About Chemistry
The Department

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Manitoba began in 1904 with the appointment of Professor Matthew Parker, the Department's first Professor and Head.

Today, the research and teaching facilities of the Department are housed in the Parker Chemistry Building, a five-story building which forms part of the University's Science complex. The Chemistry Department is one of the largest departments in the University of Manitoba, with over 20 academic and support staff, 3 adjunct professors, around 40 graduate students, about 130 undergraduate Chemistry/Biochemistry students, nearly 20 postdoctoral fellows/research associates. We are an energetic and diverse faculty, focused on providing the highest quality training to our students and performing top-notch research in our respective areas.

The Department hosts a variety of state of the art instrumentation facilities that are available to researcher and students alike.
The following links provide information on the services available through the department:
Manitoba Chemical Analysis Laboratory
Manitoba Institute for Materials
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Lab
Mass Spectrometry Lab
Computing Center
Our research is supported by technical support from the following highly skilled staff.
Glass Shop
Chemistry Stores
Machine Shop
Science Library

University of Manitoba Facilities Tour
On Dec. 14th, our SHArK participants and some classmates from Ms. Kozoriz's AP Chemistry and Physics classes at DMCI came to visit U of M for a tour of our labs and the new Manitoba Institute for Materials facilities. Everyone had a great time, thanks to Pat, Kevin and Abdul for the informative tour! For more information on this event visit the Herbert Research Group. For more pictures come check out the Department of Chemistry Facebook Page.

Shark Event

The Department of Chemistry is actively involved with the local community.  We offer chemistry teacher workshops, chemistry magic shows, field trip destinations and scientist visits to the classroom.  If you are interested in participating in some of these opportunities, please contact Dr. Horace Luong (horace.luong@ad.umanitoba.ca) for more information.

High School Science Teachers Workshop

The High School Science Teachers Workshop is an annual event hosted by the Chemistry Department that brings high school science teachers to the University of Manitoba for a day of experiments and lectures provided by instructors and professors in the Department.  It provides them an opportunity learn about exciting new areas of research that may be of interest to themselves and their students, and they participate in simplified hands on experiments that they can take to their schools. For more information please contact Dr. Bartels.

Science Rendezvous

Science Rendezvous works with Canada's top research institutes to take science to the public. For more information see the following link or contact Dr. Zidos.

Enrichment Program In Chemistry for High School Students
The EPIC program was created for public school students to supplement the learning of chemistry. See the website for more information.