News & Updates Archive (2020)

ChemE Pearson Scholar shares thoughts on her first weeks at U of T Engineering

By Branden Wesseling | September 23, 2020 | Comments Off on ChemE Pearson Scholar shares thoughts on her first weeks at U of T Engineering

Buse Guler, Year 1 ChemE — Istanbul, Turkey Buse Guler studying at home in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo courtesy Buse Guler) Even before starting her first year, Guler has already spent time as an intern in a chemical engineering lab. “Conducting experiments of my own design really excites me,” she says. She chose U of T Engineering… Read more »

ChemE alumna leads global innovation in next generation sustainable energy projects

By Branden Wesseling | September 21, 2020 | Comments Off on ChemE alumna leads global innovation in next generation sustainable energy projects

By Amanda Hacio For as long as she can remember, Carol Choi (1T5 + PEY) has always looked for a challenge. “I feel really lucky to have studied at one of the top chemical engineering departments and universities in the world, so I knew I needed to look internationally if I wanted to push myself… Read more »

Blueprint for change: New outreach program encourages Black students to choose STEM

By Branden Wesseling | September 18, 2020 | Comments Off on Blueprint for change: New outreach program encourages Black students to choose STEM

Story by Tyler Irving, U of T Engineering News A new U of T Engineering outreach program is empowering Black students from across Canada to explore their future in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Launched this summer, Blueprint engages Black students in Grades 9 to 11 who have a love of STEM. It offers them a… Read more »

5 Tips for Hosting a Virtual Research Conference

By Branden Wesseling | September 18, 2020 | Comments Off on 5 Tips for Hosting a Virtual Research Conference

By Samantha Cheung (ChemE PhD candidate) From April to June 2020, I led a committee that organized the U of T Engineering Research Conference (UTERC) — the Faculty’s first-ever virtual research conference for graduate students. We planned this conference completely from scratch and ended up having over 400 registrants with a program consisting of alumni… Read more »

Prof. Cathy Chin part of new academia-industry partnership to accelerate the search for materials for sustainable energy and smartphones

By Branden Wesseling | September 11, 2020 | Comments Off on Prof. Cathy Chin part of new academia-industry partnership to accelerate the search for materials for sustainable energy and smartphones

Professor Cathy Chin (ChemE) is one of six researchers to join a new consortium — featuring players from industry, academia and government — that will use the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to accelerate design of the next generation of high-performance materials, with applications from renewable energy to consumer electronics. This is the paradigm-shifting goal… Read more »

Back to Skule™ 2020 with ChemE student leaders: Nina-Francesca Farac

By Branden Wesseling | September 11, 2020 | Comments Off on Back to Skule™ 2020 with ChemE student leaders: Nina-Francesca Farac

As the Chemical Engineering Graduate Students’ Association (CEGSA) prepares for the 2020-21 Skule™ year, writer Amanda Hacio caught up with incoming president, Nina-Francesca Farac (ChemE PhD candidate), to learn more about what her plans are for the upcoming Skule™ year, how she’s preparing for the Fall, and how students can get involved in CEGSA. This… Read more »

Back to Skule™: Mental wellness strategies for students

By Branden Wesseling | September 10, 2020 | Comments Off on Back to Skule™: Mental wellness strategies for students

Story by Tyler Irving, U of T Engineering News This year, U of T Engineering students are preparing for a very different back-to-school season. Keeping mental health in mind will be more important than ever. Below, U of T Engineering’s Mental Health Programs Officer Melissa Fernandes lays out some advice on how students can effectively deal with some of the new… Read more »

ChemE professors share Back to Skule™ messages of support with U of T Engineering community

By Branden Wesseling | September 10, 2020 | Comments Off on ChemE professors share Back to Skule™ messages of support with U of T Engineering community

As classes start remotely this week, the U of T Engineering community has a message to new and returning students, and to one another: we got this. The Faculty has launched the Back to Skule™ video capsule, inviting faculty, staff, students and alumni to record messages of encouragement, support and advice. The project serves as a… Read more »

Back to Skule™ 2020 with ChemE student leaders: Madison Desembrana

By Branden Wesseling | September 10, 2020 | Comments Off on Back to Skule™ 2020 with ChemE student leaders: Madison Desembrana

As Chem Club prepares for the 2020-21 Skule™ year, writer Amanda Hacio caught up with incoming Chem Club Chair, Madison Desembrana (ChemE 1T9+1+PEY), to learn more about what her plans are for the upcoming Skule™ year, how she’s preparing for the Fall, and how students can get involved in Chem Club. This is part two… Read more »

Back to Skule™ 2020 with ChemE student leaders: Alicia Hill-Turner

By Branden Wesseling | September 9, 2020 | Comments Off on Back to Skule™ 2020 with ChemE student leaders: Alicia Hill-Turner

As the U of T student chapter of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) prepares for the 2020-21 Skule™ year, writer Amanda Hacio caught up with incoming chair, Alicia Hill-Turner (ChemE 2T0+PEY), to learn more about what her plans are for the upcoming Skule™ year, how she’s preparing for the Fall and how students… Read more »

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