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  • Course Feedback

    Submitted by VP Communications

    Bored by a lecture? Interested in your labs? Frustrated with your TAs? Express your concerns at www.speakup.skule.ca​!

    The feedback is sent to your ​class representative, who can then ​review the data and converse directly with professors about the issues raised. Can't wait to hear what you have to say!

    Contact: EngSoc Vice-President Academic
    vpacademic@skule.ca

  • Hiring platform for engineering students.

    Submitted by enginehire

    Enginehire is a data driven platform built to connect engineering students with internship and job opportunities.

    We work with engineering companies that are looking for young engineering talent. The way it works is pretty simple, all you have to do is create an enginehire profile outlining who you are, what you are interested in and what you are good at. We use algorithms to search the database based on the employer's requirements, and if the position aligns with your skills and interests, we will connect you directly with the company.

    Thanks to enginehire's data driven approach, once you create a profile you are automatically considered for every new opportunity we receive.

    The key to enginehire is that there are thousands of engineering companies, in every industry, looking for young engineering talent. The problem is that only about 50 show up for career fairs, and most of them are recruiting for software positions. The opportunities are out there, companies just need a better way to find you.

    It's fast, it's free, if you want to find out more and build your profile, visit enginehire.org.

    Contact: enginehire
    info@enginehire.org

  • Call for Applications: Lab Assistant at Rotman Financial Research and Trading Lab

    Submitted by Tony Ye

    For those of you interested in the intersection of finance (trading, investments, etc) and technology, the Rotman Financial Research and Trading Lab is hiring lab assistants (paid position) for the next school year. Specifically, we are looking for students in 1st or 2nd year of Engineering or Computer Science with an interest in finance and software and/or web development. As a Lab Assistant, you will help undergrad and grad students with the use of financial software such as Bloomberg, FactSet, Capital IQ, etc. In addition, each Lab Assistant will help with planning and preparation of the extra curricula events, including the annual Rotman International Trading Competition (RITC) and Commerce Trading Competition (CTC). You will also have the opportunity to work on various development projects, including building and maintaining our websites and portfolio management / trading simulation applications. Being a lab assistant is an excellent opportunity to work in an innovative and unique environment, learn most of the financial software used in the industry and, grow professionally and personally by achieving additional skills. If you’re interested, please read the below regarding the lab, info sessions, qualifications, as well as application submission.

    The Finance Lab:

    The Finance Lab employs an enthusiastic team of lab assistants to help students and faculty throughout the year. Lab Assistants work on shifts from 9:00am to 7:00pm every week-day during the semester (September to April) and on an on-call basis from May to August. Lab Assistants are trained before the start of the semester.

    Info Session:

    If you would like to meet us and get more information, please attend one of the two info sessions that we are organizing in the Finance Lab. Each info session will include a presentation of the Lab as well as a Q&A session. The first info session is on Thursday March 16th at 5PM-6PM and the second info session is on Tuesday March 21st at 4PM-5PM. Both sessions are held in the Finance Lab at Rotman (105 St. George street, North building, second floor).

    For more information, please visit our website http://financelab.rotman.utoronto.ca/

    Qualifications:

    Students who apply for this position should be interested in the field of finance and investments. We are looking for friendly, social, and enthusiastic students who can assist in providing an exciting and enjoyable experience for all the students.

    Applicants must have previous programming experience, either through coursework, personal projects, or internships. Experience with object oriented languages (C#, Java, Python) and SQL is desirable. In addition, any previous experience with web programming (HTML, Javascript, Angular, etc) would be a plus.

    Application:

    Please e-mail cover letter and resume in one file as a PDF to marco.salerno@rotman.utoronto.ca and eric.kang@rotman.utoronto.ca with subject: “2017 Lab Assistant Application”

    Deadline: 11:59pm on Wednesday, March 29th 2017

    Contact: Tony Ye
    tonyzj.ye@mail.utoronto.ca

  • Interested in the #startuplife? Join our ambassador team!

