Issue 9 September 2021

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College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Research Features

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Molecular Interactions Inform New Tech

Research led by Dr. Kathryn Preuss, professor, Department Chair and Research Leadership Chair in the Department of Chemistry, provides important insight into non-covalent interactions between molecules, which will inform innovative technologies.

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Q&A with Dr. Neil Bruce

We spoke with Dr. Neil Bruce from the School of Computer Science about his research using deep learning to study computer vision and its widespread applications such as self-driving cars, medicine, agriculture, and manufacturing.

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Barrett Funding Makes Food Industry Greener

Thanks to the Barrett Family Foundation’s generous $5-million dollar contribution to U of G, we are seeing critical advancements toward sustainability in the food industry take shape. See highlights of funded projects.

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New Truths About Cosmic Objects

Dr. Huan Yang, a professor in the Department of Physics, and colleagues are developing new equations that will help researchers take measurements of massive black holes and understand their interactions with other cosmic objects.

News and Updates

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CFI Awards Nearly $1 Million to U of G Researchers

Projects led by Profs. Animesh Dutta, School of Engineering, and Alex Gezerlis, Department of Physics, and their teams are among U of G projects receiving nearly $1 million from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation.

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Following Her Passion: Cybersecurity Grad Shares Story

Samira Eisaloo graduated from the inaugural Master of Cybersecurity and Threat Intelligence cohort and quickly entered the cyber security industry as a security researcher. We chatted with her about her experience during the program and post-graduation.

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New PSEER Projects Improve Teaching

Each year, the Physical Science & Engineering Education Research (PSEER) Centre provides funding to new pedagogical research projects to improve teaching and learning for U of G students. This year, three projects were funded following a review by an internal committee. 

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2021 CEPS Awards

Each year, the CEPS faculty and staff awards provide an opportunity for the community to celebrate and recognize each other’s achievements. The awards were presented at the CEPS annual college meeting in June.

Other News


Science Communication Toolbox: Impactful Presentations (Virtual) September 17

Workshop that introduces science graduate students to science communication, focused on presentation skills for non-specialist audiences.

CARE-AI Seminar Series: Dr. Eran Tal (Virtual) September 21

Accuracy and fairness in Machine Learning: Lessons from Measurement Dr. Eran Tal, McGill University.

CEPS Graduate Student Research Day 2021 (Virtual) October 15

A CV-building and learning opportunity for master’s and PhD students across CEPS’s academic units.

Awards and Honours

College Fact

CEPS's most-liked Instagram content post since the Dean's Office launched an Instagram account in July '21 is about Samira Eisaloo, former Master of Cybersecurity and Threat Intelligence student.

COVID-19 Updates for Fall 2021

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