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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...

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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...

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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...

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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

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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...

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Welcome Back

New students enrolled in the Faculty of Science had a great time at the orientation day organized by the Science Students Association, (SSA), in collaboration with a number of other groups on September 3, 2019. The day included panel discussions from both peers, professors, student advisors, and industry representatives including: David Owasi (David Aplin Group),...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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American Society of Pharmacognosy announces Paper of the Year – Sorensen chemistry lab

The Sorensen lab back-to-back papers in the Journal of Natural Products were selected by the editors for the Arthur E. Schwarting Award for Paper of the Year in 2018. The announcement was made public July 2, 2019 in the American Society of Pharmacognosy newsletter. As the American Society of Pharmacognosy newsletter reports: Dr. Sorensen’s award-winning paper represents the first genome sequencing and annotation...