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Nimrat Obhi

Nimrat Obhi

Program Manager, GCTLC

they/them (English); iel/ellui (fran├žais)

Beyond Benign, Inc.

Bio

Nimrat is from Ottawa, Canada and obtained their HBSc in Biomedical Sciences (Medicinal Chemistry) at the University of Ottawa in 2014. They completed their PhD in chemistry at the University of Toronto in 2020, where their research focused on the synthesis and investigation of carbon-based semiconducting polymers with complex architectures for electronic applications. During this time, Nimrat also completed a Chemistry Teaching Fellowship Award to design and implement a green chemistry course module into an upper-year chemistry course at the University of Toronto. They are committed to justice, equity, and diversity and have worked with local and national teams on advocacy and policy initiatives since 2014. Nimrat joined Beyond Benign as a Higher Education Program Manager in 2021 where their past work includes open-access curriculum development and supporting green chemistry education at Minority Serving Institutions. Currently, Nimrat is a Program Manager for the Green Chemistry Teaching and Learning Community (GCTLC), where they develop community engagement strategies and equity and justice initiatives for the platform - including co-chairing the Diversity, Equity, Belonging, and Respect (DEBR) subcommittee of the GCTLC's Advisory Board. Nimrat currently lives in Ottawa, Ontario, and outside of work they are an avid skier, cook, outdoor sports enthusiast, swimmer, stationery lover, and bookbinder.

Feel free to chat with Nim! At Beyond Benign, they work on:
- Programmatic work for the GCTLC platform at large: community engagement, technical development
- Diversity, Equity, Belonging, and Respect for the GCTLC and with Beyond Benign
- The Minority-Serving Institution Initiative in the Green Chemistry Commitment Program (past work)
- Toxicology for Chemists Curriculum (past work)

About

GCTLC Roles

  1. Administrator
  2. Conduct Administrator
  3. DEBR Subcommittee Member

Languages

  1. English
  2. French (Canada)

Keywords Tags/Expertise

  1. Diversity, Equity, Belonging and Respect (DEBR)
  2. Green Chemistry
  3. Chemistry Education
  4. Polymer Chemistry
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