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October 9, 2018 | Volume 9, Issue 36

    Awards & Funding | Graduate | Undergraduate | Jobs

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Centre for Healthcare Engineering celebrates 10 years of innovation

Students, faculty and alumni gathered on Oct 1 at the Myhal Centre, to celebrate 10 years of the Centre for Healthcare Engineering. At the celebration, current students working with CHE showcased their latest research, while alumni and industry guests discussed the latest trends in healthcare engineering. Current CHE director Prof. Timothy Chan also acknowledged previous director Prof. Michael Carter for becoming the first industrial engineer appointed Fellow at the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Check out pictures from the event on MIE's Flickr gallery.

Engineering Consulting firm, ARUP is recruiting Mechanical Engineers. Join Flavio Bertolo and Jessica Yablecki (MIE MASc 1T2) and learn about exciting mechanical engineering career opportunities in their talk "The Future of Building Systems Design" on Oct 15 at GB 202 (12-1pm). A pizza lunch will be served. RSVP here.
Calling all students interested in a career in finance! Join Ilan Bahar (IndE 0T4 + PEY), Managing Director of BMO Capital Markets for his talk "Pursuing a Career in Investment Banking with an Engineering Foundation" on Oct 16 at B 2185 (12-1pm). A pizza lunch will be served. RSVP here.

The Newsletter will run on a bi-weekly schedule this Fall.

This Fall the MIE Newsletter will move to a bi-weekly schedule. The next issue will be released Tuesday Oct 23. Be sure to get in your submissions to before Oct 19.

Awards, Funding & Upcoming Events

Ontario Centres of Excellence Voucher for Innovation and Productivity II (OCE VIP II)
Thermocool Mechanical and FlowMix are partnering with Prof. Pierre Sullivan to investigate improved methods for hot water distribution wiithin Condominiums. The OCE VIPII will support one postdoctoral fellow and one graduate student and the partners have committed to further support field and experimental studies.

MIE received accolades at Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)
MIE faculty, alumni and students represented the Department with excellence at the 2018 HFES annual meeting in Philadelphia Oct 1-5. Fiona F. Tran, Antony Hilliard, and Prof. Greg A. Jamieson won the Best Ergonomics in Design Article Award for their paper "Keeping the Lights On Across the Continent." The Human Factors Interest Group (HFIG), also known as the University of Toronto Student Chapter of HFES, was presented with a Gold Level Award. Alumna Prof. Caroline Cao of Wright State University (who received her PhD in MIE in 2001) was named a Fellow of HFES. Prof. Birsen Donmez and grad student Dengbo He were finalists for the Alphonse Chapanis Best Student Paper Award, for their work "Effects of Distraction on Anticipatory Driving."

Innovation in Building Science Symposium: October 31, 2018
University of Toronto faculty, post-doctoral fellows and students are invited to participate in an upcoming University of Waterloo Symposium; Innovation in Building Science: Transition to Low arbon Energy Buildings Symposium on Wednesday October 31.

• The event webpage can be found here.
• The event agenda can be viewed here.
• Registration link can be accessed here. [There is no registration fee/open to public]
• For additional information on student poster display please contact Jessica Strickler.


JDE 1000H: Ethics in Research Seminar - Fall 2018
It is mandatory for MASc and PhD students to attend one JDE1000H seminar to meet the degree requirement.

Date: Thursday, Oct 11
Time: 4-6pm
Room: MY150

Registration is not required. Attendance will be recorded at the seminar. There will be another session offered in the Winter 2019 (to be scheduled). Please note, students who arrive late will not be permitted to enter and participate.

Grad Connections | Fridays (Bi-weekly) 2:00-3:30pm, SGS Lounge, 63 St. George Street
Take a break and connect with other grad students at our bi-weekly chat forum. Share your experiences in an informal setting, talk about your challenges and life as a graduate student. An expert staff facilitator will be available to answer questions related to each week's theme. Coffee and tea will be available. Register here. Space is limited to 20 students. Upcoming chats: Oct 12 (Students with family responsibilities), Oct 26 (Feeling like an imposter in grad school).

2019-2020 Autism Scholars Award
The Autism Scholars Awards Program was established with the support of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development to ensure that Ontario attracts and retains pre-eminent scholars studying autism. The award is open to domestic master's (value: $18,000) and doctoral students (value: $20,000). Applicants are to submit their application directly to SGS Graduate Awards Office, not their graduate unit (or the Dean of Graduate Studies as the COU announcement indicates). Deadline: December 1, 2018.

2019-2020 Canada Graduate Scholarships, Master's Program (CGS M) - Deadline Dec 3, 2018
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) - Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships; Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) - Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) - Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships. Please read the application process and instructions carefully. Applicants must complete and submit an online application by December 3, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) using the Research Portal. Please request your referees to submit their references on-line well before the December 3 application deadline as you are unable to submit your application until both references are submitted.

Hugh C. Morris Experiential Fellowship - Deadline: January 14, 2019
The Hugh C. Morris Experiential Fellowship is designed to commemorate the life work and contributions to the fields of Geosciences, Climate Change, and Mathematics in Canada by Dr. Hugh C. Morris. This Fellowship, valued at $40,000CAD, is open to any graduate student studying in Canada who is working in a field related to earth, geosciences, environment, energy, water, climate change, social impact or design sciences related to these areas, and is designed to provide a unique experiential travel program designed by the student.


High performance: Meet Kirti Saxena, elite athlete joining MIE
Kirti is a seasoned wrestler who has represented Team Canada at several world championships. Now, she's joined MIE as a First Year MechE student. Read about Kirti's plans for the year ahead — both in and out of the gym — and her approach to managing the demands of both training and school.

Engineering Entrepreneurship Series: Erika Mozes, Hyr
You are invited to "So, I have an what?" talk by Erika Mozes, co-founder of Hyr ("The Airbnb of hour paid work"). Thursday, October 11, 2018, 5-6 p.m. SF 1105. The talk will be followed by an informal dinner with the speaker in SFB560. If you wish to attend the dinner, please fill out the RSVP form here. You do not have to RSVP for the talk.

WISE National Conference 2019
'Women in Science and Engineering is proud to present their 7th National Conference on January 26-27, 2019 in downtown Toronto. Join them for the opportunity to hear from inspirational leaders from a wide range of STEM fields, expand your skill set in technical and professional development workshops, and challenge yourself in their competitions. Buy your tickets online today! The Faculty has generously offered to provide $20 tickets to all engineering students (80% off regular ticket price!). Early-bird ticket sales end October 31.


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