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Future Students

Western is an extraordinary place to study chemistry. We care deeply about teaching and research. We have a large, distinguished, and collegial department, diverse in both focus and methodological approaches.

Our graduates go on to pursue careers, nationally and internationally, in university teaching and research, research-oriented positions in government or private agencies, or in a variety of fields such as law, journalism, and business.

You are encouraged to explore our website to find faculty members whose expertise matches your own research plans and interests. In addition, Chemistry is the host department for a recently established “2+2” joint Ph.D. program of the Soochow University-Western University Centre for Synchrotron Radiation Research. We also encourage you to contact any of them or to contact Darlene McDonald, the Graduate Program Advisor, or Prof. Yang Song, “2+2” program coordinator, or Prof. Paul Ragogna, the Graduate Chair, for further information on applying.

Open House  

If you are a domestic student considering joining our department we want to let you know that we are hosting a graduate recruitment weekend February 23-25, 2018. Top successful applicants (residing in North America) will be invited to join us at Western in order to meet with faculty, current graduate students and other successful applicants to learn about our exciting research opportunities, tour our facilities, and learn more about graduate student life at Western and in London, Ontario. Financial assistance for travel will be provided and local expenses will be covered (additional information will be included in the invitation letter).  To be considered for this opportunity, please ensure that we receive your complete application by Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at the latest. 

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