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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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Congratulations to Dr. Curtis Berlinguette!

Congratulations to Dr. Curtis Berlinguette! Dr. Berlinguette has been awarded the STREM Chemical Award for Pure or Applied Inorganic Chemistry for his outstanding contribution to inorganic chemistry while demonstrating exceptional promise. The award will be presented during the 99th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, which is taking place in Halifax from June 5-9, 2016. Congratulations Dr. Berlinguette!

 

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Congratulations to Dr. Michael Wolf!

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Wolf! Dr. Wolf has been awarded the Rio Tinto Alcan Award for his distinguished contribution to the fields of inorganic chemistry. The award will be presented during the 99th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, which is taking place in Halifax from June 5-9, 2016. Congratulations Dr. Wolf!

 

For more information: http://www.cheminst.ca/awards/csc-awards/rio-tinto-...

Congratulations to Dr. Mark MacLachlan!

Congratulations to Dr. Mark MacLachlan! Dr. MacLachlan has been awarded the CSC 2016 Award for Research Excellence in Materials Chemistry. He has been awarded for his outstanding contribution to materials chemistry. The award will be presented during the 99th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, which is taking place in Halifax from June 5-9, 2016. Congratulations on winning this distinguished award!

 

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Congratulations to Des Lovrity!

Congratulations to Mechanical Engineering Supervisor, Des Lovrity! Des was recently awarded the President’s Staff Award for Creativity & Innovation. The President’s Staff Awards (Vancouver Campus) recognize the personal achievements and contributions of staff to UBC and to the vision and goals of the University. Two recent successful projects highlight Des’s ingenuity and these include: building a mobile research station to be deployed on Vancouver Island for a study on air quality and...

Congratulations to Dr. Celine Rougeot!

Congratulations to Dr. Celine Rougeot, she is the recipient of the October 31, 2015 UBC Postdoctoral Fellows Travel Awards. This award will support the cost of attending the 2015 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, December 15-20, 2015, to present a poster presentation. Congratulations Celine!

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...

Congratulations to Dr. Stephen Withers!

Congratulations to Dr. Stephen Withers! Dr. Withers has been awarded the 2016 CIC Medal.  This award is presented as a mark of distinction and recognition to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the science chemistry in Canada, this is the CIC’s top award. Dr. Withers joins the ranks of the following most recent previous recipients, Axel Becke, Douglas Stephan, Mark Lautens, Raymond Andersen, Adi Eisenberg, to name a few. Congratulations!

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Congratulations to Dr. Allan Bertram!

Congratulations to Dr. Allan Bertram! Dr. Bertram has been awarded the CIC 2016 Environment Division R&D DIMA Award.  This award is presented for distinguished contributions to research and/or development in the field of environmental chemistry. Dr. Bertram joins the ranks of previous recipients Frank Wania, William Cullen, Janusz Pawliszyn & Jon Abbatt. Congratulations!

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Congratulations to Dr. Roman Krems!

Congratulations to Dr. Roman Krems! Dr. Krems has been elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society, “For developing numerical tools for the description of molecular collisions at cold and ultra cold temperatures and their control using external electric and magnetic fields.” He will receive his fellowship certificate at an upcoming meeting of the APS. Congratulations!

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