Join WISE on Wednesday, March 8th from 6 – 10 pm at our annual International Women’s Day Gala!
This formal event commemorates the incredible achievements of women everywhere with the promise of great conversations, inspirational speakers, a stunning performance, and a delicious dinner. Tickets for the event can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/537116027497. Early bird tickets are currently on sale, get them while they last!
Last week, Shrestha successfully defended her PhD thesis, “Ionic Liquid Mediated Synthesis of Starch Maleates and their Application in Biodegradable Polymer Composites”. Congratulations Shrestha, your hard work paid off!
Professor Yan’s lab has been once again featured in the U of T Engineering News highlighting the latest new research into self-powered biosensors that utilize bark-derived lignocelulose nanofibrils in collaboration with researchers at the University of Waterloo.
Last week, a member of Prof. Ning Yan’s lab, Lunding Fan, successfully defended his Master’s thesis “Effect of Curing Agents on the Cure Behaviour and Thermal and Mechanical Properties of a Novel Vanillin-based Bio-epoxy Resin”.
Congratulations to Lunding, your hard work really shows!
The International Academy of Wood Science is a non-profit assembly of wood scientists, recognizing all fields of wood science with their associated technological domains and securing a worldwide representation. You can read more about them at their website here.
Congratulations Professor Yan on being elected a new Fellow for 2021.
On June 18, 2021, Nicole Tratnik presented a talk on the effect of amylose and amylopectin content on epoxidation and adhesion properties at the 25th Annual ACS Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference.
UTM will host an online screening of the Tribeca Film Festival selected film, Picture a Scientist.
“PICTURE A SCIENTIST chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries – including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists – who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.”
Following the film, a panel of four researchers including Professor Ning Yan will have a discussion. Register online for the links for the viewing and discussion here.