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Congratulations to Rhett Baillie!

Rhett Baillie Named Recipient of the 2015 Edward Piers Memorial Award in Organic Chemistry

This annual award is offered in memory of Dr. Edward Piers and in celebration of his distinguished career in the Department of Chemistry.  It is awarded to a graduate student in any branch of organic chemistry (including synthetic, bioorganic, organometallic, or materials) who demonstrates qualities of academic excellence, experimental skill, and dedication to the field through...

Congratulations to Dr. Melanie Higgins!

Congratulations to Dr. Melanie Higgins!

Dr. Higgins, a postdoctoral fellow in the Ryan group, received a 2015 Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) Trainee Award in the Biomedical Division. She was awarded funding for the development of new antibiotics for the treatment of MRSA.

Michael Smith Foundation Health Research Trainee Awards are awarded in four divisions of health research to provide support to up-and-coming researchers across British Columbia.

Congratulations Dr. Roman Krems!

Congratulations Dr. Roman Krems! Dr. Krems has been named a Kavli Fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences at the Korean-American Kavli Frontiers of Science symposium on June 16-18, 2015 in Jeju Island, Republic of Korea. The Kavli Frontiers of Science bring together young researchers who have already made recognized contributions to science, including recipients of major national fellowships and awards and who have been identified as future leaders in science. Since its inception in...

Congratulations to Love Research Group Graduate Students Awarded Poster Prizes at CSC 2015 in Ottawa!

Congratulations to the Love Research Group graduate students for winning Poster Prizes at the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) conference this year in Ottawa (http://www.csc2015.ca).

Marcus W. Drover, 2nd Place in Inorganic Divison

Addison N. Desnoyer, McGraw-Hill Ryerson Prize

Congratulations to Dr. Russ Algar!

 

Congratulations to Dr. Russ Algar. He has been selected to be one of the four young faculty speakers for the Inaugural Emerging Materials Chemistry Investigator Symposium at the CSC Conference in Ottawa, Ontario from June 13-17, 2015. Congratulations!

More details at: http://www.csc2015.ca/materials-chemistry

Congratulations to Isaac Martens

Congratulations to Isaac Martens

Congratulations to Dr. Dan Bizzotto’s graduate student, Isaac Martens. He is the recipient of the J. Peter Hobson Prize best student oral presentation at Surface Canada 2015.

Peter Hobson was a founding member of the Division of Surface Science Executive in 1979. He served as vice-Chair on the first Executive and participated in the discussions with the CAP and CIC on the formation of the Division. He regularly attended Surface Canada conferences since their inception in 1967. The...

Congratulations to Chad Atkins

Congratulations to Chad Atkins

Congratulations to Chad Atkins. He is the recipient of the 2014-2015 UBC Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award​.

UBC’s Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards have been given annually since 1996 / 1997 to sixteen UBC Teaching Assistants. 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. Successful candidates will have met criteria ...

Congratulations to Dr. Parisa Mehrkhodavandi

Congratulations to Dr. Parisa Mehrkhodavandi

Congratulations to Dr. Parisa Mehrkhodavandi. She is the recipient of the 2015 Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation was established by Germany in order to promote international cooperation in research. The Humboldt Research Fellowship Program supports highly qualified post-doctoral scholars of all nationalities and disciplines so that they may carry out long-term...

Postdoc receives UBC Postdoctoral Fellows Travel Award

Postdoc receives UBC Postdoctoral Fellows Travel Award

Congratulations to Dr. Amanda Musgrove. She 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 Faculty of Science allocates...

Congratulations to Dr. Mark MacLachlan

Congratulations to Dr. Mark MacLachlan

Congratulations to Dr. Mark MacLachlan, he has been awarded the 2014 Steacie Prize in the natural sciences, Canada’s top award for young scientists and engineers. The award recognizes MacLachlan’s outstanding research and scholarly contributions to the field of supramolecular inorganic chemistry.

“I’m honoured to receive the prize – I can only surmise there were no other nominees! I owe this award to the outstanding current and past students, post-docs, and collaborators I’ve been...

Congratulations to the Undergraduate Chemistry Society!

