Friday, November 14, 2014

Winter 2015 GA/TA positions now posted


Winter 2015 GA/TA positions

Interested in teaching?

Notice, schedules and applications for Winter 2015 GA/TA positions in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department are now posted at:



Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hallowe'en party and pumpkin carving contest

Hallowe'en party and pumpkin carving contest

12-2 PM
ESSEX HALL SCIENCE LOUNGE

COSTUME CONTEST AND FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED FOR BEST COSTUMES!

RSVP TO ZAINAB (BAZZIZ@UWINDSOR.CA)

See below for information on the pumpkin carving contest!



Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Intro NMR Workshop Oct. 15-16

NMR Workshop
The NMR faciltiy is offering a 2 Day Introductory Workshop for  Undergraduate students, Graduate Students on the mornings of Wednesday October 15, and Thursday October 16 from 9 am to noon each day.  

This introductory workshop is geared toward undergraduate students, summer students and/or graduate students with limited (or no) NMR experience, but who are expected to make use of the NMR spectrometers as part of their research projects. The workshop is meant as a supplement to the "one on one" training that new students receive and will allow an opportunity to go into greater depth on many topics. The schedule will consist of a lecture to start each day followed by hands-on learning sessions where participants will get the opportunity to make NMR samples as well as to collect and process NMR data.

The topics covered include:
How an NMR spectrometer works
NMR Magnet Safety
Preparation of NMR Samples
Set up of 1D 1H and 13C NMR Experiments
Processing and Presentation of NMR Data

The workshop is free of charge to members of the Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry; however, enrollment is limited, so please register soon!

Registration can be done on the NMR Facility Web page.

http://www1.uwindsor.ca/chemistry/nmr/39/nmr-workshops

Got to to the " To register click here" link at the bottom of the page.


For more information, visit the NMR Facility Web Page

Alumni/Grad Student Career Night - Thurs. Oct. 30 at 7 PM

ANNOUNCING THE ALUMNI/GRAD STUDENT CAREER NIGHT

THURSDAY OCTOBER 30, 2014; 7:00 PM-10:00 PM
Location: THE BANK NIGHTKLUB (285 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor) 

In this event, Chemistry & Biochemistry Alumni, Randy Leavitt, (Maxxam Analytics), Vince Amoscato, (Ash Stevens Inc) and Dante Capaldi, (Capaldi Enterprises) with share their career related experiences. 

The event will include a light dinner.

PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND THIS COMPLIMENTARY EVENT.

RSVP with number attending to CHEMBIOHEAD@uwindsor.ca by Oct 23, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Gathering for first year mentors and mentees, Sept. 26 at 4:15 p.m.

Informal gathering of all mentors (professors) and mentees (1st-year students)

You are invited to our first informal gathering with all mentors (professors) and mentees (1st-year students).  It will give you a chance to meet with your mentor!!

Location: Science Student Lounge (Essex Hall Rm 250)
Day and time: Friday, Sept. 26 from 4:15 pm to 5:30 pm.

Food and beverages will be servedsmiley

You will have a chance to win a $50 voucher for the UofW bookstore, as well as other prizes.

See you all on the 26th!!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Graduate Scholarship Deadlines - 2015-2016 - External Scholarships

TO ALL FACULTY, GRADUATE STUDENTS AND 4TH YEAR UNDERGRADUATES

Below you will find information regarding the 2015-2015 External Scholarship Award applications along with department deadlines for submission.

If you have any questions regarding any of these awards, please let me know.

Marlene Bezaire
Graduate Secretary
mbezaire@uwindsor.ca
519-253-3000 x3520

Vanier CGS, CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC,  and OGS) 2015-16

The deadlines for receipt of applications in our office for the external graduate scholarship competitions are listed below.

Here are some reminders to departments whose students may be eligible to apply to more than one agency (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC):

1.  Students may submit an application to only ONE tri-agency (CIHR/NSERC/SSHRC).  This can happen especially when doctoral students apply to CIHR, which they do so directly, and then to NSERC or SSHRC through the university.  

2.  Students may apply to one of the tri-agencies as well as OGS and Vanier.

3. Students should select the most appropriate agency for their research. If they, or you, are not sure which is the appropriate agency please contact CIHR, NSERC, or SSHRC.  Applications submitted to the wrong agency are rejected.

