Green Chemistry @ MUN

This weeks Grad Studies Blog featuring Juliana…
July 17, 2018, 10:30 am
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Juliana (Ju) Vidal joined the Kerton group last September and is reflecting on her first year in Canada, and how it is to be an International Graduate Student at Memorial University.  You can find the piece here. Well done Ju!


Congrats! Honorable Mention for Juliana
July 6, 2018, 4:15 pm
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Juliana Vidal, PhD Candidate, Memorial Univ. Green Chemistry & Catalysis Group, Honorable Mention in international student video competition

Center for Green Chemistry & Green Engineering at Yale hosted a student video competition at the 22nd Green Chemistry & Engineering conference in Portland, Oregon.

The videos are available on their website and are a great resource to use for educational purposes and spread knowledge and awareness about sustainable chemistry.

Juliana Vidal (PhD Candidate, Kerton group) entered the contest and described her personal journey to become a green chemist. She received an honorable mention. Congratulations Juliana!


Juneary Day-Trip with Job Lecturer
June 28, 2018, 12:13 pm
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The Green Chemistry Group and Prof. Meldrum (Job Lecturer 2018) learned about early Newfoundland history and archaeology on Tuesday afternoon. We visited Colony of Avalon and spent time taking in the artifacts in the interpretation centre, talking with the guide, scientists and historians in the archaeology lab, and visiting the excavated sites, and the model 17th century kitchen.  We were there for the #greatcolonialcookoff week 1 and got to try “Tea with Eggs“, which surprisingly everyone enjoyed. It may have been because we needed to warm up after being outside in the #Juneuary weather.


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.

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