MEET: Simonne Varela

Civ Club Chair 2019-2020 A broad and brilliant smile usually precedes an exuberant greeting from Simonne Varela (CivE fourth year 1T9 + PEY).  As Chair of Civ Club, she’s a natural for the demanding role of coordinating student interests and exercising her social skills. Freshly back to school from a PEY (Professional Experience Year), Varela… Read more »

Is there plastic in our drinking water? Probably – and U of T researchers are studying how concerned we should be

These tiny plastic particles were extracted from Toronto’s harbour by U of T researchers Chelsea Rochman and Bob Andrews (photo by Tyler Irving)

Is there plastic in your drinking water? The University of Toronto’s Bob Andrews and Chelsea Rochman say there is – but, unfortunately, they don’t… Read more »

Prof. Jennifer Drake & team’s NSERC CREATE grant success

CivMin's Professor Jennifer Drake

In nature, one organism’s waste often becomes energy for another. Professor Emma Master (ChemE) wants to apply these same principles to industrial… Read more »

Without changes, Scheer’s climate plan will be expensive or useless

David Taylor, University of Toronto   When Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer unveiled his long-awaited climate plan, he said he could… Read more »

Celebrating the leadership and legacy of Dean Cristina Amon

Dean Cristina Amon, at the Celebration of Leadership event on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (credit: Lisa Sakulensky)

On Wednesday, June 26, more than 400 members of the U of T Engineering community came together to celebrate the… Read more »

CivMin Experts in the News

Oct
24
Thu
2019
12:00 pm TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE DRINKING WAT...
TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE DRINKING WAT...
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE DRINKING WATER TREATMENT IN ASIA: A FOCUS ON UV-LEDs @ Bahen Centre, Room 1240 (BA1240)
Presented by Institute for Water Innovation (IWI) and Clean Water Drinking Group (CWDG) PROFESSOR KUMIKO OGUMA Associate Professor, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of TokyoOctober 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm... Read more »
Nov
8
Fri
2019
12:30 pm Distinguished Lecture Series: Da...
Distinguished Lecture Series: Da...
Nov 8 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Distinguished Lecture Series: David Keith, Harvard University @ Bahen Centre, Room BA1170
WHAT ROLE FOR SOLAR GEOENGINEERING IN CLIMATE POLICY? Please RSVP HERE  Abstract: I will review the science and technology of solar radiation modification. Estimates of the risks and efficacy of solar geoengineering are deeply uncertain.... Read more »
Jan
9
Thu
2020
10:00 am CivMin Career Fair
CivMin Career Fair
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
CivMin Career Fair @ 5th Floor of the Myhal Centre
The 2020 CivMin Career Fair will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., on the 5th floor of the Myhal Centre List of exhibitors Check back as more exhibitors... Read more »
Feb
5
Wed
2020
5:00 pm Distinguished Lecture Series: Ju...
Distinguished Lecture Series: Ju...
Feb 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Distinguished Lecture Series: Julian Marshall @ George Ignatieff Theatre
Presented with University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute (UTTRI) “Just” cities: traffic-related air pollution and justice in the context of urban sustainability Air pollution is the largest environmental health risk globally and in Canada. A... Read more »
Feb
20
Thu
2020
all-day Graduate Research Days
Graduate Research Days
Feb 20 – Feb 22 all-day
Graduate Research Days
More details about Graduate Research Days can be found on the event page.