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On Saturday, January 27 from 8am to 8pm, there will be no power or access to the following buildings: WB, Pratt, Engineering Annex, Electro Metallurgy Lab. Occupants should ensure that all equipment and experiments are protected due to this shutdown. Note: This shutdown is weather dependent. The primary back-up day for this shutdown will be Sunday, January 28, 8am-8pm.

OCCAM paper featured as Editor's Pick, NOW ONLINE!

ToFSIMS and other surface spectroscopies applied to the study of ancient artefacts: preliminary investigation of a tetradrachm of Claudius, an article prepared by OCCAM's Rana Sodhi, Peter Brodersen and Sal Boccia along with co-authors from Queen's University, was submited to the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures and selected as the Editor's Pick.

CA&GI info session on Wed, Jan 31

The Community Affairs & Gender Issues (CA&GI) committee requires your help and insight - they need feedback and data, and they want to share important details regarding their work with you. Join CA&GI for this important info session on Wednesday, January 31 from 3-4pm in WB 215. Register here.

PhD opportunities at TU Graz

Graz University of Technology (Austria) has two PhD opportunities spanning three years starting in summer 2018. The deadline to apply is Sunday, March 11. For details, click on the links below:

CEGSA running club 2018

The CEGSA running club is starting up for 2018! Come run once or twice a week at Hart House/Athletic Centre (we will move outside in the spring). If you are interested, please select which times and days of the week work for you by Thursday, February 1(two of these times will be selected for weekly running club): https://doodle.com/poll/mima9tpet8sirfd8. Runners also have the option of participating in the Manulife Ride for Heart 5k or 10k Run on June 3rd, 2018. Registration fee is $40 and CEGSA will rebate $5 for the first 20 students who sign up. As part of this charity event, each participant must also raise $100 to confirm their participation. More information and registration here. Upon registration, join the "CEGSA Rides for Heart 2018" group to see who else has signed up.

Skating with CEGSA on Thu, Feb 1

If you love skating, CEGSA is heading over to the Bentway Skate Trail on Thursday, February 1. The group will depart from the grad common room (WB247) at 5pm. Skating is free but bring $10 for skate rentals.


January 26, 2018

Volume 35, Issue 4

In this issue:

Grad Office
Chem Eng Events


Grad Office


PhD Departmental Oral Examination – Hasan Raboui

Date of Meeting: Monday, January 29
Start Time: 1pm
Location (Building and Room): WB407
PhD Departmental Oral Examination Committee Membership
Supervisor: Prof. T. Bender; Chair: Prof. V. G. Papangelakis; Other Member: Prof. S. Rousseaux (Chemistry), Prof. D. Seferos (Chemistry)

PhD Reading Committee Meeting – K. Shairsingh

Date of Meeting: Tuesday, January 30
Start Time: 3pm
Location (Building and Room): WB215
Committee: Chair: Prof. A. Chan; Supervisor: Prof. G. J. Evans; Other Member(s): Prof. J. Brook (Environment and Climate Change Canada)

PhD Reading Committee Meeting – L. Puentes Jácome

Date of Meeting: Wednesday, January 31
Start Time: 10am
Location (Building and Room): WB 115
Committee: Chair: Prof. E. J. Acosta; Supervisor: Prof. E. A. Edwards; Other Member(s): Prof. B. Sleep (CIV)




Research Associate (Limited Term) opportunity

The Research Associate (Limited Term) will work for the Centre for Global Engineering (CGEN) to support its Reinvent the Toilet Project. Working under the close supervision of the Principal Investigator and senior team members, the Research Associate (Limited Term) will provide expert advice on the development and/or application of catalysts including physical, chemical and morphological characterization, kinetics measurements, laboratory and pilot scale reactor testing, reactivity, selectivity and deactivation studies. The deadline to apply is Monday, January 29. Click here for the full description.

Postdoctoral fellow opportunity

Elodie Passeport is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to start in February/March 2018. Candidates should have experience in at least one of the following areas: environmental engineering, analytical chemistry, stable isotope chemistry, passive water treatment systems, hydrology, or water quality improvement. For project description and details on how to apply by Wednesday, January 31, click here.

HSI call for submissions

The Health Science Inquiry (HSI) is a student-run organization that produces an annual scientific publication showcasing the writing and art of Canadian trainees. The group is partnered with internationally recognized academic journals, fostering discussion on global health issues pertinent to Canadians and Canadian emerging scientists. Each issue of HSI is framed around a specific theme - this year’s theme is Chronic Disease. If you're a grad student who'd like to provide a submission, click here for more info. The submission deadline is Friday, February 16.

PEO 2018 Council Elections

Note to ChemE members with a PEng: PEO 2018 Council Elections starts TODAY! Voting closes on Friday, February 23 at 4pm. Complete details, including how to vote, candidate information and video recordings of the All Candidates Webcasts, can be found at peovote.ca.

Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP)

Ontario Genomics is pleased to announce that two new rounds of Genome Canada’s Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) are now open. The GAPP funds public-private research collaborations focused on developing genomics-derived technologies that address opportunities and challenges identified by industry, government, not-for-profits or other “Receptors” of genomics knowledge and tools. The program provides a unique opportunity for Receptor organizations to collaborate with an ’omics researcher, and to leverage their R&D investments with public funding. Click here for full details, including info on how to apply. The deadline is Monday, February 26.

LLE date change

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


Chem Eng Events

Click here for the Chem Eng Calendar


Friday, February 23, 2018 - ChemE Graduate Research Day (ChemE GRD) - starts at 9am, Hart House and Wallberg Building

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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