Chem Club

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Who we are

Chemistry Club is a group of individuals passionate about Chemistry! Students enrolled in the Department of Chemistry are automatically club members but we don’t only consist of chemistry students. We are also students from Medical Sciences, Health Sciences, and even Ivey. Our goal is to bring together enthusiastic people through fun chemistry related events for our members and for the Chemistry department at large. Below we have some information about the things we do, and if you have any questions or want to get involved feel free to contact us!

What we do

Goggle Sales

Taking Chem 1301A and need a pair of lab goggles?

Stop by the Chemistry Club office (MSA1215, right beside first year chem labs) to purchase your goggles for $10. Just make sure to bring cash, preferably exact change, or we won’t be able to provide you a pair! We have a few styles of safety goggles you can choose from, including some styles that will fit over glasses. Chemistry Club will announce pick-up times at the beginning of the year on our Facebook page and in class.

First Year Tutorial

The Chemistry Club plans and facilitates question and answer based review sessions before each of the first year chemistry midterms. These sessions are run by our VP Academic with the help of a group of upper-year Chemistry students all of who have taken the same course they are helping with. This tutorial is open to all first year students and is announced in first year chemistry classes. This is a great resource if you need some extra help before your exams. Our VP Academic can also be an invaluable resource if you are in upper years and still find you need some help with chemistry, so feel free to contact us if you have questions!


The Chemistry Club annually participates in National Chemistry Week by hosting an event within the community to promote the value of chemistry at the local level. Chemists and chemistry enthusiasts come together to encourage and spark interest in young minds and hopeful future chemists through fun and exciting demonstrations with and for our community! Although the event may change year to year, popular demonstrations include the uses of liquid nitrogen and dry ice and experiments making slime! To become involved with this event or for further information as to when and where it will be, contact the VP Outreach!


Chemistry Club has multiple activities in place for its chemistry family. Each semester members of Chemistry Club vote for an intramural sport from a variety of options and the most popular choice is selected. Up to two teams can be made depending on the amount of interest each semester, and the teams may be competitive and/or recreational depending on the year. The teams are made from Chemistry Club members and formed on a first come first serve basis – no experience needed! Joining our intramural team is free for Chemistry Club members! Involving club members in extracurricular activities is imperative for bonding and getting a well-deserved break from studying. Often other events will be run by such as de-stressor yoga during exam times and a dodge ball competition. Being part of the Chemistry Club is more than just sharing the common interest of chemistry; it's about getting to know your chemistry family on a more interactive level! If you are interested in getting involved with our intramurals please contact us.


Chemistry Club is famous for its iconic merchandise with the trademark W “ester” N Chemistry logo. Every year the club creates a new club t-shirt. These shirts always have our W ”ester” N logo on the front with a different chemistry pun on the back. Some of our most memorable shirts have had “Never trust an atom, they make up everything” and “If you’re not part of the solution you’re part of the precipitate” on them. Outside of the club shirts, we also sell other merchandise such as sweaters, shot glasses, and mugs. The merchandise Chemistry Club offers is a great way to show off your enthusiasm for chemistry!


Chemistry Club runs a variety of events throughout the year for its members and the Department of Chemistry. Although events vary from year to year one of our most famous events which we run each semester is “Quaff with Prof”, where upper-year Chemistry students enjoy dinner and drinks with their professors, TA’s, and fellow students. A few times each year we also organize liquid nitrogen ice cream, which can be made by combining coffee creamer and liquid nitrogen, although some faculty members have their own secret recipes! This event is open to all students, so bring your friends for free ice cream and some fun!

2020-2021 Executive

President: Taylor Cosby
VP Outreach: Paul Winiarz
VP Events: Janina Chelu-Penalagan
VP Finance: Ben Shendelman
VP Academic: Martha Szwarczewski 
Second Year Reps: Erika Elliott and Lauren DiLorento
Third Year Reps
: Sanjog Brar 
Fourth Year Reps: Elyse Hudson

Previous Executives

2019/20 Executive Team

President: Evie Kapur
VP Communications: Alex Gilles
VP Events: Janina Chelu-Penalagan
VP Finance: Ben Shendelman
VP Academic: Alexander Sever
Third Year Reps: Elyse Hudson and Paul Winiarz
Fourth Year Reps: Allison Hung and Alison Stark

2018/19 Executive Team

President: Taylor Cosby
VP Communications: Hunter Feltham
VP Academic: Nick Hoffman
VP Events: Maddy Sattler
VP Finance: Ben Shendelman
Third Year Representative: Katie Proctor Fourth Year Representative: Cindy Coleman

2017/18 Executive Team

President: Claire Tully
VP Communications: Jonathan Wong
VP Academic: Benjamin Bridge
VP Events: Ally Hung
VP Finance: Hannah Nilsson
Third Year Representatives: Peter Hoang and Taylor Cosby Fourth Year Representatives: Karanpreet Gill and Mariel Bulcan

2016/17 Executive Team

President: Robert Nanni
Vice President: Margot Treidlinger
VP Finance: Troy Babcock
VP Internal Communications: Alec Ray Sherman
VP Events: Daniela Cappello
VP Outreach: Taylor Cosby
VP Academic: Mathanky Jeyakumar
VP Merchandise: Pamela Libfeld
VP Sport: Jessica West
VP Promotions: Andre Zekic
SSC Liaison: Michaela Fernandes

2015/16 Executive Team

President: Simona Miljanic
VP Outreach: Michaela Fernandes
VP Social: Daniela Cappello
VP Sports: Ryan Whyte
VP Academic: Lizzy Davenport
VP Communications: Jordan Payette
VP Finance: Robert Nanni
VP Merchandise: Laura Kizovski
VP Marketing: Shawn Skrepnek
SSC Liaison: Jordan LeSarge
VP Grad Students: Tom Sutherland

Contact us

If you have any questions or want to get involved please contact us!

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