Girls’ Leadership in Engineering Experience (GLEE) 2018

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Join us and your future classmates for an overnight stay on campus on May 26-27. Explore all that U of T Engineering has to offer and gain a unique insight into our community!

GLEE is an opportunity for you to connect with other female students, faculty, and alumni who share your passion for engineering. You will take part in a hands-on engineering workshop and participate in activities designed to inspire and inform. It’s also a great way to meet future classmates who will be starting their studies this fall.

GLEE will feature:

  • Hands-on engineering workshops
  • Career Panel featuring U of T Engineering Alumnae
  • Keynote address by a leading female engineer
  • Dinner with current female students, professors, and alumni
  • Overnight stay on campus at Victoria College Residence

REGISTRATION

To attend this event, there are 3 important steps to your registration, and all must be complete by Monday, May 21, 2018.

Step 1: A $50 deposit is required to reserve your space in GLEE and this amount will be refunded after you attend the event.

Step 2: Register your attendance at GLEE 2018 by clicking the link below to fill out a small form which captures important details we’ll need for your stay.

Step 3: Register your attendance at the Welcome to Engineering and provide us with important information about you by visiting the Registration Form.

EVENT DETAILS

DATE: GLEE begins on Saturday, May 26 at 9:45 a.m. and leads into the Welcome to Engineering (W2E) event on Sunday, May 27
*Please register for the W2E (this is a separate registration from GLEE)

COST: Free, by invitation only
* A $50 deposit is required to reserve your space in GLEE. The amount will be refunded after you attend the event.

LOCATION: U of T St. George Campus (downtown Toronto)

CONTACT: engineering@ecf.utoronto.ca | 416-978-3872

PROGRAM:

TIME SESSION
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Registration
Galbraith Building
, Lobby

35 St. George Street
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Opening Remarks
Sandford Fleming Building
10 King’s College Road
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Icebreakers
Sandford Fleming Building
10 King’s College Road
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Engineering Mythbusters Student Panel
Sandford Fleming Building
10 King’s College Road
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
Galbraith Building
35 St. George Street
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m Workshops
Galbraith Building
35 St. George Street
2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Check-in to Victoria College Residence
Victoria College 

75 Queen’s Park Crescent
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Career Panel
Victoria College
75 Queen’s Park Crescent 
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Dinner Reception
Burwash Hall

89 Charles Street West
8:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Evening Activities
Victoria College

75 Queen’s Park Crescent

*This program is subject to change.

 

FAQs

Do I have to pre-register?

Yes you are required to sign up for this event by clicking the register button above and registering no later than Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Is there a cancellation fee once I have registered?

No there is no cancellation fee for cancelling this event however you must attend the event in order to receive your registration deposit refund.

Is there a meeting place when I arrive?

Yes. We will be meeting in the Galbraith Building lobby (35 St. George Street) in front of the Engineering Welcome Centre between 9:00 and 9:45 for check in.

Is it okay if I show up right at 9:45 a.m.?

No. The opening remarks will begin sharply at 9:45 am, so you should arrive for check-in between 9:00 and 9:45 a.m. so that we can issue name tags and move all luggage to the storage location for the day.

Where can I find an updated schedule of the day's events?

A full program will be posted on this site prior to the event for your reference. Programs will also be emailed to all registrants.

How do I get there?

The St. George Campus is situated in downtown Toronto and is well-served by the TTC.
Driving directions and TTC information.

I have an accommodation need. How can I inform the event organizers of this?

Please contact Jessica Chow (jessica.chow@ecf.utoronto.ca) to make arrangements. We suggest that you contact us as early as possible, and preferably two weeks prior to the event.

Will there be food or refreshments?

We will be providing lunch and dinner on May 26th along with breakfast and lunch on May 27th. Light refreshments will also be provided throughout the day along with evening snacks.

Is there an admission fee?

No. The event is free, and is invitation only. A $50 deposit is required to reserve your space in GLEE. The amount will be refunded after you attend the event.

Will I be able to speak with current students?

Yes! There will be a team of about 16 current female engineering students from various disciplines present throughout the day to guide you through each of the activities. They will be present to give you insight on what it’s like to be a female in engineering and answer any questions you may have throughout the course of the event.

Will we be given a tour of the St. George campus?

General campus tours will be conducted at the Welcome to Engineering Event, which follows GLEE on Sunday May 27th. Campus walking tours and college residence tours typically last about one hour will be occurring on this day.

How many other students will be attending this event? What disciplines will they be from?

We are anticipating about 100 female engineering applicants from various disciplines at this event.

Will there be any males at the event?

No. You might see the occasional male around campus but this is a female only event.

What is our rooming arrangement for the night?

You will be assigned your rooming arrangement on the morning of the conference in Victoria College. Majority of the rooms in Victoria College are single rooms, however there are some double rooms. All double rooms will be pre-assigned. Please note that there is the chance that you will be sharing a room with another participant.

What do I need to bring with me to the conference?

Since you’re only staying in the residence for one night you won’t need to bring too much, but here are our suggestions:
– Business casual attire for the Saturday evening dinner
– Pajamas and change of clothes for Sunday’s activities
– Toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, and any other toiletries you would like to have on hand
*Bedding and pillows will be provided in the residences