May 28th 2017
Matt, Blake, Tien and Alex travel to Toronto for the 100th Canadian Society for Chemistry Conference.
May 1st 2017
Welcome to Mostafa and Toren!
April 12th 2017
The Speed group is awarded an NSERC Discovery grant! Plenty of discoveries await, so stay tuned.
April 5-6th 2017
Cheyenne, Michael, Dianne, and Kristen successfully defend their honours theses! The Speed group continues to impress the chemistry department with our productivity. Best of luck to you in your exams!
"Almost all of us, minus a few exceptions (MC, AG, AS)"
April 2nd 2017
Our recent Angewandte Chemie Publication is highlighted in Synfacts.
March 20th 2017
Alex has an enjoyable trip to the University of New Brunswick to present the group's first invited lecture! Less fun, spraining his ankle on his way home :(
March 16th 2017
Our recent Angewandte Chemie publication is highlighted in Organic Process Research and Development March issue.
Feb 1st 2017
Our second paper, on diazaphospholene precatalysts, appears in Angewandte early views. Congrats Matt, Tien and Blake!
Jan 12th 2017
Our second paper is accepted. Stay tuned!
Nov 27th 2016
Alex is a "Thieme Chemistry Journal Awardee" for 2017. Thanks to the editorial boards of Synlett, Synthesis, and Synfacts for the encouragement!
September 8th 2016
Welcome to Dianne and Kristen, and welcome back Cheyenne and Michael.
September 7th 2016
Our first publication is accepted and in press!
August 16th 2016
We attended the Maritime Natural Products Conference in Halifax, and enjoyed learning all about natural product isolation, characterization, classification, and uses.
July 27th 2016
Welcome to Alex G., our collaborator on ligand design in the Stradiotto group!
July 2nd 2016
Happy 1st birthday to our research group.
June 25th 2016
Happy 45th birthday to our nasties glovebox.
June 20th 2016
Congrats to Matt for receiving a Nova Scotia Black and First Nations Graduate Entrance Scholarship!
June 1st 2016
Congrats to Matt and Tien on their graduation! On to bigger, and better.... and the same.... things :)
May 2nd 2016
Michael joins the group as a summer volunteer. Welcome!
April 27th 2016
Our move is complete and chemistry has resumed in our new lab. Check out all the space!
April 14th 2016
The group gets its first crystal structure. Stay tuned for what it is! (Update: Check out publication #1!)
April 13th 2016
We're moving from the third floor to the fourth floor of the chemistry building. Photos of our new lab will be posted as soon as set-up and cleaning is done. For now, here is a teaser:
April 5th 2016
Congratulations to Blake for receiving an NSERC CGS-M, Tien for receiving a Master's Nova Scotia Graduate Entrance Scholarship and a Killam Scholarship, and Matt for receiving an NSERC USRA.
Feb 16th 2016
Alex takes advantage of an unwanted vacation due to a curling accident to launch his group's web presence.
Jan 5th 2016
Cheyenne joins the group as an experiential learning student. Welcome!
Oct 23rd 2015
Alex walks down the street to give a talk at Saint Mary's University.
Sept 24th 2015
Alex visits Wolfville N.S. to give a talk at Acadia University.
Sept 7th 2015
Blake, Tien and Matt join the group. Welcome!
Aug 14th 2015
Group is temporarily back to one. Thanks for the help setting up, and starting chemistry Alex R!
August 4th 2015
July 27th 2015
Chemistry is full "Speed" ahead:
July 19th 2015
We do our first air free reaction.
July 15th 2015
Our glovebox is reassembled and operational.
Alex R. Joins the group. First project, get set up!
July 2nd 2015
Speed lab is open for business. Thanks to Dalhousie University Chemistry Department and Faculty of Science for start-up funding, and to many chemistry faculty for generous sharing of equipment and chemicals.