This past June at the 94th annual Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, UBC chemistry graduate student Lauren Keyes was awarded Best Oral Presentation in the Organometallics Reagents in Organic Synthesis Symposium. Lauren Keyes, from the Love group, is entering the fourth year of her PhD at UBC. In recognition of her outstanding presentation - "Pt(II) catalyzed C-F activation of polyfluoroarenes” - she also received a monetary prize of $100.
The Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition is a national event held by the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC). This year's event ran from June 5 - 9 in Montreal.