Program of Study: Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)
Victoria Rose is in her fourth year of study in a Bachelor of Science with an honours in Chemistry. Victoria has had extensive involvement in the academia of chemistry from research, to presentations, to publications.
During her studies at Memorial, Victoria has demonstrated a significant interest and success within the field of chemistry. She has maintained several research positions at Memorial and beyond including focuses in spectrometric, synthetic, and infrared analysis of substances. For her honours research, Victoria continues to react positively to the dynamic changes in the field of chemistry by studying under Dr. Huck Grover in the progress toward asymmetric synthesis of pallescesin-1 and derivatives. Maintaining a 3.93 G.P.A., Victoria displays a high level of academic achievement. Her contribution to the Undergraduate Chemistry Society as president helps create events and promote the faculty in several ways on campus. Additionally, Victoria has presented chemical findings in several provinces in Canada including Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Ontario. The Trent Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Science Atlantic ChemCon have welcomed Victoria on a number of occasions to give oral and visual presentations. On an international scale, she has recently co-authored a publication in the European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry entitled "Optimization of pharmacokinetic properties by modification of a carbazole-based cannabinoid receptor subtype 2 (CB2) ligand".
Diffusing her efforts outside the campus, Victoria gives up her time to assist with the development of science opportunities for peers and high school students. She currently maintains the position of president in the Women in Science and Engineering Undergraduate Society. With this organization, she helps with the supervision and informal mentoring for high school girls who aspire to participate in the same program that led her to pursue a degree in chemistry. Not only has Victoria participated in the Atlantic ChemCon, she has also been a part of the ChemCon 2017 organizing committee and organized a graduate school fair. The attendance increased during her time in this role and the number of participating schools helped demonstrate the possibility to expand chemistry studies beyond the undergraduate level.
Throughout her undergraduate studies, Victoria has received numerous distinguished honours, including:
- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Undergraduate Student Research Award (2017)
- Dr. H. J. Anderson departmental Award in Chemistry (2016-2017)
- Douglas L. Cooper Memorial Scholarship in Chemistry (2016)
- Deustcher Akademischer Austauschdienst Research Internship in Science and Engineering (2016)
- Science Undergraduate Research Award, Memorial University Faculty of Science (2015)
- Dr. June G. Winter Memorial Scholarship in Chemistry (2015)
- Robert Gillespie Reid Memorial Entrance scholarship (2014)
- Bronze, Silver, and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards (2015)