Alfred Bader Scholarships
The 2010 winners are:
Université de Montreal
Soula Azzi was born in 1988 in Beyrouth, Lebanon. She moved to Montréal in 1990. She completed her undergraduate degree in chemistry at the Université de Montréal in 2010. She went on to join the Charette group at the same university where she is currently pursuing her PhD studies as a NSERC postgraduate fellow. Her graduate work is oriented towards the stereoselective Rh(II)-catalyzed cyclopropanation of olefins using diazo reagents bearing two acceptor groups.
Tayseer Mahdi is a PhD student at the University of Toronto. She is currently working in Doug Stephan's research lab, studying the activation of small molecules. Prior to beginning her PhD, Mahdi received her BSc honour’s degree in chemistry from Ryerson University. During her time there, she completed an undergraduate research project in the synthesis of chiral oxazoline ligands under the supervision of Robert Gossage. On a personal level, her family is very important to her. Mahdi has two brothers and a sister that she has a very close relationship with. In her free time, she enjoys reading mystery crime novels, traveling, and any activity that involves high speeds. She also keeps active by rollerblading and jogging.
University of Northern British Columbia
Early in his undergraduate career at University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), Dustin King developed a true passion for the structure-based discovery of therapeutic molecules. This lead him to get involved in volunteer work in Chow Lee’s cancer research lab after his first year as an undergrad. Lee provided King with the unique opportunity to pursue his own research project directed at the study of an RNA-protein interaction that is implicated in cancer. He was fortunate to have accomplished a significant amount of work in the last three years on characterizing and finding inhibitory compounds (oligonucleotides and small molecules) that can break this RNA-Protein interaction both in vitro and in vivo. King is currently pursuing his research passions and embarking on a master’s degree in Natalie Strynadka’s structural biochemistry lab at the University of British Columbia.
Terms of Reference
The scholarships are offered as a mark of excellence for achievement in organic chemistry or biochemistry by undergraduate students completing their final year of study in an honours program.
Deadline: May 30 of every year
Sponsor: Alfred Bader, HFCIC
Award: $1,000 per scholarship. Maximum of three awards.
Eligibility: Nominees must be CSC members and be continuing in a graduate program in chemistry or biochemistry at a Canadian university. Up to three scholarships are presented annually by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, unless the Committee feels that no suitable nominees exist in a given year.
Nomination: Nominations should be submitted to the Awards Manager, Canadian Society for Chemistry as a pdf file. They shall include:
- a copy of the Honours' research project report;
- a statement from the research supervisor describing the student's contribution at the academic and extracurricular levels;
- a second letter of reference;
- an official transcript of the student's academic record.
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