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Research is an important component of the activities of the Department of Chemistry. Several projects in the areas of analytical, environmental, theoretical, physical, organic, organometallic, polymer and biological chemistry are ongoing, supported by grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Medical Research Council of Canada (MRC), Manitoba Health Research Council, the Petroleum Research Fund, the Canadian Heart Foundation/Manitoba Heart Foundation, the University of Winnipeg, and other granting agencies. Several members of the Department hold Adjunct Appointments in various departments at the University of Manitoba and other graduate institutions, which allows them to participate in collaborative research and to supervise graduate students.

Interested undergraduates have ample opportunities to be involved in the ongoing research in the department, either through their course-work (by taking the Research Projects course - CHEM-4701), through the NSERC Summer Research Awards, or through employment by one of the members of the department. This hands-on, career-related experience, as well as the strong mentorship relationship formed with the supervisor, is highly valued by students.

 

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards

Each year the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada allocates a number of awards to students wishing to work on a summer research project with a scientist at the University of Winnipeg.

To be eligible, a student must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada who is registered as a full-time student in a bachelor's degree program in the natural sciences or engineering.  The student must also have at least a cumulative B average in order to apply.

A student satisfying these criteria must then have an NSERC-funded faculty member agree to supervise their project. For more information, students should contact the potential supervisor or the department USRA representative - Dr. Adam McCubbin.

 

Chemistry Research in the News

 

For more information on the areas of research the Faculty members in the Department of Chemistry take part in, please click below.