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May 8, 2018 | Volume 9, Issue 18

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Researchers develop portable 3D skin printer to repair deep wounds
MIE researchers have developed a handheld 3D skin printer that deposits even layers of skin tissues to cover and heal deep wounds. The team believes it to be the first device that forms tissue in situ, depositing and setting in place in two minutes or less. Their research, led by Navid Hakimi (MIE PhD candidate) under the supervision of Professor Axel Guenther (MIE, IBBME), and in collaboration with Sunnybrook Hospital, was recently published in the Journal Lab on a Chip.

Professor Yu Sun has been awarded a chair advancement to Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Micro and Nano Engineering Systems. Professor Sun is among six U of T Engineering faculty members who were recently awarded new, renewed or advanced CRCs. The Canada Research Chairs program enables U of T to attract and retain the best and most promising researchers from around the world.
Calling all MIE research grad students: today is the last day to submit abstracts for the MIE Graduate Research Symposium! This is an excellent opportunity to participate in an exciting day of knowledge sharing among your colleagues and the U of T community. Top three oral presentations will be awarded prizes of $1,000, $750 and $500, respectively. Top poster presenters will be awarded a $500 prize.
On May 24 in Calgary, Professor Mark Fox presents an engaging seminar on how U of T is establishing itself as a driving force for city-building and urban innovation. The university recently approved the creation of the School of Cities. The goal of the new School of Cities is to be a world-leading centre for innovative, interdisciplinary urban research, education, and engagement and a place where diverse communities come together to spark new insights and design creative ways for cities and their citizens to thrive.


Operations Management and Statistics Seminar: Online Retail: Drivers of Product Returns
Speaker: Nitish Jain, London Business School
Date: Friday, May 11
Time: 2 PM
Location: RT 127


Participants needed for driving simulator experiment
The Human Factors and Applied Statistics Lab (HFASt) is looking for participants for driving simulator experiment. At this stage, we are looking for female drivers who meet the following requirements.
- Age between 25-30
- Have a G license or equivalent
The experiment will take around 3 hours and the participant will get paid $14/hour plus a maximum $8 bonus for the experiment (in total, $42 to $50). If you are interested, please fill out the screening questionnaire and we will contact you shortly if you are eligible for the experiment. For any questions, please contact Samantha Hopkins at

Showcase Your Work: U of T Libraries Graduate Student Exhibition Competition
Here's your chance to win one of three $1,000 prizes, and the opportunity to bring the ideas in your existing research project to life by transforming them into an eye-catching display. Winning projects will be featured at the Robarts Library in a special student exhibit. Submission deadline: May 31.

MASc Oral Exam
Hassan Anis
: "Shrinking Horizon, Scenario-based Optimal Liquidation with Lower Partial Moments Criteria"
Date: Tuesday, May 15
Time: 12:30 PM
Location: MB101
Exam committee: Professors Roy Kwon, Dionne Aleman, Hani Naguib


Basic Machining Course for summer students: May 16
Students who haven't taken the George Brown Basic Machining and are working for MIE professors as undergrads or grad students during the summer term, please sign up in the Student Machine Shop. Cost is $160.

Science Rendezvous 2018: May 12
Date: Saturday, May 12
Time: 11 AM - 4 PM
Location: 100 St. George Street
Science Rendezvous is a free annual all-day festival that brings science out of the lab and onto the street with the ultimate goal of improving student enrolment as well as public involvement in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Occurring simultaneously at over 40 sites across 30 Canadian cities, this event offers visitors of all ages and backgrounds the chance to interact with world-class researchers, witness awe-inspiring demonstrations, partake in hands-on experiments and, above all, have fun while discovering science in a whole new way.

Become LEED Accredited: May 12
Date: Saturday, May 12
Time: 1-5 PM
Location: BA2175
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. Buildings can become LEED Certified, as can people! The LEED Green Associate is the only professional designation to show employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field. To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 8000 students pass the exam with a 100 per cent success rate. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time compared to the competition and is geared at allowing students to graduate with letters after their name.

Invitation to Green Chemistry and Engineering symposium May 23-25: Free registration for MIE participants
Please join us for the GCI symposium, titled Green by Design - Advances in Chemistry and Engineering, to be taken place at the University of Toronto St. George campus on May 23-25. The Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering will cover the registration fee for all MIE students (both undergraduates and graduate students) and post-docs. Registration will be available during AMIGAS Coffee Break events, from April 27 until May 18. Alternatively, feel free to approach Yuchan Dong ( or email the Symposium organizers directly at:

Now Open: James Dyson Award seeks students who solve problems
The James Dyson Award is an international design award that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers. It's open to current post-secondary students (or graduates within four years) studying engineering, design engineering or product design. Students have a chance to win $50,000 towards their project's future development and $8,500 for their school. The brief is simple: design something that solves a problem.


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