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 Peter,Selvin

Associate Professor
Faculty of Arts, Business and Science
204-627-8624
speter@ucn.ca

Profile
B.Sc( UWO), B.ScE ( UNB), Ph.D.( UNB),  P.Eng.,  FEC
Certificate in Adult Education (CAE) RRC
CERTIFICAT EN FRANCAIS POUR NON-FRANCOPHONES ,  Universite du Quebec a Chicoutimi (1993)
Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts, Business and Science  (July 2009 – Present), UCN
Chair, Science Area, Faculty of Arts, Business and Science  (July 2014- Present), UCN
Dean, Trades and Technology (2004 – June 2009), UCN
Department Head, Trades and Technology (2002- 2004), KCC/UCN
Department Head, Management and Technology (2000- 2002), KCC
Department Head, Engineering and Computer Technology (1998- 2000), KCC
Instructor (1996- 1998), KCC
Research Engineer (1989-1995) Department of Applied Science, UQAC, Chicoutimi, Quebec in partnership with ALCAN, Quebec and COMALCO, Australia.
Consultant (1992-1995) for USDA, Forest Services, Missoula, MT.

Teaching
UCMAT1005 Foundations of Contemporary Mathematics
UCENV 1005 Introduction  to Environmental Science 
UCENV 2005  Introduction  to Environmental Issues
UCMSC1690  Biostatistics
BU 62.121 Contemporary Mathematics
UCCHE 1005 Chemistry 1- Video Conferencing
UCCHE 1006 Chemistry 2- Video Conferencing
UCCHE 2000  Introduction to Organic Chemistry
UCECT 2820 and UCECT 2920Chemical Engineering Operations 1 and 2
UCECT 2900Computerized Process Design
UCE#CT 2780 Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy
UCECT 1900 Pulp and Paper Technology
UCECT 1820 Mass and Energy Balances

Community Service and/or Service to Profession/Field
FEC,  Fellow Engineers of Canada (2010)
Member of the Learning Council
Member, Policy Committee and Appeals Committee of the Learning Council
Resource Member, Research and Scholarship Committee
Member of Sam Waller Museum Board(1999-2011)
Member – Regional Chapter of Canadian Institute of Mining (CIM)
Member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba (APEGM)
Member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)
Member – Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industries (TAPPI)
Member- Workplace Health and Safety Committee, UCN
Member – Aboriginal Professional Initiative Committee ( APIC) of APEGM
Member- Steering Committee- CREATE H2O
CREATE H2O- NSERC Project : water safety and security for first nations; collaborating with University of Manitoba and Trent University( 2014-2020). Working with Pine Creek, Moose Lake and Pukatawagon  communities.

Research Activity

Area of Interest:
Research areas of interest include environmental science and engineering (air and water pollution control, environmental health and safety), mathematical modeling (fluid flow, heat transfer, reaction kinetics, and combustion), process design and process optimization

Presentations:
Peter, S. and N. McGillvary, March 2015.  Measurement and Control of Indoor Air Quality. MERN North Forum, Thompson, Manitoba.
Moosetail, C., Peter, S., Thompson., S and Brass, A, June 2014. The status of Pine Creek First Nations’ Cisterns and the Water Distribution System. Paper presented at the CREATE H2O and Water Rights Conference, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg.
Peter, S.( 2014) NSERC CREATE H2O for water safety and security in First Nations communities  presented at the Manitoba Water Tech Conference, The Pas. MB
H2O CREATE Program-  S. Peter(2013),  UCN , as Academic Collaborator with University of Manitoba and Trent University – Proposal funded by NSERC - Principal  investigator A. Farenhorst. 
Peter, S. and  Melko, G.  (2010). Systematic Analysis and Optimization of Diesel Engine Efficiency , Research Poster Conference , UCN, The Pas, MB
Peter, S. and  Sullivan, S. (2009).  Bachelor of Technology Management for UCN and Winnipeg Technical College, 8th Annual Tri College and Apprenticeship Forum, Winnipeg, MB
Peter, S. (2009).  Essential Skills for Math and Science, Linkages Conference, UCN, The Pas, MB
Melnick, L. and Peter, S. (2008).  SERTT (School of Earth Resources, Trades and Technology (SERTT) for UCN, Linkages Conference, UCN, The Pas, MB
Invited as an expert by UNIDO (United Nations' Industrial Development Organization) and the Government of India to give a course on the Mathematical Modeling of Aluminum Processes at the newly opened Aluminum Research Center in Nagpur, India(1996).
Peter, S., January 1992.  "Modèle 3D des phénomènes thermofluids dans le four Riedhammer", Séminaire sur la modélisation de problèmes thermofluides au centre de recherche et de developpement Arvida, Alcan International Limitée, Jonquiere, Quebec.
Peter, S. and F.R. Steward, May 1991.  "Heat and Mass Transfer within and Beneath a Spreading Fire", Canadian Section Meeting of the Combustion Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, pp. 34-36.
Bui, R.T., A. Charette, S. Jain, S. Peter, February 1991.  "Riedhammer Furnace:  Improving Baking Uniformity through Lid Design", Poster Session, TMS Annual Meeting, AIME, New Orleans, LA.
Peter, S. and F.R. Steward, April 1990.  "Heat Transfer in Moist Soils Exposed to a Spreading Fire", Canadian and Western States Sections Meeting of the Combustion Institute, Banff, Alberta, pp. 182-186.
Steward, F.R., S. Peter and J.B. Richon, May 1989.  "A Method of Predicting Lethal Heat Penetration in Soils Beneath a Spreading Fire", Canadian Section Meeting of the Combustion Institute, Toronto, Ontario, pp. 11-13.

Peer- Reviewed Publications:
Bui, R.T., S. Peter, A. Charette, A. D. Tomsett and V. Potocnik, "Modeling of Heat Transfer and Gas Flow in the Vertical Flue Anode Baking Furnaces", Light Metals, AIME. (1995)
Peter, S., R.T.Bui, A. Baskaran, September 1994." Development of a BFC Grid System from DXF Files”, Report submitted to NRC-IRC, Ottawa, 76p.
Bui, R.T., S. Peter, A. Charette, A.D. Tomsett and V. Potocnik, "Riedhammer Furnace: Underlid Heat Transfer Analysis", Light Metals, AIME. (1992) Pp. 731-738.
Steward, F.R., S. Peter and J.B. Richon, 1990.  "A Method for Predicting the Depth of Lethal Heat Penetration into Mineral Soils Exposed to Fires of Various Intensities", Can. J. For Res. 24, 919-926.

Research  Support:
CREATE H2O- NSERC Project : water safety and security for first nations; collaborating with University of Manitoba and Trent University( 2014-2020)
UCN-  Support for Research on Indoor Air Pollution (2014-15)l Project with Manitoba Housing
UCN-  Support for Research Assistant (2013-14)- Biodiesel Project with Tolko, Manitoba
UCN-  Support for summer Research Assistant (2009-2010)- CO2 solubility in various media.
ALCAN , COMALCO and NZAS – Research Engineer( 1989- `1995), UQAC
NSERC  strategic grant – Graduate studies(1985- 1989)

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