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News and Announcements

A mix of ChemE pics

new buildingProfessors Grant Allen and Ramin Farnood at the top of the new CEIE building (still under construction) on Thursday, May 11.






OCE Discovery 2017Grad students Ezzat Jaroudi and Igor Guzman at the 2017 OCE Discovery Conference on Tuesday, May 16.




window wb may19 The windows of WB are being replaced. Work has commenced on the northwestern and southwestern section of the building.



rorschach brewing Rorschach Brewing, owned and operated by three ChemE alumni, is offering a special long weekend deal starting today and ending on Monday, May 22. For address info and details about the brewpub visit www.rorschachbrewing.com




ChemE students earn 2017 Minerva Canada James Ham Safe Design award

The Minerva Canada James Ham Safe Design competition challenges engineering undergraduate students from across Canada to make an original contribution toward integrating safety into engineering design. Students are asked to suggest ways to improve the existing design of devices, processes or systems, envision new, innovative designs that will eliminate or reduce potential hazards, and create tools to help manufacturers and workplaces integrate safety into new or retrofit designs. This year's winning team is from U of T Chemical Engineering. Read full story.

U of T Engineering Connect: An unparalleled networking resource for faculty and staff - Your gateway to alumni support

All Connect platforms across the Faculty, including ChemE Connect, have moved under the umbrella of U of T Engineering Connect. On Thursday, June 22 from 12-1pm in GB173 bring your lunch and join Sarah Steed, the Faculty's Online Alumni Engagement and Marketing Strategist, as she demonstrates how the functions of U of T Engineering Connect directly benefits faculty and staff. Learn how to easily access U of T Engineering Connect's comprehensive online directory of more than 4,100 people (primarily alumni) who are willing to help. To attend this demo, please register at https://goo.gl/forms/qlEgPwOZJ2QorABu1

Alumnus wins APEGA Community Service Award

tracey stockTracey Stock (ChemE 8T2) was honoured by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) at the 2017 Summit Awards. Stock received the Community Service Award for contributions to society. He has given more than 100,000 hours of volunteer service to various non-profit organizations in the past 43 years in addition to making 625 blood, plasma, and platelet donations to Canadian Blood Services. Click here for a video about his service.

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 TODAY.
  • CEGSA Spring Formal (open to everyone) - Friday, June 2 at Hart House. The evening includes cocktails, buffet dinner, open bar and lots of dancing. Tickets are $50/person and can be purchased at http://tinyurl.com/cegsa2017 until Friday, May 26. There are still a few free faculty/staff tickets left (email jennifer.hsu@utoronto.ca if you'd like one of these tickets).
  • 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

May 19, 2017

Volume 34, Issue 15

In this issue:

Grad Office
Departmental Events


Grad Office


PhD Reading Committee Meeting – I. Guzman

Date of Meeting: Tuesday, May 23
Start Time: 12pm
Location (Building and Room): WB407
Reading Committee Membership
Committee: Chair: Prof. D. W. Kirk; Supervisor: Prof. V. G. Papangelakis; Co-Supervisor: 1Prof. S. Thorpe (MSE); Other Member(s): Prof. R. Newman


Date of Meeting: Thursday, May 25
Start Time: 1pm
Location (Building and Room): WB215
Committee: Chair: Prof. A. Yakunin; Supervisor: Prof. R. Mahadevan; Other Member(s): Prof. D. G. Allen, Prof. B. A. Saville



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Monday, June 5 - Wednesday, June 7 - Canadian Engineering Education Association Conference - ChemE will have a booth displayed, 8am-5:30pm, Bahen Atrium

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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