The 2004 RISE Scholars

Twelve RISE Scholarships were awarded in 2003/04.  The 2004 RISE Scholars are listed below, along with their home institutions and the institutions at which their awards were held. Ten of the students were also awarded NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards, while the student at NRC was awarded an NRC Summer Studentship.  These awards are held concurrently with the RISE Scholarships.

  Julie Aaron *
McMaster University

Photoinduced Electron Transfer Reactions Between Chloranil and 4,4-Dimethoxydiphenylmethane in Zeolite NaY

with Dr. Fran Cozens, Dalhousie University

Danielle Arnold
University of Ottawa


Characterization of the CuA-cytochrome c Domain from Bacillus Subtilis Cytochrome c Oxidase

with Dr. Bruce Hill, Queen's University

  Katie Beleznay *
University of Victoria

The Direct Detection of Germylene and Digermene (GeH2 and H2Ge=GeH2) in Solution

with Dr. Willie Leigh, McMaster University

Angelica Cornacchio *
University of Western Ontario


Two Electron Transitions of Ni(II) Tetrahedral Complexes

with Dr. Christian Reber, Université de Montréal


  Eva Dias *
University of Western Ontario

The Photophysical Properties of Enhanced Green Fluorescent Proteins

with Dr. Ron Steer, University of Saskatchewan

Eric Gagnon *
Université de Montréal


Toward an Improved Photocage: Photodecarboxylation of Xanthone-acetic Acids

with Dr. Tito Scaiano, University of Ottawa


  Erin Grundy *
Dalhousie University

Photoreactivity on Monolayer Protected Nanoparticles: Norrish Type I vs. Norrish-Yang Type II

with Dr. Mark Workentin, Univeresity of Western Ontario

Mike LaLiberte **
University of Saskatchewan


The Localization of Ganglioside GM1 in Phase Separated Model Membranes

with Dr. Linda Johnston, National Research Council

  Cindy Lee *
University of Alberta

Sample Preparation for Femtosecond Electron Diffraction: The Photodissociation of Molecular Iodine in a Solid-state Matrix

with Dr. Dwayne Miller, University of Toronto

Edward Newell *
University of Ottawa


Effect of the Structure of Bile Salts on the Binding Dynamics of Guests with Bile Salt Aggregates

with Dr. Cornelia Bohne, University of Victoria

  Brett VanVeller *
McMaster University

Synthesis of the Elusive 5-Deazariboflavin: a Probe for the Study of Electron Transfer Mechanisms

with Dr. Monica Barra, University of Waterloo

Ralph Yeung *
University of Toronto


Resonance Raman Spectroscpy and Excited-state Dynamics of 5-Fluorouracil

with Dr. Glen Loppnow, University of Alberta


*   RISE/NSERC Scholar
** NRC Summer Student

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