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What Happened to the Civilian?

July 18, 2016
Pile of Civilian Magazines

Some might be asking where the Civilian is. It usually arrives in mailboxes in June. It wasn’t because of the potential for a Canada Post service disruption. We’ve changed the publication schedule of the Civilian to align with the new publication of the U of T Magazine, so you will now be receiving a longer Civilian in September. If you are not currently receiving the Civilian and would like to, please send us an email with...

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Robert C Andrews: high-tech solutions for cleaner, safer drinking water

June 16, 2016
Professor Robert C Andrews (left) with Profs. Ron Hofmann and Susan Andrews in the Drinking Water Environmental Labs

Recipient of the Dr. Albert E Berry Medal for outstanding contributions to environmental engineering Prof. Robert C Andrews, PEng, of the Drinking Water Research Group (DWRG) in the University of Toronto’s Civil Engineering Department, accepted the Dr. Albert E Berry Medal at a Canadian Society for Civil Engineers gala on Friday, June 3. The award, determined by a jury of peers, recognized the work and impact that Andrews’ research has on drinking water. “I have...

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University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering announces establishment of the Foundation CMG Research Chair in Fundamental Petroleum Rock Physics and Rock Mechanics

June 16, 2016
Professor Giovanni Grasselli, left, with FCMG President Duke Anderson in October 2015. (Courtesy: FCMG)

  Story originally appeared on U of T News Toronto, ON – University of Toronto Professor Giovanni Grasselli, of the Department of Civil Engineering, has been named the inaugural holder of the Foundation CMG Industrial Research Chair in Fundamental Petroleum Rock Physics and Rock Mechanics. Professor Grasselli is joining 12 chairs at 12 universities, including Penn State and the University of Texas in Austin, in 6 countries that are funded by the Canadian non-profit organization...

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CivMin’s Grads to Watch

June 8, 2016
Grads to watch: Ernesto Diaz Lozano Patino, Gege Wen and Bishnu Gautam

This is an excerpt from a longer story, originally posted on Engineering News. For these U of T Engineering students, the short walk across the stage at Convocation Hall marks both the end of one journey and the beginning of another. This year’s “Grads to Watch” are just a few of the talented Engineering graduates who will receive their degrees at Spring Convocation on June 8. Selected by their home departments, each of these remarkable future Skule™...

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Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation honours CivE student for mentorship of young women

May 18, 2016
Sara Maltese (Year 3 CivE) has received the 2015 Marie Carter Memorial Undergraduate Engineering Scholarship from the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation. (Courtesy: Sara Maltese)

This story originally appeared on Engineering News. Sara Maltese (Year 3 CivE) was in a high school physics class when she heard a presentation that would change her life. “A group called Women in Science and Engineering gave a presentation about opportunities in engineering,” says Maltese. “After hearing about the different programs, projects and career options, I became really excited about choosing engineering as my career path.” Not only did Maltese enroll at U of...

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Resilient cities need to be financially resilient too: Sandford Fleming Forum

May 11, 2016
The dining hall in the Faculty Club hosting the Sandford Fleming Forum on May 2 | Future Proofing: How Resilience Planning Supports the Future Functionality and Value of Fixed Assets and Infrastructure

Exploring the financial aspects of resilience, The Centre for Resilience of Critical Infrastructure hosted its twice-annual Sandford Fleming Forum on May 2. Tania Caceres (Senior Real Estate Expert at RiskNexus), Lisa Prime (Director of Environment and Innovation at Waterfront Toronto) and Michael Kosturik (Regional VP for Intact Insurance) weighed in on the risk, reward and responsibility of building resilient infrastructure. Previous Forums concluded that resilient communities have five key components; community focus, community identity, balanced...

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Mining’s hardest workers are too small to see

May 6, 2016
Aerial view of an arid, craggy landscape surrounding tailing ponds.

…and we need to know what they’re doing The image that is conjured up when thinking about mining is a vast underground network of tunnels, big open pits, larger than life machinery or grease-covered workers with headlamps on. But the largest workforce out in any mining operation is the microbes that are working 24/7, constantly influencing the environment. “Bacteria are present in every aspect of mining, but we don’t fully understand the impacts they can...

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Meet CIVMINs 2016 Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award Winners

April 26, 2016
15 U of T Engineering students were honoured with Gordon Cressy Leadership Awards on April 20, 2016 in recognition of their leadership and commitment to improving the world around them. (Photo: Roberta Baker)

15 U of T Engineering students were honoured with Gordon Cressy Leadership Awards on April 20, 2016 in recognition of their leadership and commitment to improving the world around them. (Photo: Roberta Baker) This story originally appeared on U of T Engineering News. Ernesto Diaz Lozano Patiño (Year 4 CivE + PEY) During his time at U of T Engineering, Ernesto has held a wide variety of leadership roles while proving to be a tireless...

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Clean air map from U of T Engineering researchers helps cyclists avoid air pollution

April 22, 2016
Civil engineering post-doctoral researcher Sabreena Anowar and Professor Marianne Hatzopoulou (CivE) are studying the risks of air pollution on cyclists and their impact on route choice. (Photo: Tyler Irving)

Civil engineering post-doctoral researcher Sabreena Anowar and Professor Marianne Hatzopoulou (CivE) are studying the risks of air pollution on cyclists and their impact on route choice. (Photo: Tyler Irving) This story originally appeared on U of T News. Cyclists face a difficult dilemma: on one hand, cycling is good for your health and the environment; on the other, cyclists are more exposed to risks such as accidents and air pollution. New research from U of...

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Eric Miller reports from the trenches of Toronto’s transit wars

April 19, 2016
Professor Eric Miller (CivE) addressed a crowd University of Toronto alumni and friends on as part of the U of T in Your Neighbourhood lecture series. (Photo: Paul Terefenko)

Professor Eric Miller (CivE) addressed a crowd University of Toronto alumni and friends on as part of the U of T in Your Neighbourhood lecture series. (Photo: Paul Terefenko) This story originally appeared on Engineering News. Professor Eric Miller of the Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering addressed a crowd of more than 80 University of Toronto alumni and friends on March 28 as part of the U of T in Your Neighbourhood lecture series. Few...

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