Practical and Research Skills
While pursuing your degree at the U of L there are opportunities to determine which area of Chem or Bchm best suits you. These opportunities give you the chance to experience Chemistry in a research lab setting, as part of an Interdisciplinary course – iGEM, or teaching Grade 8-12 students about Science with the Let’s Talk Science Program.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has many advanced instruments to enable cutting-edge research. These tools include nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), infra-red, Raman, UVvisible, atomic absorption spectrometers, macromolecular x-ray diffractometer, isothermal titration calorimeter, and a surface plasmon resonance spectrometer. Students learn to use such instruments as a part of several undergraduate courses and during research opportunities.
Students have many opportunities available. For a detailed list visit our Research page.
- Co-operative Education
- Applied Studies
- Independent Studies
- Honour Thesis (4th year only)
- Let’s Talk Science (Volunteer positions)
- Involvement with professors on research projects
- Co-authorship of papers/publications
- Participation in conferences such as:
- CSC (Canadian Society of Chemistry)
- WCUCC (Western Canada Undergraduate Chemistry Conference)
- RiboWest Conference (Biochemistry only)