    Submitted by UofT Hatchery

    We are recruiting volunteers to help us spread the word about our program and inspire your fellow students to learn about entrepreneurship.

    If you are passionate about the #startuplife, meeting new people, brainstorming exciting outreach initiatives, then this is the role for you.

    What you will be doing:

    -Outreach at events e.g. startup expos, coffee days and career fairs

    -Fostering relationships with campus organizations and source new avenues for collaboration

    -Effectively using social media to spread the word about The Hatchery

    -And much more!

    To apply, email info@uofthatchery.ca with your resume and 2-3 sentences about why you are interested in working with The Hatchery. (We are also on CCR!)

    Contact: UofT Hatchery
    uofthatchery@gmail.com

  • TechXplore is recruiting for the 2017-2018 school year!

    Submitted by TechXplore
    2:34 AM, March 14th, 2017

    Hi everyone! TechXplore is looking to hire an executive team for the 2017-2018 school year.

    Are you a content creater? Interested in writing? Looking to gain logistic experience?

    Check out the positions we have available, and apply here:

    https://techxplore.typeform.com/to/eW5d1N

    Contact: TechXplore
    techxplore@utoronto.ca

  • Robotics Survey

    Submitted by Mo Co
    1:00 AM, March 17th, 2017 - 12:38 PM, March 31st, 2017

    Dear Engineering Students,

    UofT is undergoing a strategic planning exercise in the area of robotics and we need your help. If you are involved or interested in robotics at UofT, please complete the appropriate survey below by March 31, 2017:

    UofT Robotics Survey: Undergraduate Students

    https://goo.gl/forms/wVxIqNwkzbrVSNuP2

    Thanks for your help,

    UofT Robotics Strategic Planning Committee

    Contact: Tim
    tim.barfoot@gmail.com

  • INVITED: 2017 Venture Out Conference!

    Submitted by Kevin Lass
    9:00 AM - 8:00 PM, March 27th, 2017
    MaRS Discovery District, 101 College St, Toronto, ON, Canada

    Calling on all STEM students!

    Venture Out is Canada's first conference for LGBTQA+ students interested in careers in tech and entrepreneurship. It will provide a unique opportunity for students to build a professional network, find mentors, and secure job opportunities through workshops, panels, receptions, and a career fair!

    Keynotes include:

    Partrick Postrehovsky, CEO of Rentmoola

    Brice Scheschuck, CEO of Globalive Capital and former CFO of WIND Mobile

    Lauren Strapagiel, Managing Editor of Buzzfeed

    We also have speakers from Borrowell, LinkedIn, Salesforce, etc.

    You and your networks can get $10 off your ticket with our "FriendsOfVentureOut" promo code!

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    For more DETAILS and to REGISTER:

    http://www.ventureout.ca/

    Check out our Facebook Page:

    https://www.facebook.com/startproud/?ref=br_rs

    Start Proud, formally Out on Bay Street, is a national nonprofit that aims to promote workplace diversity while facilitating the professional development of LGBTQA+ students across Canada.

    Contact: Kevin Lass
    kevin.lass@startproud.org

  • Power and Energy Talk & Networking!

    Submitted by Sally Lee
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, March 30th, 2017
    GB248

    Interested in summer research or graduate studies opportunities in the UofT ECE related to Energy or Power? Distinguished professors will be offering presentations each week about their respective specialized research areas, and how you can get involved. Come, learn and network!

    Pizzas and drinks will be provided!

    Thursday, March 30th 10-11AM

    Professor Dawson will be giving you a grad-school expectations, and life-lasting tips on job search, and personal marketing! (UNHAPPY STUDENT IS NOT IN A SUPERVISOR'S INTEREST, SO FIND OUT HOW TO BE HAPPY WITH YOUR WORK) He will also be discussing the different types of industrial projects he has been involved in over the past 25 years, and also the challenges he is facing with the current projects.

