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Two Civil Alumni elected as Fellows into the Canadian Academy of Engineering

Photos courtesy McMaster University & University of Waterloo.

Two Alumni from the Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering were elected as Fellows into the Canadian Academy of Engineering on June 13.

Maria Anna Polak (Civil PhD 9T2), earned her PhD in Structural Engineering at University of Toronto and currently teaches as a professor at University of Waterloo.

In a release, The Canadian Academy of Engineering wrote:

“Polak is renowned in the field of structural engineering, with pioneering contributions to the design and testing of concrete and reinforced concrete structures. Her innovations include new technologies for the retrofit of concrete slabs, powerful analysis tools for evaluation and testing of design standards, global structural damage assessment methods, and fibre-reinforced polymers.

Implemented worldwide, Dr. Polak’s work has directly contributed to international standards for infrastructure design. She sits on numerous international standards committees, is a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute and the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering and is recipient of prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship.”

The other U of T alumnus elected as Fellow was Brian Baetz (CivE 8T1 and MASc 8T3). Baetz is Professor Emeritus and Director, W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology at McMaster University.

In a release, The Canadian Academy of Engineering wrote:

“Baetz pioneered modern techniques and thinking in Civil, Environmental, and Systems Engineering. A Fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Baetz made pioneering contributions in solid waste management and later energy and environmental systems modelling and decision support frameworks.

As a professor at McMaster and Tulane Universities, Baetz established groundbreaking programs to strengthen sustainability and societal dimensions in engineering practice at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Although his impact has been global, Baetz continues to apply his expertise locally in his community engagement activities for the preservation of the Niagara Escarpment.”

Baetz said he was honoured to be elected.

“Election as a Fellow of the CAE is equal parts humbling and inspiring. The Academy is made up of incredibly impactful Canadian engineers, and it’s a real honour to be included in this august group. It’s given me the opportunity to reflect on the amazing mentors and colleagues I have benefitted from along my path, and it has moved me to consider what I need to get working on to more fully to further justify this distinction. My undergraduate education in Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto, particularly the mentoring and training from Professors Phil Byer and Barry Adams, has been so beneficial to me throughout my career.”

Baetz also fondly remembers his experience at U of T Camp at Gull Lake, sharing this photo of him and his classmates from the class in 1979. 

The induction ceremony will take place June 27 in Halifax, NS.

By David Goldberg


Making money in mining: Alumnus Denis Lantsov

Lantsov standing in front of a 797F Mining Truck during his PEY with Syncrude.

When you mention “mining” to most people, they’ll automatically conjure images of coverall-clad crews wearing hard hats, driving dump trucks and extracting ore from hundreds of metres below the Earth’s surface.

That’s all accurate, however, while understanding how we mine metals is essential, it is also important to have experts who know how to analyze the value of a company and the minerals being uncovered.

That’s where mining finance professionals such as University of Toronto Alumnus Denis Lantsov come in.

Lantsov (Min 1T8+PEY) is an Investment Banking Analyst in RBC’s Metals and Mining division and formerly worked on the Metals and Mining Equity Research team at BMO where he assisted in covering large-cap Canadian listed gold and base metal producers. The U of T alumnus uses the knowledge he gained from the Lassonde Mineral Engineering program to valuate projects from a technical and financial perspective. Right now, he works in the heart of Toronto’s financial district, but Lanstov credits his practical background in the field and in the classrooms at U of T for all his career success.

“My technical experience was so important and what I learned served as a good foundation for understanding what’s being published in the company reports I’m interpreting. Engineering knowledge has been a necessary complement to my financial skills.”

Lanstov’s interest in the mining field was already piqued by the time he started university, having grown up with family members working in the lucrative oil and gas industries.

The fact that there are so many avenues you can choose from was very appealing to him and his desire was cemented through a summer internship experience working for Franco-Nevada Corp., the leading precious metals royalty and streaming company.

“Working in mining, you can travel to remote locations or work in big cities. You can crunch numbers at a desk 20-storeys in the air or grind it out in a mine hundreds of metres underground. There are so many options, but as I completed more courses at U of T, I realized the financial side of things was my true calling.”

Recalling his LME studies, Lanstov points to a few courses for anybody interested in pursuing a similar career path post-graduation.

He says JRE300 Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance was a great introduction and MIN450 Mineral Economics taught him about valuing mining companies while offering a primer on royalty and streaming agreements.

The alumnus also says anybody interested in pursuing the finance stream should consider joining the U of T Engineering Finance Association (UTEFA) to hone their stock valuation skills.

“We’d get up on a stage to practice pitching companies and talk about why we think it’s a good buy, and then we’d have a competition to see whose stock picks were the best.

According to Lantsov, there’s never been a better time to jump into the industry. A labour shortage combined with commodity prices at an all-time high means there’s no shortage of opportunity for new graduates.

And of course, there’s an added competitive advantage when you come from U of T.

“The best thing about being on the St. George Campus is that you’re located in Toronto, which is a global hub of mining finance, and many companies have their head offices based here.”

All this to say, Lantsov stresses you can’t underestimate the power of networking to enhance your education and jumpstart your career.

He recommends reaching out to people on LinkedIn or Engineering CONNECT. Lanstov also suggests taking advantage of events held by The Canadian Institute of Mining as well as the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention happening this June.

“I find that U of T students are breaking into the industry with relative ease compared to other schools because a lot of alumni are already working there. In fact, tapping into that network is how I got my first job.”

By David Goldberg


A cut above: U of T startup Fyyne makes hair services more accessible

CivMin alumnus teams up to found app solving hair services difficulties.

Users can scroll through Fyyne’s app for the latest hair trends, find an artist who will best suit their needs and book an appointment with just a few clicks. (Image: Fyyne)

Jeffrey Fasegha and Olugbenga Olubanjo (CivE MASc 1T9) once shared a similar time-consuming frustration: finding the right barber.

Olubanjo says the idea of helping and giving back has always been central to his entrepreneurial outlook (photo by Rahul Kalvapalle)

Olugbenga Olubanjo  (photo by Rahul Kalvapalle)

The two University of Toronto alumni recall separately asking their respective friends about their experiences finding adequate hair services. They soon learned many faced the same difficulties and began thinking about ways to help.

