Chinook Symposium

15th ANNUAL CHINOOK SYMPOSIUM

for chemistry & biochemistry

The 15th Annual Chinook Symposium for Chemistry and Biochemistry was held on September 16, 2022 in the Science Commons at the University of Lethbridge.  Hosted by the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, the mandate of the symposium and associated poster prizes is to recognize undergraduate and graduate students performing original research in chemistry and biochemistry.  Highlights included poster presentations from students at all levels (undergraduate, MSc, PhD, postdoc), oral presentations and judges from the U of L community. 

The 2022 Chinook Symposium for Chemistry and Biochemistry was an exciting return to an in-person large-scale event to highlight excellence in research! 

15th Annual Chinook Symposium Results

Oral Presentations

  • Sarstedt 1st Prize for Best Oral Presentation (Master’s student): Elizabeth Trofimenkoff
  • Blue Sky Analytical Labs 2nd Prize for Best Oral Presentation (Master’s student): Sam Drescher
  • KPrime Technologies 1st Prize for Best Oral Presentation (PhD student): Felix O'Donnell
  • Blue Sky Analytical Labs 2nd Prize for Best Oral Presentation (PhD student): Rajwinder Kaur

Agility Award for Innovation: Jenna Sullivan and Colyn Cleland

Posters - Biochemistry

  • 1st Prize - Poster Presentation (Undergraduate, Biochemistry): Zach Robinson
  • 2nd Prize - Poster Presentation (Undergraduate, Biochemistry): Julia Stroud
  • 1st Prize - Poster Presentation (Master's, Biochemistry): Mitchell Geeraert
  • 2nd Prize - Poster Presentation (Master's, Biochemistry): Jessica Semmelrock
  • 1st Prize - Poster Presentation (PhD, Biochemistry): Darren Gemmill

​Posters - Chemistry

  • 1st Prize - Poster Presentation (Undergraduate, Chemistry): Trinity Deak
  • 2nd Prize - Poster Presentation (Undergraduate, Chemistry): Kaileb Olson
  • 1st Prize - Poster Presentation (Master's, Chemistry): Elaura Lilienthal
  • 2nd Prize - Poster Presentation (Master's, Chemistry): Nathania Takyi
  • 1st Prize - Poster Presentation (PhD, Chemistry): Dylan Nikkel

Posters, Best Overall

  • RSC Advances Award for Best Undergraduate Student Presentation: Trinity Deak 
  • RSC Advances Award for Best Graduate Student Presentation: Elaura Lilienthal

Rookie of the Year

  • New England Biolabs Rookie of the Year Award: Allison Baptista

​WinSTEM Award of Excellence

EDI Scholar WinSTEM Award of Excellence (5): Elaura Lilienthal, Audra Lutterotti, Katherine Anderson-Bain, Veda Hedge, Allison Baptista

 

Thank you to our Prize Sponsors!

Agility New England Biolabs
Allos Bioscience RSC Advances
Blue Sky Analytical Labs ThermoFisher Scientific
KPrime Technologies VWR

This year’s co-chairs, Dr. Jean-Denys Hamel & Dr. Laura Keffer-Wilkes were pleased with the turnout and thank all participants and sponsors for their support.  We look forward to seeing you next year!

Send Inquiries about the Symposium to chinooksymposium@uleth.ca 

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