Awards and Recognition

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The University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships are awarded each year to graduate students at the university who have demonstrated superior intellectual abilities and academic accomplishments. We’re pleased to announce that five of the award recipients this year are from our department! (left to right: Wenhao Sun (van Wijngaarden group), Guanyu Wang (Davis group), Jason Braun (Herbert group), Ronald Domalaon (Schweizer group) and Dmitry Vrublevskiy (Bieringer group)) Congratulations all!


Congratulations to Dr.Horace Luong for receiving the Olive Beatrice Stanton Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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The Department of Chemistry is a host location for the Career Trek program.  The students in this program are given an opportunity to develop skills necessary for transition into higher education.  The Department has just been recognized as the Department of the Year by Career Trek Inc.  Thank you Lilia Shamov, Keith Travis and Oluwadamilola (Dami) Daramola for working together as a great team and representatives of the department in helping deliver the program’s mission!


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*The 2017 Department of Chemistry Award for Excellence in Teaching Assistance have been awarded to:  Claudia Nelson, Rajarshi Mondal and Jaryd Sullivan.  Rajarshi was also a recipient of the Faculty of Science Award for Excellence in Teaching Assistance.  Congratulations all!


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*The Department of Chemistry Distinguished Teaching, Research and Service Awards for 2017 were recently announced!  Congratulations to Drs.Phil Hultin (Teaching), Georg Schreckenbach (Research), and Kirk Marat (Service).


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*Congratulations to Dr.Elena Smirnova for winning the Science Students’ Association’s Golden Apple Award for excellence in first year teaching!

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Congratulations to Ewan McRae (PhD student in McKenna group) who was recently awarded a prestigious NSERC Alexander Graham Bell CGS-D scholarship!


Each year, the Province of Manitoba awards Manitoba Graduate Scholarships to MSc students who ranked the highest in the most recent University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship competition. Congratulations to Jason Braun (Herbert group), Monika Gupta (Stetefeld group) and Cole Mauws (Wiebe group) who are the selected recipients of the scholarship for 2016!

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