“I think there is a gap between customers finding beauty artists and artists being able to communicate with new potential customers,” says Fasegha, who graduated from the Faculty of Arts & Science in 2020 with a degree from Rotman Commerce.

After initially working on their own solutions, Fasegha and Olubanjo later decided to join forces to launch Fyyne, a startup that prioritizes Black-owned businesses and seeks to eliminate the difficulty in finding suitable hair services.

The mobile-first social marketplace for beauty services helps hair artists start and scale their business, connecting them with customers. From barbers, braiders or anyone offering beauty services, professionals can register to Fyyne’s pro platform, which allows them to automate a booking process, track analytics like engagement with their profile, income and top services.

Meanwhile, customers can scroll through the app for the latest hair trends, find an artist who will best suit their needs and book an appointment in just a few clicks. They can also review an artist’s verifications, write and read reviews, as well as filter searches by price, distance or rating.

“We want to sit in the middle and find artists for customers and customers for artists,” says Fasegha.

Fyyne officially launched in Canada, the U.S. and U.K. in mid-February with more than 500 users registered so far. The startup is supported by an undisclosed amount of pre-seed funding from Canada’s BKR Capital (formerly Black Innovation Capital), the first Canadian venture capital fund dedicated to supporting Black entrepreneurs in the technology industry.

Olubanjo notes that even in a large, diverse city like Toronto, it can be difficult to find time with popular Black hair stylists, which leaves customers searching elsewhere without much to go on.

“I’ve had to drive hours for a cut, but I had no idea what their work was like because they had no platform to list their reviews,” he says. “I would then wait hours, and I thought, ‘There has to be a better way to discover artists.’”

Fyyne’s arrival on the scene couldn’t come at a better time for the beleaguered Canadian beauty industry. Hairdressers and other beauty services were forced to close their doors for long stretches during the pandemic, with Statistics Canada estimating that hairstylists were more than three times more likely to have lost their jobs in 2020 than other occupations.

By providing them with the tools to be discovered, as well as to sustain and grow their clientele, Fyyne’s co-founders say they’re essentially providing business owners with an inexpensive platform to market themselves as COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed in many provinces.

“We’re amplifying talented artists who would have otherwise remained undiscovered,” Olubanjo says. “When you move to a new town as an artist, for example, you have to rebuild your customer base because you have to establish your credibility. Fyyne is solving that problem.”

Fasegha and Olubanjo say they received considerable support through U of T’s entrepreneurship community and accelerators.

Both are members of the recently launched Black Founders Network (BFN), which boasts more than 100 Black founders as members. Launched by U of T Scarborough alumnus Efosa Obano, BFN was created to support Black entrepreneurs at any stage of their career through access to resources and inspiration to launch their startups.

“Having community support, especially in the early stages of starting your business, is important and this is what the BFN is trying to do as well, to scale up these interactions and support Black entrepreneurs,” Fasegha says.

Another key source of support for Fyyne was U of T Mississauga’s ICUBE incubator, which employs a values-based approach to supporting and training entrepreneurs and served as a place for Fasegha and Olubanjo to test their ideas.

Both Fasegha and Olubanjo are no strangers to the business world.

Fasegha, who was named a Rhodes Scholar two years ago, started his first business at the age of 11, delivering flyers and franchising other paper routes, and later refurbished and sold yard and sports equipment. He is the founder of the Black Career Conference (BCC), which connects Black students, graduates, and entrepreneurs to industry professionals for an opportunity to connect with employers in various fields. He also co-founded Black Rotman Commerce (BRC), a student group whose mission is to support Black undergrads interested in business at the social, academic and professional levels.

Olubanjo, meanwhile, is the founder of Reeddi Inc., a clean energy startup company that brings affordable power to energy-poor communities. Rented for $0.50 a day, Reeddi’s rechargeable and portable batteries are powered by solar energy and used by more than 600 households monthly in Nigeria. Thanks to Reeddi, Olubanjo was one of 15 finalists of Prince William’s inaugural Earthshot Prize in 2021.

Whether working on Reeddi or Fyyne, the mission is the same for Olubanjo – he wants to lead the way to an equitable and inclusive future.

“I think it’s the only way I can make a creative future that I want for myself, and it’s the only way I can make positive change for people that I care about,” he says.

By Fahad Pinto

 

This story originally published by Engineering News


CivMin Alumna Profile: Natasha Vaz  

Natasha Vaz is a CivMin alumna and COO of Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd.

Of all the engineers to graduate from University of Toronto’s Lassonde Mineral Engineering program, Natasha Vaz (MinE 0T2), is one of the most successful and distinguished. She’s the Chief Operating Officer at Kirkland Lake Gold and, since last fall, Chair of the Ontario Mining Association (OMA).   

Vaz paid her dues and honed her craft at mining sites of Sudbury, Ont. and Red Lake, Ont. She quickly earned the admiration and respect of her colleagues across the industry, rising through the ranks of top mining firms to become the influential executive and visionary she is today.

Her journey began in the engineering classrooms on U of T’s St. George Campus, where she ignited her passion for work, and where she met the love of her life. It’s also the place where Vaz forged phenomenal friendships and connections with fellow alumni, whom she still calls on today for support, both professional and personal.   

She recently sat down with CivMin to reflect on her Skule™ Ddays, her professional accomplishments and the future of mining. She also offers some advice for young engineering students and grads who might feel trepidation about the long road ahead.   

Career Inspiration   

Midway through high school, Vaz already wanted to pursue a career in engineering, having spent a summer working alongside at an architectural firm in Toronto., but it was a U of T Engineering Day that sealed the deal. 

“I walked in there and they had someone from every discipline: Civil, Electrical, Chemical. Then I walked into the [Mineral Engineering] presentation and one of the presenters was talking about tunneling and boring for subway lines and the other presenter went into investment banking – branching out into two very different fields. That piqued my interest, because it opened so many doors. I liked the idea you don’t have to be locked into a specific field or in a specific mine. I realized I could branch out and seize different opportunities.” 

Armed with a newfound sense of direction, and a scholarship courtesy of Pierre Lassonde, Vaz started commuting into Toronto from Pickering, Ont. every day for class.   

“First-year university was a really good experience. I can tell you there were some very long days…but the best part of U of T was not just the courses, but the friends and peers I made beyond the classroom,” Vaz recalls. Further recounting how much she loved the sense of belonging to a close-knit community that was diverse, inclusive and supportive, all while helping her expand her knowledge base both professionally and socially. 

