February 27, 2020  |  Volume 13, Issue 12  | Previous Issues


Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering | University of Toronto

A pill-sized heating device for diagnostic testing

A U of T Engineering team — including Professor Warren Chan (IBBME, Donnelly Centre) and PhD candidates Pranav Kadhiresan and Buddhisha Udugama — has developed a new technology to regulate the temperature of biological samples through the different stages of diagnostic testing.

The device could be especially useful in resource-limited regions around the world without access to specialized lab facilities.


Rebels and rocket scientists

On the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the Toronto Star celebrated 10 Canadian women pioneers, scientists and all around groundbreaking individuals, including alumna Julie Payette (ECE MASc 9T0) and University Professor Emerita Ursula Franklin (MSE).

[Toronto Star]

Impact Award

Professor Tom Chau (IBBME) is among five researchers honoured with the U of T President’s Impact Award.

[U of T Engineering News]

How a hackathon created community for Black U of T STEM students

February 8–9 marked the second annual NSBEHacks competition, held in the Myhal Centre and organized by the U of T chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers.

[The Varsity]
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Digital Display Slides — Guidelines

Looking to get your message on the digital display screens around campus? Check out these guidelines and best practices from the Faculty and Staff Intranet Hub!

The Hub is your place to share resources and connect with others through Community Posts — our Faculty's online bulletin board.


Hai-Ling Margaret Cheng

Associate Professor, IBBME and ECE

Fun fact: If Hai-Ling had not become a scientist, she may well have been a visual artist.

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We're looking for faculty and staff members to be profiled in Meet Your Colleagues — please contact us!


February 28
Microstructure formation in electronic solder joints
Chris Gourlay, Imperial College London
Distinguished Lecture Series (MSE)

National Engineering Month

March 3
Deadline to submit applications under the Great Lakes Protection Initiative

March 3
Open Discussion, hosted by Engineering EDI Action Group

March 6
To autonomy and beyond: The future of human interaction with ever less predictable technologies
Peter Hancock, University of Central Florida
Distinguished Lecture Series (MIE)

March 9–15
Global engineering week

March 9
Deadline to apply for Ontario Genomics: Industry Challenge 2020 Program

March 13
Integrated game theory network models for disaster relief
Anna Nagurney, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Distinguished Lecture Series (MIE)

March 17
Fujitsu Co-Creation Research Laboratory Open House

March 18
Renewable chemicals and fuels: From first principles to chemical manufacturing
Dionisios Vlachos, University of Delaware
Lectures at the Leading Edge (ChemE)


On February 11 in the SF atrium, Troost ILead hosted #SharetheCare, making space to celebrate the diverse ways we witness care in our lives.

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