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News & Announcements

molly shoichetMolly Shoichet named Ontario’s first Chief Scientist

University Professor Molly Shoichet was recently named Ontario's first Chief Scientist. She will champion high quality science in government and education, and lay the groundwork for the next generation of research and innovation jobs. Read more.

Two ChemE alumnae recognized among Canada’s most powerful women

The Women’s Executive Network (WXN) has announced its list of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 for 2017. It includes ChemE alumnae Claire Kennedy (ChemE 8T9) and Jeannette Southwood (ChemE 8T6, MASc 8T8). Read full U of T Engineering News story.

lynn liYoung alum receives athletic and academic honour

On Tuesday, November 21, Lynn Li (ChemE 1T7) was recognized at a U of T breakfast for her academic excellence and participation in women's lacrosse. She is pictured here with Professor Graeme Norval at the breakfast.

Plant Design Presentations

All are welcome to attend ChemE’s Plant Design presentations, which have already started! Plant Design is our fourth-year capstone design course where students work in teams to create a preliminary design for a chemical plant, including generating a detailed economic analysis. The course brings together everything they’ve learned throughout their undergraduate education. Presentations will be held in the Wallberg Building (WB) and the Bahen Centre (BA). Check out the schedule.

course evaluationCourse evaluation time!

Please remind your students to complete their course evaluations! Their feedback is important in helping us maintain our high teaching and curriculum standards.

FPInnovations is hiring!

FPInnovations is looking to hire a project/process engineer for its Bio-economy Centre in Thunder Bay. Ideally, the successful candidate has already had a few years of working experience. For more information, click here.

Patheon is hiring!

Patheon is looking to hire a technologist to perform formulation, scale up and other manufacturing related assignments, and participate in maintaining the equipment in the PPT area. For more information, click here.

LSCDS Mentorship Program now accepting mentees

The Life Sciences Career Development Society (LSCD) Mentorship Program is looking for mentees. This program is intended to provide graduate students and post-docs interested in life sciences with connections to mentors who are working as professionals in the mentee’s field of interest. The program runs from January to June 2018. Applications now being accepted until Friday, December 8. Registration fee is $10. Click here for more info.

LSCDS Careers in Policy and Government Seminar on Thu, Nov 30

On Thursday, November 30 from 5:50-8pm, the Life Sciences Career Development Society (LSCDS) will be hosting its Careers in Policy and Goverment Seminar, which includes a networking session. The seminar will take place in room 2170 of the MedSci building. Light refreshments will be served. Click here to register.

CEGSA Movember Bowling on Fri, Nov 24

To those who registered, just a reminder that CEGSA's Movember Bowling event is TODAY at Bathurst Bowlerama. Festivities begin in the grad common room (WB247) at 5:30pm. Pizza will be served.

Attend the CNA2018 for free!

Looking for that internship or first job in nuclear? Then you need to attend CNA2018...absolutely free! Apply to be one of 100 students to receive an all expenses paid trip to Ottawa to attend CNA2018. Visit cna.ca/conference for full details and fill out the application under the 'Student Registration' tab today! All applications must be received by Thursday, November 30 to be considered.


November 24, 2017

Volume 34, Issue 40

In this issue:

Grad Office
Chem Eng Events


Grad Office



Date of Meeting: Wednesday, November 29
Start Time: 9am
Location (Building and Room): WB115
Committee: Supervisor: Prof. E. Master; Chair: Prof. A. Yakunin; Other Member(s): Prof. R. Mahadevan

PhD Reading Committee Meeting – Ka Yee Lam

Date of Meeting: Friday, December 1
Start Time: 1pm
Location (Building and Room): WB215
Reading Committee Membership

SGS Sessional Dates




MEng/MASc opportunities

If you know someone interested in pursuing a MEng or MASc project at ChemE, please refer them to these posts:

Post-Doctoral Opportunity starting January 2018: Condition Monitoring of Lubricating Oils in Diesel Engines

The Nanomechanics Research Group at Carleton University in Ottawa is seeking to hire a Post-Doctoral Fellow for a term of up to 2 years starting January 2018. The successful candidate will work on a project to model the degradation of lubricants in bearing and engine lubrication environments. Click here for more information, including how to apply.

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.

Looking for work as an environmental engineer?

McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. is looking to hire a Junior Environmental Professional to join its growing corporate environmental team in Victoria, BC. For details, including how to apply, click here.

Mass hiring at Bantrel!

Bantrel will be hiring 165 PEng and engineering graduates over the next two months for the two-year construction of a new nuclear plant in Waynesboro, Georgia. These are STAFF positions, so after the completion of the Waynesboro site, Bantrel will be looking to bring their people back for permanent relocation at various sites throughout Ontario including Toronto. Prior experience in nuclear isn't necessary! For more information including how to apply, click here.

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.

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


Chem Eng Events

Click here for the Chem Eng Calendar


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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