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As many of you know, the Southern Ontario Undergraduate Student Chemistry Conference (SOUSCC) was held this past Saturday at the University of Waterloo. It was an outstanding conference and a great opportunity to not only see what undergraduates are doing in the province, but also to show off the excellent research being carried out by students in our department. We had four participants at this meeting from our department, including Alex Hudson, Joseph Gabriel, Talena Rambarran, and Dominica Wong. All four of these students deserve congratulations for their participation.

In terms of results, we did extremely well. In the Polymers symposium, Dominica Wong received first prize for her presentation entitled "Synthesis of PEGylated Carbon Nanotubes for Biomedical Applications", and Talena Rambarran received second prize for her presentation on "Reactive Silicone Elastomers". In the Inorganic symposium, first prize went to Joseph Gabriel (a Chem Bio student!!) for his presentation entitled "Structural and Magnetocaloric Properties of Gd5SiGe3-xSbx Phases". Thus, we had a 75% success rate in winning prizes at the conference, the highest of any participating department.

Please join me in congratulating the outstanding effort of these four students.



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