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News and Announcements

Elizabeth Edwards wins a 2017 Faculty Award for outstanding teaching and research

It’s the magic of chemistry — combine two substances and they transform into a third that’s completely different. Professor Elizabeth Edwards, a pioneering researcher in the field of environmental engineering, makes this magic with microbes and contaminated water, cleaning hard-to-access underground reservoirs of pollutants naturally and safely. For this pioneering work, which also demonstrates the best in cross-disciplinary collaboration, and for her outstanding teaching, Edwards, who is the Canada Research Chair in Anaerobic Biotechnology and director of BioZone, is being honoured with a 2017 Faculty Award. The annual prize recognizes U of T teaching staff who consistently demonstrate all-around excellence in both their scholarly work and in the classroom. Read full story.

The Game: Learning engineering leadership through social innovation

U of T Engineering students presented innovative solutions to a wide range of social issues at the final showcase of The Game, hosted on Thursday, March 16. The social innovation competition organized by U of T Engineering’s Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (ILead) featured student proposals for increasing bicycle usage in Toronto, leveraging data to improve energy efficiency and ensuring access to mental health resources and many other creative approaches. Shafkat Choudhury (ChemE 2T0) and his teammates earned top prize. Read full story.

Making Connections Event hosted by OSPE

The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) is launching a pilot mentorship program to support female engineering graduates through two Making Connections events on Saturday, April 29 in Mississauga and Saturday, May 27 in Waterloo. Though these events are geared to women in engineering but anyone is welcome to attend. Click here for full details.

U of T Bring Our Children to Work Day on Thu, Apr 27

On Thursday April 27 you are invited to bring your children, currently in grades 4 to 7, to work! Managers are asked to be flexible with employee schedules that day when possible. For more information and a list of available tours, please visit the U of T Bring Our Children to Work Day website. Registration Deadline is 5pm on Thursday, April 6. Register early! Tour and lunch spaces are limited and registration will close early if we reach our maximum capacity.


March 31, 2017

Volume 34, Issue 10

In this issue:

Grad Office


Grad Office


PhD Reading Committee Meeting – L. Puentes Jácome

Date of Meeting: Wednesday, April 5
Start Time: 9am
Location (Building and Room): WB 115
Committee: Chair: Prof. E. J. Acosta; Supervisor: Prof. E. A. Edwards; Other Member(s): Prof. B. Sleep (CIV)



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Friday, April 7 - 32nd Annual Chemical Engineering Dinner - registration closed, 89 Chestnut Street Residence (various rooms on 2nd and 3rd floor), Greg Evan's talk starts at 4pm, Poster gallery and cocktail reception starts at 5pm, Dinner starts at 7pm

Tuesday, June 13 - Spring Convocation - academic procession and reception registration will open in May, the Convocation Ceremony this year starts at 6:30pm in Con Hall


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