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Group Picture - September 2013
Michel, Riley, Venkata Krishna, Myron, Pouyan, Xiaomeng, Steven

News

June 1-5, 2014 - Michel and Myron attend the CSC conference in Vancouver.

May 8, 2014 - Steven, Myron, and Karen's manuscript is accepted in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Congratulations everybody!

April 2014 - Myron receives the Dr. C.C. Lee Bursary. Congratulations!

March 21, 2014 - Myron gives a departmental seminar to present his research over the last four years.

January 14, 2014 - The first PhD graduate from the group, Eduardo, accepts a job offer from Paraza Pharma. Congratulations!

December 2013 - Fromer group member Li Wang accepts a job offer from Phenomenome Discoveries. Congratulations!

November 25, 2013 - Myron receives the Gerhard Herzberg Thesis Acceleration Award. Congratulations!

October 31, 2013 - The lab's pumpkin obtains a third place in the annual pumpkin carving constest. Great job guys!

        

October 1, 2013 - Pouyan is awarded the Johannson Scholarship for his achievements as a teaching assistant. Congratulations!

September 2013 - Myron and Michel's communication is declared a "Hot Paper" by the editors of Angewandte Chemie.

September 12, 2013 - Myron and Michel's communication on bis(amino)cyclopropenylidenes is accepted in Angewandte Chemie. Congratulations!

September 2013 - Venkata Krishna, Riley, and Xiaomeng join the group. Welcome to the group!

September 5, 2013 - Michel becomes a member of NSERC's Scholarships and Fellowships Selection Committee for Chemistry.

August 2013 - The Lord Of The Fumehoods team wins the 6th Synthetic Challenge. Congratulations!

      

July 2013 - Michel and his family move back to Saskatoon after one year in Sherbrooke, QC. The year-long party in the lab is over.

June 23-27, 2013 - Myron and Steven attend the National Organic Symposium in Seattle.

      

May 26-30, 2013 - Michel and Pouyan attend the CSC Meeting in Quebec City.

      

May 14, 2013 - Michel gives a talk at Delmar Chemicals in Montreal.

May 7, 2013 - Michel gives a talk at the University of Ottawa.

April 26, 2013 - Li wins the prestigious National Volunteer Award from Let's Talk Science. Congratulations!

      

April 12, 2013 - Karen, Steven, François, and Michel's communication "Highly Chemo- and Enantioselective Cross-Benzoin Reaction of Aliphatic Aldehydes and α-Ketoesters" is accepted in Organic Letters. Well done everyone!

February 21, 2013 - Myron and Michel's article on 2-(acetylamino)propanedioic acid is accepted in the Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis (e-EROS).

February 1, 2013 - Michel gives a talk at Concordia University.

February 2013 - Janice and Michel's chapter on the Stetter Reaction is accepted in Comprehensive Organic Synthesis II.

January 2013 - Li starts in an education certificate program to teach the next generation of scientists. Good luck Li!

December 25, 2012 - The group gets into the spirit of the season by making a chemistry Christmas tree.

      

December 21, 2012 - Myron successfully completes his comprehensive examination on intramolecular cyclopropanations. Congratulations!

December 7, 2012 - Michel, Myron, Li, Pouyan, and Sida visit TC Scientific in Edmonton.

December 3, 2012 - Michel gives a talk at the Université du Québec à Montréal.

November 21, 2012 - Michel gives a talk at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières.

November 14, 2012 - Michel gives a talk at the Université de Sherbrooke.

October 31, 2012 - The Gravel Group is awarded the second prize in the pumpkin carving contest!

        

October 15, 2012 - Karen, Eduardo, and Michel's chapter is accepted for publication in Comprehensive Enantioselective Organocatalysis.

September 28-30, 2012 - Myron and Steven each present a poster at the Western Canadian Medicinal Chemistry Workshop.

        

September 28, 2012 - Steven wins the People's Choice Award for his poster at the Chemistry Research and Awards Day. Congratulations!

September 3, 2012 - Karen starts her postdoc at the University of Bristol in the lab of Varinder K. Aggarwal.

August 24, 2012 - After two years in our group, Sida goes to the University of Alberta for his graduate studies. Good luck in Edmonton!

August 17, 2012 - Michel gives a talk at the University of New Brunswick.

August 13, 2012 - Going away party for Karen and Sida.

        

August 9-10, 2012 - Michel is an invited speaker at the SOCCER conference at Memorial University in Newfoundland.

July 9-10, 2012 - Michel gives talks at The University of Chicago and at Northwestern University.

July 1, 2012 - Michel begins a one-year sabbatical leave. He will be a visiting professor at the Université de Sherbrooke.

