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September 12, 2017 | Volume 8, Issue 51

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Welcome to Skule: MIE welcomes class of 2T1 and graduate students
On September 6 and 8, faculty and staff had the pleasure of welcoming students to their first year of undergraduate and graduate studies at MIE. Both first-year students and grad students were treated to a lunch BBQ, where they got to mingle with current students, professors and faculty leadership, including MIE Chair Markus Bussmann and Dean Cristina Amon. View photos of Welcome to Engineering. View photos of Graduate Orientation and AMIGAS BBQ Social.

On September 5, Shannon Osborne, returned from secondment to her role as External Relations & Student Life Liaison at MIE.
On September 5, Kendra Hunter started her new role as the Graduate Recruitment and MIE TA Coordinator in the Graduate Office.
MIE has completed two renovations to lab spaces MC75 and MB65, with some funding support by the Federal Government's Strategic Investment Fund (SIF). The Before and After of the labs reveals an astonishing transformation, which will allow grad students to reach their full engineering research potential. Learn more about the spaces through commentary in the captions by Professors David Sinton, Jan Spelt and Xinyu Liu.


MIE Seminar Series: Seminar Info Session
Date: Friday, September 15
Time: 2-3 PM
Location: MC102
This year, our seminar content will be presented to students and administered for the first time through Top Hat, which we hope gives the speaker and students a greater chance to interact and engage during the talk. We encourage graduate students to attend this information session hosted by Professor Edmond Young to learn more about Top Hat and to get your seminar questions answered before the seminar series begins the following week. The Fall schedule for the seminar series is now available.


2018 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC): deadline September 15
Candidates must complete the entire application process by Friday, September 15, 2017 to be eligible for consideration, this includes: 1) the online submission of a completed Vanier CGS application via ResearchNet;
and, 2) a printed, hard copy submission of the entire application including all original official transcripts (foreign transcripts submitted by the applicant should be accompanied by a grade legend) to David Duong, MIE Graduate Office, MC 108, by September 15, 2017 at 4 p.m. Students are strongly encouraged to complete the "Identify Referee" task on ResearchNet well in advance as referee assessments must be completed and submitted by the referee before the student can complete the submission process.

Registration and course ADD Deadlines
September 15: Registration deadline for students registering or starting their program in the Fall (September to December) session; after this date a late registration fee will be assessed.
September 25: Final date to add full-year and Fall session courses SGS sessional dates (2017-2018) are posted.

2018-2019 NSERC CGS and PGS Doctoral Competition - application deadline: Monday, September 25
Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral (CGS D) and NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships-Doctoral (PGS D) provide financial support to high calibre scholars who are engaged in a doctoral program within the natural sciences or engineering. This support allows these students to focus on their studies and to seek out the best research mentors in their chosen fields. Applicants must (1) submit their application online. (2) print and provide a paper copy of their complete application including all original transcripts to Brenda Fung, MIE Graduate Office (MC 108) by Monday, September 25 (MIE Deadline). Designate "Brenda Fung" as the person responsible for uploading your transcript to the NSERC on-line application system. Full eligibility requirements are posted on the NSERC website.

MASc Oral Exam
Soheil Talebi
: "Microfluidics for Measuring Solubility and Diffusion Coefficient of Solvent in Bitumen"
Date: Tuesday, September 12
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: RS 207
Exam committee: David Sinton, Edgar Acosta, Aimy Bazylak

MASc Oral Exam
Larkin Liu
: "Comparative Study between Statistical Fraud Detection Methods on eCommerce Networks"
Date: Tuesday, September 12
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: BA 8166
Exam committee: Viliam Makis, Vahid Sarhangian, Chi-Gun Lee

PhD Final Oral Exam
Alireza Tabatabaei Naeini
, "Visualization of the Crystallization and Cell Nucleation in Foam Extrusion Processing"
Date: Tuesday, September 12
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: BA 8227, Bahen Center
Exam Committee: Chul Park, Hani Naguib, Kamran Behdinan, Axel Guenther
External Examiner: Professor Abdellah Ajji, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal

MASc Oral Exam
Muhammad Khan
: "Effect of dewatering wood derived pyrolysis liquid on its properties, characteristics, and combustion behavior in diesel engine."
Date: Tuesday, September 12
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: RS 207
Exam committee: Murray Thomson, James S Wallace, David Sinton

MASc Oral Exam
Daniel Muirhead
: "Liquid water accumulation and oxygen transport resistance in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell gas diffusion layers"
Date: Wednesday, September 13
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: MC331
Exam committee: Aimy Bazylak, Edmond Young, Tobin Filleter

