January 2018 – Sophie has been awarded a CNC-IUPAC travel award to attend the 22nd International Conference on Organic Synthesis in Flore, Italy.
December 2017 – Our work on the synthesis of isocyanates, ureas and carbamates from CO2 is published in JOC. Congratulations Yiming!
November 17-19, 2017 – The group attends QOMSBOC at McGill University. Chad gives a talk while Reggie, Nick and Purvish present posters.
September 2017 – Welcome to Michael West (MSc candidate), Sebastien Alazet (postdoctoral fellow), Deeba Ensan (CHM499 student) and Alethea Lee (CHM499 student).
September 2017 – Jess submits her MSc thesis. Congratulations and best of luck!
August 15, 2017 – Our first paper is published in JACS! Congratulations to Reggie and Luis who have developed a synthesis of cyclopropylamines from zinc homoenolates.
July 2017 – Congratulations to Yiming who has submitted his MSc thesis.
July 4, 2017 – Congratulations to Nick who has been awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology for 2017-2018!
June 15, 2017 – Congratulations to Reggie who has been awarded an Ontario Graduate Scholarship for 2017-2018!
June 2017 – Welcome to Alex Jeanneret and Chris Baigent who start in the lab as part of the Summer Research Program.
May 2017 – The group attends the 100th CSC meeting in Toronto. Sophie and Reggie give talks while Jess, Nick and Purvish present posters.
May 8, 2017 – Stephanie Nakamata Huynh joins the group as part of the Summer Research Program. Welcome Steph!
May 1, 2017 – Sarah Hill and William Kim join the group as NSERC USRA summer students. Welcome!
April 30, 2017 – Congratulations to Jordan who has completed his CHM499 project. We wish you all the best for the start of your graduate research career in the Hein lab at UBC!
March 31, 2017 – Chad has received an Ontario Graduate Scholarship. Congratulations Chad!
December 10, 2016 – Our 2016 group holiday party! Secret santa, delicious food and pool…
November 11-13, 2016 – The group attends QOMSBOC at the University of Waterloo. Reggie gives a talk while Chad, Nick and Purvish present posters on their latest results.
September 2016 – Jordan Daponte joins the group for his CHM499 project and Purvish becomes the latest graduate student to join the group!
August 26, 2016 – Congratulations to Nick who has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II/Dina Gordon Malkin Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology!
August 24, 2016 – The group enjoys a day trip to the Toronto Islands for a bbq (and to catch some Pokémon).
August 18, 2016 – Luis presents his work on the synthesis of cyclopropylamines at the departmental undergraduate poster session and is awarded a poster prize. Congrats Luis!
August 2016 – Congratulations to Purvish who has completed his undergraduate degree!
August 2, 2016 – Nick Michel joins the group for his PhD. Welcome Nick!
July 8, 2016 – Group outing to see the Blue Jays play the Detroit Tigers. Blue Jays win 6-0!
July 4, 2016 – Yiming Ren is the newest graduate student to join the group. Welcome Yiming!
May 2, 2016 – We welcome Jessica Lee (Summer Research Fellowship Program) and Luis Barrera-Arbelaez (NSERC USRA) to the group.
April 30, 2016 – Congratulations to Matt and Nick who have finished their CHM499 projects and undergraduate degrees. Best of luck for next year!
April 2, 2016 – Nick, Purvish and Matt represent the group at SOUSCC 44 at Trent University. Nick is awarded 2nd place for his oral presentation in the organic chemistry division and Matt receives an honourable mention for his poster presentation. Congratulations to all on a job well done!
February 9, 2016 – Sophie has been named Canada Research Chair in Organic Chemistry (Tier 2).
January 4, 2016 – Chad Orsini joins the group for his PhD. Welcome Chad!
December 1, 2015 – Sophie has been selected as a Thieme Chemistry Journal Awardee for 2016.
November 20, 2015 – Reggie is awarded the Merck Frosst Canada Inc. Graduate Award in Chemistry. Congrats Reggie!
September 14, 2015 – Reggie Mills joins the group for grad school. Matthew Tewkesbury and Nicholas Hodkinson start their CHM499 projects. Welcome Reggie, Matt and Nick!
July 13, 2015 – Purvish Patel joins the group!
July 2, 2015 – Chris Seo joins the group and helps to get things started. Welcome!