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February 10, 2013

Volume 30, Issue 5

In this issue:

Grad Office
Chem Eng Events


Grad Office



  • How to Become an Outstanding Graduate Student Seminar Series
    Presenter: Prof. Greg Evans
    Topic: Collaboration and Team Dynamics in Research
    Where: WB116
    When: February 13, 2013 - 12:00 to 1:00pm

  • Cross Canadian Catalysis Lecture
    Presenter: Keven J. Smith, University of British Columbia
    Topic: Hydrogenation and Dehydrogenation Kinetics and Catalysis for Hydrogen Storage on Organic Liquids
    Where: WB215
    When: February 19, 2013 - starts at 2pm


  • February 15: Application deadline for the Scotiabank Ecoliving Award and the Weston Travel Award for Doctoral Students

  • February 25: Final date to drop full-year or Winter session graduate (1000-level) courses without academic penalty

  • March 10: Final date to drop full-year or Winter session '500-level' courses without academic penalty

  • March 20: OGS application deadline for Visa Students

  • March 22: OGS application deadline for Domestic (Canadian Citizen and Permanent Resident) Students




Research News

IT News

  • Adobe has released an emergency Flash update to patch two critical vulnerabilities. Updating your Flash plugin to the latest version is highly recommended.
  • Microsoft's Patch Tuesday is this week, which will be fixing 57 vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, Office, and Windows. Please remember to update!
  • Apple's recently released updates include a critical Java update for Snow Leopard users; iOS 6.1 for iPhones, iPods, and iPads; and a firmware update for MacBooks to improve performance for laptops that have had more than 1000 battery cycles. Updates can be applied from the Settings app on recent iOS devices, by connecting to iTunes, or by running Software Update on the Mac.
  • Using Kaspersky antivirus on Windows XP? A recent signature update caused some systems to block all inbound and outbound internet traffic, and caused computers to slow down when a browser was opened. Kaspersky has released updated signatures to fix this problem, but if anyone you know is infected, you will need to disable "Web AV" in your Kaspersky product before you will be able to download the updates.

Chem Eng Events

Click here for the Chem Eng Calendar


March 6, 2013 - LLE: James Rawlins, The University of Southern Mississippi, Bio Mass Utilization for Advanced Materials, WB116, 12:30-2pm

March 13, 2013 - LLE: Charles Haynes, University of British Columbia, Enhanced Technologies for Cancer Diagnostics Utilizing Sugar and Base-Modified Nucleic Acid Analogs, WB116 12:30-2pm

March 22, 2013 - 28th Annual Chemical Engineering Dinner: 89 Chestnut Street Residence, 6-10pm. Register online before March 4, 2013.

March 27, 2013 - LLE: Joachim Kohn, Rutgers University, Biomaterials Discovery: Combinatorial Methods, Rapid Collection and Computational Modeling, WB116 12:30-2pm

April 3, 2013 - LLE: David Graves, University of California at Berkeley, Biomedical Applications of Ambient Gas Plasma: The Confluence of Redox Biology and Plasma Science, WB116, 12:30-2pm

April 10, 2013 - LLE: R. Paul Singh, University of California at Davis, Human Stomach: The Ultimate Food Processor, WB116, 12:30-2pm


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