Crochet Workshop – Make Your Own Glassware

Join us for a fun evening of crocheting and camaraderie with fellow members of the Women in Chemistry Group. No prior knowledge is necessary, as we will have an instructor present to teach all the beginners! Registration fee includes workshop kit, an instructor, and some light snacks.

Date: March 22, 2018
Time: 5:30 – 7 pm
Location: Chemistry Lounge (E4-43)
Registration Fee: $15

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UAlberta Faculty Panel Discussion

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The UAlberta Women in Chemistry invites you to a Panel Discussion with our very own Department of Chemistry faculty. Please join us on Wednesday, Mar 14 in E4-43 at 9:30 am for a frank discussion on life in academia. Complimentary cookies and coffee will be served.

Our panel discussion will be composed of:

UAlberta Staff Panel Discussion

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The UAlberta Women in Chemistry invites you to a Panel Discussion with our very own Department of Chemistry staff. Please join us on Tuesday, Jan 30 in E4-43 at 10 am for a frank discussion on different career pathways in chemistry. Complimentary cookies and coffee will be served.

Our panel discussion will be composed of:

Anna Jordan, B.Sc. “The American University in Cairo”, Cairo, Egypt
M.Sc. (Physical Chemistry) “Washington State University”, Pullman, Washington, U.S.A.
Ph.D. (Inorganic Chemistry) “University of Alberta”, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Physical Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator at the University of Alberta till mid 2017
Volunteer Graduate Thesis Editor for Students whose Native Language is not English.

Michele Richards, received her B.A. in Chemistry at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1996, her M.Sc. in 1998 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with Prof. Samuel H. Gellman, and, after a period in industry, her Ph.D. in 2012 with Prof. Todd L. Lowary at the University of Alberta. Michele is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Alberta Glycomics Centre working with Prof. Christopher W. Cairo and Prof. John S. Klassen; her research focuses on molecular dynamics simulations of glycolipids, glycoproteins, and glycosyl hydrolase enzymes.

Leah Veinot, grew up in Vancouver, B.C. where she graduated from UBC with her B.Sc. in Chemistry in 1994. In 1997, after completing a Masters degree in Atmospheric Chemistry, from York University, she started working as an application specialist for Brinkmann Instruments Ltd. in Mississauga, Ontario (now part of Metrohm). About a year later she realized her dream of becoming an instructor when she received a teaching position at Seneca College in Toronto. When her family moved to Chicago, Illinois, USA shortly thereafter she again worked in industry, this time as an application scientist with Mettler-Toledo Bohdan. Over the past 15 years she has worked in academics and raised 3 children. She has worked as an instructor at UofA (lab), Grant MacEwan (lab), and NAIT (lab and lecture) and for the past 3 years she has worked in administration, as the ATUMS program coordinator.

Sexual Harassment Workshop

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The UAlberta Women in Chemistry will be hosting a Sexual Harassment Workshop on January 16, 2018 in E3-25 at noon and we encourage everyone to attend. The workshop will be delivered by personnel from the Sexual Assault Centre at the University of Alberta and will cover the following topics:

  • Sexual harassment in the context of rape culture
  • The definition of sexual harassment
  • Different examples and types of sexual harassment
  • Common responses to harassment and the impact that it can have on individuals
  • How to support someone experiencing harassment, and general information about the informal and formal compliant processes on campus

Please consider attending and bringing your colleagues along. Join the conversation and help us become part of the solution.

Meet & Greet: Drs. Helen O. Leung and Mark D. Marshall (Amherst College)

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The UAlberta WIC group invites you to join us for a meet and greet session in E3-25 with Dr. Helen O. Leung and Dr. Mark D. Marshall on Thursday, Jan 11 at 12:00 pm. In this informal discussion, you will get the chance to talk to Dr. Leung and Dr. Marshall about career paths in science. Everyone is welcome to participate in the discussion while enjoying complimentary pizza lunch. Please RSVP, if you are interested in attending.