Congratulations to the Undergraduate Chemistry Society

The Undergraduate Chemistry Society (UCS) received the 2014/15 Helen McCrae Award. Dr. Helen McCrae served UBC as a professor of Social Work and Dean of Women from 1959 to 1973. Her community contributions have extended from UBC to the United Nations in her efforts to improve educational opportunities and the lives of women and children. This award is granted to recognize a service for students provided by the AMS, GSS, or UBC in honour of her commitment and contributions to community. ...

Metrohm USA Announces 2015 Young Chemist Award Winner

Metrohm USA Announces 2015 Young Chemist Award Winner

Metrohm USA Announces 2015 Young Chemist Award Winner 

Metrohm USA (Riverview, FL) and Metrohm Canada (Mississauga, Ont.) are pleased to announce the winner of the 2015 Young Chemist Award, Chad Atkins. Chad is completing his Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia where he works under the supervision of Robin Turner and...

Congratulations to Dr. Parisa Mehrkhodavandi!

Congratulations to Dr. Parisa Mehrkhodavandi!

 

Congratulations to Dr. Parisa Mehrkhodavandi,  she is the recipient of the 2014 UBC Killam Faculty Research Fellowship.

Enabling promising faculty to pursue full-time research during a recognized study leave and is based on special distinction of intellect with due regard for sound character and personal qualities.

Congrats Parisa! 

Congratulations to Dr. Roman Krems!

Congratulations to Dr. Roman Krems!

Congratulations to Dr. Roman Krems, he is the 2014 recipient of Charles A. McDowell Award for Excellence in Research. This award is presented by the UBC Faculty Research Awards Committee to an outstanding young faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in pure or applied scientific research.

Congrats Roman!

 

Congratulations to Dr. William Cullen!

Congratulations to Dr. William Cullen!

Congratulations to  Dr. William Cullen. He is the recipient of the 2015 E.W.R. Steacie Award. The award will be presented to Dr. William Cullen during the 98th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, which is taking place in Ottawa, Ont. from June 13-17, 2015. 

The E.W.R. Steacie Award is sponsored by the CIC Physical, Theoretical and Computational Division; Inorganic Chemistry Division; Organic Chemistry Division and; Analytical Chemistry...

Congratulations to Dr. David Perrin!

Congratulations to Dr. David Perrin!

Congratulations to Dr. David Perrin. He is the recipient of the 2015 Teva Canada Limited Biological and Medicinal Chemistry (BMC) Lectureship Award. The award will be presented to Dr. David Perrin during the 98th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, which is taking place in Ottawa, Ont. from June 13-17, 2015. 

The Teva Canada Limited Biological and Medicinal Chemistry (BMC) Lectureship Award is sponsored by Teva Canada Limited, the Teva...

Maxxam Award

Congratulations to Dr. David Chen!

Congratulations to Dr. David Chen! He is the recipient of the 2015 Maxxam Award. The award will be presented to Dr. David Chen during the 98th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, which is taking place in Ottawa, Ont. from June 13-17, 2015. 

The Maxxam Award is presented annually to a scientist residing in Canada who has made a distinguished contribution to the field of analytical chemistry.

 

 

CSC Winner

Congratulations to Dr. Laurel Schafer!

Congratulations to Dr. Laurel Shafer. She is the recipient of the 2015 Clara Benson Award. The award will be presented to Dr. Laurel Shafer during the 98th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, which is taking place in Ottawa, Ont. from June 13-17, 2015. 

The Clara Benson Award is sponsored by the Canadian Council of University Chemistry Chairs (CCUCC) and is presented to recognize a woman who has made a distinguished contribution...

American Association of the Advancement of Science

Congratulations to Dr.Laurel Schafer!

 

Professor Laurel Schafer was elected as a 2014 AAAS Fellow (American Association of the Advancement of Science), which recognizes her contributions to innovation, education and scientific leadership. Dr. Schafer will be presented with a certificate and a pin in February in San Jose CA at the AAAS meeting.

More information: http://www.aaas.org/news/new-aaas-fellows-recognized-...

Neil Bartlett

2014’s American Chemical Society Division of the History of Chemistry’s Citation for Chemical Breakthrough awards

 

The University of British Columbia, Department of Chemistry has been selected to receive one of 2014’s American Chemical Society Division of the History of Chemistry’s Citation for Chemical Breakthrough awards. This award program honors publications, patents and books that have made breakthroughs in chemistry and the molecular sciences that have been revolutionary in concept, broad in scope, and long-term in impact.

 

We are being honored for: 

N. Bartlett, ...