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News and Announcements

Happy New Year!

Welcome back and a happy 2018 to everyone! Many wonderful events are taking place this year including: Graduate Research Days (Feb 22-24), the 2nd annual ChemE Exhibition & 33rd ChemE Dinner (Mar 23), and the 29th Interamerican Congress of Chemical Engineering incorporating the 68th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference (Oct 28-31). Stay tuned for details on all these events and much more. Professors, please don't forget to register your group for Graduate Research Days - refer to the link in the email sent to you on Dec 7, 2017.

Michael Sefton and Molly Shoichet inducted into the Order of Canada

Michael Sefton and Molly Shoichet have been named Officers of the Order of Canada, one of the country’s most prestigious recognitions. The new appointees were announced by Governor General Julie Payette (ECE MASc 9T0).

Milica Radisic wins 2017 Steacie Prize

Milica Radisic has been named the 2017 recipient of the Steacie Prize, awarded each year to an engineer or scientist 40 years of age or younger who has made notable contributions to research in Canada. Read more.

Milica Radisic appears on The National

Milica Radisic demonstrated her lab’s beating “heart on a chip” research on The NationalClick here to view the segment.

Mark Kortschot appears in Downsizing film

The new Paramount Pictures film Downsizing stars Hollywood A-list actors Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig and Christoph Waltz. But look closely at the film’s trailer and you may notice some other familiar faces including Mark Kortschot who appears as an extra in the movie. Read full U of T Engineering News story.

LLE date change

Sanjay Sarma's lecture entitled, Rethinking Education for the 21st Century, originally scheduled for Feb 28 has been rescheduled to Mar 21. Please note the change in your calendars.

Science at the Movies on Jan 9

On Jan 9, Science at the Movies is presenting Food Evolutions. This free public event includes a feature film at 6:30pm followed by Q&A with experts. Click here for full details and to register.


January 5, 2018

Volume 35, Issue 1

In this issue:

ACUNS Awards
Chem Eng Events


ACUNS Awards


The Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS) has exciting award opportunities made possible by the generous support of The W. Garfield Weston Foundation. The deadline to submit nominations and/or applications is Jan 31.

2018 Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research

ACUNS accepting nominations for the Weston Family Prize, which celebrates extraordinary and inspiring individuals who have devoted their career to natural science research and have demonstrated leadership and mentorship in the Canadian North. The award includes a prize of $50,000 cash and over $50,000 to support a postdoctoral fellow of the recipient’s choice. Full details on our website.

The W. Garfield Weston Awards for Northern Research and Northern Archaeological Research

Awards are available to postdoctoral fellows and graduate students (PhD and Masters) in northern science and northern archaeology whose research includes a fieldwork component. Curious to see if your research is considered “northern”? Have a look at our Northern Boundary Map. Full details on our website.




Alum looking to hire

Zoe Coull (ChemE PhD 1T0), Founder of Ice Dragon Corrosion, is looking to expand her team. She's seeking engineers with at least three to four years of experience, including field work. The ideal candidate should have a background in in structural, civil, mechanical or corrosion engineering. Training will be provided, attitude is most important. If you'd like more info, please email jennifer.hsu@utoronto.ca

Call for International Climate Protection Fellowship

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation grants up to 20 fellowships to prospective leaders from non-European transition or developing countries, who are active in any of the following areas: scientific, engineering-based, legal, economic, health-related or social aspects of climate change. The young climate experts will go to Germany for a year to work alongside a host of their own choosing on a research-related project. For detailed information and all application requirements, click here. The deadline for applications is Thursday, March 1, 2018. If you have any questions regarding the International Climate Protection Fellowship Programme or would like individual guidance, please email info@avh.de


Chem Eng Events

Click here for the Chem Eng Calendar


Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - LLE - Philip Jessop, Queen's University, Co2-Switchable Materials, starts at 12pm, WB116

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - LLE - Peter Adriaens, University of Michigan, CleanTech Meets FinTech: A Data-Driven e-Ship Disruption in Environmental Engineering, starts at 12pm, WB116

Friday, February 23, 2018 - ChemE Graduate Research Day (ChemE GRD) - Details coming soon

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 2017 AEESP Distinguished Lecture/LLE - Pedro Alvarez, Rice University, Proliferation and Control of Multidrug-Resistant "Superbugs" in Sewage Treatment Plants, starts at 12pm, WB116

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - LLE - Sanjay Sarma, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rethinking Education for the 21st Century, starts at 12pm, WB116

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 2nd annual Chemical Engineering Exhibition and 33rd Chemical Engineering Dinner - Details coming soon

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - LLE - Kristala Jones Prather, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Metabolite Valves: Dynamic Control of Metabolic Flux for Pathway Engineering, starts at 12pm, WB116


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