Grateful for Graditude

Each year ChemE undergraduate students raise money to support student activities through the Graditude campaign. The funds are a parting gift from the graduating class and are matched by alumni donations that greatly enhance their impact. Thanks to the outstanding efforts of the 2014 Graditude team and our generous alumni, this year the Graditude campaign was able to present Chem Club and the CSChE’s Toronto Student Chapter with a total of over $3,000.

From left to right:  Mehraz Khan (Vice-Chair, Chem Club), Praneet Bagga (Chair, CSChE Toronto Student Chapter), Ishan Gupta (Chair, Chem Club), Larissa Rodo (2014 Graditude campaign representative), Sonia De Buglio (Director, Alumni Relations, FASE) and Grant Allen (Chair, Dept. of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry).

From left to right: Mehraz Khan (Vice-Chair, Chem Club), Praneet Bagga (Chair, CSChE Toronto Student Chapter), Ishan Gupta (Chair, Chem Club), Larissa Rodo (2014 Graditude campaign representative), Sonia De Buglio (Director, Alumni Relations, FASE) and Grant Allen (Chair, Dept. of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry).

“Following tradition, we plan to use these funds for the Iron Ring celebration in March,” said current Chem Club Chair Ishan Gupta.  “The success of last year’s Graditude campaign will help to make the night an especially exciting and memorable one.  It is great to see students and alumni giving back to student activities.  It speaks volumes about the tight community and sense of camaraderie we have in our department.  We would like to thank everyone who contributed.”

“CSChE is extremely grateful for the donations provided by the ChemE Class of 1T4 and to our generous alumni for their matching contribution,” said the current Chair of the CSChE Toronto Student Chapter Praneet Bagga.  “Their support motivates us to continue to work hard to ensure that students have ample opportunities to develop professionally, academically and socially.  The funds raised will be used to enhance our Chem-Connect Mentorship Program and will allow us to put on more student events.“