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We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Engineering Orientation

Welcome to Engineering Orientation! We are so excited to share this exciting time with you. All of our Engineering Orientation sessions will be taking place on Zoom, you can find the zoom link for each day in the schedule below. Here you can also find any documents or resources that go along with the virtual sessions.

You can find the full schedule of all orientation events here.

Engineering Orientation Passport

We want to give away an Engineering Swag Box to one of the students who showed the most pride during orientation! Was it you? Fill out this Engineering Orientation Passport and submit it for a chance to win!
Click here for the Engineering Orientation Passport - Engineering Orientation Passport

Engineering Virtual Tour

While you may not have to come to campus this semester - we've created an ENGINEERS ONLY virtual tour!  Click through at your own pace to see what campus is all about from an engineering student prospective.
Click Here for Virtual Tour - Engineering Virtual Tour

Thursday, September 3rd

10:30 - 11:00, Engineering Evolution

How does engineering affect our everyday life? In more ways than you think! In this session, Dr. Murat Aydin will give an overview of the ways engineering has made our lives easier throughout history, and discuss all the places where you can find it - from robotic limbs, to roller coasters, to the food you eat, engineering is everywhere!

Presenter:

Dr. Murat Aydin, Academic Associate, Department of Automotive and Mechatronics Engineering

11:10 - 11:40, Finding your Passion in Engineering

Join Dr. Brendan MacDonald as he talks you through how to figure out what aspects of engineering you are most passionate about! He’ll discuss what really goes on at a university, and give you a look into his research on Stirling engines, and the commercialization of the technology.

Presenter:

Dr. Brendan MacDonald,  Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

 

11:50 - 12:40, Coding Workshop - Autonomous Vehicles

Coding isn’t just for software engineers! You can find coding in every field of engineering, including the automotive industry. In this activity, you will analyze Python code designed to detect lines on the road for autonomous vehicles and figure out how to improve it. You will be assisted by engineering professors and upper-year students. All levels of coding experience welcome!

Presenters:

Dr. Anwar Abdalbari, Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering
Dr. Qusay Mahmoud, Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering

12:50 - 1:20, Professional Engineering Practice

As an engineer, what responsibilities do you have to ensure public safety? What happens when things go wrong? Join Dr. Nassim Moalleimi as she talks through the potential moral conflicts an engineer can have and shares real-world examples of engineering ethical dilemmas. 

Presenter:

Dr. Nasim Mollami, Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Automotive and Mechatronics Engineering

 

1:30 - 2:00, Study Tips

Found yourself asking “how do I study for 6 courses at once”? Worry not, Dr. Ali Hosseini gives insider tips on study habits, organizational skills, and how to work in a team (important for engineers!)—feeling unsure about online learning? He’ll share tips to succeed for all learning platforms. 

Presenter:

Dr. Sayyed Ali Hosseini,  Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

 

Friday, September 4th

Click here to access Friday's sessions on zoom

 

10:00 - 10:30, Break the Ice!

Excited to start a new era? So are we! Meet and mingle with your academic advisors, peers, and upper-year engineering students. Learn a bit about what today has in store for you, and play a quick ice breaker game. 

10:30 - 11:00, Survive and Thrive in your First Year
What happens if I miss a lecture? What are online courses like? What the heck is ENGSOC? Your academic advisors and upper-year students will answer these questions and more and share crucial tips on making the most of your academic experience. We welcome students to ask specific questions about student experiences, course workload, campus life, or anything else you can think up, and get answers directly from students currently in that program.

 

11:00 - 12:30, Engineering Design Challenge - Engineering Innovation

It’s time to do some real engineering. Creating a better world and solving life’s greatest problems is embedded in the foundation of all types of engineering. What can you dream up? Bring a pencil, paper, and your thinking cap to solve a real-world engineering problem, from start to finish. 

Click here to start the Design Challenge with your group!

Click here for the Design Challenge Rubric

 

12:30 - 1:00, Lunch with ENGSOC

Time for a break! Grab your lunch and spend this time hanging out with EngSoc in a casual environment. Learn some traditional engineering chants and get up and move with some deskercise!

Play some games of Quiplash with your EngSoc Executive's and Upper Year Students!

Play some Cards Against Humanity with some Upper Year Students!

Play some Town of Salem with some Upper Year Students

1:00 - 2:00, Virtual Scavenger Hunt

In this session, you will work in teams to compete in a virtual scavenger hunt! Race to solve riddles, find clues, and complete mini-challenges which are hidden in the Engineering website  - whatever team reaches the end first wins!

Click here to start the Scavenger Hunt with your group!

Monday, September 7th