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Mark Lautens to receive honorary degree from the University of Guelph

Mark Lautens to receive honorary degree from the University of Guelph

On October 15, 2016 Prof. Mark Lautens will give the convocation address and be recognized with the honorary degree Doctor of Science, honoris causa from the University of Guelph.

The University of Guelph confers honorary degrees to recognize extraordinary achievement, and to honour individuals whose accomplishments demonstrate both a transformative impact and standard of excellence such that they provide, through example, inspiration to graduates of the University and to the University community. The Doctor of Science is awarded for significant and extraordinary contributions to academic life, knowledge or society in the areas of pure and applied science, and/or social science.

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Faculty Position: Assistant Professor in Toxicological Chemistry

Faculty Position: Assistant Professor in Toxicological Chemistry

The University of Toronto invites applications for one joint tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry (51%) and the School of the Environment (49%). The appointment is in the area of Toxicological Chemistry (Environmental, Biological, Analytical), and will commence on July 1, 2017.

For more details and application information, please visit Careers at U of T.

Department of Chemistry signs Green Chemistry Commitment

Department of Chemistry signs Green Chemistry Commitment

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Toronto has become the first unit outside of the United States to sign the Green Chemistry Commitment (GCC). The GCC is overseen by Beyond Benign, a United States not-for-profit organization created by Dr. Amy Cannon and Dr. John Warner, a founder of the principles of green chemistry. Within the GCC, academic institutions collaborate to share resources and know-how in order to positively impact how the next generation of scientists are educated about sustainability issues.

In signing the GCC, the Department of Chemistry has agreed to integrate green chemistry instruction as a core teaching mandate, ensuring that all undergraduate chemistry students are trained in green chemistry principles. The move to sign the GCC was spearheaded by teaching faculty in the Department of Chemistry in conjunction with the student-run Green Chemistry Initiative (GCI), which has been promoting green chemistry and sustainable lab practices at U of T since 2012.

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