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MacNaughton Building

482 Gordon Street

September 2015

M.Sc. Thesis Defence: Yimeng “Jack” He

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
MacNaughton Building, 482 Gordon Street + Google Map

Yimeng "Jack" He, a master's student in the Department of Chemistry, will defend his thesis on "Electrochemical Reduction of Arylsulfonyl Indoles." Location: MacNaughton Building, Room 222

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January 2016

Ph. D. Defence – Jake Henkie

Monday, January 4, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
MacNaughton Building, 482 Gordon Street + Google Map

Infrared Reflection-Absorption Spectroscopy of Iron Pentacarbonyl on Gold, Enhanced with Xenon-Induced Peak Shifts for Surface Sensitivity Room: 222

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M.Sc. Thesis Defence: Pawel Gabryelski

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
MacNaughton Building, 482 Gordon Street + Google Map

Pawel Gabryelski, an M.Sc. candidate in the Department of Chemistry, will defend his thesis on "Clostridium difficile Mannan and Campylobacter jejuni Heptan." Time: 11:30 a.m. Location: MacNaughton Building, Room 222

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August 2017

M.Sc. Defence Notice – Sharon Abner

Friday, August 25, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
MacNaughton Building, 482 Gordon Street

M.Sc. candidate Sharon Abner will defend her thesis, "The interaction of solid water with methyl-terminated self-assembled monolayers of alkanethiols containing odd and even numbers of carbon atoms," on August 25 in Room 222, MacNaughton Building.

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September 2017

PhD defense – Elnaz Latifi

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 @ 1:30 pm
MacNaughton Building, 482 Gordon Street

PhD candidate Elnaz Latifi will defend her thesis “Iridium-4'-Phenyl-Terpyridine, Ruthenium-Triphos, and Ruthenium-N-Triphos Complexes as Homogeneous Catalysts for Hydrogenation of Biomass-Derived Substrates in Aqueous Acidic Medium at High Temperature” on Sept. 5. All are welcome. Room 222, MacNaughton Building

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M.Sc. Defence – Andy Tsang

Monday, September 11, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
MacNaughton Building, 482 Gordon Street

Master of Science candidate Andy Tsang will defend his thesis "Cyclic Dipeptides and Alpha Lipoic Acid Forms for the Design of Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Co-crystals" on September 11. All are welcome. MacNaughton Building, Room 222

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M.Sc. Defence – Melissa Ignacio

Friday, September 15, 2017 @ 1:30 pm
MacNaughton Building, 482 Gordon Street

Master of Science candidate Melissa Ignacio will defend her thesis, "Molecular Composition, Solid State Structure and Properties of Industrial Waxes and Peptide Inclusion Materials” on September 15. All are welcome to attend. MacNaughton Building, Room 222.

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December 2017

M.Sc. Defense – Nicholas Milutinovich

Monday, December 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
MacNaughton Building, 482 Gordon Street

Master of Science candidate Nicholas Milutinovich will defend his thesis "Reactivity Studies on Coenzyme Model Compounds" on Dec. 18. All are welcome. MacNaughton Building, Room 222

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M.Sc. Defense – Rebecca Boutin

Friday, December 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am
MacNaughton Building, 482 Gordon Street

Master of Science candidate Rebecca Boutin will defend her thesis "Synthesis and Ring-Opening Reactions of  Oxabenzonorbornadiene Derivatives" on Dec. 22. All are welcome to attend. MacNaughton Building, Room 222

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January 2018

M.Sc. Defence – Katrina Tait

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
MacNaughton Building, 482 Gordon Street

Master of Science candidate Katrina Tait will defend her thesis "Exploring the New Chemistry of 3-Aza-2-oxabicyclohept-5-enes" on Jan. 10. All are welcome to attend. MacNaughton Building, Room 222  

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April 2018

M.Sc. Defence – Kayla Harnden

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
MacNaughton Building, 482 Gordon Street

M.Sc. candidate Kayla Harnden defends her thesis "Controlling Carbon Deposition in Steam Reforming of Hydrocarbons over an Unsupported Nickel Catalyst.” All are welcome to attend. MacNaughton Building, Room 222

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August 2018

M.Sc. Defence – Dina Petko

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
MacNaughton Building, 482 Gordon Street

  Dina Petko, a master of science candidate in the Department of Chemistry, will defend her thesis "Ruthenium Catalyzed Bis-Homo-Diels-Alder Cycloaddition." Her advisor is Prof. William Tam.  Are all welcome to attend. MacNaughton Building, Room 222

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M.Sc. Thesis Defence: Matthew Sing

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
MacNaughton Building, 482 Gordon Street

Matthew Sing, a master of science candidate in the Department of Chemistry will defend his thesis "Towards the Synthesis of Thiotetronic Acids Found in Groundwater and the Synthesis and Reactions of New 1,4-Oxathiin-S,S-dioxides.”  His advisor is Prof. Adrian Schwan.  All are welcome to attend. MacNaughton Building, Room 222

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September 2018

M.Sc. Thesis Defence: Ielizaveta Poloz

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
MacNaughton Building, 482 Gordon Street

Ielizaveta Poloz, a master of science candidate in the Department of Chemistry, will defend her thesis "Transformation of Wheat Starch During Baking and Storage of Bread." Her advisor is Prof. Dmitriy Soldatov.  All are welcome to attend.  

