B. Special Sessions

B1. Emerging Leaders in Chemical Engineering?

This prestigious session will recognize the contributions of four early career researchers and highlight their vision and leadership in their respective field of chemical engineering.??

Four speakers will be selected to give 15-minute TED Talk style presentations in the 68th CSChE and XXIX Interamerican Congress of Chemical Engineering. The awardees will give a perspective talk of their own research topic, and how it will influence science, engineering, and society at large in Canada and abroad. Following their presentation, they will participate in a panel discussion. We will not consider narrow technical presentations; the speakers should present their research area and its impact in a broader perspective.?

Cathy Chin,
University of Toronto
Jo?o Soares, University of Alberta and Canadian Chemical Engineering Journal

B2. Celebrating?Chuck Mims’s 73rd Birthday and Outstanding Contributions to Heterogeneous Catalysis

By Invitation Only

Cathy Chin,
?University of Toronto

B3. Process Safety Management

Graeme Norval,?University of Toronto
Adrian Pierorazio,?BakerRisk
Andy Ridpath,?Enbridge Gas Distribution

Process Safety and Risk Management:?Application of Process Safety Management Principles to Critical; Infrastructure - pipelines, railroads, airlines; CAN/US/UK Process Safety Management Regulatory Frameworks; Enhancing Safety Culture; Future of Process Safety Management Given Lessons Learned; Leading Practices in Risk Assessment and Risk Control; Process Safety Management Education Initiatives; Process Safety Management for Large-scale Multidisciplinary Facilities like Oil Sands Mining/Refining; Quadruple Bottom Line Approaches - people, profit, planet, and safety/risk management
Profess Safety and Loss Management:?Audits and Corrective Actions; Capital Project Review and Design Procedures; Conduct of Operations; Emergency Response Planning; Equipment Integrity; Implementing PSM; Incident Investigations; Integration of Process Safety Management with other Key Industrial Programs; Performance Indicators; Process Risk Assessment; Process Safety Management in Canada; PSM in Non-chemical Industries; Risk Control
Process Safety & Loss Management:?Implementing PSM; PSM in Canada; Process Risk Assessment; Process Hazard Analysis and LOPA; Asset Integrity; Human Factors; Assurance of PSM; Safety by Design; Asset Integrity

B4. Modern Engineering Education

Yaser Dahman,?Ryerson University
Greg Evans,?University of Toronto
Marnie?Jamieson,?University of Alberta

Keynote Speakers:
Andy Dicks,
University of Toronto
Anastasia Elias, University of Alberta
Susan McCahan, University of Toronto

Project based teaching:?capstone and first year design projects, reverse engineering, troubleshooting
Innovation in lab education:?Lecture-lab integration, virtual labs, digital instruction
Attributes and competencies:?leadership, technical communication, professionalism, lifelong learners, ethics and equity
Emerging and traditional practices:?sustainability, globalisation, entrepreneurship
Innovative pedagogy:?inverted classrooms, case studies, active learning
Experiential learning:?work-integrated learning, community partnerships, research placements, co-curricular learning, professional placements, study abroad.
Developing Innovative Global Engineering Educational Opportunities (a joint session with?the Global Engineering Symposium)

B5. Chemical Engineering Research in Latin America (held in Portuguese/Spanish)

This technical track covers all general aspects of chemical engineering and, in particular, the chemical engineering research in Latin America. This technical track has been added because the 2018 CSChE Conference coincides with the InterAmerican Congress of Chemical Engineering (IACChE). This track offers the opportunity to researchers of Latin America to present their work in Spanish or Portuguese.?

Esta sesión técnica incluye todos los aspectos generales de la ingeniería química y, en particular, la investigación en ingeniería química en América Latina. Esta sesión técnica se ha agregado porque la Conferencia CSChE 2018 coincide con el Congreso Interamericano de Ingeniería Química (CIIQ). Esta sesión ofrece la oportunidad a los investigadores de América Latina de presentar su trabajo en espa?ol o portugués.

Esta sess?o técnica include todos os aspectos gerais da engenharia química e, em particular, a pesquisa de engenharia química na América Latina. Esta sess?o técnica foi adicionada porque a Conferência CSChE 2018 coincide com o Congresso Interamericano de Engenharia Química (CIEQ). Esta sess?o oferece uma oportunidade para pesquisadores da América Latina apresentarem seus trabalhos em espanhol ou português.

Jules Thibault,?University of Ottawa?

Keynote Speaker
Hector Budman, University of Waterloo

B6. Industrial Symposium -?Products and Processes for a Circular Economy

A circular economy provides an alternative to our traditional linear economy model (extract, make, use and dispose) whereby we keep resources in use for as long as possible in order to extract the most value from them while in use, and then recover and regenerate these resources into new products at the end of their service life.
This session will highlight examples of new processes and products dedicated to creating a circular economy.?

Santiago Faucher,
?Ecomaister Co. Ltd

Keynote Speaker(s):
Domenic Dimondo
, Green Mantra
Santiago Faucher, Ecomaister
Louis Fradette, CO2 Solutions
Sarah Marshall,?NOVA Chemicals Corporation
Richard Suprenant, CO2 Solutions

1. By-products to products
2. Life Cycle Analysis
3. Design for remanufacturing
4. Cradle to cradle design
5. Up-cycling
6. Waste to fuels
7. Waste to materials
8. Metal scrap and electronic waste recycling
9. Energy and process efficiency integration
10. Regenerative products and processes
11. Sustainable design practices

B7. Accelerating Social Change within Engineering

In the context of rising momentum for a move towards equity in sciences, engineering, technology and mathematics (STEM), this session will to offer participants at all levels strategies to overcome obstacles to advancing equity in engineering. Focus is placed on gender disparities to increase awareness of invisible barriers to the professional growth of historically underrepresented groups and to initiate dialogue among members of the chemical engineering society on how we can overcome these barriers. Ultimately, the session hopes to inspire action from the audience to internalize the change, take ownership of their role in addressing inequalities in engineering communities, and take action within their realm of influence to facilitate positive social change in engineering.

This session is aimed at all audiences regardless of their identified gender, their position, or their level of professional experience. It is a space of positive change rather than an atmosphere of negativity or personal blame, so bring your positive energy along to help transform engineering into a place where all are welcome.

The session is structured as follows:

Part 1:?A keynote talk by an invited speaker on the current state of gender diversity in engineering. The keynote will highlight the reality of the current state of gender diversity in STEM and serve as a starting point for the panel discussion.

Part 2:?A guided panel discussion featuring invited representatives from industry, post-secondary institutions, and regulatory bodies. The panel will discuss the efficacy of existing and past initiatives, plus opportunities and challenges in their respective sectors, to inspire ideas of what can be done to address the gender gap.

Parnian Jadidian,
?University of Toronto

Keynote Speaker:
Dania Kechrid, McKinsey & Company

Rian Burger, Arup
Katrina MacDonald, City of Mississauga
Valerie Davidson, University of Guelph