Eugenia Duodu

Eugenia Duodu

Eugenia Duodu

Alumna, PhD (2015), Chemistry

Winner of the Adel S. Sedra Distinguished Graduate Award 2013

“You literally learn from the best.”

The University of Toronto’s stellar reputation clinched it for me. I knew that the PhD program in Chemistry would equip me with the skills and knowledge to become distinguished in my field.

What sets U of T apart for me is the remarkable accomplishments of alumni. Most of the major Canadian movers and shakers are U of T graduates.

The program has surpassed my expectations; the administrative staff provides support and direction for various opportunities that are designed to enhance student success.

My lab mates are my colleagues but have also become my friends. Overall, I find the professors in the University of Toronto Mississauga community to be accessible for mentoring and teaching. The knowledge I gain in class and group discussions is riveting and inspiring. I meet people from all over the world, and the quality of discussion is unmatched. What I like most about U of T is the calibre of the faculty. You literally learn from the best.

Outside the classroom, I am involved with numerous community-based organizations such as Visions of Science Network for Learning (a not-for-profit science-based literacy program) and Creating Global Citizens Project (an internationally focused youth leadership program).

I think the U of T experience is all about finding your passion and reaching for excellence. I hope to gain all the knowledge I can to catapult me to the next stage.

The Adel S. Sedra Distinguished Graduate Award is a fellowship of up to $25,000 awarded to a doctoral student who demonstrates outstanding academic and extracurricular leadership.