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March 28, 2017 | Volume 8, Issue 32

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

Chair's Office


Professor Jean Zu has been appointed Dean of the Charles V. Schaefer Jr. School of Engineering and Science at Stevens Institute of Technology (US), effective May 1, 2017. She will end her term as Chair, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering on March 31, 2017. Read more.

Farewell message from the Chair, Jean Zu

Dear MIE students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends:
It has been an honour and privilege to serve as Chair for the last eight years. Over the course of that time, we have built a strong, thriving department that is consistently recognized on the world stage for its academic and research achievements. I am immensely proud of all we have accomplished together and the vibrant community we have created; thank you for all of your support and contributions during my Chairship. It is difficult to bid farewell, but I am excited about the next chapter of this department and am confident in its continued success in the pursuit of excellence.
Best wishes,
Jean


MIE students, faculty, staff and alumni are cordially invited to take part in the 2017 Design Expo & Chair's Reception, recognizing the undergraduate design achievements of our fourth-year capstone students. Register today.
Students can now choose to learn how to manipulate the materials and methods that will shape future generations of everyday products, from wearable electronics and communications devices to self-driving vehicles and innovative medical diagnostics. Read more.
MIE students, faculty and staff celebrated Persian New Year with lunch, music and dancing. The festivities were hosted by AMIGAS. View photos.

Seminars

Aerial Robots
Speaker: Vijay Kumar
Affiliation: Penn Engineering (Dean), University of Pennsylvania
Location: MC 102
Date and time: March 31, 2-3 PM



Research


Professor Hani Naguib attends launch of China (Shenzhen) International Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition
Professor Hani Naguib, Associate Chair Research and Director of Toronto Institute for Advanced Manufacturing, took part in the press conference to launch the China (Shenzhen) International Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition. At the Toronto city hall event, Professor Naguib joined Mayor John Tory and Ontario's Minister of Research, Innovation and Science Reza Moridi in announcing Toronto's participation in the inaugural competition.

He was also joined by Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong; Senator Victor Oh; People's Republic of China Deputy Consul General Xu Wei; and Jenny Qi, Chairperson of Canada Confederation of Shenzhen Associations. Professor Naguib is an invited distinguished judge of the competition and will be part of the judging panel for the Advanced Manufacturing Category of the competition.

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. Register today.

Research Grants and Opportunities

Graduate 

Awards Announcements

2017-18 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (domestic students): application extended to April 5

Domestic students applying for a 2017-2018 Ontario Graduate Scholarship in MIE must submit their complete OGS application on the U of T OGS on-line application system, by Wednesday April 5. Full details of OGS scholarship, eligibility criteria and application process are posted on the SGS website. Note: In order to be considered for 2017-18 Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST) in MIE, applicants must submit an OGS application by April 5.

Events & Opportunities

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.

CO2 Solutions to Climate Change Symposium Deadline: March 31
The Connaught Global Challenge Symposium on "CO2 Solutions to Climate Change" will take place on May 9 and 10, 2017 at the University of Toronto St. George Campus. Registration and poster abstract submission will close this Friday, March 31. Prizes will be awarded to the top poster presenters. Please register here and submit your poster abstracts to cgcsymposium2017@gmail.com.

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.
 
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.

Undergraduate

TA Award- Nominations now accepted
Do you know of a TA that is extremely helpful and knowledgeable in the course subject matter? Or how about a TA who is well organized and always tries their best to support students and answer their questions? If so, MIE would like to present you with the opportunity to nominate a TA for their dedication and outstanding performance in various areas of teaching for Winter 2017. Please review the nomination guidelines here. Please fill out the nomination form here. The deadline to submit your nomination form is April 7. Please email your completed submission to: ta-nomination@mie.utoronto.ca.

U of T Breaking World Record for Mental Health Awareness
A Guiness World Records attempt will be held at the University of Toronto St. George Campus on April 8th, 2017. In partnership with CAMH's One Brave Night, MoveU, and Hart House, the U of T community will be raising awareness for mental health through a series of planned events. The World Record Attempt will take place at 11:00 am on the Back Campus fields (Southwest corner of Tower Rd. and Hoskin Ave.) where everyone will create the longest chain of people making heart-shaped hand gestures.
Everyone is welcome! Faculty, Staff, Students, and friends and families!

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

CU75 Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Graduate Scholarship
Open to all Canadian citizens and permanent residents intending to study in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Carleton University at either the MASc or PhD level. Applications must be received by May 31, 2017.

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

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.

2017 Women in Technology Consulting Conference: August 17-18
EY's Women in Technology Consulting Conference (WIT) is a one-of-a-kind interactive learning experience, which will help you sharpen your leadership, teamwork, and communication skills. You'll learn more about our culture, people, and technology-oriented practices while forging relationships with EY employees and fellow students. Let us share with you how a career in professional services is an exciting, challenging, and rewarding experience. The WIT Conference will be held in Toronto on Thursday August 17, 2017 and Friday August 18, 2017.

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 29: Managing Stress to Increase Learning
April 5: Exam Preparation & Anxiety

Jobs

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