The University of Toronto awarded graduate degrees in chemistry this November 7th to ten students at Convocation Hall on the St. George campus.
Two MSc and eight PhD students received their degrees at the Fall Convocation ceremony. Afterward, graduates gathered with professors, staff and loved ones at a reception in the Lash Miller Building’s Davenport Hall, to celebrate, take pictures, and hear a short address by the Chair of Chemistry, Mark Lautens.
“Research is not for the faint of heart,” Lautens told the department’s newest alumni. “What comes out at the end might look like a meal at the finest restaurant, but the hard work in the kitchen should never be underestimated nor underappreciated.”
Lautens expressed pride in the graduates at the gathering, acknowledging all they have accomplished during their time at U of T. Noting that science professors choose their careers out of a desire to further their own lifelong learning as well as to pass knowledge on, he added: “All of you teach us every day. Thank you for all you have done to keep us up to date with the latest in research, by creating the knowledge that makes that possible.”
The Department of Chemistry celebrates the tremendous achievement represented by these completed degrees, and invites our graduates to stay connected as they take on new challenges and venture into world beyond academia.
Congratulations to all of our graduates!