Synthesizing novel anti-cancer agents

Dr. Frank Schweizer and a team of University of Manitoba researchers, have identified a unique way to potentially treat and cure cancer using carbohydrate-based antitumor agents.

Studying the structure-function relationship of proteins

Dr. Jörg Stetefeld examines the structure-function relationship of proteins as dynamic systems: how are they involved in signalling complexes related to human disease and how can they be used for biomedical or industrial remediation applications.

Research and Teaching Excellence

The Department of Chemistry has a long history of success including a recent Nobel Laureate and two Banting Fellows.

Safeguarding our water

Co-founded by Drs. Gregg Tomy and Jörg Stetefeld the Centre for Oil and Gas Research and Development (COGRAD) studies more efficient ways to assess the effects of petrochemicals on our water supply.

State of the Art Instrumentation

The Department has access to a variety of state of the art instrumentation facilities and highly skilled staff available for service to researchers, students and the industrial community.

Investigating reactive molecules through spectroscopy

Dr. Jennifer van Wijngaarden explores microwave and infrared spectroscopy and the fundamental properties of molecules: to generate new species of molecules that aren’t stable under normal atmospheric conditions, the types of molecules found around stars and far-out planets and moons that drive the evolution of the Universe.

Rapid Disease Detection by Electrochemistry

Dr. Sabine Kuss develops highly sensitive electrochemical methods and instrumentation to detect and understand medical phenomena, such as cancer and antibiotic resistance.

Preserving our Treasures

Dr. Jörg Stetefeld and his research team are collaborating with the Inuit community to track biodiversity in Canada’s North

News & Events


Chemistry Seminar: Dr. Allan East (University of Regina)

Limited Ionicity in Protic Ionic Liquids: Organic Acid/Amine Mixtures

Location: Parker 539,Parker Building 144 Dysart Road Winnipeg MB,University of Manitoba - Fort Garry


Careers in Science - Pathways to Exceptional Achievement Event, with Honoured Alumni

On Thursday, January 30, 2020, join us for a discussion on careers in STEM, meet Alumni from over the years...

Location: University of Manitoba - Fort Garry,University Centre


Chemistry Seminar: Dr. Cathleen Crudden (Queen's University)



Undergraduate Science Student Town Hall

Undergraduate Student Town Hall Science & Technology Library 12-1PM We want to hear from you. How can we improve your...

Location: University of Manitoba - Fort Garry,Machray Hall 186 Dysart Road Winnipeg MB


Chemistry Seminar: Dr. Wenfang Sun (North Dakota State University)



Chemistry Seminar: Dr. Kim Fernie (Environment & Climate Change Canada)



Faculty of Science celebrates 50 years

The Faculty of Science at the University of Manitoba celebrates 50 years as an independent faculty in 2020. We pay tribute to 50 years of first class science education, research, discovery and invention and, encouraged by increasing awareness that science is for everyone, we look forward to the next 50 years. We invite you to...


Hot off the Press – Parker Communications

Get up to date on our events, Department news and other stories by reading our newsletter: Parker Communications – Fall 2019  


Professor Chris Wiebe, an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

We’d like to congratulate Professor Chris Wiebe who has recently been elected to be a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry! This prestigious status is only granted to members of the Royal Society of Chemistry who have made significant impact and contributions in a chemical sciences field. Professor Chris Wiebe is professor at the...


Annual Chemistry Awards Night Dinner and Ceremony

The Department held its annual Chemistry Awards Night Dinner and Ceremony on November 7. A highlight of the evening was a presentation by alumnus Professor Ian Smith who reflected on his career path and shared some words of wisdom to our students. The awards ceremony celebrated the students who have been recommended as candidates for...


Chemistry Scores a Hat-trick!

Congratulations to three of our faculty members for winning several of Faculty of Science’s annual awards! Dr. Jennifer van Wijngaarden – Faculty of Science Award for Outreach, Established Faculty   Dr. Rebecca Davis- Faculty of Science Award for Best Mentor, Early Career Faculty   Dr. Frank Schweizer – Faculty of Science Award for Research Excellence,  Established...


Chem Club Presents: Research Night

Learn about all of the research done in the Chemistry department at the Chemistry Research Night! A great opportunity to speak with faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students about summer research awards and research opportunities! Where: 539 Parker When: 5:45 PM on Thursday, October 3


Research Manitoba Funding

Research Manitoba just announced $1.24M in research funding to support 25 master’s students and 12 early career researchers. We’re proud to announce that two of the newest additions to our Department, Drs. Sabine Kuss and Christian Kuss, are two of the early career researchers who received funding. Congratulations! For a full news release on the...


Graduate Student Recruitment – Dr. S. Kuss Group

PhD Position in Bioelectrochemistry on Cancer Initiation The Laboratory of Bioanalytics and Clinical Chemistry is looking for an enthusiastic new group member to take on a challenging project working on the application of electrochemistry to study cancer development in human cells. Position The research of this postdoctoral position lies at the intersection between electrochemistry and...


UM Alum Rebecca Sherbo Named 2019 Schmidt Fellow

In her first year as a Biological Sciences undergrad, Rebecca Sherbo (BSc/14) took an organic chemistry class taught by Dr.Philip Hultin. Utterly inspired by Hultin’s mastery of the subject and his style of teaching, Sherbo ultimately decided to switch to a Chemistry major. That decision has served her well, as Sherbo has recently been named...


Welcome Dr. Olesya Fedoryak!

The Department of Chemistry would like to welcome its newest faculty member – Dr. Olesya Fedoryak.  She is an instructor and will be part of the team delivering CHEM 1300.