“The classes started big and more generalized, but once I went into third and fourth year the learning became more specialized. I also had more of the adjunct professors, which I found very useful, because you have that practical side of things and the theory behind it too. I could pick their brains on the industry itself.” 

Reminiscing about her time at Skule™, Vaz can’t help but recall the countless hours she spent with classmates studying and socializing in the Rock Lounge or the Sanford Fleming building at the gathering spot known as “The Pit”.   

“When we weren’t studying, or trying to finish up in assignment, we would go to the atrium. There was always somebody there. I spent a lot of time there in first year and it’s where I developed a lot of friendships with people in different disciplines. The education was important but building a social network was just as important and that is the network I draw upon still, today.” 

Vaz also developed another relationship in a strange twist of fate, meeting her future husband in a second year mining lab.   

“I missed the GO Train that morning and he was late for class too. It was a day where we had to partner up for the class, so we ended up working together for the whole course. He became my closest friend and still is to this day.”   

Career Path   

Kirkland Lake Gold COO Natasha Vaz

Kirkland Lake Gold COO Natasha Vaz standing on the last bench of the #4 Shaft Sinking Project, 1,950m below the surface at Macassa Mine in Kirkland Lake, Ont.

After graduation, armed with her degree and iron ring, Vaz went to Sudbury, working 12-to-14-hour days. 

“I was able to sink my first shaft there. I learned how to work hard, but I also had a lot of fun. There was a lot of new things I was exposed to – they threw me into projects right away and I was appointed project engineer for a different number of jobs.” 

Vaz’s next stop was Red Lake, Ont. at Goldcorp. It was here she took advantage of an engineering-in-training (EIT) program, exposing her to different disciplines of engineering such as ground control and ventilation. 

“Red Lake Gold Mine was the highest-grade gold mine in the world at the time. You went into one of these development headings and the face just glittered; they called it ‘The Jewelry Box’. Not very many people were able to experience this, so I thought I found myself very fortunate.” 

While she continued to excel in the field, Vaz also continued to rack up academic credentials. She earned an Executive MBA from York University’s Schulich School of Business and attended Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. 

Vaz worked at Lake Shore Gold Corp for over a decade, working her way up from Project Engineer to Vice-president, Technical Services. Then she jumped to Kirkland Lake Gold as VP, Technical Services before moving into her current role as Chief Operating Officer.  

Breaking New Ground   

Last summer, Vaz was tapped to receive another honour after being named the first woman to serve as chair of the Ontario Mining Association.   

“I was excited, but nervous, because it’s a daunting task, but I’m going to work my hardest to move the industry forward. I follow a remarkable line of chairs, each of whom have made important and lasting contributions to the industry and the OMA.”   

Reflecting on the successes of her career, Vaz doesn’t believe that her gender ever put her at a disadvantage.   

“I’ve been surrounded by exceptional people willing to take a chance on me, but I never want to diminish the struggles, past or present, that anyone may be facing. But I never let those past perceptions and stereotypes hold me back and the best thing I can do is just prove them wrong.” 

Vaz says she was always inspired by the fact that a third of her mineral engineering class at U of T was female, and that was 20 years ago.   

“I think the next generation of women definitely should see opportunities and possibilities that are limitless in this industry. We just need to attract and support them as well as, help build their confidence and get them involved in STEM type programs before they even get to university.” 

As OMA chair, Vaz has several initiatives planned to promote safety and sustainability along with a more unified voice on matters of public policy.   

“I want to help raise public awareness, not just over the value that mining brings to our economy, but also on the evolution of this industry. We are definitely not as archaic as some people may think.”   

Touting many mining companies’ goal of meeting a net- zero mandate by 2050, Vaz explains the mining industry is utilizing electrification in many ways, such as battery powered vehicles and trolley-assist systems. The goal being not only to reduce carbon emissions for the sake of the planet, but to make the air cleaner for everyone on site.  

Final Thoughts   

Reminiscing about her Skule™ days, Vaz recalls feeling overwhelmed in first year, and if she can offer any advice to new Engineering undergrads, it’s this:   

“The most important thing I learned in university is how to learn. Yes, you’re learning calculus and thermodynamics and rock mechanics and geological structures, but the most important thing is to teach yourself how to learn and discover what makes you successful.”   

“Don’t be afraid to venture outside of your comfort zone. It’s OK to be afraid of an opportunity, but at least try it and if anything, it will help build up your confidence. And don’t worry too much about the details of your future. Good work ethic and your passion for the job speaks for itself and leadto success in ways you never imagined.” 

Natasha Vaz is a Professional Engineer with 20 years of operational and technical experience in the mining industry. She currently serves as Chief Operating Officer, at Kirkland Lake Gold. Natasha is a proven mining industry executive with extensive operational experience and significant knowledge of the company’s assets. In her earlier role she served as Senior Vice President Technical Services, Technology and Innovation at Kirkland Lake Gord and prior to that, as Vice President, Technical Services for Tahoe Resources Inc., focusing on the Company’s Canadian assets. Prior to that assignment, she spent over 10 years at Lake Shore Gold Corp., serving in several operational and technical services roles, including Director, Technical Services and Project Evaluations; and Vice President, Technical Services. Ms. Vaz holds a Bachelor of Applied Sciences, Mineral Engineering from the University of Toronto and an Executive MBA from the Kellogg-Schulich School of Management. 

By David Goldberg 

Connect With Natasha on LinkedIn or through the Kirkland Lake Gold website 

 


Reeddi powers up: CivMin alum’s startup brings portable, renewable electricity to rural areas

A Reeddi power capsule, shown at right, provides affordable and sustainable electricity for short-term needs. A startup created by Olugbenga Olubanjo (CivE MASc 1T9) is piloting the technology in Nigeria. (Photo: Leke Alabi Isama /GGImages /Proof Africa)

Only two years after its creation, U of T Engineering startup Reeddi, Inc. (pronounced “ready”) is well on its way to fulfilling its mission to bring sustainable, affordable electricity to places where reliable power is hard to come by.

“Right now, our technology serves a combined 600 households and businesses monthly in Nigeria,” says Olugbenga Olubanjo (CivE MASc 1T9), founder and CEO of Reeddi. “We have plans to increase that number.”

