Engineering Research Days: Empowering Innovation 
Jun 24 – Jun 25 all-day

Save the date: the first ever Engineering Research Days: Empowering Innovation event is coming up on June 24 – 25, 2021!

You’re invited to join researchers and students from across U of T Engineering to showcase the leading work underway within the Faculty. Engineering Research Days is designed to create opportunities for collaboration and partnership with peers and industry partners. The program will feature:

  • Interactive fireside chats with keynote speakers
  • Panels on emerging research trends and themes
  • Poster sessions
  • Networking opportunities


This year’s virtual event is open to all students, staff and faculty in U of T Engineering, as well as current and prospective industry partners and key stakeholders across the research ecosystem.


Additional program details, speaker announcements, and registration info to follow — you don’t want to miss it!


See you there — 


Chris Yip, Dean

Ramin Farnood, Vice-Dean, Research

U of T Engineering

Career Talk June 24: Influence – with CivE alum Ernesto Diaz Lozano Patiño!
Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


Thursday, June 24, 12:00 – 1:00 pm EST


As an engineering student you have ideas, the desire to experiment and the drive to undertake projects that interest you, but how do you convince your teammates or supervisors to try out your ideas or support your vision? At this Career Talk we explore the essential skill of Influence, which increases our capacity to lead change no matter what role we play in an organization or on a team.

Get the inside scoop from our panelists on:

    • How to influence from any position;
    • Different styles of influence and ways that you can use your unique strengths to help steer the direction of a project or initiative;
    • How to cultivate the courage to bring your ideas to the table.
    • And, how to influence from a place of true personal integrity, conviction and kindness.


Ernesto Diaz Lozano Patiño (CIV 1T5+PEY) Sustainability Consultant at IBI Group

Phil De Luna (MSE PhD 1T9) Green Party of Canada candidate, Toronto-St. Paul’s

Jacquelyn MacCoon (MSE 1T2+PEY, MEng 1T4) Senior Project Manager, New Projects, Standards Council of Canada


Short link Registration:

DEADLINE: Nominations for GradSWE Executive Elections
Jun 25 all-day

The Graduate Super Women Engineers (GradSWE) team are holding our elections for the 2021-2022 GradSWE Executive Team.

Self-nominations now open for GradSWE Executive Elections Apply Now Here

Do you want to assume leadership in our amazing group? Want to be directly involved in programming and networking with the faculty, student groups, and EDI initiatives within the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering? Then an executive position with GradSWE is the best way forward!

The nomination form is opened here and will be closed by June 25th. You can nominate yourself for more than one role for the following positions:

  • President (Requirement: Former executive position holder or active volunteer experience in the past year) – 1 position
  • VP Communications – 2 positions
  • VP Finance – 1 position
  • VP Social – 1 position
  • VP Learning and Development – 1 position
  • VP External Outreach – 1 position

Check out the position descriptions here and fill out the GradSWE Executive Nomination Form once you are ready. If you have nay questions, please feel free to reach out to us at”

DEADLINE: Scholarship – Right Of Way (ROW) Management Committee within the Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA)
Jun 25 all-day

We would like to introduce you to the NEW Right Of Way (ROW) Management Committee within the Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA) and present a scholarship opportunity for high school, university and or college students.

The OPWA is part of an international educational and professional association of public agencies, private sector companies, and individuals dedicated to providing high quality public works goods and services. The ROW Management Committee was formed in 2016.


The committee’s mandate is to:

Develop relationships, knowledge and best practices that will educate users and stakeholders on the efficient use and management of the public right-of-way.

We are thrilled to announce that 2021 is the first year that the ROW Management Scholarships will be awarded.

The field of public works is a large and diverse one. Areas of responsibility within Public Works include: transportation, utilities, solid waste, emergency management, water resources, snow and ice management, fleet management, parks and recreation and storm water management. Careers can range from engineers to fiscal managers, to heavy equipment operators to water and wastewater plant operators, to scientists.

Applicants must be a college or university undergraduate student or a high school senior whose principal residence is within Ontario. ROW awarded scholarship funds may be used at accredited colleges and universities.

The scholarship application is available at: You are encouraged to share this opportunity for financial assistance with interested students. The deadline for applications is  Friday June 25, 2021 and award notification is scheduled for September 2021.

If you should have any questions regarding this scholarship, email

ROW Management Committee

Panel 2E: Engineering & Innovative Mobility: Equity, Environment, Engagement
Jun 25 @ 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Register now to attend Engineering Research Days on June 24 and 25, 2021. The theme “Empowering Innovation” highlights U of T Engineering’s research accomplishments and spotlights opportunities for collaboration across faculty, external partners, industry representatives and the broader U of T community. Presented by the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering via SpatialChat, an engaging and collaborative virtual environment.

Panel 2E: Engineering & Innovative Mobility: Equity, Environment, Engagement

head shots of Eric Miller, Tamer El-Diraby, Judy Farvolden, Marianne Hatzopoulou, Shoshanna Saxe

Engineering Research Days Panel 2E on June 25 features (L-R) Prof. Eric Miller (co-chair), Prof. Tamer El-Diraby (co-chair), Dr. Judy Farvolden (moderator), Prof. Marianne Hatzopoulou and Prof. Shoshanna Saxe.

Don’t miss UTTRI’s “Urban Engineering & Innovative Mobility: Equity, Environment, Engagement” session on Friday, June 25,12:45-1:45 p.m.! Panel 2E will feature co-chairs Professors Eric Miller (co-chair), Tamer El-Diraby (co-chair), Marianne Hatzopoulou and Shoshanna Saxe. Dr. Judy Farvolden, will moderate.

Drop by later the same day for our related poster sessions in session 2G, June 25, 2:45-3:45 p.m.

Full details & register on the event website.

Departmental Defense (PhD): Tianyuan (Amy) Li
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Air Quality and Energy Implications of Filtration System and Operation Strategies in Residential Buildings
Tianyuan (Amy) Li
Supervisor: Prof. Jeffrey Siegel
Tuesday June 29, 2021 at 9 a.m. ET

Join via Zoom:

Jul 1 all-day


U of T Presidential Day – UNIVERSITY CLOSED
Jul 2 all-day

U of T Presidential Day – UNIVERSITY CLOSED

Summer Office Hours
Jul 5 – Sep 3 all-day

U of T summer office hours for the Student Services Office now 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET for July and August.

July 12-19: Summer Invitational Datathon (data science-focused)
Jul 12 – Jul 19 all-day
*Citadel Summer 2021 Events Announcement*
This summer, Correlation One & Citadel/ Citadel Securities are partnering to bring you virtual Summer Invitational competitions. Apply both or either of our summer competitions to showcase your data analysis/ coding skills, get a chance to compete for $25k in cash prizes, and be eligible for exclusive recruitment opportunities at Citadel and Citadel Securities.
*July 12-19: Summer Invitational Datathon (data science-focused)
Datathons are the world’s #1 data science competitions that bring together students from the top US, Canada, & European schools. We provide a problem statement, and students have a week to work on their analysis reports in a team of 4 people.
*August 2-9: Summer Invitational Terminal (coding focused) 
Terminal Live is an online game where software engineers and computer scientists (or anyone else interested in coding!) build an algorithm to play a tower defense game in a team-based setting.
–> Easy application! Submit a resume + take a quick skills assessment test (waived if you’ve competed with us before). Applications are reviewed on a first-come-first-serve basis– so apply now and get an early invite.
For questions, please contact

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