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News and Announcements

ChemE students win CSA Academic Challenge

Katie Dritsas, Andrew Kostruba, Kayla Musalem and Kenny Wei – all recent ChemE grads – were awarded first place in the 2017 CSA Academic Challenge. The competition engages students in the world of standards, as well as highlights the benefits, challenges and opportunities of their application in the workplace and in everyday life. Read more.

Levente Diosady inducted into U of T’s Sports Hall of Fame

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Last week, Professor Levente Diosady along with his former swim teammates were inducted into U of T’s Sports Hall of Fame. Professor Diosady swam as a member of the team during both his undergraduate and graduate education in Chemical Engineering. In addition to swimming, Professor Diosady also managed the team and went on to manage six other U of T Varsity Blues swim teams.

Doug Reeve's Spring Convocation speech

On Tuesday, June 13, Professor Doug Reeve spoke at the Spring Convocation Ceremony and offered wonderful words of inspiration and encouragement to our graduating class. Click here to view the pre-recorded ceremony.

Register now for UPS

The University Professionals’ Symposium (UPS) is a free professional development opportunity that brings together staff and faculty from across the institution to share best practices and learn from U of T’s own experts in the field of student affairs and services. The symposium will take place on Thursday, July 6 in the Bahen Centre from 9am to 1pm. For full details, click here. To register, click here.

Postdoc opportunity at Karlstad University

Karlstad University is looking to fill a postdoctoral researcher position with a focus on surface modification of 3D packaging. To be eligible for the position, applicants are required to hold a PhD in Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Polymer Technology, Paper Technology or Physical Chemistry or another relevant area. The candidate must have completed the degree no more than three years before the last date for applications, unless special ground exists. The applicant must have a good command of English (written and oral). Application deadline is Friday, September 1. For full details, including how to apply, please click here.

Safety reminder

With warmer weather finally here, please be mindful of the following safety policies:

  • Shorts/skirts/dresses may not be worn in any chemical laboratory, as
    they provide no protection to your legs in the event of a chemical spill.
  • Slacks/pants provide the best protection below where the lab coat ends.
  • Open toe shoes or sandals may not be worn in laboratories.
  • Roller blades may not be worn in any University building.
  • Bikes not allowed in multi-occupant offices and labs.

June 23, 2017

Volume 34, Issue 20

In this issue:

Grad Office


Grad Office


Ph.D. Reading Committee Meeting – Jaclyn Obermeyer

Date of Meeting: Wednesday, June 28
Start Time: 2pm
Location (Building and Room): CCBR 10th Floor Conference Room
Reading Committee Membership
Committee: Chair: Prof. M. V. Sefton; Supervisor: Prof. M. Shoichet; Other Member(s): Prof. C. Morshead


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