4. Students nominated for a Vanier CGS at one agency can apply only  to that agency’s postgraduate scholarships programs, not to another agency’s postgraduate scholarship programs.
For example, a student nominated for a 2015 NSERC Vanier CGS can apply only to the 2015 NSERC PGS/CGS program, not to the SSHRC or CIHR postgraduate scholarship programs.


EXTERNAL GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES (for scholarships tenable in 2015-16):

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Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Doctoral Research Awards:
Deadline for receipt of applications directly to CIHR:  October 1, 2014

Instructions and application information are available on the ResearchNet website:https://www.researchnet-recherchenet.ca/rnr16/vwOpprtntyDtls.do?prog=2097&view=currentOpps&org=CIHR&type=EXACT&resultCount=25&sort=program&all=1&masterList=true

NOTE: Students submit applications directly to CIHR, but must obtain an institutional signature from the Graduate Studies Office by September 29, 2014.

OPEN ONLY TO CANADIAN APPLICANTS

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Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) for Doctoral students - NSERC and SSHRC
Department Of Chemistry & Biochemistry Deadline – Thursday, October 2, 2014.  
Submit completed applications to Marlene Bezaire, room #273 Essex Hall.


Instructions and application information are now available from the Vanier CGS website:  http://www.vanier.gc.ca/eng/home-accueil.aspx

Applications are completed on-line by the student and referees, and printed off for the review of the department.  
Graduate Studies will forward all of the referees reports directly to the department.
The department reviews the applications and selects one nomination for NSERC or SSHRC (we have no allocation for CIHR)
Nominations are forwarded to Graduate Studies.

Departments whose disciplines span all tri-council agencies may forward one nomination for each as appropriate, but note #4, above.

OPEN TO CANADIAN AND INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

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Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Doctoral Scholarships:
Department Of Chemistry & Biochemistry Deadline – Thursday, October 2, 2014.  
Submit completed applications to Marlene Bezaire, room #273 Essex Hall.

Instructions and application information are available from NSERC's website: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/students-etudiants/pg-cs/bellandpostgrad-belletsuperieures_eng.asp

Applications are completed on-line by the student and the referees, printed off and submitted to the department for review, along with supporting documentation.
Department designate uploads students' transcript to NSERC's on-line site.
Graduate Studies will forward all of the referees reports directly to the department.

Department submits paper copies of the eligible applications to Graduate Studies, along with a ranked list (free-form) of the applicants .

Additional information and instructions from our office will follow.

OPEN ONLY TO CANADIAN APPLICANTS

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Master's scholarships for:

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

Department Of Chemistry & Biochemistry Deadline – Monday, November 24, 2014
Submit completed applications to Marlene Bezaire, room #273 Essex Hall.

Instructions and information are available at:   http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/students-etudiants/pg-cs/cgsm-bescm_eng.asp

Additional information and instructions from our office will follow.

OPEN ONLY TO CANADIAN APPLICANTS

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Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) for Master's and Doctoral students in any discipline:  

Department Of Chemistry & Biochemistry Deadline – Wednesday, January 14, 2015


Instructions and application form will be available from the Graduate Studies website later in the Fall.

OPEN TO CANADIAN AND INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Safety and SOPs

As part of its commitment to laboratory safety, the Department has recently launched several initiatives of which all faculty, staff and students need to be aware.


First, the Department has constituted a Departmental Safety Committee. The mandates of this Committee include reporting on safety to the Departmental Chair and council, reviewing safety-related incidents and complaints and recommending actions in response, pro-actively devising safety policies, and performing laboratory inspections. The Chair of this Committee and Departmental Safety Officer is Dr. Michael Boffa. The Committee's members are Nedhal Al-Nidawy (staff); Stephanie Kosnik (graduate student), Dr. Stephen Loeb (chemistry faculty) and Dr. Bulent Mutus (biochemistry faculty).

Inquiries regarding safety can be addressed to Dr. Boffa or to any of the committee members.


The second initiative is a Laboratory Safety Orientation Checklist that must be filled out by all existing faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students performing research. These checklists are intended to be a standardized platform to direct and document safety training for all Department members engaged in laboratory research.

Over the next few months, a departmental safety web page will be developed.

Please click here to visit the current incarnation of this page.