Monday, November 28, 2016

Alumni Career Night - Fri. Dec. 2, 2016 4-7 p.m.

Alumni Career Night - Fri. Dec. 2, 2016 4-7 p.m.

All undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and staff are invited to an Alumni Career Night on Fri. Dec. 2, 2016 at Mare Nostrum from 4-7 p.m.

This evening will feature a presentation by two of our former grad students - Aaron Rossini, who is currently an assistant professor at Iowa State University, and his wife Erin Norton, who is the Education and Outreach Coordinator at the Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute at Iowa State University.

They will discuss their time at Windsor, and the professional and person pathways that lead them from Windsor, to France, and to their current careers at Iowa State.

Doors open at 4 pm, presentation at 4:30, and a reception (with drinks and appetizers) will follow at 5:15.  

Come meet Aaron and Erin, do some networking, and enjoy some quality time with your friends and colleagues in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Bowling with Mentors -Bowling with Mentors - November 28th from 6:30-8:00pm

Bowling with Mentors - November 28th from 6:30-8:00pm

The Undergraduate Chemistry Club is pleased to invite you to "Bowling with Mentors," an event back by popular demand!  This year, it will be held at Rose Bowl Lanes on November 28th from 6:30-8:00pm.  Pizza and drinks (non-alcoholic) will be provided as well as lanes and shoe rental!  Please save the date and RSVP at your earliest convenience.

We hope to see you there!


Undergraduate Chemistry Club

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Chemistry, Biochemistry and MMB Grad Students Volunteer in the Community

Chemistry, Biochemistry and MMB Students Volunteer in the Community

This Fall, our department launched a new course called Development of Leadership, Outreach and Presentation Skills (59-400), which is open to our undergraduate students who are doing their honours theses (59-410).

Volunteer opportunities involve a number of activities internal to Chemistry & Biochemistry and the Faculty of Science, but also include external activities in the community, including working with children and seniors, and volunteering with charitable organizations, churches and hospitals.

It seems that the spirit of volunteerism is catching on in our department!

On Friday, November 11, 2016, eight of our grad students helped out at a fundraising dinner at Assumption/Holy Name Parish (proceeds from the dinner go towards a Youth program in the parish).

Chemistry & Biochemistry Ph.D. students - Yiting Chen, Neda Mashhadi, Ghazale Gholami, Yunyun Wu
MMB students - Theresa Amponsah, Diego Vazquez Figueroa, Fengyan Zhang, Anna Podlesnaia.

Congratulations to our students for helping out!

More stories about our undergraduate and graduate volunteers will be posted on this blog!

GA/TA Winter 2017 Job Postings

GA/TA Winter 2017 Job Postings

In accordance with Article 12:01 of the CUPE 4580 Collective Agreement the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry invites applications for TA / GA positions for the Winter term 2017

Applications must be submitted to: Beth Kickham in Essex Hall, Room 275-D.

Deadline for receiving applications: Thursday, December 8th, 2016 or until positions have been filled.

Click here for more information on applying for these positions.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Prof. Emeritus Ricardo Aroca - a celebration of his career

Prof. Ricardo Aroca, who recently retired from the University of Windsor, has informed us that he will be moving to Vancouver, and also updated us with some pictures from a recent symposium held in his honour (Symposium on Advanced Materials and Surface Science in honour of Ricardo Aroca).

Prof. Ricardo Aroca is an emeritus professor of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Windsor (Canada). He leads a research group dedicated to materials and surfaces, in which numerous research projects have been developed, funded by both public agencies and industry. Prof. Aroca has published over three hundred scientific articles related to surface-enhanced vibrational spectroscopy and their analytical applications, in addition to the fabrication and characterization of nanostructures. He is the author of the book Surface-Enhanced Vibrational Spectroscopy (John Wiley & Sons, 2006), and is considered a world authority in this scientific field. He is an associate member of Canada's Chemical Institute and the Society for Applied Spectroscopy (USA) and has been recognized by the Canadian Society of Spectroscopy with the Gerhard Herzberg Award for his contributions to spectroscopy.

Congratulations to Prof. Aroca, and we wish him the best!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Thank you to Science Olympiad Volunteers!

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry thanks the following people for their involvement in hosting 40 high school students during the Science Olympiad event on Oct. 14, 2016.


We thank Dr. Giorgio Baggi, Justin Binder, Robert Gombar, and Dr. Simon Rondeau-Gagne for showing some of our research equipment!

We thank Lucas Foster, Max Nascimento, and Chris O'Keefe for entertaining everyone with a chemistry Magic Show!

Finally, we thank Michael-Anthony Ferrato and Dr. S. Holger Eichhorn for their presentations on careers in Chemistry and Biochemistry.

First place winners from Massey H.S.