    Contact: IEEE UofT
    ieeeutstudentbranch@gmail.com

  • SkuleAO Spring Community Mixer

    Submitted by Nicholas Nico Poblete Valenton
    6:15 PM - 8:00 PM, April 3rd, 2017
    GB202

    The SkuleAO Spring Community Mixer is here! A workshop to learn how to navigate through a networking event, followed by a real networking session with alumni from diverse industries (light dinner provided).

    We're honoured to have invited alumni from all sorts of industries such as Finance, Software/IT, Consulting, Energy, Aerospace, Law, Machine Learning, Infrastructure, Mechanical and Industrial.

    More info at: https://www.facebook.com/events/685886308240102/

    Contact: Edwin Ng
    alumnioutreach@skule.ca

  • The Google Games Waterloo: Sign Up Today!

    Submitted by Google Canada
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, April 15th, 2017
    Google Waterloo, 51 Breithaupt St, Kitchener, ON N2H 5G5

    Hi UofT Students,

    Think you’re sly? Prove it at the The Google Games Waterloo on Saturday, April 15th, 2017. This year’s mission will ask you to embrace your inner super spy. Calling all stealth agents - don’t blow your cover (don’t get burned) and join us for this year’s Google Games - shhhh! this information is confidential.

    At The Google Games Waterloo, agents will compete against other students from the University of Toronto and University of Waterloo for victory in challenges that test your brains and creativity to the limit! It’s a quest of fun as teams of five go head to head in rigorous events: coding, word association, and puzzle competitions. If you haven’t caught on just yet, this year’s theme is “Top Secret Mission” so make sure to throw on your best gear from your favorite spy lab and get ready for an action packed event!

    Here’s what you’ll need to do by April 1st, 2017:

    Assemble a team of five first, second and/or third year students from your school (having a CS background is strongly recommended).

    Pick a team name and register here (**each team member must register individually).

    Check out the details and FAQs below

    Please note that you are not guaranteed a spot in The Google Games until team selections have been made.

    The Google Games Waterloo

    Date: Saturday, April 15th, 2017

    Time: 10:00am to approximately 5:00pm

    Location: Google Waterloo Office | 51 Breithaupt Street, Kitchener, ON

    *Don't forget to register here*.

    FAQ

    Q. Can we have fewer than five members on our team?

    A. We strongly recommend having the maximum number of members – any less and you'll lose your competitive edge.

    Q. Do you have to be a current student to participate?

    A. Yes, you must be a first, second or third-year undergraduate student currently enrolled at the University of Toronto or University of Waterloo. Seniors and graduate students are not eligible to participate.

    Q. Can we replace a member before the start of the event?

    A. Sure. Just let us know via googlegames@google.com. Be sure to include: the full name and email of the new team member, the full name of who is being replaced, your school name and your team name.

    Q. Should our team wear costumes?

    A. Show your team's spirit however you choose: costumes, uniforms, team dance, team flag or poster, cheer, fight song, etc. A prize will be awarded to the team with the most spirit.

    Q. Will transportation be provided?

    A. Your mission starts with getting yourselves to Google Waterloo! We encourage carpooling (a slick way to travel), as parking on-site will be limited. Or use your stealthy public transportation skills and catch a ride on the Go Train to Google Waterloo. The Kitchener GoTrain station is a quick 7min walk away from Google!

    Q. Will food be provided?

    A. We will provide lunch, snacks and drinks. If you have any dietary restrictions, please note this in the form and we will be sure to accommodate you.

    Q. When will our team receive a confirmation about the Games?

    A. After the registration deadline, we will reach out to confirm team selection and provide more details. Not all registered teams will be selected due to space limitations.

    Q. Do I need to bring my own laptop?

    A. It will give your team a competitive advantage to have all members work from their own laptop in the challenges. If you don’t have your own, see if you can borrow one from a friend. And don’t forget the charger!

    Please direct all other questions to: googlegames@google.com

    Contact: Google University Programs, Canada
    mcdonoughc@google.com