WICTO Wine and Cheese

In a room full of the next generation of scientists from the Department of Chemistry, there was one black sheep. Eden Hennessey, a Social Psychology Ph.D. Candidate, was invited to the Women in Chemistry Initiative’s Wine and Cheese event to present her photo-research exhibits. Hennessey’s research focuses on the consequences …

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Against Entropy: Building Resilience for an Uncertain Future

On the afternoon of February 8th, some 30 graduate students from the department participated in WICTO’s latest Professional Development Workshop, “Against Entropy: Building Resilience for an Uncertain Future”, hosted by communications expert Lil Blume. The session was inspired by Lil’s previous workshop, “Becoming a Confident Leader and Mentor,” presented at the 2017 …

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Q&A with Polly Arnold

In October, the CICTor and WICTO co-hosted the spectacular Prof. Polly Arnold from the University of Edinburgh for the E. Gordon Young Lecture. She spoke about her passion for f-block chemistry and her advocacy for diversity in STEM. WICTO had the opportunity to ask Prof. Arnold our die hard questions …

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Thank you, Prof. Arnold, for “Putting the f in chemistry”

Last Saturday, Oct 28th, some sixty graduate students, professors, and members of the public braved the rain to attend Professor Polly Arnold’s sunny and upbeat lecture which covered everything from Pacman and nuclear waste to Sherlock Holmes and blue glitter. Prof. Arnold holds the Crum Brown Chair at the University …

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Featured: E-Distillations Article

  The Women in Chemistry Initiative was featured in the November 2015 issue of the UofT Chemistry department’s monthly newsletter, E-Distillations. This was an amazing opportunity for our group, and allowed for increased exposure to students and faculty of what exactly WICTO represents and stands for. To read the article and learn more …

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