Hall of Fame II

Professor Tim Kelly, Memorial Graduate
Tim Kelly

Ph.D.University of British Columbia,  B.Sc. (Hons) Memorial University

Assistant Professor, Canada Research Chair Photovoltaics, University of Saskatchewan


"As an undergraduate student at Memorial, I had the opportunity to truly become part of the research process; the level of faculty-student mentorship was outstanding, and I was able to not just carry out experiments, but also attend conferences and contribute to papers. It was an excellent foundation for a career in academic research."
 Dr. Angela Crane
Angela Crane

Ph.D. University of British Columbia,
B.Sc. (Hons) Memorial University

Lecturer and Demonstrator, University of British Columbia


"Being an undergraduate chemist at Memorial opened so many doors for me. Iwas able to have hands on laboratory training and research experiences thatI don't believe I would have gotten at any other school. It was theseexperiences that led me into graduate school and ultimately a career that I love. Also, the student body at Memorial was so collaborative and tight knitthat I always found support and encouragement through my peers. The peoplemake the Department, and Memorials staff, faculty and students are topnotch!"
Dennis Gillingham

Ph.D. Boston College,   B. Sc. (Hons) Memorial University

Prof. Dr., Department of Chemistry, University of Basel


"If you had asked me about Memorial's program while I was there I would have complained that it was too intense, requiring too many late nights...forcing my classmates and I into regular nights of commiseration at the Breezeway. On reflection I can say the effort was all worth it. The solid education in the fundamentals of chemistry I gained at MUN has put me in a privileged position wherever I've gone. Although not a small school, it had that feeling because the professors were fully engaged in the education of the students. This engagement was one of the program's great strengths and I hope that spirit still lives on."
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Dale Keefe

Ph.D. University of Alberta,  B.Sc. Memorial University

Provost and Vice-President Academic, Acadia University

"After conducting research in computational chemistry as an undergraduate student, I knew that I wanted to be a professor. The research and academic foundation I received as an undergraduate at Memorial was second to none and prepared me extremely well for graduate studies and my career."
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Cory Pye

Ph.D. Memorial University,  B.Sc. Memorial University

Associate Professor, St. Mary's University


"A collaboration between Raymond Poirier and Jean Burnell led to me being hired in my summer after two years at Grenfell where I carried out both organic synthesis and computational chemistry of Diels-Alder reactions."

Lisa Rosenberg, Associate Professor, University of Victoria

Lisa Rosenberg

Ph.D. University of British Columbia,  B.Sc. (Hons) Memorial University

Associate Professor, University of Victoria


"I have always felt very fortunate to have done my undergrad in chemistry at MUN - solid education, wonderful research opportunities, great classmates and instructors and friends. And we always had the best bxxr bashes. Seriously, even students from the English Students' Society would come to our parties."
Professor Elliott Burnell
Elliott Burnell

Ph.D. Bristol University, M.Sc. Memorial University,

B.Sc. (Hons) Memorial University

Professor, University of British Columbia


"My first year at MUN was at the Parade Street campus, with evening chem labs which we always finished in time to make the second show at the Paramount Movie Theatre. The next year we moved to the new campus. The ambiance in the Chemistry Department was phenomenal -morning and afternoon coffee/tea was a gathering of all: full Professors, staff and any students (third year and above) who were majoring in Chemistry. The fantastic interactions of those times emphasized that chemistry is fun, exciting and collaborative. I was inspired by Eric Bullock (supervisor of my Honours and M.Sc. theses), and thank him for getting me excited about NMR."
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Amy Reckling

M.Sc. University of Ottawa,  B.Sc. (Hons) Memorial University

Career Development Leader, Chemical Institute of Canada

"The fantastic and supportive faculty at MUN made sure that I graduated with the skills necessary to pursue any career in science. As an undergrad, I was encouraged to get involved with research, help run MUNCS events, mentor students, write papers, attend regional and national conferences, present in front of crowds and get involved with science outreach programs - all while juggling a challenging course load. These skills have proven invaluable in every job, both in and out of the lab, that I’ve held since graduating."


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