Course Information

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Required Courses

Chem 9657-9658Y: Seminar (Milestone)

Course Objectives: (Please note: these seminars are not the same)

  • To accustom the student to the regular perusal of the literature
  • To develop the student’s ability to assemble and critically appraise the recent literature
  • To develop an understanding (for both the student and the audience) of a research topic of current interest
  • To develop the student’s ability to present a seminar
  • To accustom the student to public speaking
  • To give practice in dealing with verbal questioning

Research Course

Course Objectives:

Students will be registered in the appropriate course each year by the Graduate Assistant when they complete their yearly report and the grade is submitted.

Policy guideline and implementation

This does not count as courses required for the degree.

Optional Course – Experiential-Learning and Professionalism in Chemistry (EPIC)

Course Objectives:

The intention of the course is to encourage students to expose themselves to experiences that will enhance their professionalism, communication and teaching skill set. Such expertise is critical for successful degree progression and then beyond your time at Western, especially in the workforce.

Course Coordinator:  Associate Chair, Graduate Education or their Designate

Course Guide: Associate Chair, Graduate Education or their Designate

This course is a guided, self-directed  experiential course; the Course Guide will offer advice and ensure a distribution of experiences that fulfill the course requirements.  Thus, it is important to notify the Course Coordinator of your enrolment in the course before accumulating more than one-half the units necessary for completion. Only experiences gained while a registered graduate student are eligible.

 EPIC (Chem 9844U  and 9855Y) are milestone courses that require continual enrolment until completed.  There is no grade associated with EPIC courses.

Fall Term 2022 

Register in the Fall (1228)

9494A Biophysical Chemistry (cross listed with 4494)

  • Instructor: Lars Konermann
  • Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Time: 10:30-11:20
  • Location: ChB 9

9524A Electrochemistry

  • Instructor: Jamie Noél
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9603R Advanced NMR II

  • Instructor: James Wisner 
  • Days: Tues/Thurs Nov 1-Dec 6)
  • Time: 2-4 PM
  • Location: ChB 115

9659R CEDES Part 1

  • Instructor: Yolanda Hedberg
  • Days:  Tuesday (Nov 1-Dec 13, 2022)
  • Time: 1:30-4PM
  • Location: Hybrid:in-person for local students, virtual for external

9713Q Advanced Medicinal Chemistry

  • Instructor: Leonard Luyt
  • Days:  Thursday (Sept. 8-Oct. 20)
  • Time: 9:30am-12:00pm
  • Location: MSA 3204 Sept 8 and 15  ChB 115 Sept 22-Oct 20

9754R Powder Diffraction

  • Instructor: Yang Song
  • Days: Thursday
  • Time: 2:30-4:30 PM (Oct. 27-Dec. 8)
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9774Q Materials and Synchrotron Radiation 1

  • Instructor:  T.K. Sham
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9784R Materials and Synchrotron Radiation 11

  • Instructor: T.K. Sham
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Winter Term 2023

Register in the Winter (1231) 

9521S Catalysis

  • Instructor: Johanna Blacquiere
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9525B Corrosion

  • Instructor: Yolanda Hedberg
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9546S Optical Properties of Solids

  • Instructor: Lijia Liu
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9563S Total Synthesis

  • Instructor: Michael Kerr
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9648B Computational Quantum Chemistry

  • Instructor: Viktor Staroverov
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9663T Advanced Polymer Chemistry II

  • Instructor: Joseph Gilroy
  • Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (Feb 27-April 14
  • Time: 9:30-10:30
  • Location: MSA 3204

9XXX

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