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  • Chemistry Graduate Recruitment Event September 25, 2017
    SFU's Department of Chemistry is holding a recruitment event for interested applicants into their graduate program, October 12-13.

  • NSERC Science Exposed - Public Voting Now Open June 30, 2017
    Public voting is now open for NSERC's Science Exposed. Vote for SFU Chemistry's David Ester!

  • Dr. John Thompson receives Governor General's Gold Medal June 05, 2017
    John Thompson has academic success down to a science, specifically chemistry. The new PhD grad leaves SFU with an A+ cumulative grade point average, 15 publications to his name and a 2015 Faculty of Science Graduate Student Teaching Award.

  • Convocation Medal Winners 2017 May 29, 2017
    Congratulations to this year’s Convocation Medal Winners! They will receive their awards at our Spring Convocation, June 6–9, 2017.

  • Dean of Graduate Studies Awards for Excellence May 18, 2016
    We’re delighted to announce the recipients of the 2016 Dean of Graduate Studies Awards for Excellence.

  • Alan Davis, PhD, Chemistry October 15, 2015
    Meet Alan Davis, Chemistry Phd, Kwantlen President and education rabble-rouser.

  • Postdoc Profile: Lianne Willems, Banting Postdoctoral Fellow September 15, 2015
    Congratulations to Dr. Lianne Willems, recipient of a prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship of $70,000 per year for two years to support her research at the Department of Chemistry, SFU. Dr. Willems is one of five Banting Fellows at SFU in 2014–15.

  • Kathleen Prosser receives Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship September 14, 2015
    Kathleen Prosser is one of six SFU graduate students to receive the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship in 2014/15 for her outstanding research and leadership abilities.

  • Travel Report: Zihe Ren, Chemistry May 23, 2014
    Zihe Ren, a Doctoral student in Chemistry, received a Graduate International Research Travel Award to further his research in the UK.

  • Travel Report: Jenny Wong, Chemistry May 23, 2014
    Jenny Wong, a Doctoral student in Chemistry, received a Graduate International Research Travel Award to further her research in Finland.

  • Three Minute Thesis 2013 June 01, 2013
    SFU's Three Minute Thesis finals took place on March 6, 2013. Amin Nouri (Iran), Chemistry, spoke on "Nanostructured Platinum Catalysts for Fuel Cells."

  • Three Minute Thesis 2013: Amin Nouri, Chemistry June 01, 2013
    SFU's Three Minute Thesis finals took place on March 6, 2013. Amin Nouri (Iran), Chemistry, spoke on "Nanostructured Platinum Catalysts for Fuel Cells."

  • Dr. Jefferson Chan Receives Dean's Convocation Medal June 13, 2012
    The central theme of Dr. Chan's research is the study of the mechanism of enzymes known as sialidases and the resulting sialic acid. Using a specially equipped nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, Chan and his supervisor sped up the scientific search for molecules that disrupt the chemical workings of an enzyme that helps flu viruses to spread.

  • Convocation Medal Winners 2012 June 04, 2012
    Congratulations to this year’s Convocation Medal Winners! They will receive their awards at our Spring Convocation, June 12–15, 2012.

  • Research Profile: Jeffrey Ovens, Chemistry May 01, 2012
    As an undergraduate, Jeffrey Ovens couldn't decide between physics or chemistry, so he did the only logical thing and chose both.

  • Research Profile: Bal Kang, Chemistry January 13, 2012
    Congratulations to Bal Kang, a chemistry PhD student who has just received a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship, worth more than $270,000 (US), to do post-doctoral research in Oxford after he graduates this June.

  • Research Profile: Didier Savard, Chemistry January 06, 2012
    During the first year of his PhD research at SFU, Didier Savard blew up a few things.

  • Research profile: Brinda Prasad, Chemistry September 15, 2011
    Brinda Prasad's work in SFU's Department of Chemistry has taken her around the world.

  • Research profile: Bixia Wang, Chemistry September 08, 2011
    Bixia Wang's journey to graduate school is filled with firsts. She's the first from her family — and her village — to graduate from university.

  • Matthew Macauley wins a top chemistry honour June 06, 2011
    Congratulations to recent SFU graduate Matthew Macauley (PhD 2010), who has received the 2011 Canadian Council of University Chemistry Chairpersons (CCUCC) Chemistry Doctoral Prize. This award is intended to recognize outstanding achievement and potential in research by a graduate student whose PhD thesis in chemistry was formally accepted by a Canadian university.

  • Impossible2Possible takes George Agnes to Bolivian Andes May 13, 2011
    George Wade, associate dean of Graduate Studies, is travelling in Bolivia for the next 12 days as part of the Impossible2Possible expedition, where he and his fellow adventurers will run 250 km over the Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flats in the world.

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  • Job Search Success Online Course October 18, 2017
    Work Integrated Learning is offering an online professional writing and intercultural communication course! Fall session runs October 30 to November 27, 2017.

  • Spring 2018 Certificate Program in University Teaching and Learning October 18, 2017
    This part-time program presented by SFU's Teaching and Learning Centre will give you a deeper understanding of how to approach teaching, along with practical skills that you can apply as a teaching assistant or instructor. Apply by October 20, 2017.

  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Presentation October 16, 2017
    Dr. Chris Orvig will be visiting the SFU Burnaby campus to present on the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany. The foundation has extremely generous programs for both postdocs and faculty members, sponsoring stays in Germany for many research fields.

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