Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Greg Welch awarded NSERC doctoral prize

Greg Welch is one of the two NSERC Doctoral Prize recipients for 2009 in the category of Natural Sciences. These prestigious awards honour the achievements of Canada's most promising scientists and engineers, and are awarded annually to up to four doctoral students in sciences and engineering at Canadian universities. Greg Welch graduated in October 2008 with a doctoral degree in Chemistry under the supervision of Dr. Douglas Stephan. He is currently an NSERC Post Doctoral Fellow at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Congratulations, Greg, on this great recognition!

Click here to see the posting on the graduate studies website.

Student success at the 2009 CSC conference!

Congratulations to the following students who won awards for their presentations and posters at the 92nd Canadian Society for Chemistry Conference in Hamilton, Ontario (May 30-June 3, 2009):

Ben Cooper (B.Sc. Hons, Mount Allison, 2
Group : Dr. Macdonald
Poster Prize for Inorganic Graduate Competition
Poster: Low Oxidation State Indium Salts and their "Crowned" Complexes

V. Nicholas Vukotic (B.Sc. Hons, University of Windsor 2009)
Group: Dr. Loeb
Honorable Mention for Poster in Inorganic Graduate Competition as an Undergrad
Poster: Incorporating Dynamic Components into Solid State Materials

Sinisa Djurdjevic (Going into 4th year of Undergraduate Degree in Chemistry)
Group: Dr. Green
Poster Prize for Organic Undergraduate Competition
Poster: Nicholas Reaction Based Synthetic Approach to (-)-O-Methylandrobiphenyline and (-)-Allocolchicine

Hiyam Hamaed (third year Ph.D. candidate)
Group: Dr. Schurko
2nd prize in the graduate student competition of the Physical, Theoretical and Computational Division
Poster: "Application of 209Bi NMR to the structural characterization of Bismuth-containing materials"

Photo gallery: 59-410 research presentations

A photo gallery of pictures from the 59-410 research presentations on April 27 and 28, 2009 is available at:


This year, the top presentations were:
Nik Vukotic (Chemistry, Dennis Tuck Award)
Justin Renaud (Biochemistry, Cindy Hutnik Award)

Photo galleries: Chemistry at the Mall

New photo galleries for the Chemistry at the Mall event on April 23, 2009 are posted at:


Chemistry at the Mall was a public outreach event featuring graduate research posters, chemistry magic shows and "Meet the Faculty"!

For more information about this event, click here.