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October 23, 2018 | Volume 9, Issue 37

    Research Seminars | Awards, Funding & Events | Graduate | Undergraduate | Jobs

Chair's Office

AMIGAS field trip to visit the Fiat Chrysler Assembly Plant in Brampton on October 19

On Saturday October 20, the University of Toronto opened it's doors for the annual Fall Campus Day to visit with prospective students and their families. Thank you to MIE student volunteers Kristen Assad, Jade Khiev, Linda Leung, Selin Maden, Benjamin Rubinoff, Michelle Watt, Christine Yaromich, and Karen Zhou for making the day a great success!
Undergrad Counsellor Carla Baptista is leaving the MIE Department to join the John H Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape & Design. Students, faculty & staff are invited to a cupcake social in the MIE Undergraduate Office (MC 109) on October 25 from 2 - 4 pm to thank Carla for her 8 years of service in MIE and wish her well.
The University of Toronto Robotics Association is looking for volunteers for their Nov 3 Hackathon. Graduate students are needed as mentors and both undergraduate and graduate students are needed for general event volunteering.  Sign up today to get involved:
 Mentor Sign up
General Event Volunteer

Research Seminars

UTORG  Lunch Talk: Kyle E. C. Booth | October 25 | 12 - 1 pm | BA 8256
The University of Toronto Operations Research Group (UTORG) is hosting a lunch talk by Kyle E. C. Booth. The talk is entitled " Compiling Quantum Circuits with Constraint Programming”. Lunch and coffee will be provided.

MIE Distinguished Seminar Series: Susan Dumais, Microsoft | The Potential for Personalization in Web Search* | October 26 | 2 - 3 pm | MC 102
All are invited to attend the next MIE Distinguished Seminar Series with Susan Dumais. Read her bio and the abstract here. Check out the expanded MIE Seminars page, which now includes the schedule for the Distinguished Seminar Series, Operations Research Seminar Series, as well as the PsychEng Seminar Series.

Next ORSS: Thursday Nov 1 | 12-1PM MB 128 | Yossi Luzzon, PDF MIE Department
All are invited to attend the Operations Research Seminar Series (ORSS) happening November 1 with postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Healthcare Engineering, MIE Department, whose talk is titled "Data-Driven Appointment Book Design via Mathematical Programming". Read the seminar abstract here.


Rotman Operations Management Seminar: INFORMS Talks | November 2 | 2 - 3 pm | RT 157

Tianshu Lu, PhD Candidate - Capacity Rationing and Ambluance Diversion in Emergency Departments

Vahid Roseshani, Post-doc - Multi-period Home Healthcare Provider Facility Location-allocation Problem

Awards, Funding & Upcoming Events

Ontario Centres of Excellence Voucher for Innovation and Productivity II (OCE VIP II)
Professor Craig Simmons was awarded an OCE VIP II for his project, Manufacturing of a multi-channel flow device for cell-based assays in drug development.

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.


2019 John Charles Polyani Prizes

To honour the achievement of John Charles Polanyi, recipient of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, the Ontario Government established a fund to provide John Charles Polanyi Prizes annually to up to five outstanding researchers or scholars who are in the early stages of their career and at Ontario universities. The prizes, each which is currently valued at $20,000, will be conferred in the fall of 2019. They are available in the areas of Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Economic Science, broadly defined.

Applicant Deadline to Graduate Unit (MIE): November 26, 2018
Value/Duration: $20,000
Level of Study: Postdoctoral or has faculty appointment
Required Legal Status: Ontario resident
Results: November 2019 by agency

* Applicants are to submit their application to their graduate unit or their supervisor's affiliated graduate unit, not the Graduate Awards Office (or the Dean of Graduate Studies as the COU announcement indicates).

MIE Graduate Research Symposium Recruitment

The 2019 Symposium Committee is looking for students to help organize next year's 10th annivery Symposium. Please indicate your availibity on this Doodle Poll by October 24 and get involved!

Association of Commonwealth Universitites Fellowship in Marine Plastics

ACU Blue Charter Fellowships will offer talented researchers 2-3 month placements at ACU member universities across the Commonwealth as well as in industry with a focus on (1) preventing plastics from getting in to the sea, (2) developing alternatives to plastics and (3) cleaning up the seas. Felowships are open to both PhD students and post-PhD researchers. Complete the online application form by November 7.

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 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.


ACORN: Recruitment of Students for the Advisory Team 

Want to make a difference in the U of T student experience? Participate in research activities and testing for ACORN and other applications – join the ACORN Student Advisory Team today!

Aquahacks: October 25 Volunteer Opportunity
The Aquahacking Challenge engages with rising gen hackers, engineers to develop clean-tech engineering, web and mobile solutions to water issues affecting the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Basin. They are looking for engineering student volunteers on October 25 from 1 - 3 pm to assist with registration. As a thank you for volunteering, students will get to meet with clean tech engineers, developers, policy makers and other important stakeholders in the water technology sector. It's a great opportunity to network, learn and be inspired. Plus volunteers receive free food! To volunteer e-mail

 Undergraduate Scholarships with November Deadlines

Student are encouraged to check out the listing for available scholarships with November deadlines. Questions can be directed to the Assistant Registrar for Scholarships & Financial Aid, Pierina Filippone

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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