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Majid Ahmadi at podiumMajid Ahmadi welcomes new students to the Master of Engineering during an orientation session May 7.

Orientation day welcomes Master of Engineering students

Faculty and staff members welcomed more than 480 Master of Engineering (MEng) students at the summer orientation day on Saturday, May 7.

The day was notable in that it was the first in-person orientation event hosted in the Faculty of Engineering in over two years due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

“We are excited that our delivery of our MEng program has returned to face-to-face,” says Majid Ahmadi, associate dean of research and graduate studies. “Students are very much in favour of this type of teaching and in our orientation day, they have demonstrated this enthusiasm with their strong presence.”

Along with Dr. Ahmadi, the welcome group included:

  • civil and environmental engineering department head Paul Henshaw;
  • Behnam Shahrrava, electrical and computer engineering department head;
  • Roozbeh Razavi-Far, electrical and computer engineering lecturer and academic adviser;
  • Donald Bourne, technical communications lecturer;
  • Giselle St. Louis, clinical therapist;
  • Laura Ducharme, international student adviser;
  • Anisha Bandaram, MEng society president;
  • Dheeraj Sharma and Khushboo Garg, members of MEng Student Support Alliance; and
  • Dorothy Gabriel, secretary to the associate dean of research and graduate studies.

The group discussed topics essential for the academic success and personal well-being of students as they progress through the MEng program: academic policies, course requirements, faculty advising, immigration guidance, student rights, peer support, mentorship, and clubs and social events.

The Master of Engineering summer program runs from May 9 to Aug. 31.

—Gam Macasaet