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Essay Contest

Ask A Laureate speakers on May 11, 2012

Earth Sciences Auditorium 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
(ES1050), SW corner of Willcocks & Huron (Map)
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Goh (without slides)


Dwight Seferos
Dwight Seferos

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and the Institute for Optical Sciences
University of Toronto

Myrna Simpson

Professor of Chemistry
University of Toronto at Scarborough
Myrna Simpson

Cynthia Goh
Cynthia Goh

Professor of Chemistry, Medical Science and Global Affairs and
Director of the Institute for Optical Sciences

University of Toronto
  • recipient of the UTAA Faculty Award, 2011, for education, research, and leadership
  • Founder of Axela Inc, Vive Crop Protection, Dalenyi BioSurfaces, and several other technology companies
  • Creator of Entrepreneurship101@MaRS

Peter Pekos

President and Chief Executive Officer
Dalton Pharma Services
  • founder of several successful chemical companies and
  • alumnus of both U of T and York University; actively donates to scholarship funds at both universities
Peter Pekos


9:30 Welcome
9:40 Dwight Seferos
Shedding Light on Nanomaterials
10:05 Q & A
10:15 Myrna Simpson
New Methods for Monitoring Environmental Health
10:40 Q & A
10:50 break
11:00 Magic Moments
11:10 Cynthia Goh
Intermolecular forces: from basic science to useful products
11:35 Q & A
11:45 Peter Pekos
Chemical Entrepreneurship
12:10 Q & A
12:20 Essay Competition Winners Recognized
12:30 Closing Remarks

This event is made possible with the generous support of the Department of Chemistry.