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March 14, 2017 | Volume 8, Issue 30

IN THIS ISSUE:
  Seminars   |   Research   |   Graduate   |   Undergraduate   |   Professional Development   |   Jobs

Chair's Office

Congratulations to MIE students who received their iron rings this month! The MIE community looks forward to celebrating your graduation on June 13. View photos of the Iron Rings Ceremony.

Huda Idrees (IndE 1T3), is set to launch Dot Health, which aims to neaten global disparate patient health records by collating and then putting them directly in the hands of patients for a low monthly fee. Read more.
Undergraduate students: join us for a Town Hall this Wednesday, March 15, to share your feedback and insights on how to enhance the student academic experience at MIE. Lunch will also be provided. Register here.
Dean Cristina Amon, the Faculty's leadership team and the Engineering Society Executive will speak with students, answer questions and gather input for the Faculty's continued improvement. Read more.

Seminars

Splat formation issue in thermal spray process
Speaker: Masahiro Fukumoto
Affiliation: Toyohashi University of Technology
Location: MC 102
Date and time: March 17, 2-3 PM


Centre for Healthcare Engineering: Engineers vs Everybody - Integrating analytics disciplines to drive health system transformation
Speaker: Ali Vahit Esensoy
Affiliation: Manager of the Strategic Analytics Team at Cancer Care Ontario
Location: MC331
Date and time: March 16, 4:30-7 PM (including a social after)
Register: kenky.wong@utoronto.ca


Professor Amos Winter: Lunch and Learn
Speaker: Amos Winter
Affiliation: MIT
Location: 155 College Street, room 610
Date and time: March 15, 12-1 PM

Research

Research Funding Awarded
  • Professor Hani Naguib has been awarded The Alberta-Ontario Innovation Program (AOP) fund titled "New flexible pipe connections for high pressure systems". The AOP program brings industry and academia together in cross-provincial collaborations to solve key industry challenges in both Ontario and Alberta through research and development.

  • Professor Michael Jong Kim has been awarded a three-year NSERC CRD grant in the amount of $221,793. The project entitled, "Data-driven condition-based maintenance models" will be conducted in partnership with the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and Toronto Hydro.
Research Grants and Opportunities

Graduate 

Call for Abstracts: MIE Graduate Research Symposium
The Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering will be hosting the 8th Annual MIE Graduate Research Symposium on May 18. This event provides an excellent opportunity to showcase your latest research, learn about state-of-the-art research being done by your colleagues in the Department, meet with faculty members, and network with industry representatives. All MIE graduate students are invited to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations. Awards will be: $500 to the best oral presentations from each of the themed sessions; $300 to the best presentations from each of the themed poster sessions. The deadline for abstract submissions is April 10. The event is free, but registration is mandatory. Submit an abstract and register.

CGEN Research Day: March 17
Come learn how leading engineering faculty at U of T are tacklin some of the developing world's most challenging problems. Students and professors working with The Centre for Global Engineering (CGEN) will talk about their research in the area of engineering for global development. Research topics include: Portable diagnostic kits for HIV detection; Reinventing the toilet; Food Fortification for improved nutrition; and a keynote address from Professor Adjo Amekduzi-Kennedy from Georgia Tech from 1-2 p.m. in MS2172. For more details, contact us at: info.cgen@utoronto.ca.

Microfluidics Professional Course: May 15
The Microfluidics Professional Course will provide participants from industry, government laboratories, and academia, with a state-of-the-art overview and hands-on training of current and emerging microfluidic and lab-on-a-chip technologies. The course will be taught by international leaders from academia and industry. No prior microfluidics knowledge is required. Lecture modules will discuss microfluidic device fabrication, fluid handling, imaging in microfluidic channels, 2D and 3D formats for perfusion culture of cells, micro tissues and organs, micro-physiological systems, microfluidic 3D bioprinting, and microfluidic synthesis. Hands-on laboratory modules will focus on microfluidic device design, cleanroom fabrication techniques (soft lithography, photolithography, hot embossing, micro-milling) and device testing.

Dil Se 2017: March 17
The Indian Graduate Student Association (IGSA) would like to formally invite you and your friends to our annual end of the year formal DIL SE! "Dil se" is a Hindi word which means "from the heart," and we plan to give you a unique experience to warm your heart! Come out to this night of authentic Indian cuisine accompanied by cultural performances (bollywood dances & musicians!), an all-night-long photo booth for you and your friends to capture some unforgettable memories. Last but not least end the night with a DJ and a dance floor! This year we have special addition for you to end the night with a free bonus after-party hosted by the gentlemen of Alpha Iota Omicron! Our heads have a limited supply of early bird tickets available right now.

CSME opens free membership to all students

The Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME) has opened free student membership to all students, both undergraduate and graduate students. The CSME aims to have all Mechanical and Industrial Engineering students in Canada belong to the society so that you can directly learn about opportunities, network, participate in National Design competitions and apply for funding for student chapter activities. And much much more! It takes less than two minutes to apply and membership is free! Please sign-up today!

