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Alumni Mentorship Program now open to grad students!

The Alumni Mentorship Program fosters valuable relationships between Skule™ alumni and students. Alumni Mentors share their knowledge and experience and provide students with the encouragement and insights they need to get a great start to their careers and begin to set a course for the future. The program is now open to graduate students (MASc, MEng and PhD) and alumni who graduated more than one year ago. Matches meet at the program’s kick-off event on Wednesday, September 19. From October through March, mentors and mentees connect informally as they wish, and all matches gather at several program events planned throughout the year. For more information, including details on how to participate, click here.

MIE Machine Shop now open to all U of T Engineering students and researchers

As of Saturday, September 1, all U of T Engineering students (grads + undergrads) and researchers will be able to use the MIE student machine shop. For details on how to gain access, click here.

Save the date: CEGSA Thanksgiving Lunch on Thu, Oct 4

CEGSA's Thanksgiving Lunch will likely take place this year on Thursday, October 4 from 12-1pm in the grad common room. Mark your calendars to to not miss out on this delicious feast!


September 7, 2018

Volume 35, Issue 31

In this issue:

Chem Eng Events




wine and cheeseCEGSA Wine and Cheese on Fri, Sep 14

CEGSA will be hosting its annual Wine and Cheese event on Friday, September 14 in GB202. The event starts at 5pm. This is a great time for staff, students and faculty to meet each other at the start of the new academic year while dining on some delicious cheeses, wine and beer.

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:

  • Evaluation Examination - Tuesday, September 18, 12-1pm, WB116

4th-year undergraduate students:

  • Evaluation Examination - Tuesday, September 18, 12-12:30pm, WB116

MEng Project Day on Tue, Oct 2

MEng project dayThe Grad Office will be hosting the Department's first MEng Project Day on Tuesday, October 2 in WB215 from 2-4pm. All professors are welcome to attend to promote their MEng projects. For more information, email Brandon Wells at grad.chemeng@utoronto.ca.


Chem Eng Events

Click here for the Chem Eng Calendar


Wednesday, October 17 - LLE: Angela Belcher, MIT (Irving O. Shoichet Distinguished Lecture), Giving New Life to Materials for Energy, the Environment and Medicine, WB116 from 12-1pm

Sunday, October 21 to Tuesday, October 23 - CEAB visit

Sunday, October 28 to Wednesday, October 31 - XXIX Interamerican Congress of Chemical Engineering incorporating the 68th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference: Sheraton Centre, for more information visit www.csche2018.ca

Monday, November 12 - LLE: Lutgarde Raskin, University of Michigan (AEESP Distinguished Lecture Series), co-hosted with CivMin, Ryerson, and York, Can engineering controls shape the drinking water microbiome and reduce the risk of opportunistic infections?, time and location TBD

Wednesday, November 21 - LLE: Alan Aspuru-Guzik, U of T, Department of Chemistry, Closed-loop discovery of materials: Robotics, artificial intelligence and predictive methods for the design of active organic materials, WB116 from 12-1pm

Wednesday, December 5 - LLE: Ron Weiss, MIT, Mammalian Synthetic Biology: Foundation and Therapeutic Applications, WB116 from 12-1pm

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - LLE: Manos Mavrikakis, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Reaction Mechanisms and Structure Sensitivity for Heterogeneous Catalyst Discovery from First-Principles, WB116 from 12-1pm

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - LLE: John Lienhard, MIT, Co-hosted with IWI, Thermodynamics and Transport in Desalination Systems Engineering, WB116 from 12-1pm

Friday, February 22, 2019 - GRD: Great Hall, Hart House, full day

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - LLE: Jennifer Case, Virginia Tech (Education Lecture and Seminar), co-hosted with ISTEP, Going beyond the fads and jargon: What does research tell us about teaching for high quality learning in science and engineering?, WB116 from 12-1pm

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - LLE: Ian Gilmore, National Physical Laboratory, UK, co-hosted with OCAAM, Metabolic imaging at the single-cell scale - recent advances and future challenges in mass spectrometry imaging, WB116 from 12-1pm

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - LLE: Alfred Spormann, Stanford, Microbial Electrosynthesis for a Carbon-neutral Energy and Chemicals Economy, WB116 from 12-1pm


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