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We offer one of the most interdisciplinary and cutting-edge undergraduate, graduate and research chemistry programs in Canada. Our specializations in and beyond the classroom will prepare you for exciting professional careers in industry, business, government and academia.

Our award-winning faculty work in areas such as health, environmental sciences, new materials and nanotechnology. Their research improves our fundamental understanding of the world around us.

Whatever your level, whatever your interest, we invite you to explore what Waterloo Chemistry has to offer.

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  1. Jan. 6, 2020Chemistry announces its Fall 2019 TA Award winners

    We wish to acknowledge the outstanding efforts and achievements of the following Fall 2019 TA Award winners The very positive attitude and teaching skills of these individuals have considerable impact on enhancing the reputation of our undergraduate programs. 

  2. Dec. 2, 2019Chemistry graduate student Ryan Moreira awarded best presentation
    Ryan Moreira

    Ryan Moreira, a doctoral student with Prof. Scott Taylor, was awarded best presentation at the 30th annual Quebec-Ontario Mini-Symposium for Synthetic and Bioorganic Chemistry (QOMSBOC), hosted by University of Ottawa from November 8th to 10th, 2019. 

  3. Nov. 19, 2019Chemistry graduate student Tristan Chidley awarded best “Flash Talk”
    Cyclopropanation of Iodonium Ylides and Alkenes using Blue Light; Tristan Chidley

    Tristan Chidley, a doctoral student with Prof. Graham Murphy, was awarded best “Flash Talk” at the 30th annual Quebec-Ontario Mini-Symposium for Synthetic and Bioorganic Chemistry (QOMSBOC), hosted by University of Ottawa from November 8th to 10th, 2019. 

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  1. Jan. 27, 2020Doctoral Seminar - Avery To

    "Organocatalytic Fluorination with Hypervalent Iodine"

    Supervisor:  G. Murphy
    Location:     C2-278

  2. Jan. 29, 2020Chemistry Seminar Series: Simone Pisana

    Nanoscale heat transport at plasmonic interfaces and in 2D crystals

    Simone Pisana
    Associate Professor
    Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
    Lassonde School of Engineering
    York University

    Wednesday, January 29, 2019
    2:30 p.m.
    C2-361 (Reading Room)

  3. Jan. 30, 2020Master's Seminar - Fabio Cuzzucoli

    "Hypervalent Iodine-Mediated Fluorocyclizations of N-Methoxy Amides"

    Supervisor:  J. Duhamel
    Location:     C2-361

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