In 2017, Olubanjo’s first year at U of T, he would make phone calls to family and friends in Nigeria, where he grew up. Often, these calls would be disrupted by power outages that are all too common in that part of the world.

Those who can afford them buy diesel generators, but these units and the fuel needed to run them are costly, and they produce harmful emissions, including greenhouse gases.

Olubanjo knew that the cost of solar power had plummeted in recent years, and he wanted to make this technology more accessible to rural Nigerians. The solution he hit upon was a solar-powered “electricity bank” where portable power packs could be rented on a short term basis.

In its current iteration, a Reeddi bank contains 20 capsules, each of which holds about 250 Watt-hours of energy, enough to charge three mobile phones or power a laptop for four hours. Capsules are rented for 24 hours, after which they can be returned to the bank to recharge in the sun.

Olubanjo developed the company with support from U of T’s entrepreneurship ecosystem, including The Entrepreneurship Hatchery at U of T Engineering. He quickly started attracting attention: in 2019 alone, Reeddi won awards at the Cisco Global Problem Challenge, the MIT Clean Energy Prize competition, and the IEEE Empower a Billion Lives competition.

The past year has brought even more accolades. Last summer, Olubanjo and his team placed in the top three at ISHOW USA, a competition organized by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The win netted them a $10,000 seed grant, as well as the $1,000 “fan favourite” prize.

“We benefitted from fantastic insights from the ASME judges,” says Olubanjo. “We are equally excited to explore the potential networking and advisory opportunities that come with the prize to scale our venture for global impact.”

Olubanjo and his team have enrolled in Third Derivative, a technology accelerator focused on clean energy. The team also received a $25,000 award from the Nigeria Off-grid energy challenge and are currently among the finalists at the Royal Academy of Engineering African Prize. They have presented their innovation to a World Energy Council Panel group and at the Africa Indaba Energy Conference.

“Our current efforts are directed at upscaling local operations and manufacturing more Reeddi capsules for our customers in Nigeria,” says Olubanjo. “The future is bright.”

By Tyler Irving

This story originally published by Engineering News


U of T Entrepreneurship Week: Four engineering startups to watch

From left: HOPE Pet Foods; Xesto; Themis; and, Reeddi

With nearly a dozen startup incubators and accelerators spread across its three campuses, the University of Toronto is a thriving hotbed of entrepreneurial activity — even amid the pandemic.

U of T Engineering entrepreneurs and their startups are finding innovative solutions to pressing problems — all while creating jobs and strengthening Canada’s innovation ecosystem.

As U of T’s virtual Entrepreneurship Week kicks off, here are four exciting U of T Engineering startups to keep an eye on in 2021:

Reeddi

Olugbenga Olubanjo (back row, second from left) poses for a photo with members of the Reeddi team, local community members and his startup’s power-providing capsules during a pilot project in Ayegun, Nigeria (photo courtesy of Olugbenga Olubanjo)

Clean energy startup Reeddi has developed a portable tool that provides clean and affordable electricity to individuals, households and businesses in energy-poor regions of the world.

Founded by Olugbenga Olubanjo (CivE MASc 1T9), who has personal experience of growing up in energy-poor communities in Nigeria, the company provides portable energy via compact capsules that are charged at solar-powered stations located in communities. Customers rent the capsules at an affordable price and are incentivized to return them on time by earning credits that can go toward future rentals.

For Olubanjo, who earned a master of applied science in civil engineering at U of T, helping and giving back has always been central to his entrepreneurial outlook.

“At the end of the day, it’s not only about making money. Anyone can make money, but it’s about the happiness that you give people,” says Olubanjo. “Just knowing that my innovation could have a positive impact on people’s lives – oh my God, there’s no feeling like that in life.”

Reeddi received support from the Entrepreneurship Hatchery and the Lo Family Social Venture Fund.

HOPE Pet Foods

Sofia Bonilla, a U of T post-doctoral researcher who is preparing to launch a line of alternative-protein pet foods, already has her dog Snuffie gobbling up insect-based treats (photo courtesy of Sofia Bonilla)

Bugs aren’t on most dog and cat owners’ pet food shopping lists, but U of T Mississauga’s HOPE Pet Foods is looking to change that by using insects and other alternative sources of protein to produce pet foods that are both eco-friendly and nutritious.

Founded by postdoctoral researcher Sofia Bonilla (ChemE), HOPE Pet Foods is producing dog food made with insect proteins and cat food made with algae-based proteins.

Bonilla, the mother of two small children and owner of an enthusiastic insect-protein-eating dog named Snuffie, was recently a semifinalist in Scotiabank’s Total Mom Pitch Competition. HOPE Pet Foods also picked up the second place prize in the Adams Sustainability Innovation Prize and has received support from U of T’s Lo Family Social Venture Fund.

“What we think we can bring to the market is an evidence-based, scientific approach, where we are really looking at the evidence behind dog nutrition and the best possible protein is the one with all the amino acids, but is also sustainable,” Bonilla recently said, adding that HOPE Pet Foods’ products will also appeal to consumers who care about their products being cruelty-free.

Xesto

Using the iPhone’s TrueDepth camera, Xesto offers a free app that allows users to take pictures of their feet in order to obtain an accurate shoe size (image courtesy of Xesto)

The iPhone’s TrueDepth camera may have been designed with facial recognition in mind, but U of T startup Xesto has developed a way to use the technology so you can find perfectly fitting footwear.

The UTEST startup, whose co-founders worked with researchers in The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), offers a free app that allows users to take pictures of their feet in order to obtain an accurate shoe size. The Xesto Fit app then references the output with the sizing guidelines of over 150 shoe brands.

Xesto has been granted one patent for its process and has another pending, with CEO and co-founder Sophie Howe saying the startup’s involvement in UTEST was a big step forward.

“It was our entry to the U of T startup community, which has provided us with an incredible amount of resources and a launchpad that enabled our growth,” said Howe.

Themis

The team from Themis uses AI to create a Microsoft Office add-in that saves hours of time drafting legal papers. The students’ startup pitch took home the grand prize at this year’s Demo Day (photo courtesy of Themis)

Themis, a startup whose co-founders include U of T Engineering students Cindy Chen (Year 4 EngSci) and Amardeep Singh (Year 3 ChemE), has developed an AI program that helps significantly reduce the time it takes to draft legal contracts.

