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News and Announcements

High school student wins Sanofi Biogenius Challenge for 3D tumour research at U of T Engineering

Jody Mou, a Grade 12 student at University of Toronto Schools, has designed a system to rapidly manufacture 3D tumour models used to study cancer in the lab. The innovation earned her first place in the Greater Toronto region for the Sanofi Biogeneius Canada (SBC) competition. Mou’s project was conducted in the lab of Professor Alison McGuigan where she was supervised by PhD candidate Darren Rodenhizer and undergraduate student Nancy Li (ChemE 1T7). Read full story.

U of T Engineering Connect

All Connect platforms (alumni websites) across the Faculty will be moving under the umbrella of U of T Engineering Connect. If you are currently promoting ChemE Connect through your email signature, please redirect to U of T Engineering Connect at uoftengineeringconnect.ca. The Faculty will be hosting a demo/training presentation on Thursday, June 22 for anyone interested in learning how to use the platform. Please save the date if you are interested in attending. More info (including location and time) will be available soon.

Schlumberger Foundation's Faculty for the Future Program

The Schlumberger Foundation selected the most recent Faculty for the Future, recognizing women in STEM from emerging and developing countries engaged in post-graduate studies at various universities around the world. Out of over 600 applications received for the 2017-2018 academic year, 38 new Fellowships were granted and 140 were renewed. This year winners include Folake Oyewole, a doctorate candidate from Nigeria who will join Dr. Levente Diosady’s group this summer, and Dr. Juveria Siddiqui, a PDF from Pakistan who will continue her work here for another year. The Schlumberger Foundation's Faculty for the Future program provides full scholarships and covers all expenses. If you are interested to learn more, visit https://www.fftf.slb.com

Grad students and winter session grades

Winter session grades will be available on Student Web Services (ROSI/ACORN) starting Wednesday, May 17.

LLE nominations

The second call for nominations for the 2017-18 Lectures at the Leading Edge (LLE) series closes at 5pm on Monday, May 15. Make sure to send your nominations to Andrew Connolly at andrew.connolly@utoronto.ca before the deadline.


May 12, 2017

Volume 34, Issue 14

In this issue:

Special Events
Departmental Events


Special Events


Special Seminar on Mon, May 15

Dr. Gary Wealthall will be giving a special seminar entitled, A Scientific Odyssey. The talk is taking place on Monday, May 15 in WB407 and will start at 11:10am. Dr. Wealthall is a senior principal at Geosyntec Consultants in Guelph Ontario working on complex contaminated sites. Prior to that, he worked for the British Geological Survey leading a research team that focused on the application of process-based research to understand the transport and fate of non-aqueous phase liquids in the subsurface. Gary works with people at U of T on conceptual site models and remediation options for complex sites around the world.

Medicine by Design Global Speaker Series

Zev Gartner from the University of California, San Francico will be giving a talk entitled, Building Tissues to Understand how Tissues Build Themselves. The talk will take place on Tuesday, May 16 from 12-1pm in the Medical Sciences Building, Room 2172. For more info (including how to register), click here.

Techno-economic Assessment Workshop

BioZone's NSERC Industrial Biocatalysis Network is hosting a workshop on techno-economic analysis running from Sunday, May 28 to Monday, May 29 on campus. For more info (including how to register), click here.

Upcoming CEGSA events

Mark your calendar for the following CEGSA events (including one today):

  • Fika Friday ft. CEGSA co-chair plaque presentation (open to everyone) - the Department would like to honour our 2016-17 and 2015-16 CEGSA co-chairs with special plaques in recognition for all their hard work. The presentation starts at 2:30pm in the Grad Common Room on Friday, May 19.
  • CEGSA Spring Formal (open to everyone) - Friday, June 2, details available soon. Save the date.
  • Engineering grad Hart House Farm trip (open to grad students) - Friday, June 9 to Saturday, June 10, grad students are invited to join for a camping trip at Hart House Farm. To register visit https://tinyurl.com/gradcamp


Click here for the Chem Eng Calendar


Tuesday, June 13 - Spring Convocation - academic procession and reception registration for faculty and staff opened on Monday, May 8 (please refer to the registration email for details), the Convocation Ceremony this year starts at 6:30pm in Con Hall


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