CHM499Y1: Introduction to Chemistry Research



An experimental or theoretical research problem under the supervision of a teaching faculty or research faculty member in the Department of Chemistry. Five mandatory 90-minute professional development workshops cover aspects of academic writing, poster presentations, reading scientific literature, and job applications/interviews. Each student is required to attend a total of six one-hour research colloquia during the Fall and Winter Sessions. Applications for enrolment should be made to the Department in the preceding Winter Session with the deadline being the Friday before Reading Week: the application form is available at the Department of Chemistry website. Students are notified with the results of their application by the last week of March. Only students being admitted are required to contact chemistry faculty to discuss available research projects. Projects are in the areas of environmental, analytical, physical, inorganic, materials, polymer, organic and biological chemistry. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Permission of the department. Minimum cGPA of 3.0 in CHM program courses. Research positions are limited. Students with strong background on courses in the sub-discipline of research interest will be given preference. Attendance at a mandatory safety orientation training session held during the first week of September.
Distribution Requirements
Breadth Requirements
The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)
Mode of Delivery
In Class