A brilliant Ghanaian student, Isaac Antwi Bosiako, has graduated with a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Alberta (U of A).
From Denkyira Agona Port to Alberta University in Canada to study PhD in Chemistry.
This was made known during the institution’s virtual convocation ceremony on November 19,2021.
He earned his undergraduate degree in Ghana before he went on to pursue his doctorate in Canada.
During the virtual ceremony, the university celebrated the achievements of its students and subsequently highlighted Atwi’s academic milestone in a blog.
According to Ualberta.ca, Antwi enrolled in his graduate programme as a master’s student, then changed into PhD after meeting the department’s requirements.
”The U of A has always been where I wanted to pursue my graduate career. The first time I heard of it was during my undergraduate studies in Ghana.
”I had a lecturer who was an alumnus of the U of A and I loved his teaching style and had always wanted to obtain my training from the same school,” he said.
Despite not having any research experience at the time, he was always eager to learn and kept in mind that the extra effort would have to be put in to achieve his goal.
Antwi acknowledged that it wouldn’t have been possible for him to achieve academic success and a successful career without the excellent mentorship from Dr John Vederas.
”[He] was interested in both my academic success and my career goals in the long run,” he said.
Life after graduation
Antwi revealed that he is currently working as a postdoctoral research associate at Yale University in the lab of Prof Scott Miller in the Department of Chemistry.
Profile of Isaac Antwi
Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Yale University, USA
Education: PhD in Chemistry at the University of Alberta, Canada(2016-2021)
BSc in Chemistry at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana ( 2011-2015)
Place of Birth: Agona Port
Contribution to Denkyira Development.
1) Volunteer Teaching at Diaso Senior High School with no Pay.
2) Volunteer teaching at Agona Port JHS
3) Teacher at St. Theresa’s Preparatory School at Diaso.
4) Annual support for old age and people with disabilities in his community.