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CSChE Conference

CSChE Conference early-bird registration closes Tue, Sep 25

Don't forget early-bird registration for the XXIX Interamerican Congress of Chemical Engineering Incorporating the 68th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference closes on Tuesday, September 25! Register now and save! Note: if you are presenting a talk or poster at the conference, you must register by Tuesday, Septemer 25 or may be pulled from the program.

CSChE Conference needs volunteers!

The XXIX Interamerican Congress of Chemical Engineering Incorporating the 68th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference is taking place in Toronto between Sunday, Ocotber 28 to Wednesday, October 31. This is your chance to attend the conference for free (conditions apply)! The organizers are looking for volunteers over the four days of the conference to make the event a success. Click here for more details about volunteer roles. To sign up, click here. You will be contacted with further details. If you have questions, email ezzat.jaroudi@utoronto.ca.

BioZone Horizons Symposium on Fri, Sep 28

On Friday, September 28 from 9am to 6pm in room 1017 of Wilson Hall (40 Willcocks St.), join BioZone for its Horizons Symposium. The day includes presentations where from industry and academia members, a student poster session, a team building exercise, free lunch and much more. For details including speaker list, click here. To register, click here.

Welcome Brice Rousseau

Brice RousseauBefore joining SOCAAR as its new Director, External Relations, Brice Rousseau was the Research Funding Advisor in the Research Office at the University of Munich in Germany. He started his career in research administration 14 years ago as a project manager at the French National Research Centre (CNRS) in Grenoble, France. As a newcomer to Canada, he is excited to start this new position with SOCAAR and to discover Toronto and its surroundings!

The outstanding career of Joseph C. Paradi

On Friday, September 7, more than 150 colleagues, and current and former students gathered at the new Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship to celebrate the remarkable career of Professor Emeritus Joseph C. Paradi (ChemE, MIE). Read more.

Basic research ‘at the root’ of innovation in Canada: U of T’s Molly Shoichet

Canada is well on its way to becoming a country where knowledge and ideas, not oil or timber, are its most important resources – but there’s more work to be done before we truly become an innovation nation. That was the message delivered by University of Toronto researcher and former Ontario chief scientist Molly Shoichet and two other post-secondary heavy hitters – Martha Crago, McGill University’s vice-principal of research and innovation, and Paul Davidson, president of Universities Canada – during an Economic Club of Canada event today. Read more.

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!

Clipboard job fraud

There has been a rise in job frauds in the current economy. A recent scam was reported at several Ontario universities; someone leaves a clipboard in a classroom or open area and encourages students to enter their personal information to receive information about a job. Sometimes students are given a clipboard and asked to pass it along during class time, with the implication it is something to do with the class or sanctioned by the professor. Please be careful!


September 21, 2018

Volume 35, Issue 33

In this issue:

Grad Office
Chem Eng Events


Grad Office


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.

MASc DEPARTMENTAL ORAL - Hosna Movahhedinia

Date of Meeting: Tuesday, September 25
Start Time: 11am
Location (Building and Room): WB115
MASc Departmental Oral Examination Committee Membership
Committee: Supervisor: Prof. G. J. Evans; Chair: Prof. A. Chan; Other Member(s): Prof. S. Mubareka (Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology)

PhD Reading Committee Meeting – Alexander E. G. Baker

Date of Meeting: Wednesday, September 26
Start Time: 1pm
Location (Building and Room): CCBR 8th Floor Meeting Room
Reading Committee Membership
Committee: Chair: Prof. A. McGuigan; Supervisor: Prof. M. Shoichet; Other Member(s): Prof. S. Done (Medicine & Pathology

Upcoming SGS sessional deadlines


Chem Eng Events

Click here for the Chem Eng Calendar


Friday, September 28 - BioZone Horizons Symposium: Wilson Hall, Rm 1017 from 9am-6pm

Tuesday, October 2 - MEng Project Day: WB215 from 2-4pm

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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