The company’s AI-powered Microsoft Word add-in automatically builds a library of clauses from a lawyer’s precedents and makes those available within Word.

Last September, Themis took home the $20,000 top prize at Demo Day, the culmination of an intensive four-month entrepreneurship and mentorship program at the Entrepreneurship Hatchery at U of T Engineering.

“There are no competitors who provide this fully integrated solution out of the box,” said Rishi Dhir, one of two lawyers — alongside Jey Kumarasamy — who co-founded the company with Chen and Singh.

Going forward, Themis is looking to continue to test its prototype and partner with small law firms across Canada to garner feedback.

By: Rahul Kalvapalle
Original story published in U of T Engineering News


CivE Alumna Deborah Goodings receives Engineering Alumni Hall of Distinction Award

Thirteen accomplished members of U of T Engineering’s alumni community, including CivE alumna Deborah Goodings, were recognized on Nov. 7 at the annual Engineering Alumni Network (EAN) Awards.

The awards ceremony, held at the Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship, celebrated alumni for their outstanding contributions to the Skule™ community as well as their remarkable career achievements.

“At all stages of their careers, U of T Engineering graduates use their creativity, technical knowledge and leadership skills to make life better for people around the world, and tonight’s award winners are shining examples,” said Dean Christopher Yip. “The depth and breadth of their impact is outstanding and truly inspiring. On behalf of the Faculty, I wish them all our warmest congratulations.”


The Hall of Distinction is an assembly of extraordinary alumni, selected for membership by their peers for their exemplary accomplishments. These are graduates whose performances have ultimately defined what is most outstanding in our graduates and in our profession. The careers of the members stand as examples and add a sense of reality to the aspirations of successive generations of U of T Engineering students.

Deborah Goodings, CivE 7T5

Deborah Goodings (CivE 7T5) is associate dean of engineering at George Mason University. In addition to her research and teaching at the University of Maryland, she co-founded and co-directed the UMD Master of Engineering and Public Policy Program. She also established one of the earliest and most active student chapters of Engineers Without Borders-USA, which completed 10 international infrastructure projects under her guidance. In recognition of her Engineers Without Borders-USA leadership, a gift was made to the university to endow the Deborah J. Goodings Professorship in Engineering for Global Sustainability.

Goodings’ experience and expertise have led to her service to the U.S. National Academies and National Research Council, as well as to institutional visiting and review committees both in the United States and Canada. She was elected as a By-Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge University, in 1996. Her career accomplishments have been recognized with awards from the U.S. Department of the Army; the U.S. National Research Council; the U.S. Universities Council on Geotechnical Engineering Research; Professional Engineers Ontario; and the University of Maryland.

Goodings earned her BASc in civil engineering from the University of Toronto and her PhD in geotechnical engineering from Cambridge University. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers; a Diplomate, Geotechnical Engineering (ret.); a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario; and a proud Canadian.

Learn more about Deborah Goodings (video)


Read about the other recipients from the 2019 Engineering Alumni Awards


Alumnae from the west

Imperial Oil Duo

Imperial Oil sent two University of Toronto alumnae to host an information session on campus. We sat down for a chat with Karsmina Kam (Min 0T8), Mine Performance Team Lead and Joyee Pu (Min 1T4 + PEY), Senior Operations Analyst, who are both originally from the Toronto area and now reside in Calgary. The pair were at the St George Campus to host a meet and greet with engineering students on behalf of Imperial Oil/Kearl Oilsands. The company is looking for co-op and full-time employees from within the undergraduate and graduate students.

VISITING ALUMNAE (ALUMNI) — Joyee Pu (Min 1T4 + PEY), Senior Operations Anyalyst at Imperial Oil (blue shirt) and Karsmina Kam (Min 0T8), Miner Performance Team Lead at Imperial Oil (in pattern shirt) at the University of Toronto campus on Thursday, September 12, 2019. The duo visited the St George Campus to provide a meet and greet with students on behalf of Imperial Oil/Kearl Oilsands. The company is looking for co-op and full-time employees from within the undergraduate and graduate engineers.
PHOTO: Phill Snel, Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering/ U of T

 

So, you’re here at U of T looking to recruit students for the summer, or for short-term jobs, and also full time. All of the above?

Joyee  Yes, we’re looking for both co-op students and full time. We have positions that vary from four months to 16 months for the co-op students, and we’re also looking to hire new grads who want to join us after they graduate from university. For the co-op positions you can be an undergrad student, or a graduate student doing your masters.

 

For an undergraduate it’s a good opportunity for a PEY (Professional Experience Year), perhaps?

Joyee  Oh, yeah, for sure. I did a PEY with Imperial Oil. I loved it so much that I decided to go back as a full time new grad with Imperial Oil in July 2014 and moved to Calgary. My family is originally based in Ontario – Toronto.

 

And Karsmina?

Karsmina  I didn’t part take in PEY, however back in 2004 there was a collaboration between civil companies and the university. If you were selected you can do four month work terms during the summer with different companies. I worked for Lafarge and City of Mississauga for my work terms. On my last year a lot of mining companies were hosting information sessions and doing on site interviews.  I got hired as a full time through this recruitment process.

So you’ve both been in Calgary ever since?

Karsmina  No, I went to Fort McMurray first. I worked for a different company, Suncor in 2008, and then moved to Calgary with Imperial Oil in 2018.

 

Karsmina, did your experience and the education here at U of T provide the background you needed to obtain your current position?

Karsmina  Yes, University of Toronto graduates are sought after by employers. We were offered networking sessions with future employers at a very early stage. They offered the visibility, as well as a curriculum that meet the expertise  employers were looking for. The adjunct professors brought a good balance between practice and theory. The largest part of my education, that I use to this day, is what we learned in mineral economics. Understanding the financial analysis has helped me provide direction on business cases for my current employer.

 

Would you concur?

Joyee  The professors helped a great deal. In second year, I expressed my interest in gaining work experiences in the mining industry with Professor John Hadjigeorgiou and he was willing to give me an opportunity. He took me in as his research student for one summer and we worked on a pit wall stability project together. The experiences opened up many door for me in future years. Having that kind of relationship with the professor was great. Aside from the strong bond with professors, the education program at U of T also taught me how to think critically and work independently, which are critical skill sets required at work.

