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Fall 1 Courses (Sept - Oct)

CHEM801 Safety in the Laboratory


An introduction to safety procedures and the safe handling of chemical compounds and equipment in the laboratory. This non-credit course is required for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering students. All other members of the Chemistry department are welcome to attend.

Class #1: Wednesday, September 20th, 6:00 - 9:00 PM in CHE117
Guest Speaker: Dan Langham (Director, Department of Environmental Health & Safety)

Class #2: Wednesday, September 27th, 6:00 - 9:00 PM in CHE117

Class #3: Wednesday, October 4th, 6:00 - 9:00 PM in CHE117
Guest Speaker: Peter Holmes (Territory Manager, Praxair Canada Inc.)

Exam: Wednesday, October 18th, 6:00 - 9:00 PM in CHE117


Dr. Philip Jessop
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 412
Phone: 613-533-3212

CHEM802 Chemistry Seminar Program


Based on the regular departmental seminar program offered during the fall, winter and summer, this non-credit course is to be taken every year by all graduate students. As part of this course M.Sc. and Ph.D. students must attend a minimum number of departmental seminars. In addition, Ph.D. students will present one seminar on their research prior to their thesis submission.

Seminar Schedule

To achieve a PASS in the Seminar Series, students must maintain an attendance record of 75% at regular departmental seminars, including named and distinguished lecture series. Seminar attendance is monitored using sign-in attendance sheets. Students with legitimate excuses and/or teaching conflicts will not be penalized for missing seminars. Furthermore, students will be credited for seminars attended in other departments which may be relevant to their research (typically in physics, biochemistry, environmental science, etc.) To obtain a seminar credit, a student must provide a note signed by the seminar coordinator of the other department. Students who do not attend the required 75% of the departmental seminars will obtain an "incomplete". In the subsequent terms, the students who have attended less than 75% of the seminars will have to attend more seminars in the following terms so that a minimum attendance is accomplished for any past terms where an incomplete grade was assigned in addition to 75% attendance for the current term.

Seminar Coordinator

Dr. Avena Ross
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 407
Phone: 613-533-2618

CHEM805 NMR Methods for Structure Identification


An introductory course on identification of organic and organometallic compounds using multinuclear NMR techniques. The focus will be on practical applications for those working in synthetic chemistry.


Monday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM in CHE202

Tuesday 6:00 - 7:00 PM in CHE202


Dr. Francoise Sauriol
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 108A
Phone: 613-533-2260

CHEM810** Materials Characterisation Methods (421)


A survey of materials characterisation methods with an emphasis on practical applications in materials and polymer chemistry. Techniques will include electron microscopy, scanning probe diffraction methods.

** Student allowed to take only two of these 800 level courses throughout their graduate program. These modules will be offered concurrent with fourth year courses.


Monday 12:30 - 1:30 PM in CHE211

Wednesday 11:30 - 12:00 PM in CHE211

Thursday 1:30 - 2:30 PM in CHE211


Dr. Peter Loock
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 304
Phone: 613-533-2621

CHEM904*** Science Leadership and Management


The Science Leadership and Management course will be delivered over twelve 3-hour sessions to Chemistry and Physics students in either of the first two years of their PhD studies (or other graduate students with permission from the course coordinator and supervisor). The first and last four-week sessions will focus on the develop and application of leadership skills, and the second four-week session will focus on the development of management skills, that are useful in scientific positions in industry and academia.

Note: This is a twelve-week module that is schedule from September to December.

*** see Program Timeline regarding taking courses outside of the Department of Chemistry, CHEM 892, CHEM 894, CHEM 904


Tuesday 1:00 - 4:00 PM in Stirling Hall, room 501


Hugh Helferty


Dr. Nick Mosey
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 403
Phone: 613-533-2650

CHEM960 Luminescent Materials Chemistry - This Course has been moved to Winter 1


This course introduces the current topics in luminescent materials chemistry including photophysical and photochemical properties of transition metal and main group compounds, and characterization methods.The design and synthetic aspects of luminescent materials and their applications in sensing and optoelectronic devices, and photocatalysis will also be discussed.


Dr. Jean-Michel Nunzi
Office: Chernoff Hall, rm 310
Phone: 613-533-6749