September 27, 2022 

Tiny structures, big impact: Nano-engineering researcher hones multidisciplinary skills for academia with new fellowship

Serles is one of 15 students selected from across U of T for the new Connaught PhDs for Public Impact Fellowship Program, facilitated by the Centre for Graduate Professional Development within U of T’s School of Graduate Studies.

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Orange Shirt Day/National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30 is Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day recognizes and commemorates the tragic history of residential schools, which 150,000+ Indigenous children were forced to attend between the 1870s and 1997.

Here are three ways you can commemorate the day:

  • Continue learning. More than 300 U of T Engineering community members have engaged with the Indigenous Cultural Competency Toolkit in the past year. Continue your learning by exploring the recommended resources in Modules 2 and 3. If you have not started exploring the toolkit yet, begin your journey today.
  • Attend the event on September 30 (virtually or in-person) at Hart House. Andrew Wesley, former Elder-in-Residence at First Nations House, will provide the keynote address. If attending virtually, consider using one of U of T Engineering’s two virtual backgrounds to commemorate the day.
  • Wear an orange shirt on September 30. Join the national movement to honour residential school Survivors and acknowledge the inter-generational trauma caused by residential schools. If you don’t have an orange shirt yet, the U of T Bookstore, in partnership with the Office of Indigenous Initiatives, will have a limited supply of Orange Shirt Day shirts available for purchase; all proceeds will go to Indigenous community organizations.

Tesla x University of Toronto Tailgate Party
Wednesday, September 28 | 12:00pm-2:00pm | Willcocks Common

At least two Tesla vehicles will be parked on Willcocks Street. All Tesla representatives, including talent recruiters and engineers, will be present between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to interact with everyone who attends.

YNCN Career Fair
Friday, September 30 | 10:00am-4:00pm | The Carlu, 444 Yonge Street #7

Come with us to You're Next Career Network's annual Fall Career Fair where you will have the opportunity to network with industry-leading professionals and land your dream job. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to connect 1-1 with 65+ employers and to learn more about which industry is best for you. OTPPBirch HillRBC CMQualcommPomerleauIntelSpotifyMeta, and more! 

Event Details

CARTE Student Orientation / Networking (In-Person)
Friday, September 30 | 4:00pm-6:00pm | Location Confirmed with Registrants

The Centre for Analytics and AI Engineering (CARTE) is hosting a student orientation and networking event to facilitate peer-to-peer experience and knowledge sharing among students pursuing Analytics/AI/Machine Learning (ML) education at the University of Toronto. This in-person event is scheduled for September 30th, from 4:00-6:00 pm, on St. George campus.

Event Details & Registration

PsychEng Seminar: Prof. David Fisman, U of T Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Tuesday, October 4 | 12:10pm-1:30pm | BA 2135
Topic: Why Can’t We Innovate During Pandemics?

The curious failure to use available science on aerosols, and aerosol-borne transmission of disease, has been a signal failing of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. The inability to adapt mental models of disease transmission to available science has held back control efforts, and likely resulted in many unnecessary illnesses and deaths. Professor Fisman will explore the parallels between the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and historical experiences, discuss obstacles to the replacement of outdated conceptual models of disease transmission, and explore what we can learn from the ideas of John Snow and Ignaz Semelweis, whose ideas did ultimately prevail. 

Event Details & Registration

Paid Placement Opportunities for Indigenous Students

Niigaan ezhi-wiidsendiying (how we walk into the future together) matches paid placements for First Nations, Inuit and/or Métis students with Indigenous community nonprofit organizations for up to 100 hours of work from October 2022 to April 2023. Indigenous students in this program also take part in four sharing circles, including two fireside gatherings and two virtual check ins, all bundled with traditional activities or teachings.
Participation in this program will also be on your CCR!
Partnering Indigenous organizations:
  • Centre for Wise Practices in Indigenous Health (Women’s College Hospital) – 2 students
  • First Story – 1 student
  • Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres – 2 students
  • Toronto & York Region Métis Council – 2 students
Register Online
Deadline: October 3
Contact Kateri Gauthier at with any questions about the program or placements.

CPSIF Application Deadline October 3

Are you a U of T Engineering student looking for funding to support your group or initiative?
The Centralized Process for Student Initiative Funding (CPSIF) allows student groups and initiatives to apply to various funding sources via a single application, and is supported by Engineering Alumni & Friendsdepartments and divisions of the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, the Engineering Society, and You’re Next Career Network.
CPSIF Applications for 2022-23 opened on Monday August 22 (12PM), and will close on Monday, October 3 (12PM).
Visit the CPSIF website for key dates and deadlines, eligibility, guidelines, and more, at:

Career Opportunities

Engineer/Scientist, Human Factors at Kinectrics Inc.

Mechanical Designer at MCW Group of Companies

Process Data Scientist at Sanofi

View more job postings on the U of T Engineering CONNECT job board.
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