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Department of Chemistry

Science A 229
University of Calgary
2500 University Dr NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 Canada
T. 403.220.5341
F. 403.289.9488

Message from the Head of the Department of Chemistry

Welcome to the Chemistry Department. Chemistry is often called the central science because it deals with the fundamental building blocks of life and the inanimate materials we encounter daily. Chemists develop new materials for sustainable energy, new therapeutics for the treatment of disease, better ways of understanding polymer reactions and more accurate approaches to measuring pollutants, to name but a few. Chemistry is a very collaborative undertaking and as a student in the Chemistry Program, you will learn to think critically with other scientists from all fields. You will create new molecules and understand the theory behind doing so. Our graduates find great careers in widely varying fields from energy to medicine to teaching and learning and beyond. Welcome to a world of imagination. 


David T. Cramb, PhD
Professor and Department Head
Department of Chemistry