Honours & Awards Archive (2018)

Three new early-career professorships accelerate innovation in engineering education and research November 23, 2018 - Twenty-seven U of T Engineering assistant professors have been appointed to early-career professorships across three new programs for tenure- and teaching-stream faculty members. The professorships, created by Dean Cristina Amon, will enhance research in emerging areas and practices in engineering education across the Faculty. The new programs are the Dean’s Spark Professorships, Catalyst Professorships and... Read more »
U of T Engineering celebrates industry partnerships November 21, 2018 - U of T Engineering recognized three key industry partners at its annual Industry Partners’ Reception on Wednesday, Nov. 14. More than 180 industry leaders, government partners and faculty members gathered at the Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship to acknowledge this year’s achievements in academic-industry collaborations. “Tonight is our opportunity to say thank you... Read more »
Three ChemE alumni honoured at 2018 EAN Awards November 8, 2018 - Three exemplary ChemE alumni were recognized on Thursday, November 1 at the annual Engineering Alumni Network (EAN) Awards. The awards ceremony, held at the new Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship, celebrated alumni for their outstanding contributions to the Skule™ community as well as their remarkable career achievements. “On behalf of the Faculty, my... Read more »
Three ChemE alumni receive 2018 Arbor Awards October 25, 2018 - On Monday, October 15, U of T hosted its 2018 Arbor Awards to honour the outstanding volunteer contributions of alumni. Among the group being recognized this year were three ChemE alumni. Gooi Seong Heen (ChemE 7T2) is part of the Singapore Malaysia Campaign Committee who played a major role in building a strong Singapore alumni... Read more »
Grad student wins a 2017 Acta Student Award September 11, 2018 - ChemE PhD student Locke Davenport Huyer, supervised by Prof. Milica Radisic (ChemE, IBBME), has won a 2017 Acta Student Award for his paper entitled, Moldable elastomeric polyester-carbon nanotube scaffolds for cardiac tissue engineering. Huyer’s paper was published in Acta Biomaterialia, an international journal that publishes peer-reviewed original research reports, review papers and communications in the... Read more »
Alison McGuigan elected to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists September 11, 2018 - Professor Alison McGuigan (ChemE, IBBME) has been named to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Established in 2014, the College is the country’s first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership. McGuigan joined U of T in 2009 and since then her research... Read more »
Another successful year at UnERD August 14, 2018 - On Tuesday, August 14 our summer students presented at the Undergraduate Engineering Research Day. Three of our students went home with prizes. Among all podium presentations delivered, Andrew Pickering (ChemE 1T8+PEY) won second place for his talk entitled, Sustained release of a thermostabilized mutant of Chondroitinase ABC for treatment of spinal cord injury. He also... Read more »
ChemE alumna recognized by the Canadian Academy of Engineering June 21, 2018 - Twelve members of the U of T Engineering community have been recognized by the Canadian Academy of Engineering with fellowships and scholarships. The CAE is a national institution through which Canada’s most distinguished and experienced engineers provide strategic advice on matters of critical importance to Canada. Audrey Mascarenhas (ChemE 8T2), President and CEO of Questor... Read more »
Prof. Will Cluett wins highest U of T teaching honour June 1, 2018 - Professor Will Cluett has been recognized for his exceptional teaching and leadership with the President’s Teaching Award, U of T’s highest honour for teaching. This award was established in 2006 to recognize sustained excellence in teaching, research on teaching and the integration of teaching and research. Recipients are designated members of the University’s Teaching Academy... Read more »
ChemE Alum receives Ontario Professional Engineers Awards May 25, 2018 - ChemE Alumnus, David Beckman (ChemE MASc 8T1), has been honoured by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) and Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) with the Ontario Professional Engineers Award Entrepreneurship Medal. This award is given annually to an engineer who has applied new technologies or innovative approaches enabling new companies to get started. “[The] prestigious [Ontario... Read more »
ChemE students win the Minerva-CIAC Responsible Care case-study competition May 7, 2018 - On Tuesday, May 1, Jonathan Almeida (ChemE 1T8+PEY), Seyoung Chang (ChemE 1T8+PEY), Rosten Role (ChemE 1T8+PEY) and Liz White (ChemE 1T7+PEY) won the 2018 Minerva-CIAC Responsible Care case-study competition open to all undergraduate engineering students in Canada. This is the second year in a row that a ChemE team has taken first place. The case... Read more »
Alumna named Officer of the PEO Order of Honour April 26, 2018 - A volunteer for more than two decades, Jeanette M. Southwood (ChemE 8T6, MASc 8T8), P.Eng., FEC, FCAE, LLD (hc), IntPE, of Ottawa, has been named an Officer of the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) Order of Honour. She was inducted into the Order at a gala on Friday, April 20 in Toronto. Southwood has served as... Read more »
