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September 19, 2017 | Volume 8, Issue 52

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Chair's Office

Alison Olechowski recently joined MIE as an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, and is cross-appointed to the Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (ILead). In her short time at U of T Engineering, she has already begun to accomplish her teaching focus: giving students the tools and confidence to become leaders. Learn more.


Startups founded by engineering students are poised to address challenges from sustainability to surgery. Twelve companies pitched their vision to a room of judges, investors and faculty members at the fifth annual Hatchery Demo Day. MIE student Rachel Baker (IndE 1T7 +PEY) won a runner-up prize for her company, Tejo. Read more.
Professor Goldie Nejat's robotics research takes centre stage in this Q&A, an excerpt from the book Women of Innovation: The Impact of Leading Engineers in Canada. Read more.

Shell is in search of remarkable engineering students who will thrive in a diverse and inclusive work environment to deliver exciting projects locally and
globally. To attend, please register on the Career Learning Network website.


MIE Distinguished Seminar Series: Advances in High Temperature Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Development
Speaker: Roswitha Zeis, Helmholtz Institute of Ulm
Date: Friday, September 22
Time: 2-3 PM
Location: MC102


Registration and course ADD Deadlines
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.

UTORG Trivia Night: September 21
The University of Toronto Operations Research Group (UTORG) is hosting a trivia night on September 21, from 5-7:30 p.m. in MB101. We'll have a trivia contest followed by a mixer; refreshments and snacks will be served. We'll put everyone into groups for the trivia, so it’s a great way to meet other OR students!

HFIG Board Games evening: September 27
The Human Factors Interest Group is kicking off the new term with Board Games Night on Wednesday, September 27 in the MIE Grad Lounge (MC330) at 7 p.m. Come meet other graduate students studying or interested in Human Factors and play some cool, fun and/or new games!

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


Centralized Student Initiative Funding Process
The Centralized Process for Student Initiative Funding is now accepting applications. All applications are due September 24, 2017 at 11:59:59 pm. For full application process details and templates can be found here. We strongly encourage all applicants to review all information hosted on the website (including the Sample Application, Resources, and Conditions for Successful Applicants). In addition, you will find the Application and Budget templates. You must use these templates in order for your application to be considered. Incomplete applications or use of alternate templates will not be accepted.

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.

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.
Date: September 25
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: MC 102

Mindful Meditation for Students
Starting the week of Sept 18! Join weekly opportunities Mondays through Fridays practice secular meditation techniques that will increase your relaxation, resiliency and focus!

Professional Development

Staff and faculty Professional Development: Engineering Engagement & Development Network (E&D Network)
The Engineering Engagement & Development Network (E&D Network) offers staff and faculty professional development opportunities, as well as a forum to facilitate communication, sharing and collaboration across the Faculty. Join the E&D Network mailing list and stay informed. Full time, part time and casual staff are welcome to take part in E&D Network programming. There is no cost to participate, but registration is appreciated. The next session takes place September 26, from 2-3 p.m. in WB215, and will focus on "Developing Your Professional Competencies." Presenters: David Newman, Senior Director of Student Experience; Adam Kuhn, Director, Student and Campus Community Development. Register here.

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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