continue adapting their brand to develop professionally and through ever-evolving times.


Design Your Life
Jan 30 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Design Your Life

 January 30th | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm EST | Zoom
Lunch and stretch breaks included

Register at

This popular half-day workshop is back to get you thinking creatively about your future. As the world changes rapidly and the economy evolves to address society’s challenges, taking a new approach is a must. The Design Your Life experience will equip you with the tools and self-knowledge to find direction in this uncertainty. Come learn to use design thinking to addresses the “wicked problem” of cultivating a meaningful life and career at and beyond U of T. In this immersive session, you’ll develop awareness of what is important to you, define three career and life prototypes, and brainstorm ideas to take action on those prototypes. Connect with a great group of students too! Register by January 25th, 11:59 pm EST.

Learn more about Stanford’s Design Your Life:

DEADLINE – Registration for RAIN IT IN Student Competition 2021
Jan 31 all-day

Registration is open for Rain It In‘s 3rd annual competition!

This year’s competition will be hosted virtually and for the first time, registration is open globally.

Competition Overview:
Rain It In invites post-secondary students to create innovative solutions that will mitigate the impacts that intense rainfall events have on our communities. The competition consists of a report and project pitch that will be evaluated by a panel of industry experts. Students will also be invited to participate in a mentorship workshop and a skills development workshop. To learn more visit

Why Participate:
Rain It In provides a unique experiential learning opportunity for students where they can take the knowledge and skills they are developing through their education and apply it to a real world problem affecting our communities. Through our mentorship program, students can network with industry professionals and learn about different career paths in the water space. The competition is also a great extracurricular activity that can help students develop technical and transferable skills and participation can be added to a resume to help students stand out from other candidates when applying to jobs.

After the competition Rain It In will assist students interested in pursuing the development of their solutions by connecting them with resources, mentors and programs. In supporting students with the transition from ideas to entrepreneurship and product commercialization, we are creating new career opportunities and ultimately implementing solutions that will positively impact our communities and the environment.

Please note that registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on January 31, 2021.


ILead Career Talk: Law & Policy
Feb 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

ILead Career Talk: Law & Policy

 February 3rd | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST | Zoom
RSVP here!

Do you want to see the wheels of civic life turning? Interested in a career that drills to the core of our society, with the potential for significant impact? Join us for this one-hour panel and learn how our engineering alumni found their way from Skule™ to careers in the legal and policy fields. If you’re curious about law school, or if the idea of making a difference at the policy level piques your interest, you won’t want to miss hearing from these speakers:

Claire Kennedy, Senior Advisor Clients & Industries at Bennett Jones
Isi Caulder, Partner, Bereskin & Parr LLP
Saeed Kaddoura, Senior Analyst, Pembina Institute

This hour will incorporate reflection exercises, and offer a unique opportunity for you to ask questions not only of the panelists, but also of yourself. Maybe this is the right career path for you.

CSCE & EIA 2021 Career Panel
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Interested in learning what opportunities there are for you after you graduate?
CSCE and EIA are proud to present our 2021 Career Panel.

Join us on Wed., Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. (on Zoom) to hear from recent graduates and industry professionals from companies such as Arup, Stantec, HDR, and more!

Register here: