CHEM 509 - Seminar Program

The Department runs an outstanding seminar series, featuring visiting scientists from academia and industry. Graduate students are expected to attend at least nine of these seminars each term, except in the summer when the series is on hiatus. Students who are unable to attend a full complement of nine seminars because of research or teaching commitments at UVic or at other institutions must make prior arrangements with the Chem 509 instructor each term.

In addition to attending seminars by external speakers, each graduate student will also present a departmental seminar on their thesis research, normally during Term 4 or 5 of an M.Sc. program, and during Term 10 or 11 of a Ph.D. program. These seminars will take place during two conference-format Graduate Student Research Days, one during Reading Break in November, the other during Reading Break in February. Attendance at these events is mandatory for all graduate students.

For a list of past seminars, visit the archive here.

Grad Student Research Days

Spring GSRD - February 17, 2021

Participation award

Alejandro Forigua Coronado

Poster awards

Mitchell Nascimento

Allison Selinger

Greg Gaube

Jingru Lu

Seminar awards

Best MSc: Austin Burman
Best PhD: Gilian Thomas

Grad Student Research Days

Spring GSRD - February 18, 2020

Participation award

Nick Richard

Poster awards

Alison Selinger

Jon Sader

Charlotte Ellis

Seminar awards

Best MSc: Jon Davidson
Best PhD: Scott Borden

Fall GSRD – November 10, 2020

Participation award

Shixing Lei

Poster awards

Liting Bi

Charlotte Ellis

Alivia Wang

Seminar awards

Best PhD: Zoey Warmerdam 
Best MSc: Margo Ramsay

Grad Student Research Days

Spring GSRD - February 20, 2019

Participation award

Charlotte Ellis

Poster awards

Best PhD: Roman Belli 
Best MSc: Gilian Thomas

Seminar awards

Best MSc: Kaitlyn Ramsay
Best PhD: Greg Vandergrift

Fall GSRD – November 12, 2019

Participation award

Shaun MacLean

Poster awards

Kaitlyn Ramsay
Leah Gajecki
Jin Yang

Seminar awards

Best PhD: Tong Li 
Best MSc: Celebi Wan

Grad Student Research Days

Fall GSRD - November 14, 2018

Participation Award

Sree Talluri

Poster Awards

James McFarlane
Jon Sader
Michelle Ting
Jin Yang

Seminar Awards

MSc: Victor Aiyejuro
PhD: Tasha Jarisz-Ashmead

Spring GSRD - February 15, 2018

Participation award

Scott Borden

Poster awards

Yahya Alyoubi
Elvis Ting
Carene Yeo
Bruno Guilherme da Fonseca
Jaime Korner

Seminar awards

MSc Andy Un
PhD Roman Belli

Spring Grad Student Research Day - February 16, 2017

Participation award:

Lars Yunker

Poster awards:

Meagan Beatty

Roman Belli

Tasha Jarisz

Fraser Burns

Seminar awards:

Regie Gomes Sobral Filho

Natasha Milosevich

William FitzGerald

Sandra Roy

Fall Grad Student Research Day - November 14, 2017

Seminar Awards:

PhD Meagan Beatty

PhD James McFarlane

MSc America Palacios

MSc Natalie Dean

Poster Awards

Jun Chen

Sun Kly

Isaac Omari

Greg Vandergrift

Participation Award:

Sree Talluri

Grad Student Research Days

Fall Grad Student Research Day- November 9 2016

 Prize Winners:

  • Ronan Hanley - Best PhD seminar
  • Jane Zhu - Best MSc seminar
  • Greg Vandergrift - Best MSc poster
  • Jun Chen - Best PHD poster
  • Natalie Dean - Best participation