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Prof. Mario Monteiro
Congratulations to Professor Mario Monteiro for being recognized as one of the Royal Bank of Canada's Top 25 Canadian Immigrants for making a positive impact on the community since arriving in Canada.
Portrait of Prof. Adrian Schwan
Recognized as one of nine 'Outstanding Reviewers' by the Canadian Journal of Chemistry!
First page of key article
Acid mine drainage: electrochemical approaches to prevention, and remediation of acidity and toxic metals

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Upcoming Events
CHEM*7950 Seminar - Nicholas Milutinovich - Wed. Oct. 17, 2018 @ 3:00 pm in the Mini Link Room
“Biomimetic Hydride Transfer: Synthesis and Environmental Remediation”
in partial fulfillment of requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in the Department of Chemistry                                                                                                             
Date: Wednesday October 17, 2018
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: MACN Mini-link 203
Departmental Seminar - Thurs. Oct. 18, 2018 @ 2:30 pm in SSC 1511
Prof. David A. Shultz
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
"Controlling Excited State Lifetimes by Electron Delocalization and by Magnetic Exchange Coupling"
The Guelph-Waterloo Centre for Graduate Work in Chemistry and Biochemistry Undergraduate Socials
All third and fourth year Chemistry and Biochemistry students, please join us at an informal undergraduate social  for a chance to meet with faculty and current graduate students on both campuses of the Guelph-Waterloo Centre GWCto discuss potential graduate research options.
University of Waterloo
Tuesday October 23rd, 2018 (4:00-6:00 pm)
The Bombshelter Pub, University of Waterloo
University of Guelph
Wednesday October 24th, 2018 (4:00-6:00 pm)
The Brass Taps, University of Guelph
Please contact the GWC2 Office in advance if you require transportation to the other campus.  (519) 888-4567 ext. 38111 or email:
We are also extending this invitation to prospective students outside of our university.  For more details, please visit:
CHEM*7950 Seminar - Cody Landry - Wed. Oct. 24, 2018 @ 3:30 pm in Mini Link Room
“Interactions of nanomaterials with ionizing radiation.”
in partial fulfillment of requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in the Department of Chemistry
Date: Wednesday October 24, 2018
Time: 3:30 pm
Loction: MACN Mini-link 203
Departmental Seminar - Thurs. Oct. 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am in SSC 1511
Dr. Ashlee J Howarth
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Concordia University, Montreal
"Metal-Organic Frameworks for Adsorption and Detoxification of Hazardous Analytes"
GWC2 Scavenger Hunt - Friday October 26, 2018 from 10:00 am at the University of Guelph
Graduate Students at both the University of Guelph and the University of Waterloo within the Department of Chemistry are encouraged to join the Second Annual Scavenger Hunt Extravaganza! 
This year, the event will be held at the University of Guelph!  The event is a great opportunity for graduate students to meet their colleagues, have some fun and get acquainted with the campus.
Date:  Friday October 26, 2018
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Department of Chemistry, University of Guelph, Summerlee Science Complex (SSC 2512)
Register by Monday October 22, 2018
Guelph Students RSVP to Christopher Wicks (
Waterloo Students RSVP to Serxho Selmani (
Poster Print Shop - Closed
Poster Print Shop - Closed
The Chemistry Poster Printer will be closed as of Dec 11, 2017.  The reopen date remains to be determined.
An informative walk through the process of designing a scientific poster. Many useful tips.
Archive photos of past departmental events.

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Department Contact
Acting Chair: Daniel Thomas 
PH 519-824-4120 ext. 53961 
FX 519-766-1499
The Guelph-Waterloo Centre for Graduate Work in Chemistry and Biochemistry offers a fantastic environment in which to pursue your M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree.
Minuscule particles that approach the atomic scale often display new and exciting properties that differ from those in the bulk material. Nanoscience studies these materials that are used across all the other science fields, such as chemistry, biology, physics, materials science, and engineering.
Toxicology studies the adverse effects of chemicals on humans and the ecosystem. To fully understand the adverse effects, Toxicology draws from a broad array of related fields of study.
A selection of resources aimed at High School teachers and students.