June 27, 2012 - Janice successfully defends her M.Sc. thesis titled 'The Stetter Reaction: Synthesis of Complex Spiro Bis-Indanes and Studies on Quaternary Centre Formation'. Congratulations for this great accomplishment!

      

June 22, 2012 - Karen successfully defends her Ph.D. thesis titled 'NHC-Catalyzed Transformations: Stetter, Benzoin, and Ring Expansion Reactions'. Congratulations for this great accomplishment!

      

June 7, 2012 - The Bazinga! team wins the 5th Synthetic Challenge. Congratulations!

      

June 5, 2012 - Steven and Sida convocate and receive their B.Sc. Congratulations!

        

May 26-30, 2012 - Michel attends the CSC Conference in Calgary.
May 23-26, 2012 - Michel co-organizes with Jeremy Wulff the 11th Organic and Bioorganic Workshop for Leading Young Canadian Chemists in Banff.

        

May 2012 - Steven receives a Spinks award and Sida receives a Nixon award to support their summer research. Congratulations!

April 20, 2012 - Pouyan and Li pass their Ph.D. qualifying examination. Congratulations!

April 2012 - Steven is awarded a Saskatchewan Innovation and Opportunity Graduate Scholarship. Congratulations!

March 26, 2012 - Eduardo starts his postdoc at the Université de Montréal in the lab of Stephen Hanessian.

March 7, 2012 - Sida and Eduardo's manuscript is accepted in The Journal of Organic Chemistry. Congratulations!

December 7, 2011 - Eduardo successfully defends his Ph.D. thesis titled 'Enantioselective and Domino Intermolecular Stetter Reactions'. !Felicidades Eduardo por tu logro!

      

November 10-13, 2011 - Karen and Myron attend the Banff Symposium on Organic Chemistry.
        

October 28, 2011 - The Gravel Group is awarded the first prize in the pumpkin carving contest! Nice progression over the years guys!

          

September 29, 2011 - Annual Chemistry Research and Awards Event

  • Steven and Sida are awarded Armstrong Awards for their scholastic achievements.
  • Sida is awarded the People's Choice Award for his poster.
  • Michel is awarded the Chemistry Students Society's Teaching Award, shared with Prof. Ian Burgess.
  • Eduardo is awarded the Johannson Scholarship for his achievements as a teaching assistant.

  • Congratulations Everyone!
        

September 22, 2011 - Myron is awarded the Gerhard Herzberg Doctoral Promotion Award for his performance in courses and progress in research. Congratulations Myron!

September 2011 - Following a two-year stint as assistant professor at Sichuan Normal University, Li Wang comes back for his PhD studies. Welcome back Li!

August 2011 - Pouyan joins the group as a graduate student. Welcome to the group!

August 17, 2011 - Team Synthetic MegaMind wins the Synthetic Challenge 2011.

August 4, 2011 - Eduardo and Karen's manuscript is accepted in Organic Letters. Congratulations!

July 17-22, 2011 - Michel attends the Gordon Conference on Organic Reactions and Processes in Rhode Island.

June 5-9, 2011 - The two summer students (Sida and Steven) are left alone in Saskatoon!

June 5-9, 2011 - Myron attends the National Organic Symposium in Princeton.

June 5-9, 2011 - Michel, Eduardo, and Karen attend the CSC Meeting in Montreal.

May 2, 2011 - Steven joins the group as a summer student. Welcome to the group!

April 22, 2011 - Karen leaves for her three-month internship at Boehringer Ingelheim in Laval, QC. She forgot to hide her glassware before leaving!

April 18, 2011 - The Gravel and Burgess groups celebrate their supervisors' tenure by having a paintball massacre. The students did not miss their opportunity for revenge!

April 15, 2011 - Michel receives the 2010-2011 Division of Science Teaching Excellence Award from the College of Arts & Science. Thanks to everyone who wrote a supporting letter!

April 3, 2011 - Eduardo, Janice, and Crystal's invited full paper is accepted in Synthesis as part of a special issue on organocatalysis. Congratulations!

March 2009 - Congratulations to Margot for obtaining an NSERC CGS M !

March 18, 2011 - Michel is awarded tenure and promotion to associate professor. Thanks to all students past and present for their help!

February 3, 2011 - Li's thesis is now available online.

December 17, 2010 - Karen gives a talk at the Pacifichem conference in Hawaii. Who knew grad school involved lying on the beach!

December 8, 2010 - Karen successfully completes her comprehensive examination on the topic of stereoselective formation of quaternary centres. Congratulations!

