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Jul
5
Mon
2021
Summer Office Hours
Jul 5 – Sep 3 all-day

U of T summer office hours for the Student Services Office now 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET for July and August.

Aug
2
Mon
2021
*August 2-9: Summer Invitational Terminal (coding focused) 
Aug 2 – Aug 9 all-day
*Citadel Summer 2021 Events Announcement*
This summer, Correlation One & Citadel/ Citadel Securities are partnering to bring you virtual Summer Invitational competitions. Apply both or either of our summer competitions to showcase your data analysis/ coding skills, get a chance to compete for $25k in cash prizes, and be eligible for exclusive recruitment opportunities at Citadel and Citadel Securities.
*July 12-19: Summer Invitational Datathon (data science-focused)
Datathons are the world’s #1 data science competitions that bring together students from the top US, Canada, & European schools. We provide a problem statement, and students have a week to work on their analysis reports in a team of 4 people.
*August 2-9: Summer Invitational Terminal (coding focused) 
Terminal Live is an online game where software engineers and computer scientists (or anyone else interested in coding!) build an algorithm to play a tower defense game in a team-based setting.
–> Easy application! Submit a resume + take a quick skills assessment test (waived if you’ve competed with us before). Applications are reviewed on a first-come-first-serve basis– so apply now and get an early invite.
For questions, please contact nickia@correlation-one.com.
Aug
6
Fri
2021
Registration Deadline Aug. 6 – Better Buildings Boot Camp: Aug. 23-27
Aug 6 @ 8:00 am – 11:45 pm

Deadline to register has been extended to August 6th

Sustainable Buildings Canada is holding its Better Buildings Boot Camp again this year, August 23-27. This is a free week of instruction and engagement on sustainable building design for graduate students. This year the focus is deep building retrofits and it is being extended from the four Toronto universities (U of T, York, Ryerson and OCADU) to include grad students from Carleton, Seneca and George Brown. Students work in highly interdisciplinary teams to explore all aspects of sustainable building design, and get to witness a professional “Savings by Design” workshop on the second last day of the program, followed by an opportunity to present their own recommendations regarding the case study building. This year the case study building is one of the buildings in the U of T Health Sciences block, probably the Health Sciences Building (the home of Dalla Lana). Here is the link to the boot camp webpage for the description, program highlights and application: https://sbcanada.org/better-buildings-boot-camp

Aug
11
Wed
2021
MASc Presentation – Bradley Kloostra
Aug 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Understanding material stocks in roads at the city and multinational scale
Bradley Kloostra
Supervisor: Prof. Shoshanna Saxe
Wednesday, August 11 at 1 p.m. on Zoom
https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/84667534941
Passcode: SPM

MASc Thesis Presentation – Daniel Henrique
Aug 11 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

“Evaluating the Energy Use Implications of Battery Electric Vehicles Under a Diverse and Changing Climate”
Daniel Henrique
Supervisor: Prof. Posen

Wednesday August 11 at 1:30 p.m. via Zoom
https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/84667534941

Passcode: SPM

MASc Thesis Presentation: Daniel Henrique – Evaluating the Energy Use Implications of Battery Electric Vehicles Under a Diverse and Changing Climate (MASc) Daniel Henrique Supervisor: Prof. D. Posen Wednesday, August 11 @ 1:30 p.m. ET Join via Zoom https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/84667534941 Meeting ID: 846 6753 4941.     Passcode: SPM
Aug 11 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Evaluating the Energy Use Implications of Battery Electric Vehicles Under a Diverse and Changing Climate (MASc)
Daniel Henrique
Supervisor: Prof. D. Posen
Wednesday, August 11 @ 1:30 p.m. ET
Join via Zoom https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/84667534941
Meeting ID: 846 6753 4941.     Passcode: SPM

Aug
12
Thu
2021
ARMA UToronto Student Chapter Online Talk: Dr. Qi Zhao, Dr. Tianyang Guo
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Seminar by Dr. Qi Zhao and Dr. Tianyang Guo from Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/arma-utoronto-student-chapter-online-talk-dr-qi-zhao-dr-tianyang-guo-tickets-165142296053?ref=estw

About this event
Title: Influence of proppant on the shear behavior of rough rock joints

Short Bio: Dr. Qi Zhao

Dr. Qi Zhao obtained his Ph.D. degree at the University of Toronto and then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Toronto and UC Berkeley. He joined the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in June 2020 as an assistant professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His research interests cover several aspects across rock mechanics and geophysics, including in situ rock physics experiments under X-ray micro-CT, laboratory earthquakes, and rock joint surface roughness and shear behavior.

