Past BizSkule events

Past BizSkule Events

April 11, 2019, 2018 | 6:00pm - 8:30pm - Toronto

BizSkule presents: Facing Up to Surveillance - Uses & Abuses of Data & AI


BizSkule presents: The California Hatchery Showcase

February 21, 2019 | San Francisco, California


Career Series presents Forging a New Path: Making Your Degree Work for You

October 23, 2018 | Toronto


Mark Fox giving a lecture

Professor Mark Fox (MIE) presents an engaging seminar on how U of T is establishing itself as a driving force for city-building and urban innovation.

The New School of Cities

May 24, 2018 | Calgary

Left to right: Professor Michael Stumm (ECE), Mehran Hydary (ElecE 1T4 + PEY), Conrad Druzeta, Kristy Duncan (IndE 8T3), Dean Cristina Amon and Eric Matusiak (MechE 9T1).

Blockchain – Decrypting the New Economy

April 19, 2018 | Toronto

BizSkule panellists and moderator

Left to right: Dean Cristina Amon, Claire Kennedy (ChemE 8T9), Sandy Sharman, Paul Held (IndE 8T7), Paul Cadario (CivE 7T3) & Debbie de Lange (ElecE 9T1).

Working Toward the Future: Imagining Employment in the 21st Century

February 28, 2018 | Toronto

Left to right: Shlomo Bibas (MechE 9T2), Robert Beggs, Ruth Promislow, Eric Matusiak (MechE 9T1) and Professor David Lie (ECE).

Hackers, Spies and Cybersecurity: Are You Doing Enough?

November 22, 2017 | Toronto

BizSkule Fall 2017 panel

Left to right: Yuri Sagalov (EngSci 0T8 + PEY), Mike Montano (ElecE 0T8), Dean Cristina Amon, Professor Farid Najm (ECE), George Babu (EngSci 0T0) and Natasha Baker (ElecE 0T8).

From Startup to Success Story: How to Be an Engineering Entrepreneur

October 5, 2017 | California

Professor Lesley A. Warren (CivE) presenting

Professor Lesley A. Warren (CivE) presents during the BizSkule event at the Bennett Jones Calgary office.

Microbes and Mining: How Genomics Can Play a Role in Engineering Smarter Mines

June 1, 2017 in Calgary

BizSkule panel speakers

Left to right: Benjamin Alarie, Avi Goldfarb, Chris Ouslis (EngSci 8T5, ElecE MASc 8T8), Gary Saarenvirta (EngSci 8T8) and Professor Deepa Kundur (ECE).

From Big Data to Deep Learning: How Business is Embracing Artificial Intelligence

April 19, 2017 in Toronto

BizSkule panellists from the Feb. 23rd event in Toronto

Left to right: Claire Kennedy (ChemE 8T9), Ahmed Badruddin (ElecE 0T6), Professor Lesley Warren (CivE), Mike Sheedy (ChemE BASc 8T3, MASc 8T5), Sandra Odendahl (ChemE MASc 9T0), Ron Sidon (IndE 6T6) and Indi Gopinathan (MinE 9T6).

Is Blue the New Green and the New Gold? The Business of Industrial Water

February 23, 2017 in Toronto

BizSkule Fall 2016 lineup of speakers

Left to right: Imad Ferzli (MASc ECE 0T3, PhD 0T9), Alvin Mok (EngSci 0T3), Frank Palmay (EngSci 7T2), Professor Emeritus Joe Paradi (MIE) and Dan Rosen (ChemE MASc 9T1, PhD 9T3).

FinTech: (Don’t) Show Me the Money

November 24, 2016 in Toronto


Left to right: Professor Brendan Frey (ECE), Rami Rahim (ElecE 9T4), Dean Cristina Amon and Professor Farid N. Najm (ECE).

Deep Genomics

June 23, 2016 in California


Left to right: Professor Timothy Chan (MIE), Claire Kennedy (ChemE 8T9), Dean Cristina Amon and Professor Grant Allen (ChemE).

