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You're Next Career Fair 2015

The You're Next Career Fair is the University's top recruiting event for undergraduate and graduate engineering students. This year's fair will feature 85 top employers from a range of sectors who are looking for students for 12-month placements, internships, summer jobs and full-time employment.

The event is organized by the You're Next Career Network, which is also offering a variety of career workshops like The Ultimate Career Fair Prep, What Not to Wear, and the Resume Hackathon, as well as the Startup Career Expo. Visit their website to learn more and register for events.

You're Next Career Fair
Thurs, Jan 16, 10:00AM - 4:00PM, Examination Centre, U of T

Startup Career Expo
Fri, Jan 30, MaRS Discovery District



Jan 9, 2015

Volume 32, Issue 1

In this issue:

Departmental Offices
Chem Eng Events


Departmental Offices


Research Office

2014 – 2015 McLean Award Competition

One $100,000 award annually to support an emerging research leader conducting basic research in physics, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, engineering sciences, and the theory and methods of statistics.
Full program details and application materials can be found on the Connaught website.

Questions may be addressed to connaught.secretariat@utoronto.ca or 416-978-3211.

Deadline: Jan 15, 2015


Exploring impacts of process technology development and regional factors on life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of corn stover ethanol
McKechnie, J.; Pourbafrani, M.; Saville, B.A.; MacLean, H.L.
Renewable Energy 2015, 76 pp. 726-734

Effect of B3+-N3-on YAG: Dy thermographic phosphor luminescence
Kwong, W.Y.; Steinberg, A.; Chin, Y.H.
Optics Letters 2014, 39 (21) pp. 6166-6169

Lateritic saprolite leaching in concentrated magnesium chloride media
Duffy, D.; Papangelakis, V.; Davis, B.
Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly 2014, 53 (4) pp. 432-439




Iron Ring - Information Sessions with Wardens

Students who will be graduating this Spring and who did not attend the first information session should attend the session on Thurs, Jan 22, 2015, 6:00PM-7:00PM in MC102.

Resume Impact Workshop

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows seeking career opportunities outside academia may find it difficult to communicate their skills and accomplishments in a way that makes it easy for hiring managers to appreciate their potential. In this intensive resume workshop, participants will be challenged to translate their experiences in a way that highlights their career potential.

The Resume Impact Workshop will be held on Jan 27 and Feb 3, 6:00PM-8:00PM in WB 407 and will be delivered by a group of U of T PhD alumni with experience in marketing themselves and working in industry.

To apply for the workshop, submit your current resume as well as a short (<200 words) personal statement to CEGSA (cegsa.chemeng@utoronto.ca) by Tues, Jan 20, 2015 at 6:00PM.

Take advantage of this great opportunity to boost your resume for non-academic employers!

Teaching Awards and TA Awards 2014-2015 - Call for Nominations

The FASE is now soliciting nominations for the Faculty Teaching Awards and TA Awards.

The ChemE Department may nominate one candidate for each award. If you would like to put forward a name, please send your suggestion to Christina Heidorn, christina.heidorn@utoronto.ca by Mon, Jan 12, 2015.

Available awards are:

  • Teaching Assistant Award, to recognize one outstanding teaching assistant who has worked with at least one course in engineering
  • Early Career Teaching Award, to recognize one Faculty member who has taught for five years or less
  • Faculty Teaching Award, to recognize one Faculty member who has taught for at least five years
  • Sustained Excellence in Teaching Award, to recognize excellence in teaching over a sustained period of time

Download the full details for each award here.


Chem Eng Events

Click here for the Chem Eng Calendar


January 14, 2015 - LLE, Dr. Samir Mitragotri, UC Santa Barbara, Bio-inspired Strategies for Targeted Drug Delivery, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, WB116

January 28, 2015 - LLE, Dr. Linda Nazar, University of Waterloo, Unravelling the Complexities of Electrochemical Energy Storage at the Nanoscale, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, WB116

February 4, 2015 - LLE, Dr. John Brady, California Institute of Technology, Chemical Swimming and Active Matter, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, WB116

February 6, 2014 - Graduate Research Days, Hart House and Wallberg Building, 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

February 6, 2014 - Industry Open House, Hart House and Wallberg Building, 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

February 11, 2015 - Emerging Leaders, Dr. Antoine Allanore, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Electrochemical engineering for sustainable materials extraction: the promises and challenges of molten electrolytes, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, WB116

March 4, 2015 - Emerging Leaders, Dr. Justin Notestein, Northwestern University, Understanding and implementing new oxide catalysts, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, WB116

March 11, 2015 - Emerging Leaders, Dr. Nathalie Tufenkji, McGill University, Myth or Fact: Can Drinking Cranberry Juice Help Prevent Urinary Tract and Other Infections?, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, WB116

March 18, 2015 - LLE, Dr. Alison Lewis, University of Cape Town, Rethinking Precipitation Processes: The Art of the State, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, WB116

March 27, 2015 - 30th Annual Chemical Engineering Dinner, Chestnut Centre, tickets available soon

March 25, 2015 - LLE, Dr. Ponisseril Somasundaran, Columbia University, Next Generation Sustainable Surface Active Agents, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, WB116

April 1, 2015 - LLE, Dr. Yu-Ling Cheng, University of Toronto, Technologies for global development and global health, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, WB116


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