 
Dunlap Institute Introduction to Astronomical Instrumentation Summer School: July 23 to 28
The annual Dunlap Institute Summer School includes both lecture and laboratory activities and is intended for students who have finished at least the 3rd year of an undergraduate program or are in the early years of a graduate program, and have a background in astronomy, physics, or engineering.

PhD Final Oral Exam
Evgeny Nuger
, "Multi-Camera Active-Vision for Markerless Shape Recovery of Unknown Deforming Objects" Date: Friday, March 17
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Room 109, School of Graduate Studies, 63 St. George Street
Exam Committee: Professors Beno Benhabib (supervisor), Goldie Nejat, Amy Bilton, Hugh Liu
External Examiner: Professor Michael Brown, York University

Undergraduate

MIE Undergraduate Town Hall: March 15
Date: Wednesday, March 15
Time: 12-1 p.m.
Location: GB202
Please join the Department and share your ideas on enhancing your student experience at the MIE Town Hall. Lunch will be provided!

Become LEED Accredited
Interested in getting involved in the Green Building and sustainability Industry? Opportunities are plentiful and passing your LEED professional designation is required to get involved!

LEED Green Associate (GA) Training Dates

When: March 25, 1-5 p.m.
Where: GB 405
Registration

When: May 16, 6 to 10 p.m.
Where: BA 2175
Registration

Be among 10 U of T Engineering students to attend 2017 Global Grand Challenges Summit
Date: July 18-20, 2017
Location: Washington, DC
The 2017 Global Grand Challenges Summit aims to inspire the next generation of engineers, policy makers, and the public to address critically important engineering challenges and opportunities facing humanity. It will focus on the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) Grand Challenges for Engineering: sustainability, health, security, and joy of living, as well as education, public engagement related to the Grand Challenges. Up to 10 U of T Engineering students will have the opportunity to participate in the Summit at little to no cost. Apply and learn more.

OSAP Repayment Sessions for Students
Date: Thursday, March 23
Time: First session: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Second session: 12-1 p.m.
Location: Sidney Smith, room 2108
The National Student Loans Service Centre will conduct two information sessions on helping students repay their OSAP loans.

CSME opens free membership to all students
The Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME) has opened free student membership to all students, both undergraduate and graduate students. The CSME aims to have all Mechanical and Industrial Engineering students in Canada belong to the society so that you can directly learn about opportunities, network, participate in National Design competitions and apply for funding for student chapter activities. And much much more! It takes less than two minutes to apply and membership is free! Please sign-up today!

Dunlap Institute Introduction to Astronomical Instrumentation Summer School: July 23 to 28
The annual Dunlap Institute Summer School includes both lecture and laboratory activities and is intended for students who have finished at least the 3rd year of an undergraduate program or are in the early years of a graduate program, and have a background in astronomy, physics, or engineering.

Professional Development

ACE Seminars for Graduating Students
Graduating students: take part in two workshops this month offered throught the ACE Seminar Series:

What's Next?!
: March 15
Time: 11am - 12pm
Location: GB 119
Facilitated by Your Next Career Network.
In this session, we'll tackle the big question of "What should I do when I graduate?" a question which has confounded graduates for centuries. Once we've broken down the question we'll look at developing a personal narrative to ace the interview. We'll wrap up the session some tips and tricks to make the most use of U of T's career resources.

Gold mine of engineering career learning: Learning from research and those who came before you: March 22
Time: 11am - 12pm
Location: GB 248
Facilitated by iLead
This workshop will present the highlights of a number of ongoing, cutting-edge research projects looking at the careers of young engineers. Based on the findings from numerous studies, we will suggest some possible strategies that you can use to learn from the experience of others. There will also be an action planning activity that integrates the theory into practice, so participants lead with some concrete actions they can take.


Entrepreneurship@UofT Week 
This year, to celebrate and showcase our robust and rapidly growing entrepreneurial community at U of T, we are planning an inaugural Entrepreneurship@UofT Week from March 27-31. Incubator and accelerator programs and other partners are hosting events throughout the week culminating in the Startup Showcase on Friday, March 31. For those new to entrepreneurship, this is an excellent opportunity to learn more about entrepreneurship and the incubator/accelerator programs at U of T and to meet the next generation of entrepreneurs. For entrepreneurs, you’ll have the chance to showcase your innovation, win prizes, and grow your network across U of T and beyond..

Leadership Labs winter schedule
Launch yourself at Skule and after Skule. Leadership Labs offer you personal and professional development to kick-start your success in a fun environment. You'll cover practical topics such as networking, goal setting, making the most of meetings, dealing with difficult team members, public speaking, and other skills that make you a better engineer.

Academic Success Centre - Robarts Library Workshop Series for Winter 2017

All workshops are in the Blackburn Room, 4th Floor, Robarts Library. All workshops are on Wednesdays, from 5:15-6:45.

WorkShop topics:
March 8: Effective Writing: Structure & Sources
March 15: Critical Thinking: From Critique to Response
March 22: Giving Effective Presentations
March 29: Managing Stress to Increase Learning
April 5: Exam Preparation & Anxiety

Jobs

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