Chemistry’s Positive Energy

By Maroon & White | spring 2014

Kudos to two Saint Mary’s Chemistry professors, Christa Brosseau and Jason Clyburne.

Dr. Brosseau earned top honours at the Discovery Centre’s 11th Annual Discovery Awards for Science and Technology as the 2013 Emerging Professional. An honour reserved for outstanding individuals under the age of 35, this recognizes Dr. Brosseau’s research as part of a global effort to develop portable devices for the rapid detection of diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria, and HIV.

Dr. Clyburne received the President’s Award for Excellence in Research at fall convocation. A Canada Research Chair in Environmental Science, and a world leader in green chemistry, Dr. Clyburne was instrumental in establishing Saint Mary’s Atlantic Centre for Green Chemistry and is currently pioneering the use of designer chemicals and materials to remove environmentally hazardous substances from industrial processes.

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