Canada Student Merit Award Recipient, Audrey Isabel Chiasson

12 November 2019

12 Nov 2019

Audrey Isabel Chiasson is a 2019 Canada Student Merit Award winner. She achieved this award for obtaining the highest standing of her class in the fourth and final year of her degree. Here is a brief biography of the winner.

Audrey Isabel Chiasson graduated from the Université de Moncton with a B.Sc. (specialisation in chemistry) degree in 2019. Since her young age, she has been passionate about sciences and their applications in daily life.

She had the honour of being a recipient of the Governor General’s Academic Medal and the Roméo-Leblanc excellence scholarship for graduating with the highest average from her high school. She was awarded the Silver Medal of the Canadian Society of Chemistry for having the highest standing in Chemistry in her third year of studies at the Université de Moncton.

During her undergraduate studies in chemistry, Audrey had the chance to work as a research assistant with amazing professors and co-workers. With funding from the Undergraduate student research award from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), she worked on the development of a bioactive glass scaffold for applications in bone regeneration. During her final year of studies, Audrey worked on the synthesis of a new series of molecules with potential anti-inflammatory properties, which led her to win the Brian T. Newbold prize for the excellence of her work.

Audrey thoroughly enjoyed her journey at the Université de Moncton. It gave her the opportunity to grow up academically and personally. Indeed, during her studies, she was interviewed by Radio-Canada where she was requested to scientifically popularised an element of the periodic table.

Looking forward to expanding her skills in chemistry, Audrey is currently pursuing graduate studies in cosmetic science at the Université du Québec at Chicoutimi.

Audrey Isabel Chiasson
Université de Moncton

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