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April 2019

Guelph Chemistry Presents: Distinguished Alumni Lecture

Friday, April 26, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MacNaughton Building, 482 Gordon Street

Michael Organ, Director of the Centre for Catalysis Research and Innovation at the University of Ottawa, presents “Academic/Industrial Research: A Perfect Marriage for Discovery or an Unholy Alliance?” All are welcome to attend For more information, contact Dan Penfold at dpenfold@uoguelph.ca. MacNaughton Building, Room 113

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May 2019

M.Sc. Thesis Defence: Joseph Findlay

Friday, May 10, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
MacNaughton Building, 482 Gordon Street

Joseph Findlay, a master of science candidate in the Department of Chemistry, will defend his thesis "Chiral β-Amino Sulfenates: Synthetic Access and Diastereoselective Alkylation." His advisor is Prof. Adrian Schwan. All are welcome to attend.

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June 2019

Pride, Activism and Dance: Movie Night Extravaganza!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
MacNaughton Building, 482 Gordon Street

Enjoy a double-feature movie night showcasing the struggles for the gay community during the AIDS epidemic, and the vibrant drag scene of New York in the 1980s! Movies: - Paris Is Burning - United in Anger: A History of ACT UP Registration is encouraged for this event, but walk-ins are welcome and space capacity can be increased!

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Can Future Needs be Met Sustainably? Prof. Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith, Oxford Physics

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am
MacNaughton Building, 482 Gordon Street

U of G honorary doctorate recipient Prof. Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith, FRS, Oxford Physics, presents a public talk "Can Future Needs be Met Sustainably?" Global energy consumption is increasing rapidly, driven by rising living standards in developing countries. Decarbonisation is imperative to reduce air pollution, rebalance relations between oil producing and importing countries and moderate climate change. However, scenarios that meet the International Panel on Climate Change’s goal of net-zero emissions in the second half of the century all involve…

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M.Sc. Defence – Danielle Dinsdale

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
MacNaughton Building, 482 Gordon Street

Danielle Dinsdale, a master of science candidate in the Department of Chemistry, will defend her thesis "Coordination Complexes of 1,2,3-Dithiazolyl-o-naphthoquinione Ligands with potential conductive and magnetic applications." Her advisor is Prof. Kathryn Preuss. All are welcome to attend.

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Science Diplomacy: Prof. Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith, FRS, Oxford Physics

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
MacNaughton Building, 482 Gordon Street

U of G honorary doctorate recipient Prof. Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith, FRS, Oxford Physics, presents a public talk "Science Diplomacy". Science Diplomacy is a term that has come to be used to describe almost all activities that involve both science/scientists and international relations/politicians/diplomats. In his presentation, Prof. Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith will discuss examples, successes and failures of: Science in diplomacy Science supporting international political objectives Science helping meet global technical challenges Diplomacy for science Science for diplomacy He will…

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August 2019

M.Sc. Thesis Defence: Christopher Wicks

Friday, August 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
MacNaughton Building, 482 Gordon Street

Christopher Wicks, a master of science candidate in the Department of Chemistry, will defend his thesis "Inter- and intramolecular ring-opening transformations of ixabicyclic compounds." His advisor is Prof. William Tam. All are welcome to attend.

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November 2019

Shine Mental Well-being Awareness Week: “Straight Curve” Film Screening

Monday, November 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
MacNaughton Building, 482 Gordon Street

Join the Wellness Education & Promotion Centre folks for a screening of the film Straight Curve, which addresses the issues of unrealistic body ideals and the lack of representation in the media. The film will be followed by a panel discussion, aimed at better understanding these issues through the sharing of lived experiences. The Mental Well-Being Educational Programming Committee is proud to present Shine: Mental Well-being Awareness Week from November 11 to November 17. Students and staff at the University…

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Shine Mental Well-being Awareness Week: ‘Straight Curve’ Film Screening

Monday, November 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
MacNaughton Building, 482 Gordon Street

Join the Wellness Education and Promotion Centre folks for a screening of the film Straight Curve, which addresses the issues of unrealistic body ideals and the lack of representation in the media. The film will be followed by a panel discussion aimed at better understanding these issues through the sharing of lived experiences. The Mental Well-Being Educational Programming Committee is proud to present Shine: Mental Well-being Awareness Week from November 11 to November 17. Students and staff at the University…

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Shine Mental Well-being Awareness Week – “Let’s Talk Mental Health” Panel

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
MacNaughton Building, 482 Gordon Street

The University of Guelph’s first all-men’s mental health panel features guest speakers share their own experiences with mental health. The panel will include students and staff from the University of Guelph. The Mental Well-Being Educational Programming Committee is proud to present Shine: Mental Well-being Awareness Week from November 11 to November 17. Students and staff at the University of Guelph developed this initiative to promote mental wellness and provide students with resources to help support their mental well-being. All of…

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