April 2013: Chemistry Awarded SSD Funds


We are extremely pleased to announce that through the generosity of the Science Student Donation Fund (SSDF) the Department of Chemistry has been awarded $29,525 for the purchase of new undergraduate lab equipment.

The Department of Chemistry will partner with the Student Science Council to purchase three electrochemical workstations with the associated software and rotating disk electrodes to upgrade our undergraduate laboratory capabilities in physical and analytical chemistry. Electrochemical methods are widely used in modern chemistry due to their exceptional versatility and sensitivity, for instance, for qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis, for measurements of diffusion coefficients, ion mobility, etc. The instruments will be another unique feature contributing to the strengths of the Western Chemistry program.

In addition, funds were received to purchase 6 new melting point apparatuses for Chem 2213/2223 in our ongoing efforts to modernize the equipment in these large important courses.

We thank all science students who contribute to this fund and the Science Students Donation Allocation Committee and the Student Science Council for the administration of these monies. This fund is absolutely instrumental (...pun) in helping keep our undergraduate laboratories in the Department of Chemistry well equipped. Thanks to Mr. Ron Maslen and Professor Martin Stillman for coordinating this year’s request.


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Kim Baines
Department Chair
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Martin Stillman
Associate Chair
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Stella Constas
Graduate Admissions Coordinator
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Kay Calvin
Chair, Undergraduate Counselling
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Anna Vandendries-Barr
Administrative Officer
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Darlene McDonald
Graduate Coordinator
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