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Congratulations to Laurel Schafer!

Dr. Laurel Schafer has been appointed as a Canada Research Chair in Catalyst Development, Tier 1.

On June 14, 2019, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced an investment of over $275 million for 346 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at 52 institutions across Canada for research excellence. The Canada Research Chair program helps attract and retain top researchers across the country. Today’s announcement will support 15 new chairs at UBC, 16 renewed...

Congratulations to Katherine Ryan!

Katherine Ryan, an Associate Professor here at the Department of Chemistry, has been selected for the 2018 Charles A. McDowell Award for Excellence in Research. Katherine was recognized for demonstrating excellence in pure or applied scientific research.

Congratulations Katherine!

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Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2019 UBC Chemistry Awards for Graduate Research Excellence!

These awards are given for demonstrated research excellence in all areas of chemistry for work carried out at UBC.

Award Winners: Yiling Dai, Carlos Diaz Lopez, Maxim Epifanov, Erin Evoy, Linglan Fu, Jason Hedges, Kevin Kovalchik, Lev Lewis, Thomas Malig, Alla Pryyma, Kyle Robinson, Christopher Tonge, Andy Tran, and Michael Tran

Congratulations to Rebecca Sherbo!

Rebecca Sherbo, a PhD candidate in the Berlinguette Group, has been selected as a 2019 Schmidt Science Fellow. Schmidt Science Fellows are selected for a year-long postdoctoral placement with world-leading scientific leaders and internationally-renowned labs following the completion of their PhDs.

Congratulations Rebecca!

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Congratulations to Dr. David Perrin!

Dr. David Perrin has been awarded the 2019 Bernard Belleau Award from the CSC.  This award is presented to a scientist residing in Canada who has made a distinguished contribution to the field of medicinal chemistry through research involving biochemical or organic chemical mechanisms.  Dr. Perrin will receive the award at this year's CSC conference in Quebec City. Congratulations Dr. Perrin!

Congratulations to Yuanyuan Cao!

Yuanyuan Cao, Postdoctoral Fellow in the MacLachlan Group, is the recipient of the BioProducts Institute Rising Star Award of $5000. The Rising Star Awards were created to recognize, encourage and empower under-represented groups in the BPI cohort.

Congratulations Yuanyan!

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Congratulations to Dr. Laurel Schafer!

Dr. Laurel Schafer has been awarded a 2018 UBC Killam Research Fellowship. This award enables faculty to pursue full-time research during a recognized study leave.

Dr. Schafer's award will be recognized at the awards reception held by the Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation on April 10th, 2019 at the the Jack Pool Hall of the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre. Congratulations Dr. Schafer!

Congratulations to Dr. Katherine Ryan!

Dr. Katherine Ryan has been awarded the 2018 Charles A. McDowell Award for Excellence in Research. This Award recognizes demonstrated excellence in pure or applied scientific research by a young faculty member at UBC.

Dr. Ryan's award will be recognized at the awards reception held by the Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation on April 10th, 2019 at the Jack Poole Hall of the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre. Congratulations Dr. Ryan!

 

Congratulations to Mel Higgins!

UBC Chemistry Postdoctoral Fellow Mel Higgins has received the 2019 Founders Award from the American Chemical Society Biological Chemistry Division. This award was established in memory of William P. Jencks’ contributions to mechanistic enzymology and is given to an outstanding PhD student or postdoctoral fellow in biological chemistry.

Mel presented her award lecture “Characterization of a heme-dependent N-N bond forming enzyme” at the Winter Enzymes Conference in New Orleans in...

Congratulations to Erika Siren!

Erika Siren, PhD Candidate in the Kizhakkedathu Group, is the recipient of the Friedman Award for Scholars in Health. Friedman Scholars receive funding for six or more months of study outside western Canada and Erika will be carrying out a fellowship at Harvard University. Congratulations to Erika on this achievement!

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Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2018 UBC Chemistry Awards for Graduate Research Excellence!

These awards are given for demonstrated research excellence in all areas of chemistry for work carried out at UBC.

Congratulations to Dr. Kayli Johnson!

Dr. Kayli Johnson has received a 2017-2018 UBC Killam Teaching Prize. Killam Teaching Prizes recognize outstanding contributions in teaching and the ability to motivate students and stimulate critical thinking, sustained teaching excellence and development of innovative approaches to teaching methodology and curricula. Congratulations Dr. Johnson!

Congratulation to Dr. José Rodríguez Núñez!

Dr. José Rodríguez Núñez has received a 2017-2018 UBC Killam Teaching Prize. Killam Teaching Prizes recognize outstanding contributions in teaching and the ability to motivate students and stimulate critical thinking, sustained teaching excellence and development of innovative approaches to teaching methodology and curricula. Congratulations Dr.Núñez!

Congratulations to Anka Lekhi!

Anka Lekhi has received a 2017-2018 UBC Killam Teaching Prize. Killam Teaching Prizes recognize outstanding contributions in teaching and the ability to motivate students and stimulate critical thinking, sustained teaching excellence and development of innovative approaches to teaching methodology and curricula. Congratulations Anka!

Congratulations to Sheri Harbour!

Congratulations to Sheri Harbour as a recipient of the 2017/2018 Faculty of Science Excellence in Service Award.

Congratulations to Dr. Allan Bertram!

Dr. Bertram has been awarded a UBC Killam Research Prize. This award recognizes outstanding research and scholarly contributions. Allan's achievement will be recognized at UBC's annual Awards Reception in the spring. Congratulations Dr. Bertram!

Congratualtions to Dr. Jennifer Love!

Dr. Love is the recipient of the 2018 IntelliSyn RD Research Award. This CSC award is presented to a scientist residing in Canada who has made a distinguished contribution to medicinally relevant organic or biophysical chemistry while working in Canada. Congratulations Dr. Love!

Congratulations Tannaz!

Congratulations to Tannaz Ebrahimi!

The Macromolecular Science and Engineering division (MSED) has selected Tannaz Ebrahimi from the Mehrkhodavandi group as the winner of the 2017 edition of the MSED Graduate Award.

Congratulations to Dr. Roman Krems!

Dr. Krems has been awarded a 2016-2017 UBC Killam Teaching Prize. This honour is in recognition of Dr. Krems' s outstanding achievement as a teacher, and is a reflection of his enthusiasm for teaching and commitment to our students. Congratulations Dr. Krems!

Congratulations to the Perrin Group!

The Perrin Group has made the cover of Organic Biomolecular Chemistry for their work towards protein-like aptamers with a tyrosine side chain.

For cover and full article: http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlepdf/2017/OB/C6OB02451C