 

Would you change anything about how you approached school, or what you did here? Would you have done something differently knowing what you know now about the industry?

Joyee  Networking! I definitely encourage all the students to take advantage of the networking events (such as the one we are offering today) offered on campus to meet with others and get to know the industry a little bit earlier. It helps you build a relationship within the industry and get your foot in early.

 

Isn’t that ironic? Now you are holding the same type of events in order to attract students like your former self?  

Karsmina  I totally agree. I think being more involved is crucial. Assignments, midterms, and labs can keep you terribly busy. You may not always step out to be more involved in those extracurricular activities and networking – networking is big. I did go to CIM [Canadian Institute of Mining] lunches and other similar kind of events. They proved to be very beneficial. Through one of these events I had the opportunity to work at PDAC for two years.  Like a lot of things, it was advertised through the Student Services office and that’s how we knew where to go participate and network.

 

What about in terms of lifestyle? Would you have any advice for future students, or those who are currently starting their first year, what they should do to prepare themselves for the next four or five years, or if they should do a PEY?

Joyee  Extra curriculum would be great. Try to get involved in a variety of different organizations and try to take some lead positions in there, because it really gets you to start thinking like a leader early on.

Karsmina   Don’t give up on mining in your first two years. I know mining may not have been a lot of people’s first choice, but it is a very dynamic and interesting industry to be in.  The challenges and opportunities in mining are significant. Remember, if it’s not grown, it’s mined. Lastly, build relationships and good teamwork skills. The projects in the industries are complicated. Working cross functionally and with all sort of different personalities is important. Use the opportunities in completing group projects to practice these skills.

 

You’re probably on the cutting edge of helping to equalize some of the playing field in terms of gender diversity. You’ve probably experienced some hard knocks, or pushback, and so would you have any advice for women? Is there any advice you have for women who want to excel in the industry?

 

Joyee  For me, I was expecting to receive some pushback in the mining industry entering the work force as a petite girl, but my experiences on site really struck me. The operators I dealt with on site were mostly male and twice my size which I refer to as gentle giants. They have the warmest hearts and took me in as a family member where I learned tons about designing practical engineering solutions.  I felt very welcomed entering into the workforce and dealing with them.

 

Karsmina  For me, I would say Imperial is definitely very inclusive, very diverse, and is a leader in treating people equally. I wouldn’t say that all of my experiences were like that. Mining is definitely male dominated, so you do run into some road blocks. It is important to be firm and affirmative. Being confident when you bring ideas to the table will help you drive the messages across.

 

Is there anything else you can think of? Something practical about being in this building or on campus? Or what’s a local a local restaurant you “must” go to?

Karsmina  I love the [Lassonde] Mining Building. I spent a lot of time in the mining lounge and meeting other mining engineering students, especially the third and fourth years. They really make you feel like you’re at home. The senior year students are very helpful in giving you career advice, homework help, and even exam prep. For food choices: New Gen Sushi at Spadina and Bloor.

 

So you miss New Gen the most?

Karsmina  I miss how everything is so close. Like Harbord Street is right there with all the food selections.  Baldwin Street as well. For foodies it’s great and it’s cheap. Yesterday we went for ramen and [Joyee] was joking how both of our bills combined is going to be under 50 bucks. That’s not something you see outside of probably campus life. Another thing I miss are the hot dog vendors. They are not a common sight in Alberta. There used to be a guy across the street from the Mining Building. When we pulled all-nighters for assignments or exams, you can count on him to be out there with a heater going.  I don’t even know if he’s still there, but it’s one of the fond memories I have.

Joyee  The location of the campus, the people, the culture, the food and much more. The campus is right downtown with everything you could possibly want at your door step. The [St. George] campus houses some of the most exquisite architecture, surrounded by lush foliage and greenery, which made me fall in love with U of T at first sight.

 

By Phill Snel

This article has been edited for clarity.


Survey Camp Centennial: CAMP100

A ceremonial groundbreaking for the upcoming construction of the new HCAT Bunkhouse and MacGillivray Common Room. With spades (L to R): Brent Sleep, Chair, Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering; Georgette Zinaty, Executive Director, Advancement & Alumni Relations; Scott MacGillivray (Civ 8T2), Alumnus & Donor; Christopher Yip, Dean, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering; Robert MacGillivray (8T5), Alumnus & Donor; Brenda McCabe (9T4), Faculty and Project Lead.

A ceremonial groundbreaking at the U of T Survey Camp on Gull Lake, near Minden, Ont,. for the upcoming construction of the new HCAT Bunkhouse and MacGillivray Common Room. With spades (L to R): Brent Sleep, Chair, Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering; Georgette Zinaty, Executive Director, Advancement & Alumni Relations; Scott MacGillivray (Civ 8T2), Alumnus & Donor; Christopher Yip, Dean, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering; Robert MacGillivray (Civ 8T5), Alumnus & Donor; Brenda McCabe (Civ 9T4), Faculty and Project Lead.

Survey Camp Centennial logo: CAMP100, Celebrating 100 Years of Survey Camp

On Saturday, September 7 attendees celebrated a century of Survey Camp at Dorset and Gull Lake. With a fantastic turnout of Alumni, current students, Faculty and interested family members, the event showcased existing facilities at Gull Lake and marked a ceremonial groundbreaking for a planned new HCAT bunkhouse and MacGillivray Common Room.

The event marked the 100th class since the first group of University of Toronto Engineering students used the site, located on the north shore of Gull Lake near Minden, Ont. Purchased in 1919, the first cohort of U of T students took classes on the site in 1920, with the current 2019 class becoming the 100th consecutive year to attend Survey Camp – now known as Civil And Mineral Practicals (CAMP). The centennial celebrations included recognition of the many alumni and supporters who have contributed to the Centennial Campaign for Camp, helping the camp to reach 70% of a $1.5 million goal. Donors are also gratefully acknowledged on the campaign website and through bunkbed, bench and room dedications.

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Leave your own mark on Camp:
The ongoing Centennial Campaign for Camp offers alumni an opportunity to once again ‘leave their mark’ on camp, and bolster the success future generations of Civil & Mineral students. All Donations are matched dollar-for-dollar as we work toward a goal of $1.5 million (we’ve reached 70 per cent to date!). Donors are gratefully acknowledged on the campaign website. Those who contribute $1,000 or more will be recognized on a permanent donor wall. In addition, bunkbeds can be named for $5,000, built-in benches for $10,000 or even rooms for $25,000 and above.

