The Department of Chemistry at Western is dedicated to the discovery, dissemination, and application of chemical knowledge through research, teaching, and public service. We seek to maintain and enhance the stature of our Department as one with the foremost research and teaching programs at the University, and in Canada. We promote diversity through interdisciplinary programs of teaching and research while retaining a focus on excellence in all endeavors. We are dedicated to enhancing our academic leadership in research and teaching throughout the world by fostering concentration in selected areas. This vision is being fulfilled by effective recruiting at all levels from faculty to undergraduate students.