August 29, 2019

It was a busy summer in the lab this summer. We started with some conference wins at ChemCon 2019, CCCE2019 and ICAVS4, and two lab alumni started jobs in their fields. We ended the summer with a fabulous "paint hike" and a seafood feast. So thankful everyday for the w...

May 27, 2018

5 years ago this weekend I was getting ready to head to the national Chemistry conference, the CSC meeting. I was so excited to give my first invited talk, and most of research group was going with me. I was also 32 weeks pregnant and cleared to fly. I headed home from...

April 19, 2018

Today was our honours chemistry defence day, arguably one of my most favourite days of the year. Our honours students have spent a year honing their skills, exploring new science, and developing into fantastically capable chemists. I am always in awe of their accomplis...

April 6, 2018

April is a busy time for academics. Classes are wrapping up and that long-awaited summer of research opens up before you like a vast ocean, full of opportunity. Some students are finishing up and moving on with their studies or careers, others are joining your research...

September 1, 2017

So my first year long sabbatical ended yesterday, and I thought I'd tell  you a bit about what did and didn't work. Firstly, the notion of a sabbatical or a "ceasing" of one's normal day-to-day work in order to achieve some other goal has roots that go back many millen...

August 3, 2017

Yesterday we celebrated a successful research summer with our annual group outing! This year we went for a sail on the Tall Ship Silva and had a lovely lunch on the boardwalk. Thanks team for a great summer!

July 10, 2017

Check it out! Registration is now open for the 1st national NanoCanada conference, co-hosted by CMC Microsystems. 

July 7, 2017

Students are busy in the lab today making new gold colloids to use. Ruby red and gorgeous.

July 7, 2017

ICAVS9 was fantastic, many excellent SERS talks! Checked out the gorgeous Butchart Gardens afterwards.

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