Honours & Awards Archive (2015)

Two ChemE Alumnae on List of Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada December 4, 2015 - Congratulations to ChemE alumnae Jeanette Southwood (8T6) and Siobhan Robinson (0T9) who have been named two of Canada’s Most Powerful Women of 2015 by the Women’s Executive Network. Jeanette is the Vice-President for Strategy and Partnerships for Engineers Canada, and is a member of our Department’s Board of Advisors. Siobhan is a Project Engineer with... Read more »
ChemE Alumnus Howard Goodfellow Honoured for Outstanding Career December 4, 2015 - ChemE Alumnus and Adjunct Professor Howard Goodfellow (ChemE 6T4, MASc 6T5, PhD 6T8), was honoured for his 30 years of outstanding contributions in the area of industrial ventilation at a recent international conference in Shanghai, China.  His work has been recognized with numerous awards, including induction into the U of T Faculty of Applied Science... Read more »
Alumni Win WXN Top 100 Awards November 27, 2015 - Jeanette Southwood (8T6, MASc 8T8) and Siobhan Robinson (0T9) have won Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards presented by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN). Launched in 2003, the Top 100 Awards celebrate the incredible accomplishments of Canada’s top female executives, as well as their organizations and networks. Southwood is an award-winning engineer and Vice-President,... Read more »
Greg Evans Elected a Fellow of the AAAS November 23, 2015 - U of T Engineering professor Greg Evans has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. The honour recognizes his distinguished contributions to air pollution research and his leadership in engineering education. Evans joined the University of Toronto in 1990, and began his... Read more »
Molly Shoichet Wins 2015 Fleming Medal & Citation November 9, 2015 - The Royal Canadian Institute for Science recently announced that Molly Shoichet (ChemE, IBBME) of the University of Toronto is the 2015 Winner of the Fleming Medal & Citation for outstanding contributions to the public understanding of science. This is awarded yearly to a Canadian citizen. The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Vice... Read more »
ChemE Alum Wins in Don Valley North October 20, 2015 - Political newcomer Geng Tan (MASc 0T0, PhD 0T5) took Don Valley North for the Liberals on Monday, October 19, 2015. Tan, who was born in China and has made Canada home for nearly two decades, holds a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Toronto and is active with community groups that help new... Read more »
Three ChemE Alumni Recognized with 2015 Arbor Awards October 19, 2015 - Congratulations to ChemE alumni Marisa Sterling (ChemE 9T1), Angela Tran Kingyens (EngSci 0T5, ChemE MASC 0T7, PhD 1T2) and Stanis Yu (ChemE 0T0), recipients of 2015 Arbor Awards for their exceptional dedication and contributions to the experience of our students, faculty, staff and alumni. From coaching the Iron Dragons dragon boat club to serving on... Read more »
Greg Evans Wins OCUFA Teaching Award September 29, 2015 - The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) has recognized Professor Greg Evans (ChemE) as one of Ontario’s most outstanding university teachers. He will receive a 2014-2015 OCUFA Teaching Award at a ceremony in Toronto on October 24. In addition to exemplary classroom teaching, Evans is a leader in the development of innovative educational initiatives... Read more »
2015 EAA Award Winners September 22, 2015 - Two ChemE alumni are being recognized with 2015 Engineering Alumni Association (EAA) Awards. Frank Dottori (6T3) is this year’s Engineering Alumni Medal winner and William Breukelman (5T5) is now a Hall of Distinction member. Read more.
