Competitions: It is not always about winning
The University of Toronto Engineering Kompetitions (UTEK)
It is an annual event (held in the month of January) that offers undergraduate engineering students to participate in one of six competitions from the following categories namely, Junior and Senior Design, Innovative Design, Consulting, Programming, Communication, Debate.
It provides a platform for the students to develop their communication, design and teamwork skills. Above all it offers students an opportunity to network with professors and alumni.
Other benefits of acing the competition include qualifying for the Ontario Engineering Competitions (OEC) and the Canadian Engineering Competitions (CEC).
Further details could be found in their website: http://utek.skule.ca/competitions
ASME Skule Engineering Competitions
1) Design Competition
2) Oral Presentation
3) Technical Poster Design
4) Webpage Design
These competitions required the students to apply their skills and in return gain practical experience in design and communication.
As of 2014, rewards of winning these competitions included cash prizes unto $400, and specially for the top placing U of T student(s) in each category a chance to get sponsored by the ASME U of T section for the consecutive rounds in the competition.
More details about the competition could be found in this link: http://sec.skule.ca
Skule’s Got Talent
Engineers, you got talent? If yes, then this competition is for you. This is an annual talent contest where engineers at Skule get an opportunity to get involved and showcase their talents.
The recent Skule’s Got Talent Final Show was held on April 2, 2015 in the SF Atrium.
The photographs and link to the videos of various shows can be obtained from this website: http://sgt.skule.ca