Green Chemistry @ MUN

Team Green Cat Chem #ChemCon2018
June 13, 2018, 7:26 pm
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This year it was 2 profs + 2 grad students at ChemCon from our group. Hopefully, we’ll have some undergrad students representing us at #ChemCon2019 in Acadia.

Saint Mary’s did an awesome job in organizing this event, which had a green chemistry theme with plenaries from John Warner and Philip Jessop…..and much more green chemistry and catalysis besides.

Congratulations to everyone involved from organizers to presenters and their supervisors 🙂


Our group at ChemCon….more to follow

We visited Peggy’s Cove and Lunenbury, NS after the conference was complete and enjoyed the sunshine and scenery.

Photos from a cruise on the Bluenose II (Lunenburg, NS – a UNESCO World Heritage Site)


MSc and PhD positions in the group
June 5, 2018, 1:23 pm
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Congratulations Jen!
May 30, 2018, 1:44 pm
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Jen Murphy (Ph.D. Candidate, Kerton group) has been working with mussels for the past few years – the first in a series of papers has just been published in Green Chemistry. We expect several more to follow in the coming months. Congratulations Jen!

“Enzymatic processing of mussel shells to produce biorenewable calcium carbonate in seawater”, Green Chemistry, 2018, Accepted Manuscript, DOI: 10.1039/C8GC01274A


Congrats! School of Graduate Studies Awards
May 28, 2018, 6:43 pm
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Congratulations to our students ….those in attendance and those that could not attend on your awards presented this afternoon.  Unfortunately, some of our students (and many colleagues) are at the CSC in Edmonton or even out of the country, but it was still a fun event!  The Provost (Prof. Noreen Golfman) was on hand to give out the certificates whilst the Dean (Prof. Aimée Surprenant) was M.C. and hosted this great, annual event.

Group party – Bring your own lobster!
May 22, 2018, 6:26 pm
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A couple of photos from the group get-together at the ‘parents’.  Although it was a little too cool for a bonfire (about 10 degrees), we had a fun evening boiling up lobsters or grilling steaks, followed by very competitive Mario Kart races and a trivia quiz involving languages. Here’s to more fun events over the summer including the traditional Middle Cove beach bonfire.

Anderson Graduate Teaching Award
May 21, 2018, 6:28 pm
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Congratulations to Kori Andrea (PhD candidate, Kerton group) for receiving the Anderson Graduate Teaching Award for her work in the Inorganic Chemistry Labs. She was presented with her certificate by Prof. Brosseau (Canada Research Chair, Saint Mary’s University), who was this year’s Anderson Award Lecturer.

Further information on the award criteria can be found here.


Latest Grad Studies Blog From Ju and Springtime in Newfoundland
May 15, 2018, 1:11 pm
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Ju’s (PhD candidate, Kerton group) latest blog post on teamwork is available to read here:

It has a very wintery photo of Ju in it….so we are not sharing that here, as spring has spring in Newfoundland.  Here are some photos taken on a hike along the coastline this past weekend. We are so lucky to live and work in such a beautiful province. For those interested in visiting or studying with us, you may want to watch Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown episode:

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