ChemE Grad Student Leads U of T Chess Team


During 2015, Sowjanya Sowrirajan, a MEng student from our Department, had the opportunity to participate in the Pan-American Intercollegiate Chess Championship. Participants at the 2015 tournament were considered to be the strongest group in the tournament’s history with more than 50 titled players participating in it. Sowrirajan captained the University of Toronto B team, which received the award for 2nd Best International Team.

Last weekend, Sowrirajan got another chance to showcase her chess skills. She captained the U of T team in the 2016 Canadian University Chess Championship. This time she and her team came in 1st place. Their prize – a chess set signed by the world’s best chess player, Magnus Carlsen.

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