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May 29, 2018 | Volume 9, Issue 21

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Inspired by art, MIE researchers use sound and visuals to simulate blood-flow patterns of brain aneurysms
Researchers in Professor David Steinman's lab are combining audio and art to provide better, standardized ways of simulating and understanding brain aneurysms. Collaborating with Toronto Western Hospital's Aneurysm Clinic, (Canada's largest), as well as Peter Coppin, a professor at the Faculty of Design at OCADU, his lab is taking fresh insights from visual artists and sound designers to improve visual and audio communication in medical imaging.

Mark your calendars! The 9th Annual MIE Graduate Research Symposium is taking place on June 27. No matter your engineering background, we've catered this year's event to be accessible to all audiences! Spend an afternoon learning about the many ways our world-class, forward-thinking graduate students are engineering solutions to the world's most pressing problems. We're also excited to host keynote speaker, Professor John N. Tsitsiklis, a renowned operations research expert at MIT. This event is open to all students, faculty, staff and alumni across the university.
Nick Di Donato (IndE 8T1) is among three U of T Engineers to honoured by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) and Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) with Ontario Professional Engineers Awards. Di Donato received the Citizenship Award, honouring an engineer who has made significant contributions to society.
The new AMIGAS executive team hosted its first coffee break last Wednesday afternoon in the grad student lounge. The event was an opportunity to mingle over coffee with the new AMIGAS team, fellow grad students, as well as faculty and staff.


Revenue Management in the Sharing Economy
Speaker: Longyuan Du, PhD Candidate, Rotman
Date: Tuesday, May 29
Time: 3 PM
Location: LL 1010

TIAM: Multifunctional Materials Based on Nanofibers and Open and Closed Cell Aerogel Foams For Sustainability
Speaker: Sadhan C. Jana, Department of Polymer Engineering, University of Akron
Date: Friday, June 22
Time: 2-3 PM
Location: MC 331


Collaborative Specialization in Global Health - Call for Applications
PhD applications due Friday, June 1
Masters applications due Friday, June 15
The Collaborative Specialization in Global Health (CSGH) is now accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year! This program is designed to deepen the knowledge base of doctoral and masters students about multidisciplinary approaches to global health issues and challenges; to provide career training related to global health research and practice; and to help students develop research and practical skills.

UTIHI Annual Conference on Health Innovation: June 8-9
The University of Toronto Institute for Healthcare Improvement (UTIHI) is hosting: Health Innovation - Designing a Better Tomorrow. Join us for a two-day conference in Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute - St. Michael's Hospital on June 8 & 9. It will feature four keynote speakers, interactive workshops highlighting innovations in technology, sustainability, and entrepreneurship, a panel discussion with Quality Improvement experts, and networking socials inter-spaced with student oral and poster presentations in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QuIPS) research.

Global Engineering Symposium: Call for abstracts extended to June 18
The Centre for Global Engineering (CGEN) is a key supporter of the Global Engineering Symposium at the upcoming 29th Inter-American Congress of Chemical Engineering and the 68th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, to be held jointly in Toronto, October 28-31. CGEN invites you to submit abstracts (up to 500 words) through the conference's online portal. We are soliciting abstracts from university faculty and students.

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
Gregory Fukakusa
: "Optimizing the Design of Visual Patterns for Medication Labels"
Date: Tuesday, May 29
Time: 9 AM
Location: BA8227
Exam committee: Professors Paul Milgram, Yuval Bitan, Mark Chignell, Deborah Fels


MIE welcomes newly admitted students at Welcome to Engineering
This past Sunday, U of T Engineering hosted its annual Welcome to Engineering event for newly admitted students. The event is an opportunity for them to visit campus and learn about our MIE programs and the U of T Engineering student experience before making their decisions on where to attend school in the fall.

Thank you to the MIE students who volunteered for the event including: Faizan Akbani, Daniel Bedrossian, Herman Chandi, Austin Chen, Max Glidden, Jade Khiev, Catherine Kucaba, Nojhat Hrishti, Prerana Gambhir, Nicholas Petrelli, Benjamin Rubinoff, Viola Song, Sam Wipatavit, Janice Zhou and all the students who participated in the Hi-Skule committee activities. We look forward to officially welcoming the new class in September 2018!

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is now accepting applications for the Newcomer Youth Green Economy Project
Funded by the Government of Ontario, the Newcomer Youth Green Economy Project (NYGEP) supports newcomer post-secondary students in the GTA to access field trips, experiential learning opportunities and job skills training. Students in the GTA will explore multiple career pathways in the green economy, including ecological restoration, water management, green energy/green building, and environmental education.

Learning Abroad: Apply now for 2018-2019 winter semester
Students still have access to many opportunities for learning abroad during the next winter semester! Explore the possibilities at prestigious universities around the world. There are so many fantastic study options to choose from in Brazil, Europe, Asia, Australia and more. Deadline to apply is June 3.

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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