November 12, 2010 - Eduardo, Janice, and Crystal's manuscript is accepted in Organic Letters. Congratulations!

November 9, 2010 - Karen and Li's manuscript is accepted in Organic Letters. Congratulations!

September 26, 2010 - Congratulations to Karen for her 1st prize-winning poster at the 2nd Western Canadian Medicinal Chemistry Workshop.

September 2010 - Mike and Margot join the group for their CHEM 486 projects. Welcome to the group!

August 31, 2010 - The Gravel group survives a very rainy summer in what is normally the sunniest province.

August 1-6, 2010 - Michel attends the 18th International Conference on Organic Synthesis in Bergen, Norway.

June 15, 2010 - Team LWF wins the Synthetic Challenge 2010.

May 3, 2010 - Eric and Sida join the group as summer students.

April 13, 2010 - Karen's manuscript is accepted in Tetrahedron: Asymmetry. Congratulations!

April 6, 2010 - Eduardo successfully completes his comprehensive examination on the topic of transition metal-catalyzed cyclopropanation. Congratulations!

March 2010 - Michel obtains a second NSERC Discovery Grant. We can keep going for another 5 years!

February 2010 - Michel is awarded a CNC-IUPAC Award. Thanks to this award (and to his students!), he will be attending the 18th International Conference on Organic Synthesis in Bergen, Norway, in August 2010.

December 4, 2009 - Li successfully defends his M.Sc. thesis. Congratulations Master Li!

November 1, 2009 - Eduardo receives the third prize at the Banff Symposium on Organic Chemistry. Congratulations!

October 29-November 1, 2009 - Michel, Eduardo, Karen, and Janice attend the Banff Symposium on Organic Chemistry.

September 2009 - Myron joins the group as a graduate student. Welcome to the group!

September 3, 2009 - Karen and Craig's manuscript is accepted in Tetrahedron Letters. Congratulations!

August 25, 2009 - Team Hogwarts wins the Synthetic Challenge 2009.

August 21, 2009 - Eduardo's manuscript is accepted in The Journal of Organic Chemistry. Congratulations!

July 8, 2009 - Janice and Andrea's manuscript is accepted in The Journal of Organic Chemistry. Congratulations to both of you!

June 25, 2009 - Eduardo receives an award for his presentation at the CSC meeting. Congratulations Eduardo!

June 8, 2009 - We finally received our CFI instruments! (See March 2008 news notice)

May 30-June 3, 2009 - Michel, Eduardo, Li, and Karen attend the CSC meeting in Hamilton.

May 25, 2009 - Karen is awarded the Boehringer Ingelheim Industrial Cooperative Research Scholarship in Synthetic Organic Chemistry. Congratulations Karen for this prestigious scholarship!

May 13, 2009 - Nicolas Gravel is born. Congratulations Darcie!

April 2009 - Congratulations to Karen for passing her Ph.D. qualifying examination.

April 2009 - Congratulations to Janice for obtaining an NSERC CGS M ! She will be starting her M.Sc. in our group this September.

March 2009 - Congratulations to Janice for obtaining an NSERC USRA two years in a row!

March 2009 - Our Organic Letters paper was highlighted in Synfacts.

January 2009 - Our first paper was accepted in Organic Letters. Good work Li and Karen!

September 2008 - Congratulations to Li and Eduardo for their awards at the 1st Western Canadian Medicinal Chemistry Workshop.

September 2008 - Craig and Crystal join the group as undergraduate students. Welcome to the group!

August 26, 2009 - Team Alchemists wins the Synthetic Challenge 2008.

May 2008 - Congratulations to Andrea for her award at the Western Canadian Undergraduate Chemistry Conference.

May 2008 - Janice joins the group as an undergraduate student. Welcome to the group!

March 2008 - Congratulations to Janice for obtaining an NSERC USRA.

March 2008 - We celebrate in anticipation of new equipment obtained through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

September 8, 2007 - Émilie Gravel is born. Congratulations Darcie!

September 2007 - Li and Karen join the group as graduate students. Andrea joins as an undergraduate students. Welcome to the group everyone!

May 2007 - Anne-Marie joins the group as a summer student. Welcome to the group!

April 2007 - Congratulations to Eduardo for passing his Ph.D. qualifying examination and TOEFL!

April 2007 - We celebrate our first NSERC Discovery Grant and Research Tools & Instruments Grant.

September 2006 - Eduardo joins the group as a graduate student. Li and Vanny join as undergraduate students. Welcome to the group everyone!

August 2006 - Michel and Darcie arrive in Saskatoon. Lab set-up begins.

June 2006 - Website is launched. Michel and Darcie are still in Chicago!