For A&S grad Patricia Stewart, convocation marks a milestone as she transitions to a master's in chemistry

June 21, 2024 by Coby Zucker - A&S News

A new interview at Arts & Science News profiles University College graduate Patricia Stewart, celebrating her upcoming transition from a undergraduate program into a master’s degree here at the UofT Department of Chemistry.

Stewart, who earned her honours bachelor of science, was recently awarded the Chemical Institute of Canada Toronto Section Silver Medal, given to the top A&S student enrolled in their final year of a chemical science-related program. She also received multiple awards at the recent Chemistry Department Awards Ceremony, including the Robert and Jean Hadgraft Scholarship in Chemistry and the David L. Coffen Memorial Scholarship in Organic Chemistry.

A woman in lab coat, goggles and a mask gives a thumbs up to the camera.
CIC Silver Medalist Patricia Stewart

Arts and Science News's profile with Stewart discusses her first steps into Chemistry, the journey into studying enzymes that can be used as tags on sugar molecules, and the research she intends to continue in Professor Mark Nitz’s lab as she pursues her master’s degree

Read the full interview at A&S News.

In grade 12, I had good chemistry and biology teachers who encouraged that. And then when I came here, I realized I wanted to do chemistry.

--Patricia Stewart