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Student Awards

And the award goes too…

Congratulations to all the scholarship and award recipients at the annual Chemistry Student Award Night that was held on November 19, 2015. It was a stellar evening of excellence celebrating the achievements of our Departments undergraduate and graduate students. As well, we were presented a special talk by our very own Scott Kroeker entitled, “A Touch of Glass: Harnessing Light for Beauty and Function”. Well done and keep up the good work Chemistry! To see photos of the event check out the Department of Chemistry Facebook page.

Student Award Dinner 2015

Congratulations to RoChen_Bertrand_Awardbert Bertrand who was recently awarded the University of Manitoba Dean of Graduate Studies Student Achievement Award! To list some of Robert's accomplishments, Robert holds an NSERC Ph.D. scolarship, won a department award in teaching assistance, published ten papers in the past three years, made it to the final round of last year's Three Minute Thesis competition, and in 2013 was involved in the leadership of the Chemistry Graduate Students Association. Since 2006, Robert has also been serving as a medic in the Canadian Foces Army Reserve. Congratulations!

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 this link.

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"