The Amit and Meena Chakma Awards for Exceptional Teaching by a Student for 2019 will be presented to four student teachers at Convocation this June. Associate Vice-President, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs Jeff Casello made the announced at Monday's meeting of the University's Senate.
One of this year’s four recipients includes Marcus Abramovitch, a PhD candidate in the department of Chemistry supervised by Professor Linda Nazar.
Every year, six exceptional co-op students, one from each faculty, are recognized by the University of Waterloo for their contribution to their employer, their community and the further development of experiential education.
The funding will support the collaboration of multi-disciplinary research teams across Waterloo faculties and departments, with the goal of propelling scientific innovation and growth, and mentoring the next generation of researchers.
University Professor Linda Nazar has been awarded the highest annual honor by the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC): the 2019 CIC Medal. According to the CIC website, “the CIC Medal is presented as a mark of distinction and recognition to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the science of chemistry or chemical engineering in Canada.”
Ontario is recognizing five leading researchers for their contributions to the fields of chemistry, physiology or medicine, physics and economic science and Waterloo Chemistry alumnus Aron Broom (BSc. '07, MSc. '10, Ph.D. '16) was one of the recipients.