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Molly ShoichetMolly Shoichet featured on CBC Radio’s Ideas

Once a year the Canada Council Killam Prize is bestowed on five of Canada’s top academics in five different fields. Paul Kennedy, host of CBC Radio’s Ideas, interviews this year’s winners and finds out what inspires them to break new ground. Among the winners is Professor Molly Shoichet (IBBME/ChemE), who talks about how ‘eureka’ moments evolve and the value of collaboration in her work. Read more and listen to the interview here.

U of T Engineering researchers search for toxins in the aftermath of Fort McMurray wildfire

This summer, postdoctoral researcher Lukas Kohl (ChemE) and undergraduate student Cynthia Jing (Year 2 EngSci) will be vacuuming strangers’ homes in northern Alberta. But they’re not necessarily there to clean — they are looking for evidence of long-term human health impacts arising from last summer’s devastating wildfire. That fire, which raged through northern Alberta one year ago, is already estimated to be the most costly natural disaster in Canada’s history, destroying approximately 2,400 homes and forcing the evacuation of nearly 90,000 people. But according to Professor Arthur Chan (ChemE), the principal investigator on the project, the ash left behind by the fire can continue to affect people’s health long after the flames have gone out. Read full story.

Four U of T Engineering researchers receive Canada Research Chairs

Four U of T Engineering professors, including Professor Milica Radisic (IBBME, ChemE), are among the 2017 new and renewed Canada Research Chair recipients. Launched in 2000, the CRC program aims to help the country attract and retain research leaders. Read full story.

Hydrogenics to provide 1,000 fuel cell bus power modules to Blue-G in China; $50M deal

Hydrogenics Corporation, a leading developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation and hydrogen-based power modules led by Daryl Wilson (ChemE 8T2), has signed a Purchase and License Agreement for technology and fuel cells with Blue-G New Energy Science and Technology Corporation (Blue-G) in China. Under the agreement, Hydrogenics will deliver 1,000 fuel cell units to Blue-G to be integrated into zero-emission electric buses and an engineering support component for an aggregate sum payable to the Company of more than US$50 million. Read full story.


June 9, 2017

Volume 34, Issue 18

In this issue:

Grad Office
Departmental Events


Grad Office



Date of Meeting: Wednesday, June 14
Start Time: 9am
Location (Building and Room): SF2104
Committee: Chair: Prof. C. M. Yip; Supervisor: Prof. L. L. Diosady; Other Member(s): Prof. E. J. Acosta, Prof. Y-L. Cheng, Prof. V. Rao (Nutritional Sciences)



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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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