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Congratulations to the Chemistry Undergraduate Society!

Dr. Michael Wolf presenting the CSC 2015 Student Chapter Merit Award to the Chemistry Undergraduates Society.  Presented to recognize and encourage initiative and originality in Student Chapter programming in Chemistry.

Congratulations Dr. Curtis Berlinguette!

Dr. Berlinguette has been awarded the Rutherford Memorial Medal in Chemistry.  Berlinguette leads a team of researchers committed to translating fundamental laboratory discoveries in solar energy conversion technologies to commercial products. His program led the recent development of an entirely new class of stable and high performance chromophores for mesoscopic solar cells, and invented distinctive protocols for accessing state-of-the-art heterogeneous catalysts that form hydrogen fuels...

Dr. Takamasa Momose awarded 2016 George C. Pimentel Award

Congratulations to Dr. Takamasa Momose!

Dr. Takamasa Momose has been awarded the 2016 George C. Pimentel Award for advances in Matrix Isolation Spectroscopy. The George C. Pimentel Award has been awarded since 2005 to scientists who have made significant contributions in the field of matrix isolation. The award was presented at the CPLT2016 conference which took place in Biarritz, France in July 2016. Congratulations Dr. Momose!

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Dr. Harry Brumer has been awarded the B.A. Stone Award

Congratulations to Dr. Harry Brumer!

Dr. Harry Brumer has been awarded the B.A. Stone Award for Excellence in Plant Polysaccharide Biochemistry at the XXVIII International Carbohydrate Symposium that took place in New Orleans, USA, 17-21 July ,2016. The award is sponsored by Megazyme International ("a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of analytical reagents, enzymes and assay kits for the food, feed, dairy and wine industries." https://www.megazyme.com...

Congratulations to the Perrin Group!

Congratulations the Perrin Group! The Perrin Lab's work on new approaches to fluorination for PET imaging makes the cover of Acc. Chem. Research - One quick step for 18F-labeling, one large step for PET Imaging.” Organoborates react rapidly with 18F-fluoride ion in water to afford 18F-labeled organotrifluoroborates; this enables single-step 18F labeling of molecularly complex ligands to create new PET imaging agents. Key to this technological...

UBC Chemistry - Big Winners at the CSC Awards Banquet

From the CIC/CSC Awards banquet in Halifax on June 8: Steve Withers, CIC Medal winner, in the centre, flanked, on the right, by Mike Wolf incoming Head of Chemistry and winner of the CSC Rio Tinto Alcan Award, Mark MacLachlan, winner of the CSC Award for Research Excellence in Materials Chemistry, and Mike Fryzuk outgoing Head of Chemistry.  Steve is flanked on the left by Curtis Berlinguette, winner of the CSC Strem Chemicals Award for Pure or Applied Inorganic Chemistry, Allan Bertram,...

Congratulations to Dr. Mel Comisarow!

Dr. Comisarow has been awarded the 2016 Fred P. Lossing Award of the Canadian Society for Mass Spectrometry.  The Lossing award is the Society's highest honour and is given to individuals to recognize their distinguished contributions to mass spectrometry in Canada. The award will be announced at Canada Night in the Waters Suite at ASMS (Tuesday evening of ASMS) and formally presented at the 21st International Mass Spectrometry Conference to be held in Toronto from August 20-26, 2016. ...

Congratulations to the 2015/16 UBC Undergraduate Chemistry Society!

2016 CSC Student Chapter Merit Award

Congratulations to the UBC Undergraduate Chemistry Society for being awarded the Canadian Society for Chemistry Student Chapter Merit Award third year in a row! The award will be presented on Thursday, June 9th at the 99th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition in Halifax. This award will be announced in the upcoming issue of ACCN, the Canadian Chemical News, www.accn.ca...

New Funding for Cancer Diagnosis

Chris Orvig, with colleagues from the BC Cancer Agency (François Bénard, BC Leadership Chair in Functional Cancer Imaging) and TRIUMF (Paul Schaffer, Associate Lab Director, Life Sciences Division and Caterina Ramogida, PhD 2015), has been awarded about  $719,000 in the Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) program of CIHR and NSERC for their project "Theranostic Vectors to Treat Cancer with Radiometals”  which will combine the expertise of TRIUMF in radionuclide production and...

Congratulations Dr. Jay Wickenden!

