SPRING 2018 GRADUATE STUDIES GRADUATION PORTRAITS

@ 63 St .George Street Rn, 109

March 21, April 25, 26, May 3, 4, 8, 9 and 10
Portraits are taken from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Appointments are only made by email at mail@cangrad.com

Faculties with Graduating Class Composites organised have a higher sitting fee.
If you cannot attend on these dates contact CanGrad Studios for Studio information.

THE GRADUATION PORTRAIT SITTING FEE IS $25 (TAXES INCLUDED)
AND IS PAYABLE BY CHEQUE OR CASH. CREDIT CARD CHARGES OF $2 WILL APPLY.

The portraits will take approximately 10 minutes, and you are asked to arrive
5 minutes prior the appointment time to get your mailing information.
They will take 18-22 photographs and email your proofs with an order form
within two weeks. You may order at any time as they keep all images on file.

ATTIRE: CanGrad will supply the hood and gown. A shirt & tie is suggested for men,
and a white or cream blouse with a collar is suggested for women. Anti-glare
glasses are recommended otherwise the lights will reflect on your lenses. If you
wear glasses, even anti-glare coated lenses can reflect the light. Gentlemen
please make sure you are clean-shaven if your appointment is towards the
end of the day. Ladies, you are responsible for your own hair and make up.
Please use only powder or matte / flat makeup and lipstick without any gloss.

If you have any questions, or require more information, please feel free to contact them:
Tel. (416) 253-6466 Email: mail@cangrad.com Website: www.cangrad.com

Can Grad _SGS 2018

Lassonde Mineral Engineering Team Places FIRST in 2018 Goodman Gold Challenge

Team members: Mark Umanec, Icep Peerawattuk, Marko Lopac and Dalton Veintimilla accept their first place award at the 2018 Goodman Gold Challenge in Sudbury on January 28th, 2018.

 

Beating out competitors from the Schulich School of Business, Laurentian University, Queen's University and the University of Kentucky, the Lassonde Mineral Engineering won first place in the 2018 Goodman Gold Challenge in Sudbury on January 28th, 2018.

The Goodman Gold Challenge is a hands-on investment mining management competition for business, geology and mining students across North America.  Applying their academic course work, students gain real-life experience interviewing three gold mining company CEOs on their respective current and future financial standings. The gold companies, currently trading on the TSX or TSX-V included: Wesdome, Nighthawk Gold Corp, and Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. Upon evaluation, each team recommended the gold company they thought would provide the best potential investment opportunity.

 

The winning 2018 Lassonde Mineral Engineering team members Mark Umanec, Icep Peerawattuk, Marko Lopac and Dalton Veintimilla presented their recommended investment deck to a panel of experts from RBC Global Mining & Metals Group, Kinross Gold, Canaccod Genuity, MNDM and Paul Martin, President & CEO of Detour Gold with David Harquail, President & CEO of Franco-Nevada.

"We want to thank Mike Chen (MIN 1T4) for helping us get Waterton Global Resource Management to sponsor our team financially and also giving us the chance to present our pitch to them and get feedback before we competed," said Marko Lopac, 4th Year Lassonde Mineral Engineering student.

This is the first year the Lassonde Mineral Engineering team participated in the Goodman Gold Challenge however this is not their first title win in a case study challenge. The Lassonde Mineral Engineering team has had some recent great showings in national and international competition including: the Canadian Mining Games, the World Mining Competition and the OMA MINED Open Innovation Challenge. See below for some highlights:

 

1st Place: 2015 World Mining Competition

Team members: Matthew Hart, Blake Baek, Peter Miskiel and Daryl Li.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Place: 2017 World Mining Competition

Team members: Mark Umanec, Marko Lopac, Romy Done and Icep Peerawattuk.

 

1st Place: Jackleg Challenge
2017 Canadian Mining Games

Team members: Marko Lopac and Jack Lindsay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Place: 2017 OMA MINED
Open Innovation Challenge

Team members: Matthew Hart, Marina Reny, Yoko Yanagamura and Justin Samardzic.

Green infrastructure: New tool to help construction industry reduce carbon footprint

Originally posted on U of T Engineering News by Tyler Irving.

