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Eric Bowes with 2014 AURIC for outstanding undergraduate research

Award for Undergraduate Research in Inorganic Chemistry
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Eric Bowes
Mount Allison University

The CSC Inorganic Division is pleased to announce the outstanding recipient of the 2014 Award for Undergraduate Research in Inorganic Chemistry. This award is presented to an undergraduate student whose ability to perform undergraduate research in the field of Inorganic Chemistry is judged to be of outstanding quality.This year’s winner is Eric Bowes of Mount Allison University.

Biographical Sketch

Originally from Miramichi, NB, I attended Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB, where I obtained my B.Sc. in Chemistry. During my time at Mount Allison, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to work in the ‘Wild Toads’ research lab under the supervision of Dr. Stephen Westcott for three years. While working there, I participated in a number of different research projects concerning copper and titanium coordination chemistry, as well as the bioactivity of boron-containing compounds. As part of an exchange in 2013, I also investigated the asymmetric -boration of unsaturated substrates under the supervision of Prof. Elena Fernández at Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona, Spain. My experience in the Toads lab instilled in me a love for inorganic and organometallic chemistry, inspiring me to pursue a career in the field. I am currently working toward a doctorate in inorganic chemistry under the supervision of Dr. Jennifer Love at the University of British Columbia, where I will be looking at reductive elimination from high-valent platinum complexes. I am an avid cyclist and runner, love alternative music and spending time outdoors.