Congratulations to Dr. Jay Wickenden who was recently awarded a 2015-2016 UBC Killam Teaching Award. UBC Science awards Killam Teaching Prizes each academic year to acknowledge outstanding contributions made by teaching faculty in Science. Nominations are made by students, alumni or faculty in recognition of excellence in teaching. Congratulations Jay! 

For more information: https://science.ubc.ca/faculty/awards/killam

Congratulations to Caitlyn Grypma De Jong!

Congratulations to Caitlyn Grypma De Jong. She is the recipient of the 2015/2016 UBC Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award​.

UBC’s Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards have been given annually since 1996 / 1997. The award recognizes the valuable role that teaching assistants play in our undergraduate programs, sending an important message to students (both undergraduate and graduate) that UBC values teaching. With over 2000 Teaching Assistants working at the university,...

Congratulations to Chantal Mustoe!

Congratulations to Chantal Mustoe. She is the recipient of the 2015/2016 UBC Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award​.

UBC’s Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards have been given annually since 1996 / 1997. The award recognizes the valuable role that teaching assistants play in our undergraduate programs, sending an important message to students (both undergraduate and graduate) that UBC values teaching. With over 2000 Teaching Assistants working at the university, winning this...

2016 Department of Chemistry TA Awards

The 2016 Department of Chemistry TA Award recipients are Caitlyn Grypma De Jong, Chantal Mustoe, and Rosanne Persaud. Congratulations!

Heady Stuff!

For those of you addicted to Crossword Puzzles, have a look at the Sunday, March 27th LA Times Crossword, which will also appear in the Province same day. It was created by our own Mark MacLachlan. Apparently in his copious spare time after running a research group of 20+ co-workers, traveling to conferences and being a star teacher, he enjoys conjuring C2-symmetric word plays.

Postdoc receives UBC Postdoctoral Fellows Travel Award

Congratulations to Dr. Chengzhi He. He is the recipient of the UBC Postdoctoral Fellows Travel Award.

As part of UBC's ongoing efforts to support its young research talent, the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and UBC Science offer a travel award program for postdoctoral fellows. It is designed to assist PDFs with travel to conferences in order to present research performed at UBC. The...

100 Years of Wise Women

In celebration of the 41st International Women’s Day, UBC’s first graduate degree awarded to chemist Ruth Vivian Fulton in 1919 was highlighted in the Vancouver Sun article on Monday, March 7th, 2016. Ruth’s thesis title was “A study of the estimation of iron and the separation of manganese from iron by phenyl-nitroso-hydroxylamine ammonium (cupferron)”.

UBC Centennial event taking place on March 9th, 2016 will cover questions that focus on equality...

Congratulations to Dr. Katherine Ryan!

Congratulations to Dr. Katherine Ryan! Dr. Ryan has been awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship. The Foundation makes grants to support original research and broad-based education related to science, technology, and economic performance; and to improve the quality of American life. The Foundation makes grants to support original research and broad-based education related to science, technology, and economic performance; and to improve the quality of American life. Of the 126...

Congratulations to Dr. Curtis Berlinguette!

Dr. Berlinguette has been awarded the E. W. R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship as a recognition for his research and accomplishments. Up to six Steacie Fellowships are awarded annually to enhance the career development of outstanding and highly promising scientists and engineers who are faculty members of Canadian universities. Congratulations Dr. Berlinguette!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Burke, Dr. Zachary Hudson and Dr. Mark MacLachlan!

Dr. Sarah Burke. Dr, Zachary Hudson and Dr. Mark MacLachlan are among the 31 UBC Professors recently appointed as Canada Research Chairs.

Dr. Hudson and Dr. MacLachlan are the newly appointed Canada Research Chairs in Sustainable Chemistry and Supramolecular Materials respectively. Dr. Burke's position as Canada Research Chair in Nanoscience has been renewed.

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Congratulations to the Ryan Group for their publication in Nature Chemical Biology!

A pyridoxal phosphate-dependent enzyme that oxidizes an unactivated carbon-carbon bond

Enzymes use organic cofactors to facilitate diverse chemical transformations. One of these cofactors, pyridoxal phosphate (PLP), is best known for its ability to stabilize anions, which enables reactions such as transaminations, critical in the breakdown of amino acids. However, PLP is rarely known to react with oxygen or to catalyze reactions on unactivated carbons.

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