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June 12, 2018 | Volume 9, Issue 23

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MIE grad students win third place in CanInfra Challenge
Congratulations to master's students Pavel Shmatnik and Jing Guo, who along with their team of U of T students from across Faculties and departments, finished third in the CanInfra Challenge. The nation-wide competition aimed to find the next great infrastructure project in Canada. The U of T students are the only student-led team from Ontario to advance into the final round.

Their project, Taking the High Road, focused on how to bring the future of charging infrastructure to Canada by incorporating Dynamic Wireless Charging technology to accelerate electric vehicle adoption. "Thank you so much for MIE's support during the voting process! We were very proud to represent U of T in this contest," said Guo.

(Pictured: Pavel Shmatnik, Jing Guo, Bill Morneau (Minister of Finance), Ji Song Sun (Architectural Studies), Tashi Nanglo (Environmental Science), Hasnain Raza Akbar (Architectural Studies), Thanvin Giridhar (Life Science) and Aliyah Mohammad (MBA DeGroote)

Only 15 more days! The 9th Annual MIE Graduate Research Symposium is taking place on June 27. 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. This event is open to all students, faculty, staff and alumni across the university.

MIE grad student wins first place at CSME competition

Master's student Dan MacDonald recently won first place in the Student Paper Competition at the CSME International Congress, for his work on "Sonification of flow instabilities in CFD aneurysm models." Learn more about his research under the supervision of Professor David Steinman.

Professor Tim Chan's students get honourable mentions at CORS conference

At the 2018 Canadian Operational Research Society annual meeting, PhD candidate Rafid Mahmood was awarded honourable mention in the graduate student paper competition for "Multiple Observations and Goodness of Fit in Generalized Inverse Optimization." Craig Fernandes (IndE 1T8) was awarded honourable mention in the undergraduate paper competition for "Evaluating NFL Game States using a Markov Reward Process." Both students are supervised by Professor Tim Chan.


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

Fukushima: The long road to decommissioning
Speaker: Robert Malkin, University of Bristol
Date: Tuesday, June 26
Time: 4 PM
Location: Sidney Smith Hall, room 2102

Distracted Walking and Distracted Bicycling: What We Know and Data Needs
Speaker: Judith L. Mwakalonge, Associate Director of the Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility
Date: Monday, July 9
Time: 10:30-11:30 AM
Location: MC331


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.

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.

2018 Additive Manufacturing Education Symposium: June 19
Join us for this special Additive Manufacturing Education Symposium designed to encourage a thought provoking discussion around the opportunities and challenges provided by Advanced Manufacturing. This symposium will bring together a diverse panel of speakers which will discuss curriculum considerations as well provide a glimpse into specific vertical applications. The symposium is hosted by the Toronto Institute of Advanced Manufacturing (TIAM), Stratasys and Cimetrix, a Javelin Technologies Company.

2018/19 CGEN Graduate Scholarships: deadline July 12
Established in 2009, the Centre for Global Engineering (CGEN) encourages engineering faculty and students at the University of Toronto to think creatively about some of the world's most intractable global challenges. Through its curriculum, capstone design projects, and hands-on research, CGEN addresses issues in sanitation, alternative energy, health costs and clean water – especially in developing countries where solutions can have the greatest impact.

Using donations generously provided by influential members of the global engineering community at the University, CGEN is pleased to offer multiple scholarships annually to qualifying MASc and PhD students. The scholarships range from $5,000 to 15,000 and includes: Paul Cadario Doctoral Fellowship in Global Engineering and the Metcalfe Family Graduate Fellowship for Sustainable Energy Research.

2018/19 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program: deadline July 31
The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country's economic, social and research-based growth.Applicants and their proposed supervisorsmust send a complete PDF file of the Banting application by email to David Duong ( by the FASE deadline of July 31, 2018.


Nuclear Job Fair: June 27
Working in a nuclear plant, or working in a nuclear design office, doesn't mean that you need to have taken nuclear related courses. All disciplines are needed to support the various aspects of a nuclear plant in design, operations and maintenance. This job fair is a chance to invite bright young minds to apply and perhaps further study at any of the nuclear industry organizations.

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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