We are pleased to announce Christopher Walters as the winner of the new Chemistry Graduate Student Society Prize in Science Outreach. The annual award is for Masters and Ph.D. students in the Department of Chemistry who have made contributions to community engagement and outreach by sharing science with the public. The CGSS created this prize to highlight graduate students in the Department of Chemistry who are making science accessible to a broad audience through involvement in outreach activities.
Chris has been involved with many outreach activities as a member of the Department of Chemistry, including the Research Experience Program (REX), the Canada Comeback Challenge, and Science Rendezvous where his efforts as festival organizer resulted in the largest science outreach event that UBC had ever seen. Chris has made an immense contribution to community engagement and outreach at UBC and across the country, and is a very deserving recipient of the the first CGSS Prize in Science Outreach.