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News and Announcements

Michael Sefton to lead Medicine by Design as executive director

University Professor Michael Sefton (ChemE, IBBME) has been appointed executive director of Medicine by Design, a University of Toronto initiative that is accelerating discoveries in regenerative medicine research to improve treatments for conditions such as heart failure, diabetes and stroke. Read full story.

ChemE members win 2017 CSChE awards

The Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) confers awards annually to recognize professionals who have made outstanding contributions to chemical engineering. Professor Alison McGuigan is the winner the 2017 Hatch Innovation Award, which recognizes an outstanding researcher under the age of 40. She is also the recipient of the 2017 Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering Lectureship Award, which honours significant research conducted in Canada and performed by an individual who received their first professional appointment in Canada seven years ago or less. In addition to Professor McGuigan’s multiple wins, David Beckman (ChemE MASc 8T1) is the winner of the 2017 Award in Design and Industrial Practice presented on the basis of innovative design or production activities accomplished in Canada. Read full story.

Krishna Mahadevan wins 2017 Biochemical Engineering Journal Young Investigator Award

The Editors of the Biochemical Engineering Journal, in cooperation with Engineering Conferences International and Biochemical and Molecular Engineering XX, are very pleased to announce the selection of Professor Krishna Mahadevan as the recipient of the 2017 Biochemical Engineering Journal Young Investigator Award. Read full story.

Alumnus wins Carillon Composition Competition

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation and the Peace Tower’s 90th anniversary in 2017, the House of Commons announced a nationwide carillon composition competition in an open category, as well as a youth category. The winner of the open category is Scott Orr (ChemE 1T4). His piece, Festive rondo, will be premiered by the Dominion Carillonneur on the Peace Tower Carillon on Saturday, July 1. Read full story.


June 29, 2017

Volume 34, Issue 21

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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.


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.

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