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Department of Chemistry

Science A 229
University of Calgary
2500 University Dr NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 Canada
T. 403.220.6252

Research Seminars 601/603

CHEM 601 (Fall) and CHEM 603 (Winter) are mandatory Chemistry Research Seminars, to be taken continuously throughout graduate school. Every Student enrolled in a graduate program is required to give 2 (M.Sc.) or 3 (Ph.D.) presentations.

These seminars provide a forum for discussion and constructive criticism of recent advances in chemical research both as reported in the current literature and made in the department, offer opportunities for instruction in areas and topics not covered in regular course work, and provide graduate students with an chance to develop techniques of oral presentation, lecturing, and defense of argument, as well as expose students to current research at other Universities.

The seminars are categorized into the groups organic, inorganic, physical, theoretical, and analytical/environmental. Each group has a faculty member as coordinator.

There are two categories of seminars – Group and Departmental. MSc Students give 1 group seminar and 1 final presentation on their research. PhD Students give 2 group seminars and 1 final Departmental on their research. A seminar is not required in the first year in either the MSc or PhD program.

You can book your seminar with Sarah Boschman in the main chemistry office (SA 229). 

The sections and coordinators are:

Each speaker will be critiqued by the audience and the evaluation submitted to the section coordinator immediately after the talk.

 In addition, the courses include Departmental Seminars at approximately one month intervals.