UWinChem

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Seminar - Travis Holman (Georgetown University) - Friday, Sep. 21, 2018 @ 3:00 p.m.

Seminar: Travis Holman (Georgetown University)

UWinChemBiochem Seminar Series - Fall 2018

Travis Holman
Department of Chemistry
Georgetown University 
Title: “0D Porous Molecular Solids”
Web: https://www.holmanchemistry.net/ 

Friday, Sep. 21, 2018 @ 3:00 p.m.
Room #186 Essex Hall

**Everyone Welcome**



Seminar: Jaclyn Brusso (University of Ottawa) - Tues, Sep. 18, 2018 @ 3:00 p.m.

Seminar: Jaclyn Brusso (University of Ottawa)

UWinChemBiochem Seminar Series - Fall 2018

Jaclyn Brusso
Department of Chemistry
University of Ottawa
Title: “Exploring Polynuclear Complexes Through Ligand Design”
Web: https://science.uottawa.ca/chemistry/people/brusso-jaclyn 

Tues, Sep. 18, 2018 @ 3:00 p.m.
Room #186 Essex Hall

**Everyone Welcome**


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Seminar - Jennifer van Wijngaarden (University of Manitoba) - Friday, Sep. 14, 2018 @ 3:00 p.m.

Seminar: Jennifer van Wijngaarden (University of Manitoba)

UWinChemBiochem Seminar Series - Fall 2018

Jennifer van Wijngaarden
Department of Chemistry
University of Manitoba 
Title: “Resolving molecular mysteries: High resolution spectroscopy in the microwave and far infrared regions”
Web: https://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~vanwijng/

Friday, Sep. 14, 2018 @ 3:00 p.m.
Room #186 Essex Hall

**Everyone Welcome**



Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Welcome event for new grad students - Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 12:00noon

Welcome event for new grad students - Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 12:00noon

On Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 12:00 noon, we will be having a department social and providing pizza, drinks and desserts for the entire department.  

It will be an opportunity for everyone to meet the new graduate students and welcome them to the department.

Location: 273 Essex Hall  - conference room.





Saturday, September 8, 2018

ChemBiochem internships to apply student knowledge

ChemBiochem internships to apply student knowledge

Undergraduate students studying chemistry or biochemistry will now have the opportunity to apply for a paid internship in their third year of study.

The new internship program will ensure that placements are relevant to each student’s interest, and will be a valuable asset for any students wanting to use their classroom knowledge to conduct research in a professional setting.

The program will also offer a job preparation module designed to help students create resumes, write cover letters, and prepare for interviews.


Chemistry and biochemistry students will get the chance to use knowledge attained in the classroom to conduct research in a professional setting.

“Students have come forward saying they want this real-life experience,” says Simon Rondeau-Gagné, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, the first department in the Faculty of Science to offer a paid internship program.

“Students will now get to use their knowledge gained from inside the classroom within the context of the workplace.”

Dean of science Chris Houser says students become more employable when they get out of the classroom and experience hands-on research while working in the industry.

“We understand that a degree is important, but to succeed in today’s world you need to be a well-rounded individual with a background of related experience,” says Dr. Houser. “And this is what the new internship program will offer our students.”

While other schools have been offering co-op programs, most places offer multiple single-semester placements, each with a different employer.

“That type of program often does not allow for students to build a strong relationship with their employer,” says Dr. Rondeau-Gagné.

The offered internships are instead one single placement with the same employer over a longer period of time. This also means that companies will invest more time and effort into training students, which will lead to a stronger relationship between interns and their employers.

“This stronger relationship allows for a better training of the students directly in the workplace, ultimately helping them to enter the job market after completing their degree,” Rondeau-Gagné says.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is accepting applications through Monday, September 17. To learn more about the internship opportunity or submit an application, visit the program website.

—Darko Milenkovic

Original story:
http://www.uwindsor.ca/dailynews/2018-09-05/chembiochem-internships-apply-student-knowledge

Internship Program Website:
http://www.uwindsor.ca/coop-workplace-partnerships/335/chemistry-biochemistry-internship

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Simon Rondeau-Gagné
Chris Houser
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Provide an exceptional undergraduate experience
Academic Area: 
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Chemistry & Biochemistry

Friday, September 7, 2018

3x3 Basketball Tournament - UGCC - Tues. Sep. 11, 2018 at 2:30

3x3 Basketball Tournament - presented by the UGCC
When: Tues. Sep. 11, 2018 at 2:30
Where: David Wilson Commons Basketball Court

Email: ugcc@uwindsor.ca to sign up!




Tuesday, September 4, 2018

1st year orientation sessions - Sept. 5 11:30-1:30 p.m.

1st year orientation sessions

The first  year Chemistry, Biochemistry & Biomedical orientation session will be held on:

Wed., Sept 5 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30  p.m

Location: Essex Hall Lounge Rm 250 from 

Come meet key faculty, staff, counselors, and students, who will play a role in your first year.  Lunch will provided along with prizes.