Engineering Moneyball in Hockey, Baseball and Beyond

June 16, 2016 in Calgary

BizSkule Spring 2016 panel

Left to right: Somen Mondal (CompE 0T2), Dean Cristina Amon, Keith Cochrane (CivE MASc 1T2), Ashley Lawrence (IndE 0T0) and Jeremy Millard.

The Business, Benefits and Risks of the New Sharing Economy

April 28, 2016 in Toronto

BizSkule Toronto Panel

Left to right: Professor Edward (Ted) H. Sargent (ECE), Dr. Sheldon Elman, Claire Kennedy (ChemE 8T9), Dean Cristina Amon, Dr. David Jaffray and Sergio Rattner (IndE 9T7).

The Future of Health Care and the Vital Role of Technology

February 24, 2016 in Toronto

BizSkule Calgary Panel

Left to right: Claire Kennedy (ChemE 8T9), Jim Wyse (CivE 6T1), Terry Gudzowsky (GeoE 7T6) and Audrey Mascarenhas (ChemE 8T2).

Enterprising Engineers: Knowing When and How to Embrace Opportunity

June 4, 2015 in Calgary

BizSkule Spring 2015

Left to right: Claire Kennedy (ChemE 8T9), Constantine Karayannopoulos (ChemE 8T3, MASc 8T8), Claudio D’Ambrosio (ChemE 7T9), Ted Maulucci (MechE 8T9), Dean Cristina Amon and Doug Reeve (ChemE MASc 6T9, PhD 7T1).

From Crisis to Opportunity: Leadership for Challenging Times

May 27, 2015 in Toronto

Left to right: Karl Martin (EngSci 0T1, ECE MASc 0T3, PhD 1T0), Dean Cristina Amon and George Babu (EngSci 0T0).

The Heart of the Matter: The Future of Wearable Technology

February 25, 2015 in Palo Alto, Calif.

Left to right: Sean Rathwell, Dean Cristina Amon, Marcy Burchfield, Michael Masserman, Eric Miller (EngSci 7T3, UTIAS 7T5) and Yuri Lawryshyn (MechE 8T9, MASc 9T3, ChemE PhD 9T7).

The 3rd Urban Revolution: Re-thinking the Future of Transportation

October 29, 2014 in Toronto

Left to right: Dan Breitman (UTIAS MASc 7T9), Carmine D’Orsogna, Dean Cristina Amon, David Zingg (7T9 EngSci, 8T1 MASc AeroE, 8T8 PhD Aero), Claire Kennedy (ChemE 8T9) and Jay Godsall.

Next Generation Air Travel

April 30, 2014 in Toronto

BizSkule Panelists, Feb. 2014

Left to right: BizSkule panelists Alex Grbic (CompE 9T4, MASc 9T6, PhD 0T3), director of product marketing, Altera; Rami Rahim (ElecE 9T4), executive vice president, Platform Systems Division, Juniper Networks, Inc.; and Yuri Sagalov (EngSci 0T8 + PEY), co-founder and CEO, AeroFS.

Up in the Cloud: Engineering the Internet

February 12, 2014 in San Jose, Calif.

Sponsored by:


Professor Parham Aarabi (EngSci 9T8), Sep Seyedi (EngSci 0T3), moderator Arshia Tabrizi (CompE 9T5, Law 9T8), and Geordie Konrad (EngSci 1T0).

Left to right: Professor Parham Aarabi (EngSci 9T8), Sep Seyedi (EngSci 0T3), moderator Arshia Tabrizi (CompE 9T5) and Geordie Konrad (EngSci 1T0).

Moving @ the Speed of Mobile

October 2013 in Toronto

BizSkule Panelists, June 2013

Left to right: BizSkule committee member Som Seif (IndE 9T9), president of Purpose Investments; panelist Steve Mirkopoulos (EngSci 7T4), president of Cinespace Studios; Dean Cristina Amon; moderator Paul Godfrey (ChemE 6T2), president of Post Media; panelist Nick Di Donato (IndE 8T1), president of Liberty Entertainment Group; and panelist Marc Boyman (IndE 7T1), president of Boyman Productions.

Big League Sports, Entertainment & Media

June 11, 2013 in Toronto


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