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News and Announcements

Jack McGrathWelcome Jack McGrath

This week Jack McGrath joined our student services team, as the Teaching Assistantship Administrator and Undergraduate Assistant. Pior to joining our Department, Jack worked at New College where he also completed his undergraduate degree. When you get a chance, feel free to stop by WB216 to help welcome Jack onboard.

Alumna Claire Kennedy elected chair of Governing Council

Claire Kennedy (ChemE 8T9) has been elected chair of the University of Toronto’s Governing Council, which oversees the academic, business and student affairs of the University. Her term as chair begins July 1, 2017. She succeeds the current chair, Shirley Hoy. Read full story.

One small step for man, one giant leap for these U of T Engineering students

U of T Engineering students, including ChemE fourth-year students Haroon Dawood, Stephanie Gaglione, Jason Martins and Madhusan Perera, recently completed a project that was out of this world, in more ways than one. With help from their supervisor Professor Cathy Chin, and advisors at NASA, the students came up with a way to make organic products like food, pharmaceuticals and fuel using elements of the Martian atmosphere. Read full story.

Grads to Watch: Meet 14 global engineering leaders

Stephanie Gaglione (ChemE 1T6+PEY) and Jason Martins (ChemE 1T6+PEY) were selected by the Faculty as two of 14 global engineering leaders to watch out for. Read full story.

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.

THIS MOLECULAR WORLD: From Fake News to Infectious Disease

How can we combat fake science? How can we bring cutting-edge technology to low-resource populations? How can we use the Internet for good? Discover the answers to these questions and more at this free event. The list of speakers includes our very own Prof. Molly Shoichet. The event will take place on Thursday, June 1 from 5-7pm at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in room 107. To register, click here.

Upcoming CEGSA events

Mark your calendar for the following CEGSA events (including one 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 two 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 25, 2017

Volume 34, Issue 16

In this issue:

Grad Office
Departmental Events


Grad Office


PhD Reading Committee Meeting – Y. M. Jung

Date of Meeting: Tuesday, May 30
Start Time: 3:30pm
Location (Building and Room): WB243
Reading Committee Membership
Committee: Chair: Prof. G. J. Evans; Supervisor: Prof. Y-L. Cheng; Other Member(s): Prof. W. Lou (Dalla Lana School of Public Health)

MASc Bypass Oral Examination – S. Liegey

Date of Meeting: Thursday, June 1
Start Time: 9am
Location (Building and Room): WB 407
Committee: Chair: Prof. E. Master; Supervisor: Prof. R. R. Farnood; Co-Supervisor: Prof. S. Tabe; Other Member(s): Prof. D. G. Allen, Prof. R. Hofmann



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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 now closed; the Convocation Ceremony this year starts at 6:30pm in Con Hall


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