January 24, 2020
Competition Winners Receive Their Awards
Left to right: U of T Vice-President and Provost Cheryl Regehr, Elizabeth Haig (representing Alina Bykova), Rahul Arora, Amanda Khan, and Chief Librarian Larry Alford (photo by Paul Terefenko)
On January 15, 2020, three University of Toronto graduate students received Showcase Your Work: University of Toronto Libraries Graduate Student Exhibition Competition Awards at a ceremony held at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. These awards recognize the comprehensive and innovative use of library information resources, and excellence in research communication and exhibition design.
U of T Chief Librarian Larry Alford welcomed guests to the event and U of T Vice-President and Provost Cheryl Regehr and presented the awards to the winners.
Rahul Arora with his exhibition (photo by Paul Terefenko)
Rahul Arora | Department of Computer Science | Faculty of Arts & Science
User-Centric Structural Optimization in Three Dimensions
Rahul Arora is a PhD candidate at the Dynamic Graphics Project (DGP) lab in the Department of Computer Science. His research straddles across Computer Graphics and Human-Computer Interaction, aimed at inventing intuitive and efficient methods for users of digital creation tools to control and manipulate 3D content. Rahul’s main focus is on utilizing Virtual and Augmented Realities (VR/AR) for empowering creative expression in three dimensions. His research has found applications in animation authoring, concept sketching, and structural optimization.
Alina Bykova in Pyramiden (photo courtesy of Alina Bykova)
Alina Bykova’s display (photo by Paul Terefenko)
Alina Bykova | Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy | Faculty of Arts & Science
The Changing Nature of Russia’s Arctic Presence: A Case Study of Pyramiden
Alina Bykova earned her MA in European and Russian Affairs in November 2019 from the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES) at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy. Her thesis focused on Russian settlements on the Norwegian Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. Alina has conducted field research in various European countries, including Norway, Russia, and Hungary, focusing on environmental history and industrial development. Her exhibit was installed by Elizabeth Haig (MA student, European and Russian Affairs, Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES) graduating November 2020).
Amanda Khan and her winning display (photo by Paul Terefenko)
Amanda Khan | Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering & Faculty of Medicine
How Much Force is Too Much Force? Preventing Intraoperative Bowel Injuries When Using Laparoscopic Graspers
Amanda Khan is a student in the combined MD/PhD program in the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Her PhD research involves quantifying the amount of compressive force it takes to damage delicate gastrointestinal tissues with laparoscopic graspers during surgery. Her research has found that the range of compressive grasp forces we are currently using in the operating room has the potential to seriously disrupt the outer layer of the intestine and lead to post-operative complications.
Showcase Your Work: U of T Libraries Graduate Student Exhibition continues until the end of February in the first floor exhibition area of Robarts Library.
October 28, 2019
We are pleased to announce the winners of our exhibition competition. Congratulations to:
Rahul Arora for User-Centric Structural Optimization in Three Dimensions
Alina Bykova for The Changing Nature of Russia’s Arctic Presence: A Case Study of Pyramiden
Amanda Khan for How Much Force is Too Much Force? Preventing Intraoperative Bowel Injuries When Using Laparoscopic Graspers
Stay tuned for more information about when you can catch their exhibits at Robarts Library in January 2020!
The submission period for the 2019 competition has closed. Thank you for your interest.