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Upcoming Events

GRD on Fri, Feb 23

ChemE activities for Graduate Research Days (GRD) are taking place on Friday, February 23. The poster session will run from 9:30am-12:30pm at Hart House. Interviews will run from 12:45-4pm throughout the Wallberg Building. Optional lab tours will run from 4-5pm (various locations). Please help our prospective students out if they appear lost in the Wallberg Building.

Help our students out with Graditude on Tue, Feb 27

The Professor-Student Mixer originally scheduled for Monday, February 12 is now going to be held on Tuesday, February 27 from 5-7pm in the undergraduate common room.

PROFSSORS, this event will be raising funds for Graditude 2018 through triva matches. Students need to pay-to-play. This event can only happen if enough professors register. If you're interested in attending, email csche@skule.ca as soon as possible.

E. D. Shaw Research event on Tue, Feb 27

E. D. Shaw Research will be on campus on Tuesday, February 27 from 6:30-8:30pm for an info session and networking event in SF1101. The company is looking to hire computational chemists and biologists, computer scientists and applied mathematicians, and computer architects and engineers. Dinner provided. No registration necessary.

BizSkule event on Wed, Feb 28

The next BizSkule event on Wednesday, February 28 will be moderated by Claire Kennedy (ChemE 8T9). The title of the BizSkule event is, Working Toward the Future - Imagining Employment in the 21st Century. The event starts at 6pm at 100 King St. West, room 3400. For full details and to register, click here.

Entrepreneurship Startup Showcase on Thu, Mar 1

Come meet and see the exciting U of T entrepreneurship community in action! The Startup Showcase is U of T's annual celebration of all things entrepreneurship. This free full-day event is taking place on Thursday, March 1 at the MaRS Discovery District. For full details and to register, click here.

Irong Ring Party on Sat, Mar 3

PROFESSORS, if you're interested in attending this year's Iron Ring Party on Saturday, March 3, please remember to email leigh.mcneil.taboika@mail.utoronto.ca for full details.


February 22, 2018

Volume 35, Issue 8

In this issue:

Grad Office
Chem Eng Events


Grad Office


PhD Reading Committee Meeting – Naveen Venayak

Date of Meeting: Thursday, March 1
Start Time: 2pm
Location (Building and Room): WB215
Committee: Chair: Prof. W. R. Cluett; Supervisor: Prof. R. Mahadevan; Other Member(s): Prof. D. McMillen (UTM Chemical and Physical Sciences)

SGS Sessional Dates

Monday, February 26: Final date to drop full-year and Winter session courses without academic penalty.




Tremco Canada is hiring

Tremco Canada is looking to hire an Environmental Health and Safety Generalist to start immediately. Click here for details. Applicants need to send their resumes asap to ereesor@tremco.ca.

The company is also looking to hire a Junior Project Engineer. Click here for details. Applicants for this position, must email their resumes by Friday, February 23 to ereesor@tremco.ca.

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:

Trojan Technologies looking to hire a grad student

Trojan Technologies is looking for a graduate student for a four month MITACS project, Control/sequestration of sulfide in the sewer line. Interested student will be involved in lab/bench tests but not limited to:

  • Preparation and characterization of Fe(II) solution/slurry using commercially available reagents,
  • Investigate the effect of reagent pH on the final product,
  • Characterize the above product,
  • Use the product to control/sequester sulfide in primary effluent,
  • Compare the efficacy and efficiency of the product with commercially available Fe(II).

Please send questions and/or cover letter and cv to Ali Amiri at aamiri@trojanuv.com

MSc and PhD opportunities

The Hydrometallurgy and Environment Group at Queen’s University has several immediate positions for Ph.D. and Master’s students. Sponsored by the largest Canadian and International Mining Companies, the research projects will focus on the bacterial extraction of gold from gold ores, as well as design and engineering of novel reagents for gold extraction. The projects are interdisciplinary as those include the chemical and electrochemical processing, bioreaction studies, kinetics and thermodynamics studies, etc. Positions to start May or September 2018. Contact: Professor Ahmad Ghahreman at ahmad.g@queensu.ca. For more details, click here.

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.

U of T Pharma, Biotech & Health Care Career Fair on Mar 7

On Wednesday, March 7 from 11am to 3pm in MedSci's David Naylor Students Commons, U of T will be hosting its Pharma, Biotech & Health Care Career Fair. Come out and meet organizations and companies that want to hire undergraduate, graduate students and recent alumni. For more info, visit cln.utoronto.ca

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 - exhibition events starts at 4pm, dinner starts at 7pm, 89 Chestnut Street Residence

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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