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Mar
7
Tue
PDAC Alumni & Friends Reception 2017
Mar 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Attending the PDAC Convention this year? Join the University of Toronto’s Lassonde Institute of Mining and Department of Earth Sciences at a joint networking reception for alumni and friends in the minerals and mining industries.

Light snacks and drinks will be served. Additional drinks available for purchase.

Registration is not mandatory, but preferred.

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Mar
20
Mon
Distinguished Lecture Series
Mar 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Distinguished Lecture Series @ C. David Naylor Building, Room 6, rear entrance

Network Design, Built and Natural Environments and Active Commuting

Robert Cervero

University of California, Berkeley 

Lecture followed by panel discussion moderated by Professor Paul Hess, Dept of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto

 Abstract

This talk will summarize research done by Professor Cervero over the past 10 years on how networks designs, mixed land use patterns, amenities, and natural landscape influence active commuting, focusing on cycling but also walking and running to work.  The work is drawn from empirical research he has done on this topic in the San Francisco Bay Area, Bogota Colombia and most recently, for a number of British cities.  Thus the talk will have an international flavor and scope.

Biography

Robert Cervero works in the area of sustainable transportation policy and planning, focusing on the nexus between urban transportation and land-use systems. He is Friesen Chair of Urban Studies as well as Director of the University of California Transportation Center (UCTC), a multi-campus research center devoted to advancing economic competitiveness, sustainability and livability in the transportation sector. His current research focuses on the intersection of infrastructure, place-making, and economic development, integration of BRT and hybrid services, bikeway network performance, and sustainable transportation policies for the Global South.

Professor Cervero has and continues to serve as an advisor and consultant on numerous transportation and urban planning projects worldwide. He is the first-ever recipient of the Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban Planning Research and is a two-time recipient of the Article of the Year Award from the Journal of the American Planning Association.  In 2013, he was ranked among the top 100 City Innovators Worldwide by UMB’s Futures Cities.  He chairs the International Association of Urban Environments and the National Advisory Board of the Active Living Research Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and serves on the advisory board of the Future of Urban Development Initiative of the World Economic Forum, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Board of Scientific Councelors, and the American Planning Association’s Emerging Issues Task Force.  He was a contributing author to the recent IPCC (International Panel on Climate Change) Fifth Assessment and UN-Habitat’s 2013 Global Report on Sustainable Mobility. Professor Cervero serves on the editorial boards of 8 academic journals, including Urban Studies and Journal of the American Planning Association, and is a faculty affiliate of a number of research units on the Berkeley campus.


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Mar
27
Mon
Distinguished Lecture Series
Mar 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Distinguished Lecture Series @ Galbraith Building, Rm 119

Peter Halsall Distinguished Lecture

Lorna Gibson

Department of Materials Science & Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Cellular Solids:  Structure, Properties and Applications

Abstract

Many materials have a cellular structure, with either a two-dimensional array of prismatic cells, as in a honeycomb, or a three-dimensional array of polyhedral cells, as in a foam. Engineering honeycombs and foams can now be made from nearly any material: polymers, metals, ceramics, glasses and composites, with pore sizes ranging from nanometers to millimeters. Their cellular structure gives rise to a unique combination of properties which are exploited in engineering design: their low weights make them attractive for structural sandwich panels, their ability to undergo large deformations at relatively low stresses makes them ideal for absorbing the energy of impacts, their low thermal conductivity makes them excellent insulators, and their high specific surface areas make them attractive for substrates for catalysts for chemical reactions.  Cellular materials are also important in medicine.  In patients with osteoporosis, the two most common fractures are of the hip and spine, both of which have large amounts of spongy or trabecular bone.  And porous scaffolds for regeneration of damaged or diseased tissues often resemble an open-cell foam.  Cellular materials are also widespread in plant tissues, including wood, cork, bamboo and plant stems and leaves.  This talk reviews the structure, mechanical behaviour and applications of a broad range of cellular materials.


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Apr
6
Thu
Distinguished Lecture Series
Apr 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Distinguished Lecture Series @ Galbraith Building, Rm 303

Anu Ramaswami

Humphrey School of Public Affairs

University of Minnesota 

Lecture details to come.


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Apr
14
Fri
Good Friday: University closed
Apr 14 all-day
Apr
27
Thu
Distinguished Lecture Series
Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Distinguished Lecture Series @ Galbraith Building, Rm 303

Joel Conte

Department of Structural Engineering

University of California, San Diego

Lecture details to come.


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May
22
Mon
Victoria Day: University Closed
May 22 all-day
May
24
Wed
Spring Reunion
May 24 – May 27 all-day
Jul
3
Mon
Canada Day: University Closed
Jul 3 all-day
Aug
7
Mon
Civic Holiday: University closed
Aug 7 all-day

Alumni + Industry Relations Staff

 NameJob Title & DutiesContact Details
Pietropaolo, NellyDirector, Student Services and External Relations
  • Undergrad and graduate student services
  • alumni relations
  • industry relations
Office: GB 105
(416) 978-0235
nelly@civ.utoronto.ca

 

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