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June 5, 2018 | Volume 9, Issue 22

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Alumni Reunion brings graduates back to MIE
This past weekend, MIE celebrated Alumni Reunion at the Faculty Club. Alumni had the opportunity to meet the new Chair, reconnect with friends and learn about some of the new and exciting projects going on in MIE. Thank you to the following volunteers for participating in the event: Professor Markus Bussmann, Professor Eric Diller, Professor David James, Spencer Canner, Cameron Forbrigger, Amir Ganiev, Nazli Kaya, Kayane Kassabian, Sebastian Leung, Benjamin Rubinoff, Mohammad Salehizadeh, Peyman Shokrollahi, Aadil Sookia, Tianqi Xu, Jordan Yerzy and Omid Youssefi.

It's less than a month away! 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.
On June 19, MIE is proud to celebrate the achievements of our newest engineering graduates. In honour of this special occasion, we will host a lunch prior to the convocation ceremony, at the Faculty Club from 12 to 2 p.m. for graduating students and their family and friends.
From paper-based microfluidic biosensors for disease diagnostics, to developing large tissue regeneration: U of T was the hub for knowledge sharing on microfluidics, from May 24-25. Professor Edmond Young was among the organizers of the 13th annual Ontario-on-a-chip (OOAC) Symposium, which featured talks and poster presentations on the latest advancements in microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip technologies.


CSME honours Eric Diller with I.W. Smith Award
Professor Eric Diller recently received the I.W. Smith Award from the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers (CSME). This award is given annually to honour outstanding achievement in creative mechanical engineering within 10 years of undergraduate graduation. Prof. Diller received the award at the CSME Annual International Congress banquet on May 29 at York University.


Collaborative Specialization in Global Health - Call for Applications
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.

PhD Final Oral Exam
Brian Nguyen
, "Method and Device Development for Energy and Environmental Science”
Date: Thursday, June 7
Time: 10 AM
Location: Room 111, School of Graduate Studies, 63 St. George Street
Exam Committee: Professors David Sinton (supervisor), Craig Simmons, Marie-Josée Fortin, Elizabeth Edwards
External Examiner: Professor Roman Stocker, ETH Zurich


Order of the White Rose: Scholarship deadline June 30
The Polytechnique Montreal Order of the White Rose is an annual Canada-wide scholarship created in honour of the 14 victims of the tragedy on December 6, 1989, to encourage young, female engineering students to pursue their academic careers at the graduate level. Inquiries may be directed to Pierina Filippone at Completed applications, along with supporting documents, should be emailed to Pierina no later than 11:59 p.m. on June 30.

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.

James Dyson Award seeks students who solve problems: deadline July 20
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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