Jordan Conrad is a 2020 Canada Student Merit Award winner. He achieved this award for obtaining the highest standing of his class in the fourth and final year of his degree. Here is a brief biography of the winner.
I completed my BSc Honours in Medicinal Chemistry at UNB Fredericton in 2020. I worked in two different on-campus labs during my time at UNB, one of them being the Dyker Research Group and the other being the Blight Research Group. My work in these groups focused on inorganic and supramolecular chemistry. I proudly presented my work done with the Dyker Research Group at the 44th annual Science Atlantic Chemistry Conference where I received the award for best undergraduate poster presentation in inorganic chemistry.
In October of 2019 I became a secondary author on the publication “A Strong Organic Electron Donor Incorporating Highly π-Donating Triphenylphosphonium Ylidyl Substituents”. I had the opportunity to present my experience with research at the inaugural Atlantic Student Research Journal “SciSpire” conference in November of 2019, winning the Student Speaker Award.
In November of 2019 I was honoured to become the 2019 Canadian Society of Chemistry Silver Medal Recipient. In the final year of my undergraduate degree, I had the pleasure of working in the Blight Research Group for my Honours project. While my year with this group was cut short due to COVID-19, I will cherish the driven and supportive work environment I was able to be a part of every day.
In April of 2020 I successfully defended my Honours work in “The Formation and Characterization of Cyclodextrin-Based Metal Organic Frameworks for Cholesterol Uptake”. My 4 years at UNB ended with me being selected as the recipient of the 2020 Society of Chemical Industry Merit Award for Chemistry. I am currently a student at Dalhousie Medical School in Halifax, NS.