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ChemE students win the Minerva-CIAC Responsible Care case-study competition

minerva 2018
From L-R: Liz White, Rosten Role, Seyoung Chang and Jonathan Almeida

On Tuesday, May 1Jonathan Almeida (ChemE 1T8+PEY), Seyoung Chang (ChemE 1T8+PEY), Rosten Role (ChemE 1T8+PEY) and Liz White (ChemE 1T7+PEY) won the 2018 Minerva-CIAC Responsible Care case-study competition open to all undergraduate engineering students in Canada. This is the second year in a row that a ChemE team has taken first place. Read more.

APPROACHING: BioZone Symposium on Mon, May 14

The next BioZone Symposium will be held on Monday, May 14 from 1-5 pm in BA1160. The symposium will include presentations, a 3-minute thesis competition, and a poster session. Prof. Dana Philpott from U of T's Department of Immunology is the keynote speaker and will be giving a talk entitled, Engineered bacterial strains to improve gut health through targeting NOD2. Snacks, coffee and pizza will be provided to all those who register online.

APPROACHING: CSChE 2018 abstracts due on Tue, May 15


CSChE 2018 abstracts are due on Tuesday, May 15! Submit an abstract to be considered for an oral or poster presentation. Graduate students can also submit an Elevator Pitch or Business Pitch abstract for the 3-Minute Pitch Competition. Click here to submit.

APPROACHING: Student Life Catalyst Award deadline

The Department is now accepting nominations for the Student Life Catalyst Awards, which seek to recognize deserving undergraduate and graduate students who are convocating for their significant contributions to the student life experience at ChemE. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 18. For full details, click here.

APPROACHING: Summer safety training

The safety training for 2018 summer students are as follows:

  • Part II: On-line, to be completed prior to the In-Person Exam
  • Part III: In-Person Examination, Friday, May 11, WB116,

As per University and Departmental guidelines, we are required to
provide training to all personnel. If you have hired a summer
student, please inform them of the date, time and location of the
training program. It would be helpful if you could provide names of
any summer students to Rodney Gensell (rodney.gensell@utoronto.ca) for attendance and handouts purposes. Students from our Department that have completed their fourth year, AND ARE CONTINUING INTO GRADUATE SCHOOL in our Department, do not have to attend this training session (their training for fourth-year thesis will suffice). They need to attend the CHE2222F in September. The training is compulsory for all other summer students/personnel, including those in volunteer positions and on co-op placements.

REMINDER: MEng project in bioprocess and waste treatment

Fundamentals of Electro-dewatering of Pulp and Paper Sludge: Investigating the Effect of Conductivity, is looking to recruit an MEng student for the summer. Interested MEng students should send their CV and copy of their transcripts (unofficial is fine) to Prof. Grant Allen (dgrant.allen@utoronto.ca) and Dr. Torsten Meyer (torsten.meyer@utoronto.ca).


May 10, 2018

Volume 35, Issue 17

In this issue:

Grad Office
Chem Eng Events


Grad Office


PhD Reading Committee Meeting – Manpreet Kaur Takhar

Date of Meeting: Thursday, May 17
Start Time: 10am
Location (Building and Room): WB243
Committee: Chair: Prof. G. J. Evans; Supervisors: Prof. A. Chan; Other Member(s): Prof. J. Brook (Environment and Climate Change Canada)

PhD Reading Committee Meeting – Kaushikraj Venkatesan

Date of Meeting: Thursday, May 17
Start Time: 9:30am
Location (Building and Room): WB407
Reading Committee Membership
Committee: Chair: Prof. E. A. Edwards ; Supervisor: Prof. R. Mahadevan ; Other Member(s): Prof. K. Pardee (Pharmacy)

Upcoming SGS Sessional Dates

Wednesday, May 16: Winter session grades available for viewing by students on (ACORN/ROSI).


Chem Eng Events

Click here for the Chem Eng Calendar


Monday, May 14, 2018 - BioZone Summer Symposium - including keynote by Prof. Dana Philpott, U of T Department of Immunology, Engineered bacterial strains to improve gut health through targeting NOD2, full event runs from 1-5pm, BA1160


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