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February 27, 2015

Volume 32, Issue 7

In this issue:

Grad Office
Chem Eng Events


Grad Office



Diran Basmadjian Graduate Scholarship in Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry
Value in 2014-2015: 1 award, $13,500
Application Deadline: March 12, 2015

Irving O. Shoichet Graduate Scholarship
Value in 2014-2015: 2 awards, $2,000 each
Application Deadline: 5:00 pm, March 5, 2015

William J. Dowkes Graduate Bursary (OSOTF)
Value in 2014-2015: 2 awards, $2,000 each
Application Deadline: 5:00 pm, March 5, 2015

2015-2016 Ontario Scholarship (OGS)
Completed application must be submitted online by April 1, 2015 for both domestic and international students. Please refer to the 2015-16 OGS online application instructions while completing your application.

2015-2016 Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST)
In order to be considered for QEII-GSST in Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, applicants must submit an OGS application online by April 1, 2015.

Department Awards

1. Eco-Tec Founder's Fellowship (2 awards, $2,000 each)
2. Edward Jarvis Tyrrell Fellowship (2 awards, $$2,000 each)
3. Helen L Cross (nee Colquhuon) Memorial Graduate Scholarship (2 awards, $1,500 each)
4. W. H. Rapson Memorial Award (2 awards, $1,250)
5. William Graydon Memorial Fellowship (1 award, $1,250)

Application Deadline: 5:00 pm, March 5, 2015.




Help Needed for Iron Ring Ceremony

The Faculty is looking to fill staff positions for the Iron Ring ceremony. Each role will be paid $15 per hour. The dates, times and roles are as follows:

1. Stuffing ring envelopes - March 4, 2015 from 1:30 pm - 4:00/5:00 pm
2. Iron Ring Con Hall Setup - March 6, 2015 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
3. Iron Ring Ceremony - March 7, 2105 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Hired staff must be a graduate student and must wear his/her Iron Ring to the ceremony. If you are interested, please send meganm@ecf.utoronto.ca your legal name, email address and phone number along with the days you are available. You will be paid via cheque a few weeks after the ceremony. Please dress in business attire (dress pants and dress shirt). Hired staff for March 7 will receive lunch.

Annual Chem Eng Talent Show

This year Chem Club is going to be hosting the talent show on March 6, 2015 at 5:00pm in the undergrad common room. Students always enjoy seeing their professors come out to either watch or perform. If you are interested in performing, sign up here.


Chem Eng Events

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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, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Chestnut Street Residence, for tickets visit http://my.alumni.utoronto.ca/2015chemeng

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

May 30, 2015 - Spring Reunion Chemical Engineering Lunch & Tour, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Wallberg Building

June 15, 2015 - Spring Convocation


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