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Registration for the 28th Annual Chemical Enigneering Dinner closes on Monday, March 4. Please take a few minutes to register online before the deadline. Many grad students, undergrads, alumni and industry partners have already registered. We'd love to see more faculty and staff participate in this valuable event.


February 26, 2013

Volume 30, Issue 7

In this issue:

Grad Office
Research News
Chem Eng Events


Grad Office



  • Ph.D. Reading Committee Meeting – S. Sinichi
    Date of Meeting: Thursday, February 28, 2013 in BA2197 at 10:00 am
    Committee: Chair: Prof. E. J. Acosta; Supervisor: Prof. L. L. Diosady; Other Member(s): Prof. D. G. B. Boocock

  • How to Become an Outstanding Graduate Student Seminar Series
    Presenter: Prof. M. Sefton
    Topic: Hypothesis Formulation and Testing
    Where: WB116
    When: February 27, 2013 - 12 pm to 1 pm
  • Graduate Office Hours for Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013
    9:30 am to 11:45 am
    2 pm to 5 pm


  • 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


WEAO Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to Yaldah Azimi who is the winner of the 2012 Water Environment Association of Ontario Scholarship (WEAO).

2014 NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE)

NEW: This year, the CREATE Program will offer three opportunities within its current budget envelope. These include an Industrial Stream and an International Collaboration with Germany and Brazil.

VALUE: $1,650,000 over six years.

INFORMATION SESSION: An information session will be held on Friday, March 1, 2013, from 10 am to 12 pm in Room 107, McMurrich Building, 12 Queen’s Park Cres. W.

DEADLINES: Internal Deadline - Wednesday, April 10, 2013 (FIRM), Sponsor Deadline - Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Please RSVP to Martina Simmonds, (martina.simmonds@utoronto.ca)

Additional Information on the Strategic Projects Grants Program can be found on our website or the NSERC website

Ontario-China Research and Innovation Fund (OCRIF): Round Three

The Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation would like to invite you to apply to the Ontario-China Research and Innovation Fund (OCRIF): Round Three.

In 2013, the areas of focus include: water/water related technologies and hydrogen fuel cells. The funding amount is up to $1 million per project ($500,000 from Ontario; $500,000 from China). The submission period begins May 1 and ends May 31, 2013.

For more information: http://www.research.utoronto.ca/research-funding-opportunities/ontario-china-research-and-innovation-fund-ocrif-round-three/

OCE / NSERC - Integration of Ontario’s Natural Gas and Electricity Infrastructure

OCE is partnering with NSERC to fund innovative projects across Ontario that further integration of Ontario’s natural gas and electricity infrastructure to maintain flexible, cost effective and diversified alternative energy supplies.

For more information, the application form, and the deadline dates for submission are available at the following link: http://www.research.utoronto.ca/research-funding-opportunities/oce-nserc-integration-of-ontarios-natural-gas-and-electricity-infrastructure/

ERA Round 9 Information Session March 26, 2013

Individuals interested in learning more about ERA funding and application process are invited to attend the MEDI information session.

Where: Governing Council, Council Chamber in Simcoe Hall, 2nd floor, 27 King’s College Circle

When: 10 am to 12pm on Tuesday, March 26, 2013

You can also visit our research funding opportunity for the ERA Round 9 competition at  http://www.research.utoronto.ca/research-funding-opportunities/early-researcher-award-era-2

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 5, 2013 - LLE (co-hosted with MIE): David Graves, University of California at Berkeley, Biomedical Applications of Ambient Gas Plasma: The Confluence of Redox Biology and Plasma Science, MC102, starts at 2:10pm

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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