Professor Ning Yan among seven UofT Engineering researchers awarded Canada Research Chair

Professor Ning Yan has been awarded the Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Bioproducts. Congratulations Professor Yan, it is a well-deserved position!

You can read more about it here.

Among her colleagues include 6 other researchers from UofT including the following:

  • Omar F. Khan (BME) Canada Research Chair in Nucleic Acid Therapeutics
  • Elizabeth Edwards (ChemE) Canada Research Chair in Anaerobic Biotechnology 
  • Penney Gilbert (BME) Canada Research Chair in Endogenous Repair 
  • Heather MacLean (CivMin) Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Systems and Technology Assessment
  • Daniel Posen (CivMin) Canada Research Chair in System-Scale Environmental Impacts of Energy and Transport Technologies 
  • Milica Radisic (BME, ChemE) Canada Research Chair in Organ-on-a-Chip Engineering 

Picture a Scientist screening hosted by UTM includes Professor Ning Yan on the panel

UTM will host an online screening of the Tribeca Film Festival selected film, Picture a Scientist.

PICTURE A SCIENTIST chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries – including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists – who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.” 

Following the film, a panel of four researchers including Professor Ning Yan will have a discussion. Register online for the links for the viewing and discussion here.

Professor Ning Yan Awarded 2021 Bill Burgess Teacher of the Year Award for Small Classes

This year Professor Ning Yan was selected as the recipient of the 2021 Bill Burgess Teacher of the Year Award for Small Classes by the Department’s Teaching Effectiveness Committee. This award aims to recognize the efforts and excellence in teaching within ChemEng.

The award was announced during the virtual awards celebration Friday April 9, 2021.The plaque for this award lives on the second floor of the Wallberg Building where Professor Ning Yan’s name will be added.

Working during COVID-19

Even though labs have been closed for a few months, Dr. Ning Yan’s lab have been working hard from home, writing papers, reading articles and preparing to return to the lab to continue experiments!