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The University of Waterloo is organizing the discover of the elements listed out in a timeline -- the elements are all represented in blue hexagons another collaborative project!
To celebrate 2019 International Year of the Periodic Table, starting May 15, 2018, teachers and educators can apply for an element to design. Our goal is to have chemistry students from around the world join together to create an original and imaginative version of the Timeline of Elements focused on their discovery. 

To celebrate 2011 International Year of Chemistry, we organized a student-designed collaborative The Periodic Table Project. The project was a great success, resulting in a poster, wall mural and free mobile app.   Periodic Table Project app screenshot

Chem 13 News magazine ran a contest to design tiles for the four newly named elements. See the new elements contest winners.  

  1. June 14, 2018Waterloo graduate student earns Governor General’s Academic Gold MedalFeridun Hamdullahpur and German Gomez-Rios

    The University of Waterloo is proud to announce that one of its former Department of Chemistry students, German Augusto Gómez-Rios, will receive one of Canada’s most prestigious academic awards at Spring convocation: the Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal.

  2. May 31, 2018Collaborative Timeline of Elements project Timeline of the elements concept poster.

    The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements, and the Faculty of Science is celebrating by creating a new Timeline of Elements. 

  3. May 15, 2018Centre for Teaching Excellence honours Jake Fisher with 2018 Distinguished Teacher Award

    Jake Fisher, a Lab Instructor in the Department of Chemistry has been chosen as one of four recipients of this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards by the Centre for Teaching Excellence.

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  1. July 26, 2018M.Sc. Thesis Defence - Jarrod Psutka

    "Determining the Structures and Properties of Biologically-relevant ions"

    Supervisor:  T. Dieckmann/S. Hopkins
    Location:     C2-361

  2. July 27, 2018Chemistry Seminar Series: Ernesto Rivera

    Luminescent grafted polymers containing pyrene and other photoactive chromophores

    Ernesto Rivera
    Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico

    Friday, July 27, 2018
    2:00 p.m.
    C2 361 (Reading Room)

    HostJean Duhamel

  3. Aug. 13, 2018Doctoral Thesis Defence - Dapeng Liu

    "Nonamphiphilic Assembly of Metal Carbonyl Complexes:  Chemical Structures, Kinetic, and Hydrophobic Effect"

    Supervisor:  X. Wang
    Location:     C2-361

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