ChemistryWestern Science

Facts and Figures


Interesting Department Facts:

Program Dates

  • Department founded in 1882
  • First Honours BSc in 1924
  • First MSc in 1927
  • First PhD in 1953

Our Students

  • 2000th BSc by 1990
  • 200th PhD by 1986
  • 300th PhD by 1998

Annual Numbers

  • Over 3000 Students Taught Annually
  • About 100 Students Graduating Annually
  • Currently 40 with the Honours BSc

Our Faculty

  • 3 Faculty Members in 1925
  • 6 Faculty Members in 1950
  • 8 Faculty Members in 1959
  • 30 Faculty Members in 1975
  • 31 Faculty Members in 2000

Our Staff

  • 11 Staff Members by 1960
  • 25 Staff Members in 2000

Publications

  • First publication in 1915
  • 100 publications by 1962
  • 1000 publications by 1975
  • 2000 publications by 1985
  • 4000 publications by 2000

Research Revenue

  • Average Annual Research Revenue $4,000,000

Our Building

  • Independent Chemistry Building in 1965
  • Chemistry Addition in 1975
  • Fumehood Renovations in 1997
  • B&G Synthetic Expansion (Jones, Pagenkopf, Ragogna), 2006
  • Materials Science Addition, 2008

Current Enrollments

  • Year-1 students: ~4,500 (service)
  • Year-2 students: ~90 (core); ~2,100 (service)
  • Year-3 students: ~75 (core); ~350 (extradepartmental)
  • Year-4 students: ~45 (honors)
  • Intersession/Summer School: ~600