News & Events

Default Header Image

Awards

2013 Chemistry Department TA Award

2013 Chemistry Department TA Award

Drum roll please....The 2013 Chemistry Department TA Award recipients are:  
Zhengu Chen, Leanne Racicot, Amber Shukaliak, Andrea Terpstra and David Weekes.

Congratulations! 

 

 

Congratulations to William Cullen!

The 2014 winner of the CIC Environment Division R&D Award

William R. Cullen received a PhD from Cambridge University in 1959. He joined the Department of Chemistry at University of British Columbia (UBC) in 1958. He was promoted to professor in 1969 and received the CSC Noranda Award in 1974. In 1998, he became professor emeritus at UBC and adjunct professor at the Royal Military College of Canada in 2000. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. His research has focused on...

Eric Price

Congratulations to Eric Price!

Eric  won a NSERC postdoctoral fellowship (PDF) to conduct research this summer at the US institution Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) with Dr. Jason S. Lewis. He will be doing research with radioactive metals towards new imaging agents and treatments for cancer.  Specifically, Eric will be working with the positron emission tomography (PET) imaging isotope Zr-89, towards antibody-based imaging of gastric cancer.  He also hopes to study the isotopes Y-90 and Ac-225 for...

Chris Orvig awarded a 2013 Jacob Biely Research Prize for distinguished record of published research

Congratulations to Professor Chris Orvig for being awarded the 2013 Jacob Biely Research Prize, UBC’s highest honour for research.

The 2014 reception will be held Tuesday, March 11 in the Glass Lobby of the Chan Centre.

Laurel Schafer awarded a 2013 Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring

Congratulations to Professor Laurel Schafer who was recently awarded a 2013 Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring. The award recognizes research supervisors who have provided sustained mentorship to numerous graduate students while researching at the mid-career level. Furthermore, the Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring is quite unique among other faculty awards, as statements provided by referees, such as past and present students, are highly regarded in the nomination process.

Laurel Schafer launches CREATE Sustainable Synthesis program

UBC Chemistry Professor Laurel Schafer was recently awarded funding for a 2013 Industrial Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program in the area of Sustainable Synthesis.

Mark MacLachlan awarded the 2013 Rutherford Medal in Chemistry

Congratulations to Dr. Mark MacLachlan of the UBC Chemistry Department who has been awarded the 2013 Rutherford Medal in Chemistry by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

 

UBC Chemistry Post-Doctoral Fellows Receive 2013 MSFHR Trainee Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Yi-Ling Du and Dr. Zhizeng Gao on receiving a 2013 Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Trainee Award in the Biomedical Division. The awards were granted for the following projects:

Project: Harnessing natural product biosynthetic machinery

Project: Fight flu with mechanism-based covalent neuraminidase inhibitors

Congratulations! UBC Graduate Students receive presentation awards at 2013 CSC in Quebec City

Congratulations to the following graduate students who received honours at the 2013 Canadian Society for Chemistry 96th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition in Quebec City, QC.

Tamara Kunz and Susan Vickers awarded 2013 Faculty of Science Achievement Awards

Congratulations to the following members of the Chemistry Department for being awarded a 2013 Faculty of Science Achievement Award late last week.

Glenn Sammis awarded 2012-2013 Killam Teaching Prize

Congratulations to Dr. Glenn Sammis who was recently awarded a 2012-2013 UBC Killam Teaching Prize. UBC Killam Teaching Prizes are awarded annually, from the Killam Endowment Fund, to faculty nominated by students, colleagues, and alumni in recognition of excellence in teaching.

For more information on these awards, please visit:

http://vpacademic.ubc.ca/killam-teaching-prizes/

Akram Khodabandehloo receives 4YF

Congradulations to Akram Khodabandehloo, who has received the Four Year Doctoral Fellowship (4YF) from the University of British Coumbia.

Sherry Zhao wins the Student Travel Grant

Congratulations to Sherry Zhao, who has received the Student Travel Grant to attend CE Pharm 2012.

Chang Liu receives 2013 ACD Graduate Student Award in Honour of Walter Harris

Congratulations to Chang Liu, a PhD Candidate in the Chen group, who has just received a 2013 Analytical Chemistry Division Graduate Student Award in Honour of Walter Harris. The award will be presented following an award lecture given by Liu at the 96th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition taking place in Quebec City from May 26-30th, 2013. Liu’s research is on the topic of novel continuous chemical purification platform development.

 

Marco Ciufolini awarded 2013 R. U. Lemieux Award

Congratulations to Professor Marco Ciufolini who was recently awarded the 2013 R. U. Lemieux Award. The award recognizes organic chemists who are working in Canada and who have made distinguished contributions to the fields of organic chemistry. Professor Ciufolini will be presented with this award at the 96th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition taking place in Quebec City from May 26-30th, 2013, where he will also present this work at in invited award lecture...

Mark MacLachlan awarded a 2012 Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring

Congratulations to Professor Mark MacLachlan who was recently awarded a 2012 Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring. The award recognizes research supervisors who have provided sustained mentorship to numerous graduate students while researching at the mid-career level. Furthermore, the Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring is quite unique among other faculty awards, as statements provided by referees, such as past and present students, are highly regarded in the nomination process.

Roman Krems awarded the 2013 Keith Laidler Award

Congratulations to Professor Roman Krems who was recently awarded the 2013 Keith Laidler Award. The award recognizes early-career researchers who are working in Canada and who have made outstanding contributions to the fields of physical, theoretical or computational chemistry. Professor Krems will be presented with this award at the 96th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition taking place in Quebec City from May 26-30th, 2013, where he will also present this work...

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”.