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Mark MacLachlan awarded the 2013 Strem Chemicals Award for Pure or Applied Inorganic Chemistry

Congratulations to Professor Mark MacLachlan who was awarded the 2013 Strem Chemicals Award for Pure or Applied Inorganic Chemistry this last month. The award recognizes researchers who have demonstrated exceptional promise while working in Canada and who have made outstanding contributions to the inorganic chemistry community. Professor MacLachlan will be presented with this award at the 96th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition taking place in Quebec City from May 26-30...

Gregory Dake awarded UBC “Sustainability Teaching & Learning Fellowship for 2012/13

Congratulations to Professor Gregory Dake who was recently awarded a UBC “Sustainability Teaching & Learning Fellowship” with the USI Teaching & Learning Office for the 2012/13 academic year. Fellows of this program include UBC faculty members who are exceptional leaders in sustainability education, and are tasked with advancing the education future generations of sustainability leaders while following UBC’s Sustainability Academic Strategy.

Michael Wolf awarded Peter Wall Major Thematic Grant

Professor Michael Wolf was recently awarded a Major Thematic Grant from the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies. Dr. Wolf received the 5-year grant valued at $500,000 for the project “Nanomaterials for Alternative Energy Applications”.

Chemistry grad student wins Vanier scholarship

UBC Chemistry graduate student Léanne Racicot has won the prestigious Vanier scholarship for her work on the total synthesis of thiopeptides, a family of antibiotics with potent activity against drug-resistant pathogens.

Postdoc receives UBC Science Travel Award

Congratulations to Ruth Webster, a Postdoctoral Fellow under Laurel Schafer, who has received a Faculty of Science Postdoctoral Travel Award.

Grad Student wins inaugural Edward Piers Memorial Award

Congratulations to graduate student Alexander Dauth, the first recipient of the Chemistry Department’s Edward Piers Memorial Award in Organic Chemistry. Alexander, a member of the Love group, is conducting research in the areas of organometallic chemistry and catalysis.

Student Awards - CSC 2012

Congratulations to the following chemistry students who won awards at the 2012 Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition in Calgary, Alberta:

Graduate Student Poster Competition
Philippa Payne: 1st place, Organic Chemistry Division
Erin Lindenberg: 1st place, Physical, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry Division

Grad Student wins Faculty of Science Achievement Award

Congratulations to graduate student Angela Crane, who was awarded the Faculty of Science Achievement Award for her work with chemistry outreach. Angela is a member of the MacLachlan group and has been with the department since 2008.

The Science Achievement Awards recognize staff, students and faculty whose contributions in areas such as service, administration, leadership and outreach have had a significant positive impact on achieving the goals of the Faculty of...

Suzana Strauss awarded Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship

Associate Professor Suzana Straus was recently awarded a Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship. These awards, granted by the European Commission, are designed to attract top-class researchers to work and undertake research in Europe with the ultimate goal of developing mutually-beneficial research cooperation between Europe and Canada.

Grad student Lauren Keyes wins Best Oral Presentation

At the 95th annual Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition in May, UBC chemistry graduate student Lauren Keyes was awarded Best Oral Presentation in the Symposium on Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis in Honour of Howard Alper. Lauren Keyes, a member of the Love group, is currently entering the final year of her PhD at UBC. Her research has focused on the development...

Grad student wins Killam Doctoral Scholarship

Congratulations to PhD student Chad Atkins who has been awarded a Killam Doctoral Scholarship for the upcoming academic year. Chad has been working with Michael Blades and Robin Turner on a project that involves the study of storage lesions in red blood cells using Raman spectroscopy.

Killam Doctoral Scholarships are provided annually from the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fund for Advanced Studies. These are the most prestigious graduate awards available at UBC, and are awarded to the...

Chemistry Killam Award Winners

UBC Chemistry Killam Award Winners

Congratulations to the following UBC Killam Award winners!

Professor Greg Dake:
UBC Killam Teaching Prize

Amanda Musgrove, Graduate Student:
UBC Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

Jason Wickenden, Graduate Student:
UBC Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

Professor Mark MacLachlan honoured with National Award

Chemistry faculty member Mark MacLachlan has been awarded a 2012 E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) honour that recognizes some of the nation's most promising scientific talent.

PhD Candidate wins Analytical Chemistry Summer Fellowship

Congratulations to Chang Liu, a PhD candidate from the Chen group, who was awarded a 2012 ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry (DAC) Summer Graduate Fellowship. This award is sponsored by the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP).

The ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Graduate Fellowship Program is designed to foster research in the field of analytical chemistry, promote the growth of analytical chemistry, and provide recognition of future leaders in...

Raymond Andersen awarded prestigious CIC Medal

Dr. Raymond Anderson, a faculty member of both the Chemistry and Earth and Ocean Sciences Departments at UBC, has received the 2012 CIC Medal. The CIC Medal is the most prestigious award granted by the Chemical Institute of Canada, and is given annually to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the science of chemistry in Canada.

Dr. Andersen is known for his research into the identity and structure of novel chemical compounds derived from marine organisms, the molecular...

Mark MacLachlan wins Killam Research Prize

Chemistry Professor Mark MacLachlan was awarded the 2011 Killam Research Prize in the Science/Applied Science category. This award recognizes Dr. MacLachlan’s outstanding research and scholarly contributions.

The UBC Killam Research Prizes, established in 1986, are awarded annually by the Office of the Vice President Research & International to the top campus researchers. Full-time faculty members are nominated by their peers and adjudicated by the Faculty Awards Committee.

PhD Student wins Inorganic Chemistry Research Award

Congratulations to Kevin Shopsowitz, a PhD student in the MacLachlan group, who received the Award for Graduate Research in Inorganic Chemistry by the Inorganic Division of the Chemical Institute of Canada.

Kevin will present his award lecture at the upcoming CSC Conference (Canadian Society of Chemistry) in Calgary from May 26-30, 2012.

 

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Dr. Fryzuk receives the 2011 Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring

Dr. Michael Fryzuk, Head of the Chemistry Department, recently recieved the 2011 Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring. Awards were presented by Vice Provost David Farrar during the November congregation ceremonies.

UBC's Sustainability Research Fellowship

Dr. Laurel Schafer was awarded UBC's Sustainability Research Fellowship in recognition of catalyst development which focuses on atom-economic transformations that avoid the formation of wasteful byproducts 

STUDENT AWARDS

Congratulations to two students in the Chemistry Department:
Chang Liu, a fourth-year PhD student in Dr. Chen's research group, was recently awarded the Agnes and Gilbert Hooley Scholarship in Chemistry.

Undergraduate student Hart Plommer recieved the Muenster Memorial Merit Award for the 2010 Winter Term.