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Members of the ChemE Community Receive Ontario Professional Engineers Awards

Two members of our ChemE community have been recognized by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) and Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) with Ontario Professional Engineers Awards. Anthony (Tony) Pasteris, President of Minerva Canada (a valued partner to the Department and Faculty in safety education), received the Citizenship Award. University Professor Michael Sefton (ChemE, IBBME) is this year’s recipient of the Gold Medal, Ontario’s most prestigious engineering honour. The Ontario Professional Engineers Awards recognize engineering excellence and community service. Read more.

Can Frankenstein and a Baby's Heartbeat Unlock the Mysteries of Stem Cells?

University of Toronto researchers, including Professor Milica Radisic, have announced a new method of maturing human heart cells that simulates the natural growth environment of heart cells while applying electrical pulses to mimic the heart rate of fetal humans. The discovery, reported this week in the scientific journal Nature Methods, offers cardiac researchers a fast and reliable way to create mature human cardiac patches in a range of sizes. Read more.


June 25, 2013

Volume 30, Issue 22

In this issue:

Departmental News
Chem Eng Events


Now Accepting TA Applications

Applications are currently being accepted for ChemEng TA positions for the 2013/14 academic year. Information and the online application form can be found at http://www.chem-eng.utoronto.ca/graduate/current/ta.htm. The deadline for applications is Sunday, July 28. Any questions about the application process can be directed to ugradassist.chemeng@utoronto.ca, or to the Undergraduate Office in WB216A.



Join the newly-established Friends of Soldiers' Tower Carillon

Have you ever walked near Hart House and enjoyed the music of the bells? The Soldiers’ Tower carillon is a 51-bell instrument installed in 1927 to serve as a reminder of the sacrifice of members of the University who gave their lives in war. The carillon is played for Convocations, Remembrance Day, and other special campus events, but was also originally dedicated to serve as a daily reminder of their sacrifice.

If you support the carillon, its intentions, and enjoy brief musical interludes on campus (5-15 minute periods scheduled around classes and events), please join Professor Grant Allen in accepting the invitation of John Fraser (Master; Massey College) to join the Friends of Soldiers’ Tower Carillon, of which he is the founding member.

Members will never be solicited for funds, but may be contacted occasionally with updates and event notices. For more information or to join, please contact Scott Orr (Secretary of the Friends) at s.orr@mail.utoronto.ca. There will be a recital given for Canada Day at 1pm by Roy Lee (J.D. 2004) and Scott, who is a current undergraduate in the Department.

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

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July 1, 2013 - Canada Day: U of T will be closed for the day.


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