CIC Toronto celebrates student accomplishments with 2018 Student Awards Night

January 2019
AWARDS

Last Thursday, January 24, the Toronto CIC Local Section hosted their annual Student Awards Night at Ryerson University. The evening was held to celebrate the academic achievements of post-secondary students across the GTA. There were two categories of prizes: the CSC/CSChE/CSCT Silver Medals and CIC Book Prizes. A Silver Medal is awarded to students who have displayed outstanding academic merit by achieving the highest GPA in their respective program. A Book Prize is awarded to students who have shown significant improvement in their field of study. The list of individual winners can be found below.

The night began with a welcome address from CIC’s Career Development Leader Laura Reyes, who gave a brief overview of CIC's events and membership benefits and opportunities. A guest lecture was delivered by Hui Peng, a professor at the University of Toronto who leads a research group in environmental chemistry with a biological focus. His talk was entitled Searching Unknown Pollutants with the Analytical Chemistry Toolbox, and he told us about the research his group does which includes analyzing pollutant molecules in house dust and beluga whales! The evening was hosted by CIC Toronto Academic Liaisons Nesrin Vergun and Mary Zhen, with Vice Chair Jay Bassan handing out the awards.

Hui Peng

Guest lecturer Hui Peng, University of Toronto environmental chemistry professor, shares his research analyzing pollutants in house dust and beluga whales. Photo credit: Samantha McWhirter.

This Student Awards Night was made possible by the financial support of the CIC, University of Toronto Scarborough, University of Toronto Mississauga, and the University of Toronto Chem Club. Thank you to all of our sponsors and another thank you to Hui Peng for a very interesting lecture! The CIC Toronto section would like to congratulate the award winners once again, keep up the amazing work!

CSC Silver Medal

Shaishav Datta, University of Toronto Mississauga, Chemistry
Mariya Kalinina, Ryerson University, Chemistry Co-Op
Daniel Henryk Lysak, University of Toronto Scarborough, Chemistry
Tetyana Murdza, University of Toronto Mississauga, Biological Chemistry
Shiu Hei Tao, University of Toronto Mississauga, Forensic Chemistry

CSChE Silver Medal

Sargol Okhovatian, University of Toronto, Applied Science and Engineering

CSCT Silver Medal

Aakash Agrawa, Durham College, Chemical Laboratory Technician
Melissa Cameron, Durham College, Biotechnology
Justin Lines, Durham College, Chemical Engineering Technology
Sinthujah Paskaran, Durham College, Chemical Laboratory Technician – Food and Pharmaceutical Science

CIC Book Prize

Maharshi Kamlesh Desai, Durham College, Biotechnology
Bobbi Gibson, Durham College, Chemical Laboratory Technician – Food and Pharmaceutical Science
Henal Patel, Durham College, Chemical Laboratory Technician
Harie Rajamithiran, Durham College, Chemical Engineering Technology
Nicholas Dogantzis, Ryerson University, Chemistry
Samantha Pauline Kim, University of Toronto, Applied Science and Engineering
Olivia Adamczyk, University of Toronto Mississauga, Chemistry
Sofia Skromne Carrasco, University of Toronto Scarborough, Chemistry
 

Congratulations to all the 2018 Tornoto Student Award Winners!

Congratulations to all the 2018 Toronto Student Award Winners! Photo credit: Samantha McWhirter.