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News & Upcoming Events

ChemE Alumni Win 2015 EAA Awards

Two ChemE alumni are being recognized with 2015 Engineering Alumni Association (EAA) Awards. Frank Dottori (6T3) is this year’s Engineering Alumni Medal winner and William Breukelman (5T5) is now a Hall of Distinction member. Read more.

andrew whiteAndrew White and CHAR Technologies

Andrew White (oT8, MASc 1T0) and his U of T research spinoff, CHAR Technologies, makes the production of renewable natural gas more affordable, sustainable and streamlined. Read more.

doug reeveHow Engineers Lead: The Engineering Leadership Project

What does it take to make an engineer a leader? And why is leadership in the profession so important? These fundamental questions are what Professor Doug Reeve and his colleagues in the Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (ILead) are exploring in the Engineering Leadership Project (ELP). It’s an emerging partnership between ILead and industry and government leaders to develop the next generation of engineers. Read more.

molly shoichetHow to Encourage More Girls to Pursue STEM Careers

Read what the experts have to say about this topic, including University Professor Molly Shoichet. Read more. Shoichet will be sharing her remarkable career path during the seventh annual TEDxToronto conference on Thursday, October 22. Click here for more information.

burgersChem Club BBQ Tomorrow!

Chem Club will be holding its Annual Fall BBQ this Friday, September 25 from 12-2pm outside of SF on Kings College Road. There will be both beef and veggie hamburgers, as well as the club's famous Wallburgers!

Tomorrow's Chemistry Colloquium with Prof. Oliver Reiser

Professor Oliver Reiser from the University of Regensburg will be presenting the colloquium lecture on Friday, September at 10am in room 158 of the Lash Miller Building. The title of the lecture is Mag(net)ic Molecules – Synthesis and Applications. You are most welcome to attend.

SOCAAR Seminar Series on Sept 30

On Wednesday, September 30 from 3-4pm in WB407, CivE Professor Marianne Hatzopoulou will present Investigating the Role of Transportation Models in Epidemiologic Studies of Traffic Related Air Pollution and Health Effects.

LLEEngineering Education: LLE (Oct 7) and Special Workshop (Oct 8)

On Wednesday, October 7 from 12:30-2pm in WB116, Professor Milo Koretsky from Oregon State University will deliver his LLE presentation, Engineering Education – What’s in Store for the Next 100 Years, followed by a meet-and-greet in WB215. If you would like to meet Professor Koretsky, email will.cluett@utoronto.ca by Wednesday, September 30.

On Thursday, October 8 from 10am to12pm in WB407, Professor Koretsky will give a special engineering education workshop. During the workshop, he'll provide educational methods and tools for educators to incorporate into their classrooms that will encourage students to think deeply about the central concepts in core chemical engineering courses. For the workshop's full abstract, click here. Lunch will be provided from 12-1pm. To rsvp, email will.cluett@utoronto.ca by Wednesday, September 30. Workshop attendees are required to bring with them either a laptop or tablet.


September 25, 2015

Volume 32, Issue 36

In this issue:

Grad Office


Grad Office


PhD Reading Committee Meeting – A. E. G. Baker

Date of Meeting: Friday, October 2 in CCBR 6th Floor Meeting Room at 9am
Committee: Chair: Prof. A. McGuigan; Supervisor: Prof. M. Shoichet; Other Member(s): Prof. E. Kumacheva

PhD Reading Committee Meeting – M. A. Bryk

Date of Meeting: Thursday, October 1 in WB407 at 11am
Committee: Chair: Prof. D. W. Kirk; Supervisor: Prof. R. C. Newman; Other Member(s): Prof. E. J. Acosta


Date of Meeting: Wednesday, September 30 in WB115 at 1pm
Committee: Chair: Prof. B. A. Saville; Supervisor(s): Prof. D. G. Allen, Prof. J. S. Aitchison (ECE); Other Member(s): Prof. R. Farnood, Prof. D. Sinton (MIE)

PhD Qualifying Examination – K. K. Shairsingh

Date of Meeting: Tuesday, September 29 in WB407 at 1pm
Committee: Chair: Prof. C. Chin; Supervisor: Prof. G. Evans; Other Member(s): Prof. J. Brook, Prof. A. Chan

MASc Bypass Oral Examination – C. Euler

Date of Meeting: Tuesday, September 29 in WB115 at 2pm
Committee: Chair: Prof. W. Cluett; Supervisor: Prof. R. Mahadevan; Other Member(s): Prof. A. Savchenko, Prof. A. Wooley

PhD Reading Committee Meeting – M. N. Rahman

Date of Meeting: Monday, September 28 in CCBR 11th Floor Meeting Room at 12:30pm
Committee: Chair: Prof. M. Shoichet; Supervisor: Prof. P. Zandstra; Other Member(s): Prof. J. Rossant, Prof. D. Van Der Kooy

Doctoral NSERC Awards

Submission deadline: Monday, September 28 at 5pm
Value/Duration: PGS D - $21,000 per year for 2 or 3 years; CGS D - $35,000 per year for 2 or 3 years
Level of Study: Doctoral
Required Legal Status: Domestic (Canadian citizen or permanent resident)
Results: March 31, 2016 directly from NSERC via Canada Post
Detail information: refer to email announcement sent on September 3

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

SGS Sessional Deadlines

Monday, September 28 is the last day to add full-year and Fall session courses. For other SGS sessional deadline dates, visit http://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/currentstudents/Pages/Sessional-Dates.aspx.

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.



Click here for the Chem Eng Calendar


Wednesday, October 7 - LLE, Engineering Education - What's in Store for the Next 100 Years, Milo Koretsky, Oregon State University, 12:30-2pm, WB116

Wednesday, October 21 - LLE, Irving O. Shoichet Distinguished Lecture, Finding the Right Balance - From Small Molecules to Membrane Proteins, Dame Carol Robinson, Oxford University, 12:30-2pm, WB116

Wednesday, November 11 - LLE, Open Source Science: A Road to Industry Engagement and Funding, Aled Edwards, University of Toronto, 12:30-2pm, WB116

Wednesday, November 18 - LLE, Engineering Fracking Fluids with Computer Simulation, Eric Stefan Shaqfeh, Stanford University, 12:30-2pm, WB116

Wednesday, November 25 - LLE, Molecular Bioinspiration and Interfaces, Markus Linder, Aalto University, Finland, 12:30-2pm, WB116

Thursday, November 26 - Scholars & Leaders Reception, 6-8pm, Massey College

Friday, November 27 - Chem Club Dinner and Dance, 6-10pm, Atlantis (955 Lakeshore Blvd W)

Wednesday, December 9 - LLE, Aggregation-Induced Emission: Together We Shine, Ben-Zhong Tang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 12:30-2pm, WB116

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - LLE, Research in an Industrial Catalysis World: A Lifelong Adventure, Stuart Soled, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co., 12:30-2pm, WB116

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - LLE, Bioconversion of Methane by Aerobic Methanotrophic Bacteria, Mary Lidstrom, University of Washington, 12:30-2pm, WB116

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - LLE, 2015 AEESP Distinguished Lecturer, The Interplay Between Chemicals and Microbiomes; An Environmental Biotechnology Perspective, Nancy Love, University of Michigan, 12:30-2pm, WB116

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - LLE, Making the Environment Part of the Next Generation of Urban Water Infrastructure, David Sedlak, University of California, Berkeley, 12:30-2pm, WB116

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - LLE, Thermodynamics in Cryobiology: How Math Can Save Knees, Janet Elliott, University of Alberta, 12:30-2pm, WB116


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