Honours & Awards Archive (2020)

University Professor Elizabeth Edwards appointed to the Order of Canada

By Branden Wesseling | January 4, 2021 | Comments Off on University Professor Elizabeth Edwards appointed to the Order of Canada

Story by Carolyn Farrell University Professor Elizabeth Edwards (ChemE) has been named an Officer of the Order of Canada, one of the country’s most prestigious honours. The second cohort of new appointees for 2020 was announced today by Governor General Julie Payette (ECE MASc 9T0). As the Canada Research Chair in Anaerobic Biotechnology, Edwards is a pioneer in advancing… Read more »

Professor Krishna Mahadevan Awarded Canada Research Chair in Metabolic Systems Engineering

By Branden Wesseling | December 16, 2020 | Comments Off on Professor Krishna Mahadevan Awarded Canada Research Chair in Metabolic Systems Engineering

Professor Krishna Mahadevan has been awarded a Canada Research Chair in Metabolic Systems Engineering. This news was made public after a historic announcement by the federal CRC program which includes $195 million for 259 new and renewed Chairs attracting global talent and increasing diversity in Canada research. Established in 2000, the federal CRC program invests… Read more »

Professor Ning Yan Elected Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada

By Branden Wesseling | December 16, 2020 | Comments Off on Professor Ning Yan Elected Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada

Story by Carolyn Farrell, U of T Engineering News Professor Ning Yan (ChemE) has been elected a 2021 Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, in recognition of exceptional contributions to engineering and service to the profession and society. Yan is the University of Toronto Distinguished Professor in Forest Biomaterials Engineering and the former Chair… Read more »

ChemE student earns prestigious Schwarzman Scholarship — a U of T Engineering first

By Branden Wesseling | December 15, 2020 | Comments Off on ChemE student earns prestigious Schwarzman Scholarship — a U of T Engineering first

Fletcher Han (ChemE 2T0 + PEY) has been selected to join the Class of 2022 Schwarzman Scholars, making him the first U of T Engineering student to receive the scholarship and the fifth U of T student to be selected. The prestigious graduate fellowship is awarded annually by Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing…. Read more »

Molly Shoichet named one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada

By Branden Wesseling | December 1, 2020 | Comments Off on Molly Shoichet named one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada

Story by Liz Do, U of T Engineering News University Professor Molly Shoichet (ChemE, BME, Donnelly) has been named one of the Top 100 most powerful women in Canada by Women’s Executive Network (WXN). The list recognizes the country’s highest achieving female leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. “It is a great honour to be included among… Read more »

ChemE alumna Laura Burget named winner of 2020 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneurs Awards in Micro-Business Category

By Branden Wesseling | November 27, 2020 | Comments Off on ChemE alumna Laura Burget named winner of 2020 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneurs Awards in Micro-Business Category

Three Ships, an all-natural skincare company co-founded by alumna Laura Burget (ChemE 1T6), continues to make waves in the business world as Burget and co-founder Connie Lo, were named winners of the 2020 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneurs Awards in the Micro Business Category out of more than 8,600 nominations. For 28 years, the RBC Canadian… Read more »

University Professor Molly Shoichet receives Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal, Canada’s highest honour for science and engineering research

By Branden Wesseling | November 10, 2020 | Comments Off on University Professor Molly Shoichet receives Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal, Canada’s highest honour for science and engineering research

Story by Liz Do, U of T Engineering News University Professor Molly Shoichet (ChemE, BME, Donnelly Centre), a world-leading researcher in tissue engineering, has received the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering — Canada’s most prestigious award for science and engineering research. The  Herzberg Gold Medal is awarded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)… Read more »

Angela Tran awarded 2T5 Mid-Career Achievement Award at 2020 EAN Awards

By Branden Wesseling | November 6, 2020 | Comments Off on Angela Tran awarded 2T5 Mid-Career Achievement Award at 2020 EAN Awards

Eleven outstanding members of the U of T Engineering community were recognized Nov. 5 at the 2020 Engineering Alumni Network (EAN) Awards. The evening awards ceremony, held virtually this year, celebrated alumni and students for their accomplishments and their contributions to the Skule™ community “The Faculty has just been amazing in its resilience, and tonight’s… Read more »

ChemE students and faculty take home top prizes at CCEC 2020 Virtual

By Branden Wesseling | November 6, 2020 | Comments Off on ChemE students and faculty take home top prizes at CCEC 2020 Virtual

From October 26 to October 30, 2020, ChemE students and faculty virtually attended and participated in the 70th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference (CCEC) hosted annually by the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC). Over 600 delegates representing 16 countries attended the conference. Attendees included undergraduate and graduate students, faculty members and industry experts. This year, ChemE… Read more »

Professor Molly Shoichet receives Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize

By Branden Wesseling | October 9, 2020 | Comments Off on Professor Molly Shoichet receives Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize

Four of Canada’s leading scientists in heart, brain and cancer research have been recognized by UBC’s Faculty of Medicine for their scientific accomplishments, and for their potential to make further contributions in their fields. University Professor Molly Shoichet (ChemE, BME, Donnelly) was named the recipient of the 2020 Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize for her… Read more »

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