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News and Announcements

Chris Yip to head international partnerships at U of T

Professor Christopher Yip, Director of the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME), has been appointed as U of T’s first Associate Vice-President of International Partnerships, effective the start of July 2017. Read more.

New ChemE hires

Ted KonyaTedd Konya joined BioZone as Project Manager on Tuesday, March 14. He will help manage new projects that BioZone has recently successfully secured. Tedd Konya comes to BioZone from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, where he managed a lab in the Division of Occupational & Environmental Health.

Raluca EllisRaluca Ellis joined SOCCAR and C4M as Director, Strategic Relations at the beginning of April 2017. Raluca comes to the Department from The Franklin Institute where she served as the Director of Climate & Urban Systems Partnership since 2013.

ChemE Undergrad recognized by the OPEFE

Ten of U of T Engineering’s top undergraduate students were recognized by the Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education (OPEFE) for high academic achievement and co-curricular contributions, including Enakshi Shah (ChemE 1T7 + PEY). Read more.

Hatchery startup Genecis receives RBC Prize for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Genecis, a student startup devoted to recycling food scraps into value-added products, has won the $5,000 second-place prize in the early-stage category of the inaugural RBC Prize for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The team included Bowen Le (ChemE 1T7). The business pitch competition, held Friday, March 31, aims to reward and accelerate the best startups coming out of U of T. Read more.

CGEN summer student opportunity

The Centre for Global Engineering is hiring a summer student(s) to work on the ongoing design and development of a fully integrated toilet prototype. The student(s) will provide support in, experimentation, research, and design. Duties will include lab maintenance, experimental design and setup, as well as research and reporting. If you know of students looking for work this summer, please feel free to share this link with them which describes the position in more details. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 17.

Rorschach Brewing Co. Grand Opening - Sat, Apr 22

Mohan Pandit (ChemE 1T0) is using the skills gained from our undergrad program and applying it to his passion for craft beer. He has opened Rorschach Brewing Co., a new brew pub in the Leslieville area located at 1001 Eastern Ave. The Grand Opening is on Saturday, April 22 and runs from 11am to midnight. There will be live music, great tasting beer and a whole lot of fun. All are invited to attend!

Phase-Out of HFC Refrigerants
Are we going to live without air conditioning?

On October 15, 2016, at Kigali, Rwanda, nearly 200 nations, including Canada, signed a United Nations Amendment to limit and eventually phase-out the use of HFC refrigerants in refrigeration and air conditioning systems. The Kigali Amendment follows the 1989 Montreal Protocol, banning the use of CFC refrigerants. The nation signed the Montreal Protocol out of concern that CFC refrigerants, leaking into the atmosphere, were causing the depletion of earth’s ozone layer. The withdrawal of CFC and HFC refrigerants will create enormous challenges to engineers and operators of refrigeration and air conditioning systems. Can we invent a simple replacement for CFCs and HFCs? Hear what the experts have to say on Wednesday, April 26 from 6:30-9:00pm in GB244. Registration cost is $10 and includes refreshments. For full agenda and to register, visit https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/phase-out-of-hfc-refrigerants-tickets-33069971174?aff=es2


April 13, 2017

Volume 34, Issue 11

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Many exciting events took place over the last two months. Memories from these amazing functions are highlighted in the below albums. Enjoy!



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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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