Levente Diosady Named Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada September 8, 2015 - Professor Levente Diosady (6T6, PhD 7T2) has been elected fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) on the basis of his exceptional contributions to Canadian intellectual life. The Society’s mission is to recognize scholarly, research and artistic excellence, to advise governments and organizations, and to promote a culture of knowledge and innovation in Canada.... Read more »
Charles Jia Wins MetSoc Environmental Award August 31, 2015 - Professor Charles Jia is the 2015 recipient of the MetSoc Environmental Award presented by the Metallurgy & Materials Society of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM). This award recognizes significant contributions to the field of environmental science and engineering, as well as sustainable development in the metallurgical industry. Professor Jia’s research is concerned with... Read more »
ChemE Prof Wins 2015 Hatch Innovation Award August 6, 2015 - Professor Milica Radisic is the 2015 winner of the Hatch Innovation Award sponsored by the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering. The award is presented to an individual, who has not reached the age of 40, for distinguished contribution to the field of chemical engineering while working in Canada. Radisic is a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in... Read more »
ChemE Alumni Win 2015 OPE Awards July 23, 2015 - Two ChemE alumni received Ontario Professional Engineers (OPE) Awards in honour of their outstanding contributions to the engineering profession and their wider community. Awarded by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) and Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO). Claire Kennedy (ChemE 8T9), pictured left, received the Citizenship Award. Jeanette Southwood (ChemE 8T6, MASc 8T8), pictured right, garnered the Engineering Excellence... Read more »
New CAE Fellows June 8, 2015 - Professors Greg Evans (ChemE), Vladimiros Papangelakis (ChemE) andMichael Sefton (ChemE, IBBME) are among the Canadian Academy of Engineering’s 50 new fellows. Read full story.
Molly Shoichet Named 2015 L’Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science Laureate June 2, 2015 - Professor Molly Shoichet (ChemE, IBBME) has been named the 2015 L’Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science laureate for North America for her pioneering work on the development of biomaterials for medical uses, one of the highest international awards of the research world.  This prize is awarded annually to five female researchers – one from each continent –... Read more »
Professor Greg Evans receives U of T President’s Teaching Award June 2, 2015 - Professor Greg Evans (ChemE) has received a 2015 President’s Teaching Award, U of T’s highest honour for teaching. The President’s Teaching Award was established in 2006 to recognize sustained excellence in teaching, research on teaching and the integration of teaching and research. Recipients are also designated members of the University’s Teaching Academy for a five-year... Read more »
Honghi Tran Wins Research Leader Award April 21, 2015 - Prof. Honghi Tran is this year’s winner of the Faculty’s Research Leader Award. Each year, the honour recognizes a faculty member who demonstrates outstanding leadership in interdisciplinary and multiple investigator initiatives that have enhanced the Faculty’s research profile. It also pays tribute to the winner’s research contributions and industrial partnerships. Prof. Tran is the Frank Dottori Professor... Read more »
2015 CIFST Competition Winners April 9, 2015 - On April 1, students from the Food Engineering course (CHE462S) competed in the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST) Competition. The top four projects received cash prizes. The aim of CHE462S is to produce well-trained chemical engineers for the food industry, the largest ‘secondary’ manufacturing industry in Canada. As part of the course,... Read more »
2014-15 LOT and Grad Award Winners April 2, 2015 - On March 27, students, faculty, staff, alumni and industry friends came together to enjoy the 30th Annual Chemical Engineering Dinner. Several students were recognized throughout the evening for their extracurricular and/or academic achievements. Leaders of Tomorrow Award Winners The Class of 5T9 Leaders of Tomorrow Award In 2014, Jason Martins (1T6) served as president for the University... Read more »
Professor Doug Reeve Wins the 2015 Vivek Goel Faculty Citizenship Award April 2, 2015 - Professor Doug Reeve made a great name for himself in the pulp and paper industry, but his love of mentoring and developing young people drew him back to teaching at the University of Toronto. Prof. Reeve is the 2015 winner of the Vivek Goel Faculty Citizenship Award. He is former chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering... Read more »
Hungary Recognizes Levente Diosady March 20, 2015 - The President of Hungary awarded the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Hungary to Professor Levente Diosady in recognition of his contributions to the teaching and preservation of Hungarian culture and his outstanding career in science. The Officer’s Cross is Hungary’s highest civilian honour. The award was presented at a private reception by the Justice... Read more »
Milica Radisic to be Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite March 13, 2015 - The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Professor Milica Radisic to its College of Fellows. Professor Radisic was nominated, reviewed and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows in recognition of her innovative research on the design and laboratory development of heart tissue. A formal induction ceremony... Read more »
Three Students Win Varsity Blues Achievement Awards January 21, 2015 - This year, three students from Chemical Engineering received Varsity Blues Achievement Awards. Caitlin Laura Maikawa (1T6) was recognized in women’s hockey, Nicole Lynn Parkes (1T7) in women’s soccer, and Oluwaseun Olutogun (1T8) in men’s basketball. Eight other students from the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering also won awards.