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2017-2018 Lipson-Baines Awardees Announced

Please join us congratulating Jeff Kerkovius (Kerr Group) and Ryan Maar (Gilroy Group) as this years winners of the Lipson-Baines Award. Jeff’s seminar was a riveting tale titled "Saxitoxin in Action: Development of novel biological tools for the investigation of voltage gated sodium channels” that cinched the 9657 title and on the 9658 side of the house, Ryan delivered the knockout blow with his seminar "Electroorganic Synthesis: C‒H Functionalization by Electrochemical Methods”

Former Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry and an advocate, leader, and life-long supporter of Western University, Rob Lipson recently established the Lipson-Baines Award in Chemistry. The award will be given annually to two full-time Masters or Doctoral students in Chemistry who have achieved the highest marks in the Chemistry 9658 “Seminar” course. Lipson established the award in appreciation of what he considers to be one of the finest Chemistry departments in Canada. The scholarship also honors his lasting friendship with Professor Kim M. Baines, and acknowledges the contributions she made as Chair from 2005-2014.

For more than a quarter of a century Lipson and Baines, through their respective research and management efforts, catalyzed growth, research productivity and training excellence in the Department of Chemistry. The Lipson-Baines Award will serve to further encourage excellence among Western Chemistry graduates and is an enduring reminder of the devotion of Western faculty to their students.

Excellent work and again, congratulations!