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News and Important Dates

milica radisicInnovative “Tissue Velcro” Could Help Repair Damaged Hearts

Engineers at the University of Toronto, led by Professor Milica Radisic, just made assembling functional heart tissue as easy as fastening your shoes. The team has created a biocompatible scaffold that allows sheets of beating heart cells to snap together just like Velcro™. Read full story.

Tri-Campus TA Day on Tuesday, September 1

On Tuesday, September 1 the University of Toronto is running a Tri-Campus TA Day in the Bahen Centre (40 St. George Street). For the agenda and registration info, click here. This event is an excellent opportunity for TAs to meet the team from the Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation and to explore new ideas to improve student learning.

Osmotic Self-Propulsion Seminar on Tuesday, September 1

Professor Ehud Yariv from the Technion University in Israel will be giving a seminar on Tuesday, September 1 from 12-1pm in WB215. Professor Yariv has expertise in the area of small scale and particulate flows, and in particular, in electrokinetics and electroosmosis. Click here for his abstract. If you wish to meet him during his visit, email arun.ramchandran@utoronto.ca

orientationFirst-Year Orientation on Wednesday, September 9

The Department will be hosting its first-year orientation session and lunch on Wednesday, September 9 from 12-2pm. Professors and staff are still needed for the intro session in WB116 from 12-12:30pm and lunch in the undergrad common room from 12:30-2pm. To help us welcome our new students, please RSVP to jennifer.hsu@utoronto.ca at your earliest convenience.

Graduate Orientation Sessions on Friday, September 11

The grad office will be hosting the MASc/PhD orientation session on Friday, September 11 from 1-2pm in WB115. Introduction of administrative staff will take place at 1:05pm. The MEng orientation session will be held from 2:30-3:30pm in WB219. Introduction of administrative staff will take place at 2:35pm. To all staff members, please mark down the times and locations and prepare a very brief intro to share during the sessions (2-5 sentences is fine). If you cannot attend, please inform grad.chemeng@utoronto.ca

oufOntario Universities' Fair (OUF) Volunteers Needed

If you're interested in volunteering for one or more of the following OUF shift(s), email jennifer.hsu@utoronto.ca with your name, phone number and the shift(s) that you're interested in by Friday, September 4.

Friday, September 25: 9:15am-12pm, 11:30am-3pm and 2:30-5:15pm
Saturday, September 26: 9:15am-1:45pm and 1:15-5:15pm
Sunday, September 27: 9:15am-1:45pm and 1:15-5:15pm

The Department needs to fill each shift with two volunteers. All volunteers are required to attend a short training session. Training session information will be emailed to you if you're interested in helping out.


August 28, 2015

Volume 32, Issue 32

In this issue:

Grad Office
Grad Deadlines


Grad Office


PhD Reading Committee Meeting – P. Sheridan

Date of Meeting: Friday, September 4, 2015 in WB215 at 12 pm
Committee: Chair: Prof. J. C. Paradi; Supervisor: Prof. D. Reeve, Prof. G. J. Evans; Other Member(s): Prof. S. McCahan, Prof. S. Joordens, Prof. J. Slotta

Graduate Orientation Sessions on Friday, September 11

MASC/PhD incoming students
Time: 1-2pm
Location: WB116

MEng incoming students
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Location: WB 219

2016-17 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC)

ChemE Student submission deadline: Friday, September 14
Value/Duration: $50,000 per year for three years
Level of study: To support PhD, or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD

2015 CIHR Doctoral Research Awards

Competition deadline: Thursday, October 1
U of T Component of Application: Creating an MRA application & “Institutional Signature”
Deadline to submit MRA: Thursday, September 24
Apply directly to CIHR through ResearchNet
Funding opportunity details are available on ResearchNet
Full application instructions are available on the CIHR website
Application instructions through U of T available on the Research and Innovation website

Graduation for November 2015

MEng and MASc students should request graduation by emailing Cindy Cao (grad.chemeng@utoronto.ca) by Wednesday, September 30. Detailed information was sent previously through an email announcement on Tuesday, August 18. PhD students who completed the Final Oral Defense should contact SGS Doctoral Office to arrange graduation.


Fall Session Deadlines for Grad Students


Friday, August 28 - Last day for payment of tuition fees/fee deferral to meet registration deadline

Monday, September 14 - Most formal graduate courses and seminars begin in the week of September 14

Wednesday, September 16 - Summer session grades released for viewing by students on Student Web Services (ROSI)

Friday, September 18 - Registration for Fall session ends; after this date, a late registration fee will be applied

Monday, September 28
- Last day to add a full year or Fall session courses



Click here for the Chem Eng Calendar


Monday, September 7 - Labour Day, the University will be closed

Wednesday, September 9 - First Year Orientation, WB116 and undergrad common room, 12-2pm

Thursday, September 10 - Classes Begin


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