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  • 3-Minute Thesis 2022

    3-Minute Thesis 2022

    1 slide, 3 minutes, no props! Phung gave an excellent presentation at this year’s 3-Minute Thesis #3MT competition. Learn more here: 3 Minute Thesis | Queen’s University (queensu.ca)

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  • A send-off to our graduating 4th-year students

    Congrats to Manisha, James, Evan, and Sarah who all successfully wrapped up their research projects and finished their undergraduate programs! Manisha is going on to pursue a master’s in Epidemiology at McGill James and Evan are both pursuing further degrees in education at Queen’s And Sarah is now a Brand Ambassador for Beiersdorf!

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  • 2020 Wrap-up

    2020 Wrap-up

    Clockwise from the top left: Santosh, Evan, James, Phung, Joey, Manisha (Prof. Bongers in the inset) I am so proud of the research group this year, thank you for a job well done!! Welcome Sarah! Part way through the term, Sarah Gulycz joined the group as our first jointly-supervised 4th year thesis student. She is […]

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  • Amanda wins a prize at Commonwealth Chemistry – Partnership for the Goals

    Amanda wins a prize at Commonwealth Chemistry – Partnership for the Goals

    The inaugural Commonwealth Chemistry Congress in Trinidad and Tobago was postponed until sometime next year, but this summer the Royal Society of Chemistry hosted a virtual poster session: Commonwealth Chemistry – Partnership for the Goals Great news – Prof. Bongers’ poster was selected for a prize in the Green Chemistry & Catalysis theme! This was […]

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  • Welcome new group members!

    Welcome new group members!

    This Fall we have plenty of new faces joining our group! Phung Nguyen, our first graduate student, started her Masters in Chemistry this Fall. We also have Evan Noronha and James Ingman joining to complete their 4th year research projects. Manisha Blaskevitch will stay on to continue research for a 4th year project, and was […]

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  • Our research is now funded by NSERC!

    Our research is now funded by NSERC!

    It’s been difficult to keep this news under wraps… the Government of Canada officially announced the NSERC Discovery Grant results, and our research program was funded! We’ll use to funds to study cognition in chemistry, specifically exploring how the brain encodes and manipulates scientific models.

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  • Commonwealth Chemistry Congress 2020

    Commonwealth Chemistry Congress 2020

    Prof. Bongers was selected to represent Canada at the inaugural Commonwealth Chemistry Congress in Trinidad and Tobago! The theme of this first congress is ‘Partnership for the Goals‘ and she will present our work in sustainable chemistry education.

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  • 2019 Poster Presentations

    2019 Poster Presentations

    Katie and Josh gave excellent poster presentations last week about their 4th year research projects. Nice work!

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  • Prof. W. Stephen McNeil visits Queen’s Chem

    We hosted Prof. W. Stephen McNeil from UBC Okanagan Steve gave a talk about his redesign of the chemistry curriculum at UBC Okanagan, and research to study the effects of their changes. His talk, “Context, Content, and Concept: Assessment of a Strategic Redesign of a First-Year Chemistry Curriculum”, generated a lot of discussion and questions!

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  • QOMSBOC 2019

    Katie presented her research at the Quebec/Ontario Mini-Symposium in Bioorganic and Organic Chemistry in Ottawa on November 9, 2019. Congratulations Katie, and great job representing our group!

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