Direct link to donate

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Take a look inside the new bunkhouse and common room at Survey Camp

Rendering of the HCAT Bunkhouse and MacGillivray Common Room (Credit: V+A Architects)

Survey Camp at Gull Lake is celebrating its centennial and getting a new bunkhouse. Nearly a century after the first group of University of Toronto Engineering students used the site, located on the north shore of Gull Lake near Minden, Ont., a modern and flexible-use building has been planned.

Purchased in 1919, the first cohort of U of T students took classes on the site in 1920, with the current 2019 class becoming the 100th consecutive year to attend Survey Camp – now known as Civil And Mineral Practicals (CAMP). Centennial celebrations included the ceremonial launch for construction of two new connected buildings, a bunkhouse and common room, on Saturday, September 7, 2019.

A distinction between the site and the course might seem superfluous, but has become the recognized norm with “Camp” being the location and “CAMP” denoting the proper name for the course of study.

Expanding numbers in a single season

Over the century, the number of attendees to the site has continued to grow, and it’s not just engineering undergrads who attend Camp for CAMP. High school students, attending the Da Vinci Engineering Enrichment Program (DEEP) Leadership Camp since 2003, have required the creative reconfiguration of the bunkhouse layout and the overall site for their different age-specific use requirements during their stay.

With uninsulated accommodations, the short summer season has led to a fairly crowded scheduling of the DEEP Leadership Camp, two separate two-week CAMP courses in August (formerly known as Survey Camp), followed by two groups that each stay for an overnight in September for the second year Introduction to Civil Engineering course.

As the number of students visiting annually has increased, so too has the representation of women in Civil and Mineral Engineering, coming in at just over 47 per cent of the current class. The current bunkhouse is one big room, designed for what used to be an all-male class of attendees. As a solution, the old Stewart Hall building layout was reconfigured to allow for separate sleeping and washroom space for women, but this arrangement is no longer meeting our needs.

Planning and parameters

Planning for a new building requires a dedicated approach, many opinions sought, several committees to meet with and hoops to jump through. “What we want is for it not to stick out (compared to the other buildings); it’s about the place, not about the building,” said Professor Brenda McCabe, who is acting as the faculty lead on the project.

Among the considerations, with feedback from students and alumni, was the new building should create continuity with existing structures, recognize the character and culture of survey camp, and maintain the existing site topography. Other considerations include the need for accessibility under the Accessibility Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), giving wheelchair access to bedrooms, washrooms, and the common room.

The new project aims to extend the window for the site to be usable by the University. “We wanted three-season, and well-insulated,” said McCabe. “But still with a passive design since we want it to be as energy neutral as possible, so the design needs to be well thought through. It has to be easy to maintain.”

“From the alumni [perspective] it’s primarily to make sure it’s a sustainable building. Which means probably PV (photovoltaic),” said McCabe. “While we don’t have a budget to install a PV system right away, we have planned for it and there is a location on the roof where PV panels can be installed.”

As for the exterior cladding, “It’s a cement board, so it’s very functional, low maintenance and economical.” Suggestions for the outside colour have ranged from a similar green of the old bunkhouse, to a bright yellow, but a more neutral and soothing tone is being considered at the moment.

Design Overview

Rendering of the HCAT Bunkhouse (Credit: V+A Architects)

Gently sloping and staggered roof lines allow for high ceilings with windows for light and ventilation, especially helpful in the summer heat. The shape also emulates the gentle slopes of the immediate land contouring, enabling the new buildings to nestle into the existing landscape.

When asked about the design including two separate buildings, one for sleeping accommodations, and the other for a common room and washroom facilities, McCabe stated, “It was unexpected. The architect came up with it. That was their role; they certainly did things that we would not have dreamed of.”

“It was two separate buildings,” according to McCabe. “I think that was interesting for us because then we only have one “wet building” – with plumbing and running water. It makes it simpler for maintenance and cleaning – it’s all in one area, as opposed to being separate or spread out.”

The new facilities include two separate single-storey buildings connected by a gently sloped and covered walkway. The sleeping accommodations (to be known as the HCAT Bunkhouse, in appreciation of the generous support provided by the Heavy Construction Association of Toronto) will be positioned to the south and include several separated rooms along a long corridor, running east-west with south-facing windows, towards the lake. Benches will run the length of the corridor by the windows and allow for indoor socializing space. Stairs leading south, down from the sleeping accommodations, to an outside deck allow for splendid views and a social gathering space.

HCAT Bunkhouse

The new bunkhouse will not be the usual open-plan long bunkhouse of the past. It will have six individual rooms with up to eight bunkbeds each, allowing a maximum of 16 campers per room, for a maximum total potential capacity of 96 occupants.

The rooms are designed for maximum flexibility in configuration, and can be adjusted for multiple needs and uses. There is a need for flexible sleeping spaces particularly to accommodate our changing demographic of students – for example the Department had a female student population of less than five per cent in 1960, versus a nearly 50 per cent female student population today.

Students enter the HCAT Bunkhouse (named after Heavy Construction Association of Toronto) to find a large vestibule area, including two closets where coats and wet gear can be stowed (especially after long, rainy days on the highway curve), leading to the walkway headed north.

The entry with added storage was planned. “We asked specifically for this space for coats. When we’ve got especially wet weather, we need places for stuff to dry out. If it goes into the bunkhouses, it’s lying all over. There isn’t really a place to hang things up. So we asked for a place where they can put their wet things – there will be a breeze coming through, there will be a nice area there for stuff to dry out.”

MacGillivray Common Room

In the north building, a generously-sized common room (to be called the MacGillivray Common Room in appreciation of Robert and Scott MacGillivray’s generous support) is designed for socializing, relaxing and informal gathering – along with the obligatory late nights to finish the day’s assignments. In addition to ample wall-space for student “graffiti”, there will be signage to recognize all those who attended CAMP at Dorset (Ont.).

Across the hall from the common room one finds the washroom facilities comprised of eight individual shower rooms, a single fully-accessible washroom with shower, and men’s and women’s separate large common washrooms, each with an accessible stall.

