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Milica Radisic receives 2019 TERMIS Award

On Thursday, December 5, Prof. Milica Radisic, Prof. Boyang Zhang, and Dr. Yimu Zhao received the 2019 Innovation & Commercialization Award presented by the Tissue Engineering International & Regenerative Medicine Society (TERMIS) at the 2019 TERMIS-AM Annual Conference & Exhibition. This award recognizes outstanding achievements made by Prof. Radisic and her team in commercializing their organ-on-a-chip technology. Read more.

ChemE grad student wins European poster competition

Hamed Ghazisaidi, a PhD candidate supervised by ChemE Profs. Grant Allen and Honghi Tran, recently won the Young Professional & Student Poster Award at the European Biosolids & Organic Resources & Exhibition. His winning poster was entitled, "Exploring the potential of using hemoglobin as a bioflocculant in dewatering of biosludge." Authors: H. Ghazisaidi, R. Garcia (USDA), H.N. Tran, T. Meyer, C. M. Nieman and D.G. Allen.

Student Experience Mentorship Program

The Student Experience Mentorship Program pairs students with staff or faculty members for a series of two group meetings and three individual meetings between January 30 and April 23. To participate you must attend the two group sessions. The sessions take place on Thursday, January 30 and Thursday, April 30 from 12-2pm in the MultiFaith Centre (lunch will be served). To apply for the program, complete the online application by Monday, January 13.

Chem Club successfully hosts its annual Dinner & Dance

On Friday, November 29, Chem Club hosted its annual Dinner & Dance. The event was completely sold out and brought together ChemE undergraduate students across all years, as well as ChemE faculty and staff (who each received gifts). A great time was had by all!

2019 CSChE Sector Information Night

On Wednesday, November 27, The U of T Student Chapter of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) held its annual Sector Information Night. Five alumni returned to share their experiences and transitions from school to industry to a packed room of ChemE undergraduate students. Read more.

ChemE Future Leaders: Ahris Mo (ChemE 2T0+PEY)

Studying at U of T has been a longtime dream for Ahris Mo (ChemE 2T0+PEY). She may have taken a longer route to get here than she originally anticipated, but now that she’s with ChemE she isn’t looking back. Read more.

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women on Fri, Dec 6

At 5pm on December 6, 1989, a gunman entered an engineering classroom at Ecole Polytechnique and murdered 14 women and injured several more. The victims were targeted because of their gender, and the date has become a day of remembrance and action against gender-based violence and discrimination. We are one of 14 engineering schools across Canada uniting to commemorate this anniversary. Each school will shine a beam of light into the sky at 5pm on Friday, December 6, from UBC in the west to Dalhousie in the east. Each ceremony across the country will be broadcast live on CBC. U of T Engineering's memorial event will run from 4:45-5:30pm at King's College Circle. It is open to all students, staff, faculty and alumni, as well as members of the Ryerson, OTU and York engineering communities. For more details and to register, click here. In the event of inclement weather, guests will gather on Level 8 of the Myhal Centre.

CEGSA Holiday Lunch on Wed, Dec 11

The annual CEGSA Holiday Lunch is on Wednesday, December 11 at 12pm in WB247! There will be turkey, ham, potatoes, pie, plus all of the holiday fixings. It costs $5 for a plate, $4 if you bring a non-perishable food donation or your own plate and cutlery, and $3 if you bring both!

Identify, Assist and Refer Training on Thu, Dec 12

The Faculty is hosting an Identify, Assist and Refer (IAR) Training on Thursday, December 12 from 12-2pm in GB202. Lunch will be provided. If you are a faculty or staff member who would like to attend, please register here and complete the online training before attending the workshop.

Grad Office


PhD Reading Committee Meeting – Eric Simon Ho

Date of Meeting: Thursday, December 12     
Start Time: 2pm
Location (Building and Room): WB115
Reading Committee Membership
Committee: Chair: Prof. M. V. Sefton; Supervisor: Prof. M. Shoichet; Other Member(s): Prof. J. Muffat (Molecular Genetics)


SGS 2019-2020 Sessional Dates

Upcoming Events

December 20 - Teaching Effectiveness Food for Thought Lunch: Topic - tbd | WB215 | 12-1PM

January 22 - LLE: Bridging Chemical Engineering and Quantum Nanotechnologies to Healthcare and Environmental Protection Applications (Frank Gu, University of Toronto) | Wallberg Building WB116 | 12-1PM

January 31 - Teaching Effectiveness Food for Thought Lunch: Topic - tbd | WB215 | 12-1PM

February 5 - LLE: The Rise of Sustainable Finance in Addressing Climate Change (Nicole Vadori, AVP and Head of Environment, TD Bank) | Wallberg Building WB116 | 12-1PM

February 21 - ChemE Graduate Research Day (GRD) | Great Hall, Hart House for poster session and lunch, various locations for interviews and tours | 9AM-5PM

March 6 - Teaching Effectiveness Food for Thought Lunch: Topic - tbd | WB215 | 12-1PM

March 18 - LLE: Renewable Chemicals and Fuels: From First Principles to Chemical Manufacturing (Dionisios Vlachos, University of Delaware) | Wallberg Building WB116 | 12-1PM

March 25 - LLE: Lubricin – Alleviating the Effects of Dry Eye (Gerald Fuller, Stanford University) | Wallberg Building WB116 | 12-1PM

March 27 - Teaching Effectiveness Food for Thought Lunch: Topic - tbd | WB215 | 12-1PM

April 3 - 4th annual ChemE Exhibition & 35th ChemE Dinner | 89 Chestnut Street Residence | 4-9:30PM

April 8 - LLE & AEESP Distinguished Lecture: Trouble Ahead, Trouble Behind: Acid Mine Drainage and Climate Change in the Rocky Mountains (Diane McKnight, University of Boulder – Colorado) | Wallberg Building WB116 | 12-1PM

April 24 - Teaching Effectiveness Food for Thought Lunch: Topic - tbd | WB215 | 12-1PM

May 29 - Teaching Effectiveness Food for Thought Lunch: Topic - tbd | WB215 | 12-1PM
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