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 Laboratory, 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, some 33 graduate students, about 130 undergraduate Chemistry/Biochemistry students, nearly 20 postdoctoral fellows/research associates, and about 2500 undergraduate students enrolled in Chemistry courses.
- CD Spectropolarimeter
- Computer Cluster
- Glass Shop
- High Resolution DSC
- High Temperature TGA-DTA-DSC
- IR, Raman
- Laser Light Scattering
- Manitoba Chemical Analysis Laboratory (MCAL)
- Manitoba Institute for Materials
- Mass Spectrometry Lab
- Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Lab
- Powder X-ray Diffraction
- Solvent Purification System
- Store Room
The Department is active in the community with a variety of outreach activities, both formal and informal.
We often respond to chemistry-related questions from the public and from local businesses. Call the Department Office.
Chemistry "magic shows" and department tours can be presented by staff and students for school groups.
The Chemical Institute of Canada National High School Chemistry Exam is administered by Department Faculty.
TheCanadian Chemistry Olympiad gives top high school students a chance to shine nationally and internationally.
The Annual High School Teachers' Workshop (ACWT) brings new ideas to Manitoba classrooms.