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Maryam Daryalal (right) is the President of UTORG and the recipient of the INFORMS Judith Liebman Award.

The University of Toronto Operations Research Group (UTORG) is celebrating after receiving two awards at The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Student Chapter Awards.

UTORG President, Maryam Daryalal (MIE PhD Candidate working with Professor Merve Bodur), received the Judith Liebman Award. This award recognizes outstanding student volunteers who have been "moving spirits" in their universities, chapters and the Institute. Congratulations Maryam! You may remember Maryam as one of the 2020-2021 Teaching Assistant Award winners.

In addition to Maryam's award, the U of T Student Chapter was selected as a winner of INFORMS Student Chapters Annual Awards as a Magna Cum Laude Chapter. The student chapters are evaluated on their communications, special events & initiatives, community service and operations. Winning chapters are recognized at the INFORMS Annual Meeting. 

Interested in getting involved with UTORG? There are current openings on UTORG's executive board:
•    Event coordinator 1: Organizing student research talks
•    Event coordinator 2: Organizing industrial workshops
•    Webmaster: Managing the website and newsletter

If you are interested in one of these positions, please complete this online form.

Retail & Manufacturing Robotics Workshop
Monday, November 8 | 10:00am-6:00pm
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In this highly-focused, single-track workshop hosted by the U of T Robotics Institute you'll discover the cutting edge of AI robotics, discuss common challenges, and strategize with leading researchers and industry partners as we close the gap between shop floor reality and practical robot and data platforms in retail and manufacturing applications.
How Can I Help?: Engineering, Equity & Change – An ILead Real Talk
Tuesday, November 9 | 6:00-8:00pm
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You’re invited to a night of Real Talk with engineering alumni about the intersection of engineering skills and social change. Equip yourself with knowledge that can help you make decisions about when to act for social change versus when to step back, learn how to find your way when you want to contribute your engineering skills but don’t know how, and better understand how engineers can strike a balance between supporting others and empowering themselves to lead.
Indigenous Engineering Design, Ethics, and Role Models
Friday, November 12 | 12:00pm-1:30pm
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Join us for a talk and Q&A with John Desjarlais (P.Eng., MBA) and Matthew Dunn (P.Eng., M.Sc.) as they discuss the connections between engineering and Indigenous peoples through design and ethics.

This event is part of the Towards Inclusive Practices Series (TIPS) hosted by the Engineering Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Group.

Coffee with Chris on Zoom with EngSoc President Jacqueline Fleisig
Monday, November 15 | 2:00pm-3:00pm
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Join us for the first Coffee with Chris on Zoom for 2021-2022! 

All students are invited to send in questions and/or topics for discussion by Wednesday, November 3 using this form. All submissions are anonymous, and we will do our best to include your suggestion in the discussion. Thank you for your participation! 

New ILead Workshop Series

In ILead’s three-part workshop series, Beyond Equity 101, you will explore your role as an engineering changemaker. You’ll think through ways to create, lead, and influence from a place of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI). You’ll learn the fundamentals of EDI and then apply your learnings using liberatory design thinking to create a plan to lead change in your context – whether that be a student club leader, graduate researcher, or practicing engineer in a course project or work-term.
Dates:
  • Part I: Introduction to EDI Pre-Work Module – open from Nov 12-18, (asynchronous – 1 hr)
  • Part II: Equity and Leadership – Sat Nov 20, 1-3 pm EST (live on Zoom – 2 hrs) 
  • Part III: Taking Action with Liberatory Design – Mon Nov 22, 6-7 pm EST (live on Zoom – 1 hr) 
This session is open to undergraduate and graduate students. You can register as an individual; however, we encourage you to register with a team member (e.g., labmate, team member on student club or course project).
Attend all three parts to receive a Certificate of Completion and CCR.

RSVP to uoft.me/beyond101

Tenure Track Positions at Concordia University

The Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science has the following openings in the Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering (MIAE):
  • Gina Cody Research Chair in Mechanical, Industrial or Aerospace Engineering
  • Tenure-Track Position in Industrial Engineering in Health Care
  • Tenure-Track Position in Innovation in the Area of Mechatronics, Robotics, and Autonomous Vehicles
  • Tenure-Track Position in Aerospace Engineering
  • Tenure-Track Position in Aerospace, Space and Rocketry
  • Tenure-Track Position in Microfluidics and Spray Technologies
  • Tenure-Track Position in Thermofluids
Visit the Faculty website to view detailed descriptions for each of the positions and learn more about the application process.

Building Commissioning Association Student Memberships

The Building Commissioning Association is offering free student memberships to post-secondary students. Students can apply to be a member of the group by writing a letter to explain how membership would help their career goals. This is a great opportunity for any students interested in learning more about a career in the building commissioning industry.

View details about this opportunity and learn how to submit your letter.

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