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ChemCon ’19 – 44th Annual Science Atlantic-CIC Chemistry Conference

May 24-26, 2019, Acadia University, NS

Download the Chemistry Conference Program (.pdf) for abstracts

See conference photos here!

Thank you to our generous conference sponsors!

Science Atlantic Research Award (Award Description)

Undergraduate (Oral)

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Liam Payne
University of Prince Edward Island
Laser Flash Photolysis Studies on
Fluorophore Photoswitching Mechanisms

Science Atlantic Communication Award, sponsored by Canadian Science Publishing (Award Description)

Undergraduate (Oral)

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Kaleigh Mcleod
Saint Mary’s University
On the origin of electrochemical
surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy
(EC-SERS) signals for bacterial samples
and electrode functionalization strategies

Murray Brooker Award in Chemistry (Award Description)

Undergraduate (Oral)

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Brandon Frenette
University of New Brunswick-F
The synthesis of tetra(iminophosphorano)-substituted
bispyridinylidenes; organic super-electron donors with
record-breaking redox potentials

Best Graduate Oral Presentation

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Dylan Hale
Dalhousie University
Bis(phosphino)silyl Co(I) Pincer Complexes
for the Catalytic Hydrogenation of Alkenes

Best Graduate Poster Presentation

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Marcus Kindervater
Dalhousie University
Synthesis of a “redox-confused” Bi(I/III) tri-amide

E. Gordon Young Award (Award Description)

Graduate (Oral)

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Sarah Martell
Dalhousie University
Hydrogen Terminated Mesoporous
Silicon Nanoparticles – A Platform for
Chemical Transformations

CIC Award for the Best Undergraduate Oral Presentation

Physical Chemistry

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Christopher Qui
Memorial University
DFT Investigations of the C-Si/B-Br
Exchange Reaction Mechanism

Organic Chemistry

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Jun Luo
Acadia University
Green synthesis of novel naphthalene-based
14-aza-12-oxasteroid analogues

Materials Chemistry

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Scott Young
Dalhousie University
Additive Inactive Components in
Silicon-Iron Alloy Negative Electrode Material
for Advanced Lithium-ion Cells

 Inorganic Chemistry

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Ben Nadeau
University of New Brunswick – F
Detection of DPA in Bacillus subtilis
endospores using a Europium(III) complex

Biological or Medicinal Chemistry

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Jennifer Kolwich
Saint Mary’s University
Discovery and investigation of fu
angus-derived 
antimicrobial compounds
with activity against
Pseudogymnoascus
destructans, the causative agent
of
bat White-nose Syndrome

Analytical Chemistry

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Arianna Joseph
Saint Mary’s University
Polarization-Resolved Second Harmonic
Generation Microscopy: A Novel Technique
for Differentiation of Tumour Tissue

CIC Award for the Best Undergraduate Poster Presentation

Physical Chemistry

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Tara Misener
University of Prince Edward Island
Fluorescence Based Investigations of
Photophysical Properties of 4,5-didecoxypyrene
Oligomers in Cyclohexane Solution

Organic Chemistry

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Jenna McNutt
Acadia University
Excited State Intramolecular Proton
Transfer Reactions in Polyaryl Bisphenols

Materials Chemistry

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Anabelle Kilham
Mount Allison University
Assessment of Non-monotonic trends
in Nanoparticle Film Hydrophobicity
by variation of Ligand Shell Composition

 Inorganic Chemistry

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Jordan Conrad
University of New Brunswick – F
Reductions of Chlorophosphonium
Salts Using a Triphenylphosphonium
Ylidyl Substituted Bispyridinylidene

Biological or Medicinal Chemistry

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Sarah Boudreau
Cape Breton University
Birch Bark-Oil (Maskwiomin):
Synthesis and Analysis of an
L’nu Indigenous Skin Ointment

Analytical Chemistry

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Gaius St. Marie
Saint Mary’s University
Fabrication of Multidimensional
Surface-Enhanced Raman
Spectroscopy (SERS) Substrates using Bioscaffolds