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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Attention: Undergrads interested in summer research - NSERC USRA deadline is Thurs. Jan. 7, 2016

Attention: Undergrads interested in summer research
NSERC USRA deadline is Thurs. Jan. 7, 2016

You need to have a supervisor and they need to complete Form 202 Part 11.

A printed copy of the application (Form 202 Part 1), Department Ranking form (attached) and the official transcript, should be given to Marlene Bezaire, room #273-1 Essex Hall by January 7, 2015.

Please follow instructions provided by Faculty of Graduate Studies and submit applications to Marlene Bezaire, Essex Hall, Room 273-1.

Visit this link for more info:

http://www1.uwindsor.ca/chemistry/summer-research

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Season's Greetings and the Chemistry Tree

Season's Greetings and the Chemistry Tree

The faculty and staff of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry wish to extend season's greetings and best wishes in the new year!



Sunday, December 13, 2015

Christmas Luncheon

Christmas Luncheon

FACULTY, STAFF AND GRADUATE STUDENTS, POST DOC, UNDERGRADUATES and MMB Students:

We are planning a Christmas luncheon on Thursday, December 17, 2015 from 12:00-2:00p.m. in the chemistry conference room.  Tickets are $5.00 and must be purchased by Monday, December 14, 2015 from either Cathy or myself.   Ticket price at the door will be $100.00.  (Get the hint, you need to let us know in advance if you're coming).

Food will include: Pasta, chicken, another meat, salad, rolls,  vegetarian dishes,  pop and dessert 

We need to order the food on Monday, December 14th so please purchase your ticket by Monday.  

See attached flyer for more information.







Tuesday, November 24, 2015

CBC highlight: Pamela Ovadje recognized for anti-cancer work


Windsor's dandelion tea researcher Pamela Ovadje recognized for anti-cancer work
Pamela Ovadje was 'a little bit skeptical' that dandelions could have cancer-fighting properties


A post-doctoral fellow at the University of Windsor is being recognized for the work she has done investigating the anti-cancer properties of several natural extracts, including those of dandelions.

Pamela Ovadje will receive the Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation-Postdoctoral at a ceremony in Ottawa on Tuesday.

Mitacs is a non-profit organization that works with universities, governments and companies in Canada, to build partnerships to promote social and industrial innovation.



Close-up of a dandelion plant

Pamela Ovadje's research has examined the anti-cancer properties of several natural extracts, including dandelion roots. 

Ovadje told CBC Radio's Windsor Morning that the story of the work she has been doing tracks back to 2009.

"We had information from an oncologist, a collaborator here in Windsor, who had patients that showed improvement after taking dandelion-root tea," Ovadje told Windsor Morning.

"And so, with a phone call, we decided to start studying what was in this tea that made patients respond to it, so we started digging up dandelions."





Monday, November 23, 2015

Alumni honour Stephen Loeb with Mentoring Award

Alumni honour Stephen Loeb with Graduate Mentoring Award

Prof. Stephen Loeb received the 2015 Excellence in Mentoring Award in recognition of his personal, academic and professional guidance of students, and contribution to their all-round development up to and following graduation.


Prof. Loeb is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Supramolecular Chemistry and Functional Materials - his PDFs, graduate students and undergraduate research assistants have all been crucial to the success of his research program, including their recent design of functional molecular machines.

For more information, please visit his web site.

To read a Daily News article about all of the alumni awards, please click here.


Rawson wins teaching award

Rawson wins teaching award

Congratulations to Prof. Jeremy Rawson, who was recently awarded the 2015 Roger Thibert award for excellence in teaching in the Faculty of Science.  

Aside from his great teaching skills, Prof. Rawson is a Tier I Canada Chair in Molecular Materials, and he runs an active research program featuring undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral students.  His research interests encompass inorganic molecular materials chemistry, main group chemistry, free radical chemistry, EPR spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction.  He has over 175 publications in peer-reviewed journals including multiple chapters in academic texts. 


For more information on his research and teaching, please visit his web site at:
http://www.thiazyl.com/

Two tenure-track faculty positions available

Two Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions in
1) Sustainable Materials and Green Chemistry, and
2) Health Applications of Materials


DEADLINE EXTENDED to Nov. 30, 2015

Click here for a full description of the jobs, and to start your application!

The University of Windsor’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions as part of its expanding program in Materials Science in the areas of 1) Sustainable Materials and Green Chemistry, and 2) Health Applications of Materials commencing July 1, 2016. These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.
These positions are two of 50 new tenure-track Assistant Professor appointments that the University of Windsor will make over the next three years as part of a visionary strategic investment in our students and faculty. This cohort of 50 new teachers, scholars, researchers, and creators will demonstrate both disciplinary grasp and interdisciplinary reach, providing extraordinary leadership in research, teaching, and learning for a new generation. For more information on the 50 new appointments, visit us at www.uwindsor.ca/50newprofs/.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs of study in Chemistry and biochemistry. Faculty members have active research programs in a variety of areas, including synthetic inorganic and organic chemistry, materials science, surface science, solid-state chemistry and biological chemistry. For more information about the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, visit our website at www.uwindsor.ca/chemistry.

Essential Qualifications

1) Sustainable Materials and Green Chemistry
The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, supported by postdoctoral experience, with a strong track record of publications in organic/materials related research and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. The applicant will be expected to teach courses in organic and organic materials chemistry at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to lead an active research group in organic materials chemistry with a focus on research relating to, but not exclusively limited to, sustainable materials, environmentally benign materials and/or materials processing for a greener environment. The applicant is expected to develop a vibrant research program supported by external funding and will have opportunities for collaborations with materials researchers in Science and Engineering.

2) Health Applications of Materials
The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or Biochemistry, supported by postdoctoral experience, with a strong track record of publications in the fields of (Bio) materials and Health Science or related research and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. The applicant will be expected to teach courses in chemistry and/or biochemistry at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to lead an active research group in the development and/or application of (bio) materials to the field of Health Science. The applicant is expected to develop a vibrant research program supported by external funding and will have opportunities for collaborations with materials researchers in Science and Engineering.

Application Requirements
  • a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status;
  • a detailed and current curriculum vitae;
  • a two (2) page outline of research interests and accomplishments;
  • a draft NSERC Discovery Grant research proposal (up to 5 pages);
  • samples of scholarly writing, including (if applicable) clear indications of your contribution to any jointly authored pieces;
  • a teaching dossier or teaching portfolio showing evidence of teaching effectiveness and excellence that will include sample course syllabi/outlines, teaching evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests (resources and templates for completing a teaching dossier can be found at www.uwindsor.ca/ctl/links-pd);
  • graduate transcripts, and
  • three (3) current letters of support forwarded directly by the referees to the Department Head at the address or email listed below.

Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted. The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications. To ensure full consideration, complete an online application and ensure letters of reference are submitted by the deadline date of November 13, 2015. Applications may be considered after the deadline date; however, acceptance of a late submission is at the discretion of the appointment committee.