Job Search & Labour Market Workshop

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The Chem, Civil, Biomed and Electrical & Computer Engineering Graduate student associations have teamed up with the Career Centre to deliver a workshop on Job Search & the Labour Market. In this workshop, we will provide an overview of reliable sources of labour market information specific to graduate students. You will be able to reflect on your career desires and develop a plan to explore and search for opportunities that match your desires and assets.

Join us in WB116 on Thursday, February 23 between 12pm and 2pm. Free pizza and pop will be provided. If you plan to attend, please register here so we can plan accordingly.

See you all there!

Coffee Break: Lunar New Year Edition


The ECEGSS is starting a monthly coffee break event on the last Friday of every month! This month, it happens to fall on the Lunar New Year! So we present to you, Coffee Break: Lunar New Year Edition. There will be coffee. There will be dumplings. Come out and take a break!

║ Event: Coffee Break
║ When: Friday Jan. 27th @ 3:00 pm
║ Location: GSL (BA5157)

Town Hall Meeting re: UTGSU Census

Hey ECE,

Branden Rizzuto, a 2nd year PhD Student in the Department of Anthropology and the Academics and Funding Commissioner (Divisions I and II) for the University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union (UTGSU), has launched a one-year project to oversee and execute a university-wide graduate student census which will gauge graduate student perception, and gather data, on a number of themes related to the day-to-day lives and issues of graduate students at the University of Toronto. Some of these themes include but are not limited to: perceptions of the UTGSU, perceptions of the University of Toronto, funding, academic resources, student life and recreation, mental health, harassment and violence on campus, and accessibility. The final aim of this project is to formulate the results into an analytical report published online for the UTGSU and other university bodies (both student and non-student) to identify graduate student specific issues at the University of Toronto, and for these bodies to utilize the data in the report as a valuable resource in future decision making.

The project is currently in its early stages of development. These early stages include a wide-scale and intensive consultation process with graduate student bodies and other groups at the University of Toronto. Branden believes that contributions from ECE graduate students to this consultation process would be of high value to the project overall.

In order to aid Branden in this endeavour, the ECEGSS has arranged to hold a town hall meeting between Branden and other ECE Graduate Students on Friday, January 27, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 PM in BA 5157. We encourage all ECE graduate students to attend and contribute.

Branden would like to thank you for considering his request, and he sincerely hopes that many take it upon themselves to contribute to what will no doubt be a very large-scale and beneficial undertaking for graduate students across the university.

Engineering Graduate Welcome Back Pub Night

The ECEGSS along with the other engineering grad student associations will be hosting a pub night to ring in the new year, and new semester, on Thurs. Jan. 12th at Prenup Pub on College Street. There will be free drinks and a chance to win a prize! Food will not be provided, however the kitchen will be open until midnight if you want to order something, or you can come to our town hall meeting before the event (6pm in the Graduate Lounge) for free pizza.

You don’t want to miss this event, new students will have a chance to meet people in their departments, and older students can mingle with students from across the entire faculty of engineering. We ask that you please register in advance if you are planning to attend so that we can have an idea of how many to expect. If you register by the end of day on Monday Jan 9th, you will receive two free drink tickets at the event. All later registrations up until the day of the event will receive one drink ticket.

║ Event: Welcome Back Pub Night
║ Date: Thursday Jan. 12th
║ Time: 8:00 pm – close
║ Location: Prenup Pub (2nd Floor)

Please register below:

ECEGSS Trivia Night

The ECEGSS will be hosting a trivia night on Wed. Dec. 14th at O’Grady’s ( to help distract us all from exam season (whether we are writing them, or grading them this year). There will be food, drinks, and prizes, you don’t want to miss it! Trivia will be in teams of up to four people. Feel free to come with a team if you have one in mind, however if you are coming alone or as part of a smaller group we may move you around to even out the team numbers. It’s a good chance to meet some new friends!

║ Event: Trivia Night
║ Date: Wednesday Dec. 14th
║ Time: 7:00 -10:00 pm
║ Location: O’Grady’s on College (2nd Floor)

We ask that you please register below if you are planning to attend so that we know how much food to order. If you haven’t already registered, and you register by Tuesday Dec. 13th , you will receive one free drink ticket at the event.