Chinook Symposium


11th Annual Chinook Symposium for Chemistry and Biochemistry – October 20, 2017

Call for Abstracts

The Symposium is sponsored by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Lethbridge. All students who have participated in research in the Department are encouraged to participate. The Chinook Poster Prizes have been established at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Registration OPENS August 14 and CLOSES September 11, 2017

Email completed registration forms to chem@uleth.ca

FOIP forms can be dropped off at the Department office, E866.

NOTE – late registrations will NOT be accepted.

Registered Authors will compete, if eligible, for Poster prizes (first $200, second $100) in one of the following categories:

  • Chinook Poster Prize - B.Sc. level
  • Chinook Poster Prize - M.Sc. level
  • Chinook Poster Prize - Ph.D. level (first prize only)

Eligibility for:

UG level competitions – Authors must be currently enrolled in the B.Sc. program, or have completed their degree requirements no earlier than the Spring term 2017, and have conducted the research presented at the Symposium under the supervision or co-supervision of a member of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

M.Sc. level competitions – Authors must be currently enrolled in the M.Sc. program, or have entered the Ph.D. program after the Spring term 2017, and have conducted the research presented at the Symposium under the supervision of a member of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Ph.D. level competition - Authors must be currently enrolled in the Ph.D. program as of the Spring term 2017, and have conducted the research presented at the Symposium under the supervision of a member of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Ph.D. level authors must submit an abstract AND present a poster.

Two Ph.D. candidates will be selected, based on abstracts submitted, to give a 20 minute Chinook Research Excellence Keynote Lecture in (Bio)Chemistry. Of the two presenters (1 Chem, 1 Bchm) one will be awarded the “Loren Hepler Gold Medal for Ph.D. Research Excellence” and first place prize of $200.

For further information contact the organizers, Susan Findlay, susan.lait @uleth.ca or Trushar Patel, trushar.patel@uleth.ca