Laura Ingram

Laura Ingram
Continuing Lecturer, Chemistry Undergraduate Advisor
Location: C2 274
Phone: 519-888-4567 x30273


Laura Ingram is a Continuing Lecturer and the Outreach Coordinator for the Department of Chemistry. She is an engaging instructor who promotes and practices evidence-based teaching and learning strategies. Her knowledge about current teaching and learning approaches in higher education allows her to successfully integrate educational technologies into the classroom and laboratory. Most recently she has been developing the Open Science online learning platform, creating high-quality interactive online content according to best-practices for online learning.

Research Interests

  • Evidence-based teaching and learning strategies
  • Educational technologies for the classroom and laboratory
  • Interactive online content for online learning
  • Teaching and learning approaches in chemistry higher education
  • Active learning strategies for large classes


  • 2010 Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • 2006 M.Sc., Organic Chemistry, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • 2004 B.Sc., Honours Co-operative Biochemistry, University of Waterloo, Canada


  • 2007-2010 NSERC Council of Canada Postgraduate Scholarship (Doctoral)
  • 2007 Dean of Science Award for Outstanding Research in a Chemistry M.Sc. Program
  • 2007-2010 University of Waterloo President’s Graduate Scholarship
  • 2007 University of Waterloo Provost Doctoral Entrance Award


  • Project leader within the Dean of Science's Undergraduate Teaching Initiative (2019-ongoing)
  • Project lead and Online Content Developer - Department of Chemistry, Open Science online learning platform (2018-ongoing)
  • Department of Chemistry Outreach Coordinator
  • Executive Coordinator, Chem 13 News and Avogadro High School Exam competitions


  • CHEM 120 - General Chemistry 1
    • Taught in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • CHEM 121 - Physical and Chemical Properties of Matter
    • Taught in 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • CHEM 123 - General Chemistry 2
    • Taught in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024
  • CHEM 125 - Chemical Reactions, Equilibria and Kinetics
    • Taught in 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024
  • CHEM 267L - Organic Chemistry Laboratory
    • Taught in 2019

* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • ​​​Desoky, A.Y., Hendel, J., Ingram, L.J., Taylor, S.D. “Preparation of Trifluororethyl- and Phenyl-Protected Sulfates Using Sulfuryl Imidazolium Salts” Tetrahedron, 2011, 67, 1281-1287.
  • Ingram, L.J., Desoky, A., Ali, A.M., Taylor, S.D. “O- and N- Sulfations of Carbohydrates using Sulfuryl Imidazolium Salts” J.Org. Chem., 2009, 74, 6479-6485. (JOC Featured Article)
  • Ingram, L.J., Taylor, S.D. “Introduction of 2,2,2-Trichloroethyl-Protected Sulfates into Monosaccharides with a Sulfuryl Imidazolium Salt and Applications to the Synthesis of Sulfated Carbohydrates” Angew. Chem.,Int. Ed., 2006, 45, 3503-3506.

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