LOGIC 2018 Plenary Speaker: Dr. Mita Dasog

We are pleased to announce one of our plenary speakers for LOGIC 2018 – Dr. Mita Dasog from Dalhousie University!
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Dr. Mita Dasog obtained her Bachelors of Science in 2009 from the University of Saskatchewan. She then moved to the University of Alberta to begin her Doctoral studies with Dr. Jonathan Veinot where she focused on the syntheses, properties, and applications of silicon based nano/micromaterials and thin films. After a short stay at Technical University of Munich as a Green Talents visiting scholar, Dr. Dasog went on to hold an NSERC post-doctoral fellowship with Dr. Nathan Lewis at the California Institute of Technology, where she studied the interaction of light with semiconductors. She joined the Dalhousie University Chemistry Department in July 2016 as an Assistant Professor.

Since beginning her independent career in 2016, Prof. Dasog’s research interests include the solid-state synthesis of functional nanomaterials, mesostructures for solar light harvesting, and printable thin conducting oxide (TCO) nanoparticle inks. Dasog has received numerous awards including the Canadian Council of University Chemistry Chairs (CCUCC) Chemistry Doctoral Award, the CSC Award for Graduate Work in Inorganic Chemistry, a “Top 25” Global Young Scientists in Sustainable Research award sponsored by the German Federal Ministry, and was recently listed among top 150 Canadian women in STEM fields by hEr_VOLUTION, a non-profit organization.

She will be joining us on Saturday May 26th to share her inspiring path to a career in chemistry. Registration for LOGIC 2018 is now open, sign up here!

Meet and Greet: Dr. Tabitha Wood (UWinnipeg)

The UAlberta WIC group invites you to join us for a meet and greet session in the chemistry lounge (E4-43) with Dr. Tabitha Wood on Monday, Nov 27 at 10:00am… just in time for your morning coffee! In this informal discussion, you will get the chance to talk to Dr. Wood about her experiences in science. Everyone is welcome to participate in the discussion while enjoying complimentary cookies and coffee.

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Gilead Panel Discussion

The UAlberta Women in Chemistry is excited to announce our very first Industry Panel Discussion with researchers from Gilead Sciences, Inc. Please join us on Nov 30 in E3-25 at 10 am. Our program will include a short presentation, followed by a Q&A session. Complimentary cookies and coffee will be served.

In the meantime, meet our panelists:

Erica Tiong is a Sr Research Scientist I in Process Research & Development and has been working at Gilead for 6 years. Erica completed her B.Sc., Chemistry (Honours) and Mathematics (Minor) degree at the University of British Columbia and a Ph.D. in Organic chemistry at McGill University. Her Ph.D. studies examined the stereoselective formation of quaternary carbon centers

Ho-Yan Sun is a Research Scientist I and has been working at Gilead Alberta for approximately 2.5 years. Prior to starting her career at Gilead, she completed a B.Sc. in biopharmaceutical sciences and M.Sc. in chemistry at the University of Ottawa with Prof. Keith Fagnou, and then moved to Edmonton to complete her Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of Alberta with Prof. Dennis Hall.

Philippa Payne is a Research Scientist I in the Commercial API Process Optimization group at Gilead. She has been working at Gilead for 1.5 years following a Post-doctoral position at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. She completed her Ph.D. in organometallic chemistry at the University of British Columbia.

Vinci Hung is a Research Scientist I in the Analytical Chemistry department at Gilead and has been working at Gilead for 2 years. She completed her Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Toronto after which she worked for Health Canada in the Drug Analysis department, working in conjunction with Toronto Police.

Cross Stitch Workshop – Make Your Own Periodic Table

Join us for a fun evening of cross stitching and camaraderie with fellow members of the Women in Chemistry Group. No prior knowledge is necessary, as we will have an instructor present to teach all the beginners! Registration fee includes workshop kit, an instructor, and some light snacks.

Date: November 1, 2017
Time: 6 – 8 pm
Location: Chemistry Lounge (E4-43)
Registration Fee: $15

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Meet and Greet: Dr. Lara Mahal (NYU)

Lara MahalThe UAlberta Women in Chemistry group invites you to join us for a Q and A session in the chemistry lounge (E4-43) with Dr. Lara Mahal on Thursday, Sep 14 at 3:30. In this informal discussion, you will get the chance to interact with Dr. Mahal in a more relaxed setting. Everyone is welcome to participate in the discussion while enjoying complimentary cookies and coffee.