Short Abstract

Shear stimulation aided by proppant emplacement has been proven to be a useful approach to improve the hydraulic permeability of fractured hydrocarbon and geothermal reservoirs. The shear behavior of rock joints plays a dominant role in the effectiveness and safety of shear stimulations. In this presentation, I will present our recent work on shear behavior of propped rock joints under different normal stress and proppant conditions. Our results show that proppant lower and flatten the failure envelope, making the joints more susceptible to shear failure. Proppant also significantly alter the shear stress-displacement curves and reduce the shear dilation. Our study suggests that the shear behavior of a propped joint is controlled by a combined effect of proppant conditions, normal stress, and surface roughness. Understanding the interplay of these factors is the key to improve the efficiency of geo-energy extraction and prevent induced seismicity.

Title: Understanding the microcracking behavior of granite from acoustic emission and microscopic observation

Short Bio: Dr. Tianyang Guo

Dr. Tianyang Guo earned his Ph.D. degree in the field of rock mechanics at the University of Hong Kong in 2020 with Dr. Louis Wong. He has been doing postdoctoral research with Dr. Qi Zhao at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University since 2021. His research interests are acoustic emission data mining, microstructural analysis, microcracking mechanisms of granite.

Short Abstract

Rock cracks at various scales (e.g., crystal planes, microcracks, cleavages, fissures, joints, beddings, and faults) control a number of Earth’s dynamic processes as well as the efficiency and safety of geotechnical engineering practices. A thorough study of the microcracking behavior of rocks leads to a better understanding and prediction of the associated macroscopic cracking process. Although the characteristics of the fracture process zones (FPZs) caused by microcracking in granite under static mode I loading have been extensively investigated experimentally, the microcracking mechanisms of granites with different mineralogy and textural property are still not clearly understood and merit further study. To advance the understanding of the microcracking mechanisms, this study aims to experimentally study the effects of the mineralogy and textural property of granites on their microcracking behavior. Based on the semi-circular bending test, the microcracking mechanisms of Hong Kong granites are investigated using acoustic emission and microscopic observation techniques. Based on the results, an extended conceptual model which accounts for the effects of pre-existing microcracks is proposed to better describe the FPZ evolution prior to unstable crack propagation in crystalline rocks.

Aug
23
Mon
2021
Better Buildings Boot Camp: Aug. 23-27
Aug 23 @ 8:30 am – Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm

Sustainable Buildings Canada is holding its Better Buildings Boot Camp again this year, August 23-27. This is a free week of instruction and engagement on sustainable building design for graduate students. This year the focus is deep building retrofits and it is being extended from the four Toronto universities (U of T, York, Ryerson and OCADU) to include grad students from Carleton, Seneca and George Brown. Students work in highly interdisciplinary teams to explore all aspects of sustainable building design, and get to witness a professional “Savings by Design” workshop on the second last day of the program, followed by an opportunity to present their own recommendations regarding the case study building. This year the case study building is one of the buildings in the U of T Health Sciences block, probably the Health Sciences Building (the home of Dalla Lana). Here is the link to the boot camp webpage for the description, program highlights and application: https://sbcanada.org/better-buildings-boot-camp

Deadline to register has been extended to August 6th

Aug
26
Thu
2021
LEED Green Associate (GA) Training – Webinar
Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

LEED is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. As buildings can become LEED Certified, people can become LEED accredited! The best way to break into the sustainability space is to attain the LEED Green Associate. It also shows employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field. Since the LEED GA exam doesn’t have a stellar pass rate, the value of the extra letters behind your name will carry even more weight.

My workshops have helped nearly 10K students and professionals learn the material cold (important for interview prep) AND clear the exam with a very high passing rate. The LEED Professional Designation has helped past participants attain internships and jobs and now is a great time to add this credential.

Register for a live webinar or start today with our on-demand recorded workshop completed anytime at your own pace here – https://leadinggreen.com/online

This course is instructed by a USGBC Faculty member and is the most effective way to pass. The USGBC charges a $100 (reduced for students) fee for the actual exam which can now be taken online from home. Save money by reserving your spot today and make a positive difference in your career!

Cost: $200 – Students can use the coupon code ‘green’ for $50 off (Discounted course price $150)

Save your seat by registering here for our live or self-paced options – https://leadinggreen.com/online

Please contact the instructor Lorne directly with any questions at info@leadinggreen.com

Sep
6
Mon
2021
Labour Day – UNIVERSITY CLOSED
Sep 6 all-day

Labour Day – UNIVERSITY CLOSED

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