Floor plan of the new complex (With files from V+A Architects)

Flexibility

“Depending on which group is using the facility, the needs are going to change. Younger groups may use it and would they need, for example, an instructor in each of the rooms where students are sleeping? Those things are so different from our needs, that I’m not certain how that’s going to work for them, but the existing buildings work for them. I think that’s an important component. And they completely transform the way that the buildings are used when they’re there – the staff house becomes a medical centre, for example.”

Creature comforts

Asked if there might be laundry facilities or refrigerators for snacks, the response was candid. “No laundry facilities in Camp. It’s a good reason for the students to go to town. It also requires more septic.” As for refrigeration, “No – there’s no beer fridge,” conceded McCabe. “We don’t want food or snacks in the sleeping facilities because of the chances of having critters come sniffing for a snack. But surprisingly, we don’t get that kind of complaint from the students. They’re too busy.” Otherwise, “It means they’re not working hard enough.”

What will happen with the old bunkhouse?

While the use of the space may change in time, preservation of the heritage structures and their many murals are paramount. The historic bunkhouse will remain intact, with repairs made to the foundation and roof. “One of the things we want to do, once we have the new bunkhouse working, is explore the idea of turning it into a group assembly space, so that we can have lectures, or large group meetings in there. The classrooms are too small to hold the whole group at once.”

Leave your own mark on Camp:

The ongoing Centennial Campaign for Camp offers alumni an opportunity to once again ‘leave their mark’ on camp, and bolster the success future generations of Civil & Mineral students. All Donations are matched dollar-for-dollar as we work toward a goal of $1.5 million (we’ve reached 70 per cent to date!). Donors are gratefully acknowledged on the campaign website. Those who contribute $1,000 or more will be recognized on a permanent donor wall. In addition, bunkbeds can be named for $5,000, built-in benches for $10,000 or even rooms for $25,000 and above.

Direct link to donate 

Special thanks to everyone who has contributed to the campaign for CAMP to date*:

Kirk M. Allan, 8T2
Donald I. Amos, 5T8
Anonymous (multiple)
Michael Aresta, 1T7
The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors (AOLS)
John Bajc, 8T2
John Donald Barber, 6T2
Beacon Utility Contractors Limited
Robert A. Beattie, 5T2
Wayne M. Bennett, 6T9
Evan Charles Bentz, 0T0
Devon G. and Linda J. Biddle, 6T7
John A Bond, 6T8
Dawn Britton
Kenneth R. Brown, 6T9
David C. Brownlow, 5T6
Buttcon Limited
W. Brian Carter, 6T1
John Challis, 5T1
Arun Channan, 8T0
So M. Chiang, 0T0
Bruce Chown, 5T5
Michael Circelli, 8T3
Classes of Civil 6T0–6T5 Campaign for CAMP
Class of Civil 6T8 for CAMP
Class of Civil 8T0 Campaign for CAMP
Class of 0T3 Engineering
Michael Cook, 6T3
Ralph Cowan, 6T8
Richard J. J. Daigle, 6T9
Ivan Damnjanovic, 1T5
Dawn Demetrick-Tattle 8T5
B. Michael den Hoed, 7T5
Steve Patrick Dennis, 9T9
Vanessa M. Di Battista, 1T2
Peter F. Di Lullo, 7T8
Gregory Dimmer, 8T3
Paul G. Douglas, 7T8
Henry N. Edamura, 6T0
L. T. Eklund, 6T0
Marie-Anne Erki, 8T0
James K. Farquharson, 7T7
Leslie D. Ferguson, 0T0
James H. Flett, 6T0
Douglas P. Flint, 5T6
Jordan A. Freedman, 1T6
Yifan Geng, 1T5
Wayne S Gibson, 8T3
Arousha Gilanpour, 9T5
David J Grabel, 0T0
Gordon Gracie, 5T2
Sheri Graham, 9T1
Donald H. Grandy, 8T4
David H Gray, 6T8
Gull Lake Cottagers’ Association
Peter Halsall, 7T7
The Heavy Construction Association of Toronto (HCAT)
Walter J. Hendry, 6T0
Alvin Ho, 9T8
Vera Y Kan, 0T0
William P Kauppinen, 6T8
Leslie & Margaret Kende 6T0
Allan M. Koivu, 8T6
Tetsuo G Kumagai, 6T8
Ross Lawrence, 5T6
Arthur Leitch, 6T9
Yiu Chung Li, 6T3
Michael Loudon, 6T6
Robert MacGillivray, 8T5
Scott MacGillivray, 8T2
G. Alexander Macklin, 5T5
Mateen Mahboubi, 0T7
William V. Mardimae, 6T9
Orlando Martini, 5T6
Levana Mattacchione, 1T3
Brenda McCabe, 9T4
Lloyd McCoomb, 6T8
Lisa McGeorge, 8T9
Malcolm McGrath, 5T4
Robert McQuillan, 5T0
Joel Miller, 6T5
Model Railings & Ironworks Inc.
Ricky Junji Mori, 6T8
Loui Pappas, 8T8
PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
Kristin Philpot
Rob Piane
Robert Piggott, 5T7
Victor Piscione, 7T5
Harold F. Reinthaler, 7T7
Peter and Michelle Rhodes, 6T7
Sidney Richardson, 5T1
John H. Rogers 3T9
Glenn L. Rogers
Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada
Steve Schibuola, 8T6
Barbara Simpson
Amir Hossein Soltanzadeh, 9T5
John Starkey, 6T1
Kayla Louise Steadman, 1T8
D Wayne Stiver, 8T0
Arih P. Struger-Kalkman, 0T8
Selvarajah Sureshan, 9T1
Emilio A. Tesolin, 8T3
Umberto Testaguzza, 8T3
Michael V. Thompson, 6T1
Sujitlal Thottarath, 0T6
Louis J. Tilatti, 7T8
Diego Tonneguzzo
Andrew S. Turner, 8T8
John Vinklers, 6T6
Paul Walters, 5T6
Nicholas Walker, 6T5
Arthur H. Watson, 7T5
Glen A. Weaver, 5T2
Gabriel Wolofsky, 1T7
Gary J. Woolgar, 6T1
Wilson Yip, 1T0
Edward J Zavitski, 6T1
Victor N. Zubacs, 6T9

*As of August 22, 2019

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