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Go Forth and Conquer Award

Description: The Go Forth and Conquer Award is bestowed upon at least one undergraduate student and one graduate student who are presenting at CREATE. They specifically recognize participation in another event outside of VIU. For instance, the student may have presented at another conference and won an award, or been accepted to speak at a prestigious event. It is for going beyond VIU's borders and being recognized for their achievements. The recognition must be related to the student's CREATE contributions.

Number: At least 1 undergrad award and 1 grad award

Amount: Minimum $100 each - can be cash, prize or a combination of both

2019 Recipient - Chemistry student Melynda Bergen who attended UBC's Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference and won her section's award for her presentation titled: Synthesis of Novel Coumarins as Potential Antibiotics.