ChemClub wins Discipline Club of the Year at Annual EngSoc Awards April 25, 2018 - At this year’s annual EngSoc Awards, held on Monday, April 9 to recognize outstanding contributions to and leadership of student life in U of T Engineering, the Department of Chemical Engineering’s ChemClub won Discipline Club of the Year. In addition,  Madison Desembrana won Class Representative of the Year for her role as 2nd year class rep... Read more »
Levente Diosady receives Engineers Canada’s highest honour April 25, 2018 - Prof. Levente Diosady (ChemE) has received the 2018 Engineers Canada Gold Medal Award, the organization’s highest honour, recognizing exceptional individual achievement and distinction in engineering. A world-renowned food engineer, Diosady has spent much of his career developing techniques for fortifying staple foods with micronutrients to improve human health. Over the past 15 years, Diosady has... Read more »
Young alumnus wins 2018 Sterling Award April 25, 2018 - Michael Burdett (ChemE 1T4) is the 2018 recipient of the G. Gordon M. Sterling Engineering Intern Award, which is presented annually by Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) and recognizes leadership potential within the engineering profession. Since graduating from ChemE, Michael has utilized his technical skills to solve problems in his professional work. As a PEO volunteer,... Read more »
U of T Engineering honours its exceptional faculty and staff April 18, 2018 - U of T Engineering faculty and staff gathered on Wednesday, April 18 to recognize outstanding faculty and staff members for their leadership, citizenship, innovation and contributions to the Faculty’s teaching, service and research missions at the 11th annual Celebrating Engineering Excellence reception. Among those recognized were ChemE members Mary Butera, winner of the Agnes Kaneko... Read more »
Five students receive Cressy Awards April 18, 2018 - On April 17, the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering hosted a lovely afternoon high-tea for its 23 recipients of the Gordon Cressy Leadership Award, which recognize students who have made outstanding extra-curricular contributions to their college, faculty or school, or to the university as a whole. Among the group were five fourth-year ChemE students.... Read more »
UTCV makes top 10 April 18, 2018 - On April 8, the University of Toronto Chemical Vehicles (UTCV) design team traveled to the Rochester Institute of Technology to compete in the North Eastern regional conference and first ever Chem-E-Car competition. Out of 21 teams, UTCV ranked 9th! The competition was a great technical and professional learning experience for the group, consisting of: Alice... Read more »
Student achievements April 12, 2018 - This week, we received a number of good news items regarding our undergraduate community: Teammates Jonathan Almeida (ChemE 1T8+PEY), Seyoung Chang (ChemE 1T8+PEY), Rosten Role (ChemE 1T8+PEY) and Liz White (ChemE 1T7+PEY) are finalists in the 2018 Minerva- CIAC case study competition and will be competing in the final round on Tuesday, May 1 at... Read more »
ChemE students recognized for academic and extracurricular excellence April 6, 2018 - From varsity track stars to aerospace team leaders, 10 remarkable undergraduate students were honoured by the Ontario Professional Engineers Foundation for Education (OPEFE) for excelling both within and beyond the classroom. Scholarships totalling $15,000 were presented to students at a reception held in U of T’s Galbraith Building on March 19. “It’s an honour to present... Read more »
Professor Milica Radisic named a YWCA Toronto Woman of Distinction March 16, 2018 - Professor Milica Radisic (IBBME, ChemE) has been named a YWCA Toronto Woman of Distinction for 2018. This prestigious recognition honours the outstanding achievements of those who work to improve the lives of women and girls in their community. Professor Radisic is the Canada Research Chair in Functional Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering and Associate Chair, Research for... Read more »
Milica Radisic wins Steacie Prize January 3, 2018 - The University of Toronto’s Milica Radisic  has been named the 2017 recipient of the Steacie Prize, awarded each year to an engineer or scientist 40 years of age or younger who has made notable contributions to research in Canada. The prize is administered by the E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fund, a private foundation dedicated to the advancement... Read more »
Molly Shoichet inducted into the Order of Canada January 3, 2018 - University Professor Molly Shoichet (ChemE, IBBME) has been named an Officer of the Order of Canada, one of the country’s most prestigious recognitions. The new appointees, which also include University Professor Michael Sefton (IBBME), were announced by Governor General Julie Payette (ECE MASc 9T0). “Professor Shoichet’s multidisciplinary research is addressing some of the world’s most... Read more »
Michael Sefton inducted into the Order of Canada January 3, 2018 - University Professor Michael Sefton (ChemE, IBBME) has been named an Officer of the Order of Canada, one of the country’s most prestigious recognitions. The new appointees, which also include University Professor Molly Shoichet, were announced by Governor General Julie Payette (ECE MASc 9T0). “Professor Michael Sefton is internationally recognized as a pioneer in biomedical engineering. His visionary leadership, both... Read more »

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