About Our Department

About Our Department

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Winnipeg offers undergraduate programs leading to Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) Degrees, with majors in Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, or Biochemistry. The B. Sc. Degrees in Chemistry are offered through the department as 3-year, 4-year, or Honours degree programs. The B. Sc. Degree in Applied Chemistry is a 4-year degree program offered jointly with Red River Community College, and is available with a Co-Operative option. The Biochemistry major is an interdisciplinary program, offered jointly with the Department of Biology (University of Winnipeg). Currently, programs leading to the 3-year, 4-year, and Honours B. Sc. degrees in Biochemistry are available. The Department of Chemistry also participates in the interdisciplinary major in Environmental Studies.

Research is an important component of the activities of the Department. Several projects in the areas of analytical, environmental, theoretical, physical, organic, organometallic, polymer and biological chemistry are ongoing, supported by grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Medical Research Council of Canada (MRC), Manitoba Health Research Council, the Petroleum Research Fund, the Canadian Heart Foundation/Manitoba Heart Foundation, the University of Winnipeg, and other granting agencies. Several members of the Department hold Adjunct Appointments in various departments at the University of Manitoba and other graduate institutions, which allows them to participate in collaborative research and to supervise graduate students.

Interested undergraduates have ample opportunities to be involved in the ongoing research in the department, either through their course-work (by taking the Research Projects course), through the NSERC Summer Research Scholarships, or through employment by one of the members of the department. This hands-on, career-related experience, as well as the strong mentorship relationship formed with the supervisor, is highly valued by students.