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Announcements & Reminders

Job opportunity with MOECC

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) is looking to hire a Senior Organic Chemistry Research Scientist. The successful candidate will have a PhD level degree in Chemistry. For more details including how to apply, click here.

Special talk on Thu, Oct 26

How does infrastructure both connect and divide people and places? Whose lives are enabled by infrastructure, and whose are curtailed? In this talk, Professor Deborah Cowen from U of T’s Department of Geography & Planning will explore infrastructure networks across spaces, tracking back and forth in time to scenes of colonial expansion, labour struggle and domestic warfare. She will also examine contemporary infrastructure expansion and investment, and how this plays a role in crafting political community. Her special talk will take place on Thursday, October 26 from 7:30-9am in the Ballroom of the Toronto Board of Trade Building located at 77 Adelaide St. West. The talk is free and a light breakfast will be served. To register, click here.

Special talk on Thu, Oct 26

On Thursday, October 26 from 5-6pm in SF1105, Steve Cosman, founder of Shoebox - a consumer cloud service, will be giving a special talk entitled, Scaling from Zero to Millions: Lessons from growing a consumer startup. The talk is part of ECE’s Engineering Entrepreneurship Series and will be followed by an informal dinner with the speaker. You do not have to register for the talk but if you’d like to attend the dinner, click here.

CEGSA Halloween Pub Night on Fri, Oct 27

CEGSA will be hosting its annual Halloween Pub Night on Friday, October 27. The festivities begin at 5pm in the grad common room and will include a pumpkin carving content, as well as a costume contest. Pizza will be served before heading over to O'Grady's at 7pm.

REMINDER: BioZone Mass Spectrometry Facility User Meeting on Mon, Oct 23

The BioZone Mass Spectrometry Facility is holding its annual user meeting (open to all) on Monday, October 23 from 9am to 2pm. Topics include:

  • New developments in mass spectrometry analysis
  • Using mass spectrometry to support research
  • Starting material requirements, sample prep, and protocol development

For more info and registration, click here.

REMINDER: IWI seminar on Thu, Oct 26

On Thursday, October 26, IWI will be hosting a special seminar from 2-3pm in WB215. Associate Professor Faisal Hai from the University of Wollongong, Australia, will be giving a talk entitled, Affluence from effluents: safe disposal, reuse, and energy harnessing from sewage and biosolids.

REMINDER: PhD opportunity - apply asap

If you’re thinking of doing a PhD, there’s an opportunity starting in January or May 2018. The successful PhD candidate would help investigate the amounts and factors related to the release of microfibers and contaminants from clothing, and would be co-supervised by Miriam Diamond and Chelsea Rochman from U of T, as well as Lisa Jautunen and Amila de Silva from Environment and Climate Change Canada. Funding is available for four years. For more information, including how to apply, click here.

REMINDER: Chem Club's Research Repository

Chem Club would like to invite professors to join its Research Repository to make student research a bit more accessible to ChemE undergrads. Professors can forward their details to michael.fediw@mail.utoronto.ca

REMINDER: Call for International Climate Protection Fellowship

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation grants up to 20 fellowships to prospective leaders from non-European transition or developing countries, who are active in any of the following areas: scientific, engineering-based, legal, economic, health-related or social aspects of climate change. The young climate experts will go to Germany for a year to work alongside a host of their own choosing on a research-related project. For detailed information and all application requirements, click here. The deadline for applications is Thursday, March 1, 2018. If you have any questions regarding the International Climate Protection Fellowship Programme or would like individual guidance, please email info@avh.de


October 20, 2017

Volume 34, Issue 35

In this issue:

Grad Office
Chem Eng Events


Grad Office


PhD Reading Committee Meeting – Petro Czupiel

Date of Meeting: Tuesday, October 24
Start Time: 3pm
Location (Building and Room): RS407
Reading Committee Membership
Committee: Chair: Prof. M. V. Sefton; Supervisor: Prof. M. S. Shoichet; Other Member(s): Prof. J. Moffat (CCBR)

SGS Sessional Dates

Monday, October 30: Final date to drop fall session full or half courses without academic penalty


Chem Eng Events

Click here for the Chem Eng Calendar


Wednesday, November 22 - LLE - William Sampson, University of Manchester, Optimising Structure-Property Dependencies of Stochastic Materials by Probabilistic Modelling, starts at 12pm, WB116

Wednesday, December 6 - LLE - Julia Kornfield, California Institute of Technology, Megasupramolecules, starts at 12pm, WB116

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - LLE - Philip Jessop, Queen's University, Co2-Switchable Materials, starts at 12pm, WB116

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - LLE - Peter Adriaens, University of Michigan, CleanTech Meets FinTech: A Data-Driven e-Ship Disruption in Environmental Engineering, starts at 12pm, WB116

Friday, February 23, 2018 - ChemE Graduate Research Day (ChemE GRD) - Details coming soon

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - LLE - Sanjay Sarma, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rethinking Education for the 21st Century, starts at 12pm, WB116

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 2017 AEESP Distinguished Lecture/LLE - Pedro Alvarez, Rice University, Proliferation and Control of Multidrug-Resistant "Superbugs" in Sewage Treatment Plants, starts at 12pm, WB116

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 2nd annual Chemical Engineering Exhibition and 33rd Chemical Engineering Dinner - Details coming soon

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - LLE - Kristala Jones Prather, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Metabolite Valves: Dynamic Control of Metabolic Flux for Pathway Engineering, starts at 12pm, WB116


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