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Student Profile: Steven Kidd
Chemistry doctoral student in the Faculty of Science
My academic career began at Douglas College where I completed an Associate of Science in both Chemistry and Biology (2017). After this, I transferred to SFU to complete my Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (2021). In my spare time, I work part-time as a certified Veterinary Office Assistant. My hobbies include going to the gym and playing video/board/card games.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO SFU?
I chose to pursue a PhD at SFU based on my experience here as an undergraduate. Toward the end of my undergraduate degree, I carried out research on organometallic complexes under the supervision of Professor Daniel B. Leznoff. While the nature of my research has evolved my interest and enjoyment have remained constant.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR RESEARCH OR YOUR PROGRAM TO A FAMILY MEMBER?
I research a family of dye molecules for applications in energy storage.
WHAT ARE YOU PARTICULARLY ENJOYING ABOUT YOUR STUDIES/RESEARCH AT SFU?
What I enjoy most about my research at SFU is the freedom and independence I am given to accomplish my goals.
HAVE YOU BEEN THE RECIPIENT OF ANY MAJOR OR DONOR-FUNDED AWARDS? IF SO, PLEASE TELL US WHICH ONES AND A LITTLE ABOUT HOW THE AWARDS HAVE IMPACTED YOUR STUDIES AND/OR RESEARCH.
I was awarded an NSERC PGS-D which has helped me focus my time in the lab, furthering my research progress.
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE?
I'd like to acknowledge the Sto:lo first nations for the land in which I was raised on. As well as my ancestors of the Ojibwa first nations for my mixed ethnicity lineage (non-status).
Contact Steven: email@example.com