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CivMin offers virtual congratulations to Michael Collins, C.M.

January 24, 2022

With no opportunity in the foreseeable future for an in-person celebration to mark CIvMin University Professor Emeritus Michael Patrick (MP) Collins’s appointment to the Order of Canada, the Department has assembled a collection of heartfelt congratulations and well-wishes from faculty and staff. Watch the video below and feel free to leave your own message of congratulations for Prof. Collins in the comments section of the YouTube video. For more on Prof. Collins’s appointment to the… Read more »

MASc graduand, Wendal Yue, takes second place for Graduate Student Presentation

January 20, 2022

Wendal Yue (CivE MASc graduand) took second place at the Canadian Geotechnical Society – Southern Ontario Section in the annual Graduate Student Presentation event. Yue, our U of T representative, discussed his recent MASc thesis work on “Laboratory evaluation of cemented paste backfill shear strength development at early curing stage” (supervisor Prof. Murray Grabinsky). He will convocate this March. The event, held online Wednesday January 19, saw participating students representing McMaster, Waterloo, Toronto, York, Ryerson, and Western universities.

CivMin has two of seven U of T Engineering researchers awarded Canada Research Chairs

January 12, 2022

  Two Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering (CivMin) professors are among seven University of Toronto Engineering researchers awarded Canada Research Chairs (CRC). The announcement  from the Government of Canada was made Wednesday, Jan. 12. Prof. Heather MacLean and Prof. Daniel Posen are the Department’s newest recipients of a CRC. MacLean receives a CRC in Sustainable Systems and Technology Assessment, with Posen receiving a CRC in System-Scale Environmental Impacts of Energy and Transport Technologies. A… Read more »

Michael Collins, C.M.: Order of Canada and career reflection

January 6, 2022

University Professor Emeritus Michael Patrick Collins, C.M. recounts finding out about his nomination for an Order of Canada, and teaching style gleaned from a seventh century scholar.   “I had to keep it secret,” recalls CivMin’s University Professor Emeritus Michael Patrick Collins from his cottage in Minden, Ont. The initial contact from Rideau Hall, the governor general’s residence in Ottawa, regarding his impending appointment to the Order of Canada was an email asking for a phone call… Read more »

Introducing Prof. Ibrahim G. Ogunsanya, CivMin’s newest faculty member

January 2, 2022

Ibrahim G. Ogunsanya joins the Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering as an assistant professor of civil engineering (Concrete materials) beginning January 1, 2022.   We asked Prof. Ogunsanya to answer a few questions as an introduction to our CivMin community. “We wholeheartedly welcome our newest faculty member to the Department,” says Chair Brent Sleep offering his greetings. “Students will benefit from the fascinating range of expertise and experience he brings.  Join us in offering… Read more »

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