September 13, 2022 

Professor David Sinton elected to the Royal Society of Canada

Professor David Sinton (MIE) has been elected a 2022 fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). Fellowship in the RSC is one of the highest honours a Canadian scholar can achieve. 

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Attracting top talent: How one U of T Engineering search committee redesigned its hiring process

MIE implemented new approaches to hire top talent after completing a Inclusive Practices in Recruitment workshop run by U of T’s Toronto Initiative for Diversity & Excellence (TIDE). 

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Back to Skule Q&As: Get to Know MIE!

Meet Greg Jamieson, MIE Interim Chair

Professor Greg Jamieson joined MIE as a faculty member in 2002. Now he is serving as Interim Chair. Learn more about his plans for the 2022-23 year and what excites him about this new role.

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Introducing New Faculty Member Roger Carrick

Roger Carrick joins U of T Engineering as an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream (Conditional) in Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, cross-appointed in the Division of Engineering Science. Learn more about his approach to teaching engineering and why he thinks design is the core of the discipline.

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Get to Know Indy & Mech Club Chairs

Sydney Anonuevo and Minnie Menezes share what they are looking forward to most this year, their advice for first year students and what the Clubs have planned for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Don't forget to follow @indyclubuoft and @mechclub on Instagram!

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Recent MIE Faculty Publications

Complete Inhibition of Vertical Mosquito Landing through Topographical Surface Design
Letícia Recla, Mark Rheault, and Kevin Golovin

Professor Golovin's DREAM Lab recently published a paper exploring how newly developed paint formulations can create a surface that is too smooth for mosquitos to land on. This mosquito-repellent paint could be used to help reduce the spread of disease.

Learn more through MIE News
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Homecoming after Brexit: evidence on academic migration from bibliometric data
Ebru Şanlıtürk, Samin Aref, Emilio Zagheni, Francesco C. Billari

Professor Samin Aref recently conducted a research study analyzing large-scale data (affiliations from millions of scientific publications) to quantify the effects of the Brexit referendum on international migrations of researchers to and from the UK.

Learn more through School of Cities
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MIE Distinguished Seminar Series (In-Person)
Friday, September 16 | 2:00pm-3:00pm | MC102
Topic: Cognitive Systems Engineering and Health Informatics: A Work-Centered Design Approach
Speaker: Professor Ann Bisantz, University at Buffalo (Industrial and Systems Engineering)

This talk describes results from field studies and cognitive engineering analyses that can better inform the design of health IT for emergency medicine.

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Securing Our Future: Bridging the Cyber Security Talent Gap (Hybrid)
Wednesday, September 28 | 3:00pm-5:00pm | Chestnut Conference Centre, 3rd floor, University room

Despite efforts to increase the cyber workforce, there is a significant talent gap. There is a misconception that cyber security experts are tech wizards; however, these professionals can come from a variety of different backgrounds. The speakers at this event will address the need for both technical and non-technical skills in the industry.

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CARTE Student Orientation / Networking (In-Person)
Friday, September 30 | 4:00pm-6:00pm | Location Confirmed with Registrants

The Centre for Analytics and AI Engineering (CARTE) is hosting a student orientation and networking event to facilitate peer-to-peer experience and knowledge sharing among students pursuing Analytics/AI/Machine Learning (ML) education at the University of Toronto. This in-person event is scheduled for September 30th, from 4:00-6:00 pm, on St. George campus.

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Recruiting Students for an Advisory Committee (Academic Success)

The St. George Academic Success team is inviting students to join the Student Advisory Committee. Committee members will be paid a $300 stipend for their time, will earn recognition on their Co-Curricular Record (CCR), and will have a unique opportunity to bring their personal insights to bear on a range of questions that preoccupy our team.
Students who are selected to participate will meet 4–6 times a year to engage in informal, arts-driven processes of inquiry. The Committee's contributions will help our department ensure that we're being responsive to the needs of students. 
Students who are interested in joining this team are invited to share a bit about themselves by filling out this brief form (5 minutes) by October 1st. The goal is for the committee to represent a cross-section of this University's many constituencies and to hail from a wide range of Faculties, Schools, and disciplinary communities. 

Reminder: CPSIF Applications Open

Are you a U of T Engineering student looking for funding to support your group or initiative?
The Centralized Process for Student Initiative Funding (CPSIF) allows student groups and initiatives to apply to various funding sources via a single application, and is supported by Engineering Alumni & Friendsdepartments and divisions of the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, the Engineering Society, and You’re Next Career Network.
CPSIF Applications for 2022-23 opened on Monday August 22 (12PM), and will close on Monday, October 3 (12PM).
Visit the CPSIF website for key dates and deadlines, eligibility, guidelines, and more, at:

Career Opportunities

Post-Doctoral Fellow - ATOMS Laboratory: Batteries and EVs

CFD Reseach Engineer, NOVA Chemicals

Assistant Professor in Fire Research, Thermo/Fluids Engineering at University of Waterloo
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