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U of T Engineering receives over $11M in NSERC funding

Ten U of T Engineering projects were awarded NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants over three years totaling $11.5 million in funding. Four of these projects are led by ChemE professors: Tim Bender, Cathy Chin, Emma Master and Milica RadisicRead more.

IdeasCity Toronto: open call for ideas

Do you have an idea that will change Toronto? An idea that will foster connections, strengthen neighbourhood exchanges, reshape infrastructure, and diversify the city’s current landscape? If so, The Bentway and the New Museum invite you to pitch your ideas for the future city. If successful, you will present your pitch to a distinguished panel of judges at IdeasCity Toronto on Saturday, September 15 and will have the opportunity to run a coached crowdfunding campaign through Patronicity. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, August 22. Click here to learn more and for application details.

Free conference opportunity

WorleyParsons, a global engineering company with customers in the hydrocarbon, nuclear and mining and minerals sectors, promotes and encourages careers for women in engineering. As part of this focus, the company is taking part in an event called “It’s Time We Act,” which celebrates women engineers and engineering graduates who have made an impact on industry. WorleyParsons would like invite FIVE ChemE students to attend and participate in this event. This would include registration fees and dinner with the Regional Managing Director of WorleyParsons Canada. Invited students are responsible for their own transportation and accommodations. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 10 in Ottawa. Additional information on the event can be found at: http://www.ospeweact.ca/. If you are entering your last year of study and would like to be considered for this opportunity, email jennifer.hsu@utoronto.ca a 100-word paragraph by the end of August on how you support women in engineering. WorleyParsons is committed to diversity so this opportunity is open to all genders.

Trafigura’s Global Commodity Trading Programme: open call for applicants

Trafigura, one of the world’s largest commodity trading companies, is now accepting applications to its two-year graduate development programme. The programme is designed to provide successful candidates with a structured series of rotations across our the companies core trading business, ensuring that the students have a comprehensive understanding of all areas of the business thereby opening up a future of unlimited opportunities within the Trafigura group. Trafigura is looking for students with a background in Chemical Engineering (or similar). For more information and to apply, click here.

The CGEN Forum on Thu, Sep 6

The CGEN Forum: Envisioning the Future of Engineering for Global Development will take place on Thursday, September 6. The event will bring together participants from academia, industry and NGOs to learn about how students and faculty working with the Centre for Global Engineering are tackling pressing issues in global development. The event will take place in the on the 5th floor atrium of the new Myhal Centre. Click here for more info and to register.


August 17, 2018

Volume 35, Issue 28

In this issue:





Acting Chair

The following professors will serve as Acting Chair:

  • Prof. Milica Radisic on Monday, August 20.
  • Prof. Krishna Mahadevan from Tuesday, August 21 to Friday, August 24 inclusive.

Special lecture on Wed, Aug 29

Brian F. Pfleger, the Jay and Cynthia Ihlenfeld Professor from the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, will be giving a special lecture on Wednesday, August 29. The talk entitled, Metabolic engineering strategies for producing oleochemicals in bacteria, will take place in WB407 from 10-11am.

2018 Safety training schedule for new researchers and 4th-year students

CHE 2222H - New graduate students / PDFs / research associates / research assistants / lab technicians / visiting researchers:

  • Tuesday, September 4, 9:10am - 12pm, WB116
  • Evaluation Examination - Tuesday, September 18, 12-1pm, WB116

4th-year undergraduate students:

  • Tuesday, September 4, 9:10am - 12pm, WB116
  • Evaluation Examination - Tuesday, September 18, 12-12:30pm, WB116

Batter Up! Come join CEGSA at a Blue Jays game

Join CEGSA for the Blue Jays vs Orioles game on Tuesday, August 21 at 7pm. Tickets are only $15 for current graduate students, $20 for faculty and staff, and $25 for guests! The seats are in the 200 level! There are limited tickets available so sign-up fast! You can pick up your tickets from Sam or Mitchell in WB324. NOTE: If you buy a ticket and then do not attend the game with that ticket, you'll be expected to reimburse CEGSA for the remainder of the unsubsidized ticket value ($30).

CIFST call for volunteers

The Canadian Institute of Food Science & Technology (CIFST) is looking for volunteers for two events:

  • 45th Annual Golf Tournament on Wednesday, September 12 in Ajax, ON.
  • 30th Annual Suppliers' Night Tabletop Exhibition on Tuesday, November 6 in Mississauga, ON.

Both events are excellent opportunities for students to network with food industry professionals and learn more about the industry. Meals will be provided. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Sophia Walter for more info. She can be reached at swalter@powellmay.cbpowell.com.


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