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Student Awards

Congratulations to Ronald Domalaon (Schweizer Research Lab) for being awarded the Manitoba Health Research Council (MHRC Graduate Studentship. This year, MHRC only awarded 36 recipients out of 186 applicants. He will start his Master’s degree in Medicinal Chemistry this upcoming Fall 2014, developing new antibacterial compounds to overcome clinically-observed drug-resistant bacteria. For further information, visit

Ronald Domalaon, a chemistry undergraduate student under the supervision of Dr. Frank Schweizer, outstandingly won first prize in the undergraduate/graduate oral competition in the 97thCanadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, within the Biological and Medicinal – Peptide and Peptidomimetic Probe division. He presented his work entitled “Effects on Antibacterial Activity of Amino Acid Ring Constraint in Ultrashort Cationic Lipopeptides” during this national chemistry conference held in Vancouver, B.C. on June 1-5, 2014, organized by the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC). For further information, visit

Kevin Szkop, an undergraduate student working with Dr. Mario Beringer, won the CIC Award for Educational Excellence at the 2014 WCUCC for his presentation entitled "Sol-Gel Synthesis and Structural Investigation of the YPrO3+y Series"

Congradulations to Geemitha Ratnayake a 9th Grader at Acadia Junior High School, woking with Dr. Gregg Tomy, won several awards at the MSSS. Awards included: Best Individual Chemistry Project at Intermediate Level, Analytical Science Award from Mid Canada Association of Analytical Chemistry, Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology and a Gold Medal.

April 12th 2014

     The CHEM 4710 Honours Research Projects will be presented. The Program and Abstracts can be found here.

New Faculty Hired in 2013