Mar
23
Thu
Deadline to request name changes or corrections for June 2017 convocation
Mar 23 all-day

March 23, 2017, is the deadline to request name changes or corrections in advance of convocation in June.

To make a request, visit the Office of the Registrar (GB 157). Please bring official I.D. that includes name and photo or a legal name-change form.

Office closes at 4 p.m.

Dean’s Student Town Hall
Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Dean Cristina Amon speaks with students and staff at a past Student Town Hall.

Dean Cristina Amon, the Faculty’s leadership team and Engineering Society executives will speak with students, answer questions and gather input for the Faculty’s continued improvement.

Topics of discussion:

  • Evaluations and mid-course feedback
  • Accreditation (what and why)
  • Enhancing active learning (non-lecture based formats)
  • Ask me anything

Please join to have your voice heard.

Pizza and pop will be provided for participants.

Mar
24
Fri
ACE Seminar Series: Learning to Learn
Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Do you get anxious about assignments, exams and deadlines? Do you find that there is just not enough time to get everything done? Do you find yourself getting distracted and daydreaming as you are about to start your homework? Come join U of T Engineering’s Learning Strategist and learn about effective learning strategies that can help you ace your academic performance.

In this session you will gain a stronger understanding of how to read actively, how to take effective notes based on your learning style, and how to manage and balance your time effectively.

Register today.


The ACE Seminar Series provides opportunities that will accelerate, cultivate and empower student success.

Through ACE, you will have the opportunity to engage with staff, faculty and peers to learn and apply academic strategies, life skills and co-curricular opportunities in order to maximize your university experience.

Mar
27
Mon
Skule: Mental Wellness Week
Mar 27 – Mar 31 all-day

Skule is hosting its annual Mental Wellness Week. Participate in great de-stressing events.

Skule Mental Wellness Week

 

Distinguished Lecture Series
Mar 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Distinguished Lecture Series @ Galbraith Building, Rm 119

Peter Halsall Distinguished Lecture

Lorna Gibson

Department of Materials Science & Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Cellular Solids:  Structure, Properties and Applications

Abstract

Many materials have a cellular structure, with either a two-dimensional array of prismatic cells, as in a honeycomb, or a three-dimensional array of polyhedral cells, as in a foam. Engineering honeycombs and foams can now be made from nearly any material: polymers, metals, ceramics, glasses and composites, with pore sizes ranging from nanometers to millimeters. Their cellular structure gives rise to a unique combination of properties which are exploited in engineering design: their low weights make them attractive for structural sandwich panels, their ability to undergo large deformations at relatively low stresses makes them ideal for absorbing the energy of impacts, their low thermal conductivity makes them excellent insulators, and their high specific surface areas make them attractive for substrates for catalysts for chemical reactions.  Cellular materials are also important in medicine.  In patients with osteoporosis, the two most common fractures are of the hip and spine, both of which have large amounts of spongy or trabecular bone.  And porous scaffolds for regeneration of damaged or diseased tissues often resemble an open-cell foam.  Cellular materials are also widespread in plant tissues, including wood, cork, bamboo and plant stems and leaves.  This talk reviews the structure, mechanical behaviour and applications of a broad range of cellular materials.

Bio

Professor Lorna Gibson is an alumna of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto and is currently the Matoula S. Salapatas Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT.  Professor Gibson studies the mechanical behavior of materials, specializing in materials with a cellular structure, such as engineering honeycombs and foams, scaffolds for regenerative engineering, and natural materials such as wood, bamboo and plant leaves and stems. She is the co-author of Cellular Solids: Structure and Properties (with MF Ashby), Metal Foams: A Design Guide, (with MF Ashby, AG Evans, NA Fleck, JW Hutchinson and HNG Wadley) and Cellular Materials in Nature and Medicine (with MF Ashby and BA Harley).

Current research projects include: balsa as a model for bioinspired design of engineering materials and the mechanics of structural bamboo products, analogous to wood products such as oriented strandboard. Professor Gibson was recently named a MacVicar Faculty Fellow, MIT’s top award for undergraduate teaching. She has served as Chair of the Faculty and Associate Provost at MIT.


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Apr
3
Mon
OSAP Information Session for Students Going on PEY
Apr 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Faculty has scheduled two OSAP Information Sessions for students going on PEY during the 2017-2018 academic year. These sessions provide important information with respect to not only repayment but also funding for your return to studies.

If you are or have been a recipient of OSAP funds, or are considering applying for OSAP for your return to studies, you’re strongly encouraged to attend one of the two sessions (both sessions are identical):

  • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., April 3 (WB 116)
  • 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., April 3 (WB 116)

To register, email awards@ecf.utoronto.ca and include the following in your email:

  • Indicate OSAP/PEY Workshop in subject line
  • Full name
  • Which session you plan to attend (1:00 p.m. or 2:00 p.m.)
Apr
5
Wed
End of classes for A&S S and Y Session courses
Apr 5 all-day

End of classes for S and Y Session courses in the Faculty of Arts & Science.

Last day to apply for LWD from A&S HSS/CS/free elective courses
Apr 5 all-day

Last day to apply for late withdrawal (LWD) from Arts & Science HSS, CS and free elective courses.

Apr
6
Thu
Distinguished Lecture Series
Apr 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Distinguished Lecture Series @ Galbraith Building, Rm 303

Anu Ramaswami

Humphrey School of Public Affairs

University of Minnesota 

Bio:

Ramaswami is among the leading scholars on sustainable urban infrastructure and has seen her work adopted as policies and protocols for developing sustainable cities in the United States and internationally.

Ramaswami’s research spans environmental modeling, environmental technologies, industrial ecology, sustainable infrastructure design, urban systems analysis, and integration of science and technology with policy and planning for real-world implementation in communities. She has developed novel interdisciplinary education programs and resources in these diverse areas. She is the lead author of a graduate-level textbook on integrated environmental modeling.

Ramaswami received her B.S. in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology–Madras, India, and her M.S. and PhD in civil and environmental engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. She serves as chair of the newly founded Sustainable Urban Systems section at the International Society of Industrial Ecology, and represents the United States in various international urban sustainability networks.


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Name:*
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Apr
10
Mon
A&S exam period: S and Y courses
Apr 10 – Apr 28 all-day

Arts & Science exam period for S and Y courses.