TRU Science

Abstracts & Biographies

Fall 2019

Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:00 pm in S373

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October 3rd

Dr. Louis Gosselin, Dept. of Biological Sciences, TRU

Information session:  Everything you always wanted to know about Graduate School (and scholarships) in science but were afraid to ask.

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Not sure what you’ll do after you graduate from your bachelor’s degree, and wondering if a masters degree might, or might not, be the right path to follow? Then this information session is for you. We’ll explore what grad school is all about, when to do a masters degree, how to choose a supervisor and project, how to apply to a graduate program, scholarships, and more. This session is especially useful for students in 3rd & 4th year, from any field of science, who want to learn more about graduate studies; 1st & 2nd year students are also welcome.

October 10th

Owen Paetkau

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October 31st

Dr. Guy Lamoureux, Dept. of Chemistry, TRU

Hybrids and Hybridization – A Critique of Models in Chemistry

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Hybrid atomic orbitals and hybridization are so entrenched as a standard model in chemistry as to have become almost a dogma. In this talk, I will critique the logical and practical use of this model in the teaching of chemistry. Moreover, to bring students into the 21st century, I suggest how the teaching of chemistry without hybrid orbitals will provide students with an enhanced education. The chemistry curriculum needs to be updated for pedagogical, ethical and Kondonian reasons.

November 7th

Deborah Durbin, PhD., Assist. Prof. Dept. of Chemistry, Trent University, Peterborough, Onatrio

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November

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