Professors Brenda McCabe, Daman Panesar, Shoshanna Saxe, Heather MacLean and Daniel Posen (all CivE) are collaborating with companies in construction, building services and engineering consulting to reduce the greenhouse gas impacts of future infrastructure projects. (Photo: Tyler Irving)

 

A team of researchers from U of T Engineering is partnering with the construction industry to help reduce the carbon footprint of buildings, bridges, public transit and other major infrastructure projects.

“What we’re building is a decision-support tool that can be used in the early stages of design and planning,” says Professor Heather MacLean (CivE), one of five U of T Engineering professors involved in the project. “Ultimately, the goal is to produce infrastructure with much lower greenhouse gas impact.”

While green building certification programs have existed for decades, MacLean and her collaborators — including Professors Brenda McCabeDaman PanesarDaniel Posen and Shoshanna Saxe (all CivE) — point out that these are typically considered only toward the end of the design process, when most major decisions have already been made.

“The decisions that have the most impact are the ones that are made early in the process,” says Saxe, who specializes in analysis of transit infrastructure. “These include how big it’s going to be, or what materials it will be made of. Once those are set, it really puts limits on how low the overall emissions can get.”

Nearly a year ago, the team was approached by EllisDon, a major construction and building services company headquartered in Mississauga, Ont. As part of its Carbon Impact Initiative, the company and its partners, including BASF and WSP, are collaborating on projects that aim to elevate efficiency and sustainability in the built environment.

In their early talks, the researchers and industry partners quickly identified science-based decision support in the early stages of project planning as a key strategy for emissions reduction. They plan to analyze data from previously constructed projects and publicly available databases to generate predictive tools.

“Large-scale infrastructure projects are complex, consisting of many different construction activities, along with associated inputs of material and energy,” says MacLean. “We don’t yet have good data about the on-site and supply-chain emissions associated with these inputs, especially those specific to the Ontario context. If we can cut down on that uncertainty, it will greatly help inform these types of decisions.”

Today, the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science announced that the project was among those that received funding through the TargetGHG program, administered by Ontario Centres of Excellence, which supports industry-academic collaborations that will help the province meet more aggressive future GHG targets.

“Supporting the efforts of large industries in their quest to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions is an important part of our government’s Climate Change Action Plan,” says Reza Moridi, Minister of Research, Innovation and Science. “With the help of our province’s innovative cleantech companies, the TargetGHG program will help build a prosperous, low carbon economy and create a cleaner, more sustainable future for Ontario.”

In total, the project has attracted more than $2 million in funding from a variety of sources, including the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) as well as financial and in-kind contributions from the industrial partners.

“Taking steps to reduce the impacts of greenhouse gases and air pollution on our climate and environment is a key priority in Canada,” says Dr. Marc Fortin, Vice-President, Research Partnerships, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. “NSERC is proud to partner with Ontario Centres of Excellence to connect Canada’s top researchers and companies to develop innovative clean technologies that will advance environmental sustainability in Canada and improve the health and quality of life of Canadians.”

“This project is a wonderful example of how our researchers leverage strong collaborations with industry to develop next-generation solutions to society’s most pressing challenges, including climate change,” said Ramin Farnood, Vice-Dean, Research at U of T Engineering. “This tool has great potential to enhance the sustainability of major infrastructure not just here in Ontario, but around the world.”

A second U of T Engineering project, focused on installation and testing of fast-charging stations for electric vehicles, also received funding through the TargetGHG program. Led by Professor Reza Iravani (ECE), it will be carried out in collaboration with energy storage company eCAMION.

MacLean and her team are already looking to recruit the graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who will collect and analyze the data, and continue to work closely with their industrial partners as they move forward.

“It’s exciting to be working with partners that are eager to roll out solutions,” says Posen. “We have had great meetings, and we have a strong sense they are looking to turn this research into practical results.”

VIDEO: Students Win 2017 U.S. Department of Energy Race to Zero

For more on the U of T and Ryerson winning design check out the story here.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Race to Zero Student Design Competition (Race to Zero) inspires collegiate students to become the next generation of building science professionals through a design challenge for zero energy ready buildings. Students become part of a new leadership movement to achieve truly sustainable buildings. The Race to Zero is formulated to advance and enhance building science curriculum in universities. Through this competition, future architects, engineers, construction managers, and entrepreneurs will gain the skills and experience to start careers in clean energy and generate creative solutions to real-world problems. The 2017 event was held April 22-23, 2017.