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Chemistry

Faculty List

  • S. Dalili, M.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto), Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
  • D.J. Donaldson, B.Sc. (Carleton), Ph.D. (Carleton), Professor
  • S. Fraser, B.A. (Oxford), Ph.D. (Cambridge), Professor Emeritus
  • A. Hadzovic, B.Sc. (Sarajevo), Ph.D. (Toronto), Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
  • A. Izmaylov, M.Sc. (Moscow), M.A. (Rice), Ph.D. (Rice), Associate Professor
  • K. Kerman, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Aegean), Ph.D. (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), Associate Professor 
  • K. Kim, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto), Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
  • B. Kraatz, Vordiplom (Heinrich-Heine), Diplom (Kent at Canterbury), Ph.D. (Calgary), Professor
  • R.A. McClelland, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto), Professor Emeritus
  • L. Mikhaylichenko, M.Sc., Ph.D. (Krasnodar, Russia), Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
  • W. Restivo, B.Sc. (Toronto), Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
  • E.L.O. Sauer, B.Sc. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Ottawa), Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
  • A. Simpson, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Birmingham), Professor
  • M. Simpson, B.Sc.(Alberta), Ph.D. (Alberta), Professor
  • R. Soong, B.Sc. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Toronto), Senior Research Associate
  • R. Sullan, B.Sc. (Phillipines), Ph.D. (Toronto), Assistant Professor
  • J.C. Thompson, B.A., Ph.D. (Cambridge), Professor Emeritus
  • T.T. Tidwell, B.S. (Georgia Inst. Tech.), Ph.D. (Harvard), Professor Emeritus
  • A. Walker, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Nottingham), Professor Emeritus
  • F. Wania, Dipl.Geook. (Bayreuth), Ph.D. (Toronto), Professor
  • X. Zhang, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Shanghai), Ph.D. (Basel), Associate Professor
  • M. Zimmer-de Iuliis, B.Sc. Ph.D. (Toronto), B.Ed (OISE) Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream

 

Coordinator of First-Year Studies in Chemistry: X. Zhang (416-287-7202), Email: xazhang@utsc.utoronto.ca

Chemistry can be viewed as both a challenging intellectual pursuit and a powerful, practical tool for developing and handling the resources of our contemporary society. A sound knowledge of the fundamental concepts of chemistry is useful to any student in the Physical and Environmental or Life Sciences.

All chemistry Specialist programs (Biological Chemistry, Chemistry, and Environmental Chemistry) are accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC). These UTSC programs have met the national standards of education required by the CSC, ensuring that graduating students possess skills in both the core chemical concepts and practical laboratory skills that are necessary to thrive in today’s workforce. Graduates of these programs will receive a certificate stating that they have completed a nationally accredited chemistry program. To learn more about CSC accreditation,  please visit the following website.

The basic courses in chemistry are CHMA10H3 and CHMA11H3 which must be taken by those who wish to take further chemistry courses or who require chemistry for another science.  Completion of CHMA10H3 and CHMA11H3 is required before any of the B-level courses in chemistry can be taken. These are divided according to the following sub-disciplines: Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry and Organic Chemistry. Thereafter, one can proceed to advanced-level courses at the C- and D-level.

Students who wish to enrol in St. George 400-series courses should note that completion of the following groups of courses, together with their co-requisite and prerequisites, will normally ensure admission to the St. George courses indicated, provided that B standing or permission of the instructor is obtained.

To enter St. George Series 430, complete the following U of T Scarborough courses:
CHMA10H3
CHMA11H3
CHMB16H3
CHMB31H3 
CHMC31Y3

To enter St. George Series 440 (except 447), complete the following U of T Scarborough courses:
CHMA10H3
CHMA11H3
CHMB41H3
CHMB42H3
CHMC41H3/CHMC42H3 and CHMC47H3
Note: Timetabling constraints usually preclude U of T Scarborough C-level and St. George 400-level courses being taken in the same year.
 

Combined Degree Programs, Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Engineering
The Combined Degree Programs for UTSC Honours Bachelor of Science (HBSc) with the Master of Engineering (MEng) offered by the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering allow exceptional students who are registered in one of the Specialist/Specialist Co-op programs identified below to apply during Year 3 of their studies, and be considered, for admission to the MEng programs in either Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry or Civil Engineering. These Combined Degree Programs allow students to complete 1.0 credit in courses that may be counted towards both degrees.

The Combined Degree Programs options are:

  • Environmental Chemistry (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Civil Engineering, Master of Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry (Specialist Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Civil Engineering, Master of Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, Master of Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry (Specialist Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, Master of Engineering

For more information, including Admission and Program requirements, see the Combined Degree Programs section of this Calendar.

Combined Degree Programs, Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Environmental Science
The Combined Degree Programs for UTSC Honours Bachelor of Science (HBSc) with the Master of Environmental Science (MEnvSc) offered by the Graduate Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences allow exceptional students who are registered in one of the Specialist/Specialist Co-op programs identified below to apply during Year 3 of their studies, and be considered, for admission to the MEnvSc program. They are designed for students interested in pursuing a career in environmental sciences within the green-sector, geosciences, industry, consulting, government and policy organizations. These Combined Degree Programs give students the opportunity to: (1) begin exploring their academic interests in Year 4 of their studies; (2) complete 1.0 credit in courses that may be counted towards both degrees; and (3) enrol in the MEnvSc in the Summer session between Years 4 and 5 in order to complete either a two-month academic or internship opportunity, in addition to the mandatory four-month academic or internship opportunity completed in the MEnvSc program alone.

Combined Degree Programs options are:

  • Environmental Chemistry (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Environmental Science
  • Environmental Chemistry (Specialist Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Environmental Science

For more information, including Admission and Program requirements, see the Combined Degree Programs section of this Calendar.

Combined Degree Programs, Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
The Combined Degree Programs for UTSC Honours Bachelor of Science (HBSc) /Honours Bachelor of Arts (HBA) with the Master of Teaching (MT) offered by the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education provide students with a direct pathway to the completion, in 6 years, of their Undergraduate degree, Ontario Teacher’s Certificate of Qualifications, and Master’s degree. These Combined Degree Programs allow students to complete 1.0 credit in courses that may be counted towards both degrees.

The Combined Degree Programs options are:

  • Biological Chemistry (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Biological Chemistry (Specialist Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Biochemistry (Major), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching 
  • Biochemistry (Major Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Chemistry (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Chemistry (Specialist Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Chemistry (Major), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Chemistry (Major Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching
  • Environmental Chemistry (Specialist), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching 
  • Environmental Chemistry (Specialist Co-op), Honours Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching

For more information, including Admission and Program requirements, see the Combined Degree Programs section of this Calendar.

Guidelines for course selection
Students are urged to take [PHYA10H3 and PHYA21H3] early in their Programs even though PHYA21H3 may not be a prerequisite until third-year physical chemistry is chosen. Thus, the suggested first-year Program in Chemistry includes CHMA10H3, CHMA11H3, MATA30H3, MATA36H3, PHYA10H3 and PHYA21H3. Students interested in Biological Chemistry or Biochemistry should also include BIOA01H3 and BIOA02H3.
Some courses in Chemistry (CHM) may include Ancillary fees.

Service Learning and Outreach
For an experiential learning opportunity that also serves others, consider the course CTLB03H3 (Introduction to Service Learning), which can be found in the "Teaching and Learning” section of the Calendar.