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ASM Ontario Networking and Speaker Night

November 30, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

THIS WEDNESDAY: Networking Opportunity for MSE Students at a Discounted Student Price!

Come learn about improving sustainability in the high temperature processing of abrasives and refractories with Washington Mills’ Furnace Processing Manager, Grant Clare (B. Eng. Society in Materials Engineering 2010, McMaster University). He will be drawing upon examples from his own work in managing plant processes.

This is a great opportunity to network with industry professionals in a variety of areas in Materials Engineering. Past U of T alumni have obtained job interviews and employment by networking at ASM events.

Had trouble commuting to our previous events? For the first time, we are hosting ASM Night in walking distance of a GO Station, making it easy to attend as a U of T student!

Please register online for the Dinner & Talk Event by November 29, 2022.

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Improving Sustainability in High

Temperature Processing


There is a consistent disconnect between the current trajectory of CO2 emissions and what climate science largely agrees is required to limit the severest effects of climate change. The lack of change can make one feel despair. High temperature processes are energy intensive and can have a significant carbon footprint but can also play a substantial role in CO2 reduction. This talk aims to describe examples of current challenges in high temperature processes and CO2 reduction initiatives that have been implemented at Washington Mills.

Grant Clare is a Furnace Processing Manager at Washington Mills in Niagara Falls, ON where he is responsible for the electric arc fusion of refractories and abrasives. He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering and Society in Materials Engineering at McMaster University in 2010. He joined Washington Mills in 2014 and manages daily production, material development and administration of an aluminium oxide recycling program.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022: Event Details
Networking & Appetizers: 6:30 p.m.

Dinner: 7:00 p.m., speaker to follow

Registration Fees:

ASM International Member: $40.00

Non-Member: $50.00

Student: $30.00


Holiday Inn Oakville

590 Argus Road, Oakville, ON L6J 3J3

(Right outside Oakville GO Station)

TTC/GO Transit Directions from Wallberg Building

Note: Give yourself an extra 10 minutes to navigate Union Station.

Free parking available on site. (But avoid driving out of Toronto along the QEW if possible – you will get stuck in rush hour traffic. TTC & Go Transit are your best option from Toronto.)

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November 30, 2022
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm