The 2008 RISE Scholars

Thirteen RISE Scholarships were awarded in 2007/08.  The 2008 RISE Scholars are listed below, along with their home institutions and the institutions at which their awards were held. Several 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.

  Sara Accardi
University of Western Ontario

Investigations of a Fluorescence-based Method for the Detection of Mastitis in Dairy Cows

with Dr. Brian Wagner, UPEI

Lukas Bebjak *
McMaster University


Single Molecule Mechanistic Studies on Polymerase Activity

with Dr. Gonzalo Cosa, McGill University

  Ian Duffy *
University of British Columbia

Photochemical Synthesis and Characterization of an ELectrophilic Germylene by Laser Flash Photolysis of 3,4-Dimethyl-1,1-bis-pentafluorophenylgermacyclopent-3-ene

with Dr. Willie Leigh, McMaster

Sayuri Friedland *
University of Victoria


Comparative Study of Photophysical and Electrochemical Properties of Simple versus Polymeric Alkylated Fluoreno Azomethines

with Dr. Will Skene, Université de Montréal

  Robert Godin
University of Ottawa


En Route to Quantifying Metal-phosphine Bond Covalency by XAS

with Dr. Pierre Kennepohl, University of British Columbia

Augusto Hernandez **
Université de Montréal

Study of Lipid Rafts in Asymmetric Bilayers

with Dr. Linda Johnston, National Research Council, Ottawa


  Graeme Mulholland *
University of Alberta


Investigating a Role for Free Radicals in the Sequence of Intermediates formed in the Reaction of Cytochrome Oxidase with Oxygen

with Dr. Bruce Hill, Queen's University

Amy Murschell
University of Calgary

Kinetics of Radical Addition to Acrylate Monomers: a Laser Flash Photolysis Study

with Dr. Michelle Chrétien, Xerox Research Centre of Canada

  Chelsy Prince §
Queen's University


Two-photon Excitation Photobleaching Kinetics of Sensitizers in Optically Trapped Multilamellar Vesicles

with Dr. David Cramb, University of Calgary

Margaret Reid *
McMaster University

Application of Quantum Mechanical Models to Variable-temperature Absorption Spectra of Nickel(II) Complexes

with Dr. Christian Reber, Université de Montréal

  Daniela Sustac Roman *
University of Toronto


Progress towards the Synthesis of 2-(m-nitrophenyl)acetate Protected Alcohols

with Dr. Matt Lukeman, Acadia University

Katie Thurber
Acadia University

The Effect of Sodium Chloride on the Aggregation of Bile Salts

with Dr. Cornelia Bohne, University of Victoria


*   RISE/NSERC Scholar
** NRC Summer Student
§ Alberta Heritage Fund Scholar

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