MASc Oral Exam
Shakya Sur
: "Modelling, Testing and Optimization of a Passive Solar Updraft Aeration System for Aquaculture in the Developing World"
Date: Thursday, September 14
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: MC331
Exam committee: Amy Bilton, Fae Azhari, Kamran Behdinan

MASc Oral Exam
Aleem Hasham
: "Innovating microfluidics for oil sand and shale oil recovery analysis"
Date: Thursday, September 14
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: MC331
Exam committee: David Sinton, David James, Axel Guenther

PhD Final Oral Exam
Chi-Hang Kwan
, "Frequency Domain Method for Resolution of Two Overlapping Ultrasonic Echoes"
Date: Thursday, September 14
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Room 109, School of Graduate Studies
Exam Committee: Professors Anthony Sinclair, Andreas Mandelis, Konstantinos Plataniotis, Amy Bilton
External Examiner: Dr. Andy Z. Chen, Kinectrics Inc.

PhD Final Oral Exam
John Min Lee
, "X-Ray investigations of Liquid Water Transport in Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell Gas Diffusion Layers"
Date: Friday, September 15
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: MC 123, Mechanical Building
Exam Committee: Professors Aimy Bazylak, James Wallace, Olivera Kesler, Bryan Karney
External Examiner: Professor Michael Fowler, University of Waterloo

MASc Oral Exam
Li Liu:
"The modeling of the food deteriorating quality in the vehicle routing problem"
Date: Friday, September 15
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: MC 331
Exam committee: Chi-Guhn Lee, Roy H. Kwon, Daniel M. Frances

MASc Oral Exam
Omar Omari
: "Validating Intrinsic Spectral Broadening models via Doppler Ultrasound Simulations"
Date: Monday, September 18
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: BA8256
Exam committee: David Steinman, Richard Cobbold, Anthony Sinclair, Piero Triverio

MASc Oral Exam
Christopher Bosyj
: "Advancements in the Design and Fabrication of Ultrasound Transducers for Extreme Temperatures"
Date: Tuesday, September 19
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: MB101
Exam committee: Tony Sinclair, Jan Spelt, Matthew Mackay

MASc Oral Exam
Steven Albert-Green
: "Understanding the Effects of Nozzle Design and Spray Characteristics for Optimizing Pyrolysis Liquid Biofuel Ignition and Combustion"
Date: Tuesday, September 19
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: RS207
Exam committee: Murray Thomson, Nasser Ashgriz, Nikolai DeMartini


University of Toronto Industry Insights (UTII) is now accepting applications
University of Toronto Industry Insights (UTII) is now accepting applications for the following positions: Director of Education(s); Director of Finance(s); and, Director of Communication(s). UTII is a student initiative that holds lectures to educate students on industry sectors. Each events explores a single industry in an unbiased manner, covering the basics, all the moving parts and current trends. Each events also incorporates a networking session with industry professionals. Deadline: September 15.

GREEN Program: Winter & Spring 2018
Get up close and personal with your academics, interests and passions. Join a community of like-minded global citizens, engage in experimental education, and immerse yourself into an entirely new culture.

LEED Green Associate (GA) stand-alone Training
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: September 18, 6-10 p.m.

From Engineer to Aliebn: A chat with pop culture phenom Jonny Sun
You are invited to a thought-provoking and inspiring talk by author and pop culture phenom Jonathan Sun (EngSci 1T1 + PEY), best known by his Twitter alias: "jomny sun, aliebn confuesed abot humamn lamgauge." Find out why Time magazine selected Sun as one of the "25 Most Influential People on the Internet." Sun will discuss how his short-form writing project on Twitter became a critically acclaimed book and how his time at U of T Engineering was formative to his creative and personal development.

Professional Development

Canadian Conference on Student Leadership
The CCSL brings together post-secondary student leaders from across the country and the world to share ideas, become inspired, and leave determined to make a difference on their campuses and in their communities. The 2017 conference will run from November 23-25 in Vancouver. This year's theme is Start With Why.

ILead: Leadership Labs fall schedule
Make connections. Improve team projects. Get through midterms and exams. ILead’s Leadership Labs teach you these and other practical skills that you can apply at Skule and beyond. Our fun and interactive workshops run throughout the year. Spend three weeknights with us to dive deeper into a theme area or attend individual workshops that pique your interest. Either way, you’ll gain important skills and meet great people. Also offered a few times each semester, our Chart Your Future workshop helps you to clarify your own path and move towards the opportunities that will help you get there.


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