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June 26, 2018 | Volume 9, Issue 25

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Chair's Office

Spring Convocation 2018
Last Tuesday, MIE faculty and staff were proud to celebrate undergraduates and graduate students, who received their engineering degrees at Convocation Hall. Congrats!

It was a wet afternoon for Professor Markus Bussmann and six of his colleagues from across U of T Engineering. In celebration of philanthropy from the Faculty & Staff Giving Campaign, Professor Bussmann volunteered to be "dunked for donations." Several staff and faculty, with great aim, succeeded. MIE would like to thank our community of staff and faculty for their generous contributions to this campaign.
Anston Emmanuel (MechE 1T7+PEY) is about to start a coveted job as an active safety controls development engineer at automotive giant General Motors - a position he secured, thanks in part to an unsuccessful effort to launch a biomedical startup at The Entrepreneurship Hatchery. Emmanuel's experience is far from unusual. While all entrepreneurs hope to succeed, the reality is the vast majority of startups fail. However, the skills and experience gained by launching a startup are increasingly in high demand by a wide variety of employers.
The MIE Graduate Research Symposium takes place tomorrow. 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.


MIE grad student wins best paper at International Conference of Auditory Display 2018
Dan MacDonald (MASc Candidate) recently won best paper at the International Conference of Auditory Display 2018, held at Michigan Tech. MacDonald, who is supervised by Professor David Steinman, won for his paper, "Data-Driven Sonification of CFD Aneurysm Models."

MIE alumni recognized by the Canadian Academy of Engineering

John Yeow (MASc MIE 0T0, PhD MIE 0T3) and Anston Emmanuel ((MechE 1T8+PEY) were among 12 members of U of T Engineering to be honoured by the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE). Yeow was among the CAE's 57 new fellows for this year, while Emmanuel received the CAE William G. Belfry SAE Award, recognizing excellence in transportation and mobility engineering.


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


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 supervisors must send a complete PDF file of the Banting application by email to David Duong ( by the FASE deadline of July 31, 2018.

2018 Douglas R. Colton Medal: deadline August 31
This award honours excellent microsystems and nanotechnology research by a faculty member, student, or alumnus who has completed a Master's or PhD degree in a Canadian university within the past three calendar years (2015-2018). This is an excellent opportunity for very new faculty as well as postdoctoral fellows and students. U of T postdocs and alumni won the award in 2013, 2011, 2006, 2001, 1999, and 1998.


Driving Dreams: IoMe: July 12
Get personal with the Internet of Me (IoMe). A conference where IoT intersects with digital health, smart mobility, industry 4.0, and advanced materials.

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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