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Biomaterials Offer a Robust Platform for Stem Cells

One of the challenges facing stem cell researchers is how to ensure that cells delivered to patients don’t die after transplantation to the point of care.

At a session of the annual ISSCR in Boston yesterday, Professor Molly Shoichet of the University of Toronto presented some findings from her lab’s latest research. Read more.


June 17, 2013

Volume 30, Issue 20

In this issue:

Departmental News
Chem Eng Events


Departmental News


Research Office

As of Tuesday, June 4, My Research – Applications (MRA) is live for our Faculty. This system is designed for the electronic submission and approval of the RIS Application. Please note that all new applications should use this new system and the paper versions of the Blue Form will no longer be supported. Also, the online submission of the Blue Form involves the online submission of supporting documents (e.g. funding application, etc.). Please acquaint yourself with this new system in preparation for your future applications.


Grad Office

Special FIKA Friday: Grad Info Session
On Friday, June 21 from 2:30-3:30pm in the Graduate Common Room (WB247) the Grad Office will be hosting an important info session related to grad studies.




Convocation Reminder!

This is just a reminder that Convocation is this Wednesday, June 19. If you registered for our lunch, please note that it will start at 11am in the Sir Howard Ferguson Dining Hall located at 75 St. George Street. For faculty and staff who registered for the academic procession, we will be gathering in the lobby of Simcoe Hall for our group photo at approximately 2pm.

BizSkule Photos

The BizSkule event held on Tuesday, June 11 at Rosewater was moderated by Paul Godfrey (ChemE 6T2). To view photos from the event, click here.

March with Engineering Students at Pride Toronto 2013

The students of our LGBTQ & Allies in Science and Engineering (LGBTQase) club are extending a special invitation this year to faculty and staff to join them at the Annual Pride Parade at Pride Toronto 2013. This is an opportunity to support our students and demonstrate the strong community spirit we have in engineering. The event will take place on Sunday, June 30. For more details, click here.

Want to Hire a Summer Student?

If you would like to hire a summer student, your proposal must be submitted to the Career Centre by Friday, June 21. Information about how to submit a job proposal is available online through the Career Centre.

Special Conference

Are you interested to learn about Canada's groundwater? If yes, attend Underground Intelligence - a special conference being on Tuesday, June 25 from 8:30am to 4:30pm in the Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility at the Munk School of Global Affairs (1 Devonshire Place). Space is limited. To register, click here. To view full details, click here.

U of T Administrative Staff Awards

Once again we have the opportunity to recognize U of T’s outstanding staff contributions. Complete details of the program, including nomination forms, are available here on the ‘Awards & Recognition’ section of the Human Resources & Equity site. Nominations are due on Thursday, July 11, 2013.


Chem Eng Events

Click here for the Chem Eng Calendar


June 19, 2013 - Spring Convocation Tour, Lunch and Ceremony: 10am - 11am lab tours; 11am - 1pm lunch; 2:30pm - 4:30pm convocation

June 21, 2013 - Fika Friday: Grad Info Session: Graduate Common Room (WB247), 2:30 - 4:30pm


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