Three ChemE alumni receive 2018 Arbor Awards

U of T Engineering Arbor Award recipients pictured with Dean Cristina Amon.

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 community on behalf of the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering. Having successfully raised funds to support the Faculty’s top priority, the Myhal Center for Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the group continues to host visiting Faculty and expand our influence both academically and among our alumni community. They have opened doors for research collaborations and welcomed recent graduates to the region. Some members have also gone on to serve on the University of Toronto’s International Leadership Council. The Committee has been active for the last six years.

Larissa Rodo (ChemE 1T4) was an active student volunteer while she was an undergrad in the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, and she continues to volunteer today! Rodo is particularly passionate about student life and women in engineering. She demonstrates this through her role on the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering’s Scholarship and Awards Committee and her activities with Engineering Student Recruitment and Girls’ Leadership in Engineering Experience. She is an outstanding young alumnae who serves as a role model for not only current U of T Engineering students, but also her peers.

Henry Wu (Eng Sci 7T5, ChemE MASc 7T9) has volunteered with the University for over ten years. He is a hands-on and dedicated volunteer making immense contributions to the University of Toronto, and in particular, the University of Toronto (Hong Kong) Foundation as a Director on the Foundation Board. Through his efforts (and others on the Foundation board), he has had a direct influence on over 70 past and current Hong Kong Scholarship recipients. Wu is also a committed donor and an advisor to the University of Toronto’s senior leadership.

Click here to learn more about the Arbor Awards and view photos from the event (coming soon).


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