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.
May 20, 2021
Congratulations to Dr. Christina Booker for being awarded the The Lucas Family Women in Science Distinguished Scholar for leadership in increasing women in science in underrepresented disciplines.
April 23, 2021
Professor Kim Baines receives the 2021 Distinguished University Professor (DUP) Award for sustained excellence in scholarship at Western. Congratulations, Kim!
March 23, 2021
This year’s Virtual Southern Ontario Undergraduate Student Chemistry Conference (SOUSCC 2021) was hosted by McMaster University. Taylor Cosby (Baines Group) and Saagar Mogan (Pagenkopf and Ding groups) won presentation prizes.
January 30, 2021
The Wolfe award acknowledges the work and promise of a young researcher and newly recruited faculty member.
January 26, 2021
Professor Mark Workentin, an award winning instructor, talks about his teaching philosophy in a Q&A with CIC News.
January 09, 2021
Chemistry student Hadis Hayatdavoudi and three other Western students aboard Flight PS752 will be remembered through scholarships.
October 01, 2020
Professor Yolanda Hedberg, from the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology, has joined Western Chemistry, and is an expert in corrosion science. Welcome to Western!
August 16, 2020
The G. Michael and Joan Bancroft Research Award for outstanding PhD Research has been granted to Vinicius Martins dos Santos of the Huang Group. The award comes with a cash prize and the recipient will present a departmental seminar on their research.
July 20, 2020
Seven Western Chemistry 4491 students win awards at SOUSCC 48, held for the first time as a virtual conference.
June 10, 2020
Two Ph.D. students from the Noel’s group are among the top 20 finalists in NSERC's Science Exposed photo contest. Vote for the winner!
May 06, 2020
Daniela Cappello (PhD; JBG Crew) and Kyle Classen (MSc; MSW Crew), are this year’s Lipson-Baines Award Winners. The award acknowledges truly outstanding seminars delivered during the graduate student seminar series each year. Congratulations!