News & Updates Archive (2020)

Video: Happy Holidays from the University of Toronto

By Amanda Hacio | December 14, 2020 | Comments Off on Video: Happy Holidays from the University of Toronto

Video: U of T Engineering celebrates the holidays with the Twelve Days of Skule™

By Amanda Hacio | December 9, 2020 | Comments Off on Video: U of T Engineering celebrates the holidays with the Twelve Days of Skule™

As we reflect on 2020, we can all look back with immense pride on the ways the U of T Engineering community has come together — with creativity, resilience and determination — during what has been an unusually challenging year. I hope you take time over the winter break to relax, recharge and enjoy yourselves…. Read more »

Making the most of an unusual semester: How U of T Engineering students are adapting to remote learning

By Amanda Hacio | December 9, 2020 | Comments Off on Making the most of an unusual semester: How U of T Engineering students are adapting to remote learning

Story by Tyler Irving, U of T Engineering News Daniel Deza (Year 1 EngSci) always knew he was going to have friends at U of T Engineering — starting with his older brothers Arnaud (Year 3 EngSci) and Gabriel (Year 4 EngSci). What he didn’t anticipate is just how close the three of them were going to get this semester…. Read more »

‘Reflect, remember, respond’: U of T commemorates National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

By Amanda Hacio | December 4, 2020 | Comments Off on ‘Reflect, remember, respond’: U of T commemorates National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Story by Liz Do, U of T Engineering News Members from across U of T’s three campuses gathered virtually to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. On Dec. 6, 1989, a gunman entered an engineering classroom at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal and murdered 14 female students, injuring another 10… Read more »

Three Ships Beauty featured in 2020 Engineering Holiday Gift Guide

By Amanda Hacio | December 1, 2020 | Comments Off on Three Ships Beauty featured in 2020 Engineering Holiday Gift Guide

From a brain-sensing headband to a contemporary culinary cult classic, U of T Engineering has collected its top gift ideas — all with ties to the Faculty — to inspire your gift giving for a holiday season unlike any other. Three Ships Beauty, founded by Laura Burget (ChemE 1T6), is among the 13 gifts featured… Read more »

Pulp & Paper Centre brings together over 250 academic and industry partners in virtual Consortium conference

By Amanda Hacio | November 27, 2020 | Comments Off on Pulp & Paper Centre brings together over 250 academic and industry partners in virtual Consortium conference

Each November, the University of Toronto’s Pulp & Paper Centre coordinates and hosts the annual, three-day Effective Energy and Chemical Recovery in Pulp and Paper Mills Research Consortium review conference, bringing together over 100 attendees from academia and industry. The Consortium is led by a team of multidisciplinary research leaders including professors Grant Allen (ChemE),… Read more »

Two new clean-energy hubs in the GTA to boost U of T Engineering sustainability research

By Amanda Hacio | November 19, 2020 | Comments Off on Two new clean-energy hubs in the GTA to boost U of T Engineering sustainability research

Story by Liz Do, U of T Engineering News Two leading-edge facilities set to open in 2022 will further strengthen U of T Engineering as a powerhouse for clean energy research and commercialization. This week, the National Research Council of Canada announced a new advanced materials research facility in Mississauga. Among other things, the facility… Read more »

Three ChemE instructors get creative with remote active learning

By Amanda Hacio | November 18, 2020 | Comments Off on Three ChemE instructors get creative with remote active learning

A camera and a bottle of Gatorade were the key pieces of equipment for a recent virtual lab in Professor Jennifer Farmer’s (ChemE) course, CHE204: Applied Chemistry. “We told students that they’d have to determine the amount of food dye in the drink,” explains Farmer. Any other year, students would learn to operate a spectrometer to… Read more »

University Professor Molly Shoichet featured on CBC’s Quirks & Quarks

By Amanda Hacio | November 18, 2020 | Comments Off on University Professor Molly Shoichet featured on CBC’s Quirks & Quarks

University Professor Molly Shoichet (ChemE, BME, Donnelly) was featured on CBC’s Quirks & Quarks to discuss her receipt of the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering and her groundbreaking research in hydrogels. Read the article or listen to the segment »    

ChemE students Erin Ng and James Keane celebrated as top scholars and athletes by U of T Varsity Blues

By Amanda Hacio | November 18, 2020 | Comments Off on ChemE students Erin Ng and James Keane celebrated as top scholars and athletes by U of T Varsity Blues

This year, U of T Varsity Blues is celebrating a record number of student athletes who received academic honours in the 2019-20 academic year. In total, 308 students received top honours, with engineering students making up 32 of awardees. Among the engineering students included two ChemE students, Erin Ng (Year 2) from the figure skating… Read more »

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