Photo courtesy Haoyang (Emmett) Yu
Renovations in Chemistry Building
Jed Harrison, Outgoing Chair
The Chemistry Department has been excited that we saw the launch of another major renovation project in Chemistry West over the past academic year, supported by the Dean of Science and Facilities and Operations funding. The third floor, north wing of Chemistry West was completely gutted, to an open shell last summer, and construction of five modern laboratory spaces, with student and faculty offices and a twenty seat meeting room is nearing completion. The project is on schedule, with Li’s Proteomics and Metabolomics researchers, and Harrison’s microfluidics team planning to move into the fully redesigned and modernized lab space in late September 2016.
The renewed lab space follows the design implementation on the two floors above in the north wing of Chemistry West, which has been a very successful renovation and refreshing of a very old building. The University has submitted grant applications to the Federal Government infrastructure renewal program, and we have hopes of extending this substantial modernization to the south wing of Chemistry West in the near future.
- Dr. Todd Lowary, who recently received the 2015 ASTech Award for Outstanding Leadership in Alberta Science for his work in synthetic carbohydrate chemistry, with the potential for better diagnostic, treatments, and possible vaccines for infectious diseases such as tuberculosis.
- Mark Miskolzie, (NMR lab) who has won the Nat Rutter Outstanding Technician of the Year award. Mark will receive a cash prize and certificate from the Alberta Chapter of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, that sponsored the award.