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The Department of Chemistry at Memorial University is one of the largest and most research active chemistry departments in Atlantic Canada. Our 22 faculty members and 6 adjunct or cross-appointed faculty supervise over 80 graduate students who are working on M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in our research laboratories. Researchers in our department study all areas of chemistry such as analytical, biological, computational/theoretical, environmental, inorganic, materials, oceans, organic and physical. On an annual basis the department brings in close to $3M in external funding for our research efforts.

We also have 15 permanent laboratory instructors and instructional assistants, and several technical and office staff supporting our graduate and undergraduate programs. Besides our Honours and Major Degrees, we offer a Major and Honours B.Sc. in Computational Chemistry, as well as Joint Honours Degrees with Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, Earth Sciences, and Physics. Each year approximately 20 students graduate with B.Sc. degrees in Chemistry which are accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry along with another 15 Minors in Chemistry. All of our students have opportunities to conduct research during their undergraduate degrees.



Memorial's musical connection to Somme commemorations

Nathalie Vanasse and Matt Keels

On July 1, when most Canadians are gearing up for Canada Day celebrations, Newfoundlanders and Labradorians will be marking a more somber event–the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.

Three Memorial University staff members and a student will be among those gathering for commemoration events at the Newfoundland Memorial in Beaumont-Hamel, France.


Changes to chemistry 2100 and 2210 scheduling beginning in the 2016-17 academic year

In the current academic year (2015-16) Chemistry is offering CHEM 2100 in both the fall and winter terms and CHEM 2210 in the winter term.  This has been the norm for some time now.

The Chemistry Department wishes to notify students of the following changes beginning in the 2016-17 academic year and on a go-forward basis:

CHEM 2100 will be offered in the winter term only.

CHEM 2210 will be offered in the fall term only.

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