Honours & Awards

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 »