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Alumni in the News

New Alumni Networking Group Links Women of Skule

ELSIE, named for Elizabeth “Elsie” MacGill, the first woman to receive an engineering degree in Canada when she graduated from University of Toronto in 1927, unites female Skule grads just launching their careers with those more established. The independent networking group is run by Founder Irena Mahdavi (ChemE 0T9+PEY), Co-chairs Marissa Desrochers (ChemE 0T9+PEY) and Najwa Azer, and Advisor Elika Mahdavi (IndE 0T9+PEY). Read more.

Alum Places First in Prestigious Medical Competition

Mohan Pandit (ChemE 0T1) recently participated in the Ivey International Centre for Health and Innovation Competition and finished in first place. He and his partner won $50,000 to take their project to the next level. Read more.


December 13, 2013

Volume 30, Issue 41

In this issue:

Grad Office
Chem Eng Events


Grad Office


Ph.D. Reading Committee Meeting – B. Bradley

Date of Meeting: Monday, December 16, 2013 in WB115 at 9 am
Committee: Chair: Prof. J. C. Paradi; Supervisor: Prof. Y-L. Cheng, Prof. J. Stein (Co-Supervisor); Other Member(s): Prof. J. Orbinski (Balsillie School of Int'l Affairs)

Office Hours

The Graduate Office will be closed on Monday, December 16, 2013.

Graduate Awards

Details for all of the awards below can be found on the Graduate Awards page of our website.

2014 Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools (NEAGS) Master’s Thesis and Dissertation Awards

2014-2015 Mackenzie King Scholarships (Open and Travelling)

2014-2015 W. Garfield Weston Doctoral Fellowship

2014 Pursuit Award

2014-2015 Walter C. Sumner Memorial Fellowship

Ontario Trillium Scholarships (OTS) Program
International scholars who have a complete admission application for the Chem Eng PhD program by Friday, January 17, 2014 will automatically be considered for this award.

Connaught International Scholarships for Doctoral Students (Connaught)
International scholars who have a complete admission application for the Chem Eng PhD program by Friday, January 17, 2014 will automatically be considered for this award.




What is Graditude?

Graditude is a way for students to leave their mark at Skule. It is a gift to the future generations of Skule students who will benefit from your contributions. Graditude is also a demonstration of thankfulness.

As part of the ChemE Graditude campaign this year, our students will be hosting a faculty/staff talent night and are requesting submissions from you to perform your hidden talents. Please consider participating in their event to be scheduled for mid-February.

If you're athletic, our students will also be running a student vs. faculty/staff dodgeball match and are looking for participants. The game will take place on Friday, January 17 from 6-8pm at Hart House.

Please send questions regarding the two events to larissa.rodo@mail.utoronto.ca

ILead ChemE Annual Alumni Breakfast

The ILead ChemE Annual Alumni Breakfast will take place on Thursday, January 16 from 8-9am in GB202. This event is a chance for current students, faculty and alumni to mix and mingle, as well as catch-up on events and happenings within the department. Space is limited, so register early!

Graduate Research Weekend Registration

To assist in planning, professors interested in participating in Graduate Research Weekend (Jan 31-Feb 2, 2014), should register online at their earliest convenience.


Chem Eng Events

Click here for the Chem Eng Calendar


January 8, 2014 - LLE: Jillian Buriak, University of Alberta, Opening the Black Box of Nanostructure Syntheses - Steps to Understanding Chemistry on the Nanoscale, 12:30-2pm, WB116.

January 15, 2014 - LLE: Suzanne Kresta, University of Alberta, Innovation, Reliability, or Both? Education for Engineers as Entrepreneurs and Leaders, 12:30-2pm, WB116.

January 22, 2014 - Emerging Leaders: Suljo Linic, Conversion of Solar into Chemical Energy on Plasmonic Metal Nanostructures, 12:30–2pm, WB116.

January 31, 2014 - ChemE Industry Open House: Faculty registration available online.

January 31 - February 2, 2014 - GRW: Faculty registration available online.

February 5, 2014 - Emerging Leaders: Eduardo Asselin, University of British Columbia, title of talk pending, 12:30–2pm, WB116.

March 19, 2014 - Emerging Leaders: Todd Squires, University of California, title of talk pending, 12:30–2pm, WB116.

March 26, 2014 - LLE: Norman J. Wagner, University of Delaware, Shear Thickening Fluids and their Applications as Field-responsive Protective Materials, 12:30-2pm, WB116.

March 28, 2014 - 29th Annual Chemical Engineering Dinner: Full details will be provided closer to the date, 6-9:30pm, 89 Chestnut Street Residence.

April 2, 2014 - LLE: Pamela Silver, Harvard Medical School, Building with Biology for Health and Sustainability, 12:30-2pm, WB116.

April 9, 2014 - Emerging Leaders: Chris Cappa, University of California, Berkeley, The Influence of Chemical Mixing and Morphology on the Heterogeneous Oxidation of Organic Particles, 12:30–2pm, WB116.


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