First and Second Year Rep Elections

Do you want to be a part of the CSU this year? Are you a first- or second-year taking any CHM course? Here’s your chance! Apply to be one of 2 first-year reps or for the 1 second-year rep position and join our CSU team! As part of the exec team you will help organize events and also keep the students in your year informed about everything CSU. It is usually 3-4 hours a week. We are flexible but we would appreciate commitment too!

Want to know why you should join? Lets see what some previous reps had to say:

“Being a second year rep allowed me to connect with other chem students. It also provided me with a great opportunity to enhance my team-working skills!”

– Margaret Zhang

“Being a first-year representative helped me better understand the inner workings of the chemistry department at U of T. It was also a great way to get involved with others who share the same interest as I.”

– Tristan Downey

“As a first-year representative, you gain direct insight into how the CSU organizes its events and initiatives. You play the crucial role of informing other first-year students about the academic and social opportunities offered by the CSU. Also, depending on your interest, you can take charge in creating new events for the future.”

– Tony Hu

But if you want to find out for yourself, fill out the following form by Sunday September 27th, 11.59 PM : https://forms.gle/gMsnGnzyhdAiGhFZ8

Your campaign and election will take place on the same day, on Monday, September 28th between 6-7 PM via zoom! To vote in the election you must attend this session!

Zoom link: https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/93466833710

Password: Ruthenium


Chemistry Student Groups Information Session

Start your year off right, and join us for the first-ever CSU x PTSA x MCSU x PCSU information session! In addition to hearing about the Chemistry Student Union’s upcoming events and opportunities, seize this info session as a four-in-one chance to also learn about the Pharmacology and Toxicology Students’ Association, the Materials Chemistry Student Union, and the Pharmaceutical Chemistry Student Union! This event will occur on Thursday, September 17th from 5-6pm via Zoom.



Zoom Link & Password:
Join Zoom Meeting:
https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/6790944264
Meeting ID: 679 094 4264
Passcode: 3q4Y1K

Ski Trip 2020

What? All-inclusive ski trip to luxury Mont-Tremblant, QC

When? Friday January 17th – Sunday January 19th, 2020

How much? See below for breakdown

We are opening registration for ski trip to our undergrads! Your ticket includes transportation to Mont Tremblant, accommodation, and a 2-day lift ticket. We will gather in LM Thursday evening Jan 16 for an overnight drive to Mont Tremblant. 2 Day lift tickets are for skiing Friday and Saturday. We leave Sunday afternoon and return to LM in the evening on Jan 10. Signups are closing on December 6th!

If you want to participate in ski trip, please email Monika (m.satkauskas@mail.utoronto.ca) the following information:

a) name of people attending the trip, indicating member or guests

b) skier ($270 per member, $335 per guest) or non-skier packages ($220 per member or guest) – undergrads: you’re considered a member if you’re currently doing a CHM499 project!

c) add-on items you would like for purchase (see below for possibilities)

Monika can accept payment at donuts, E-transfer, or arrange a meeting in her office space. Please let her know of any questions you may have.

We hope you can join us!

Add-Ons

All prices are same for both members and guests

3rd day lift ticket: $40

This ticket allows one to ski Sunday morning before leaving on the bus with everyone at 3pm. 

Travel Insurance: $50

Gear rental (2 Day): $70

Gear rental (3 Day): $95

Helmet rental (2 Day): $15

Helmet rental (3 Day): $20

Dogsledding: $80

Those who sign up for dogsledding would go Sunday morning and return with enough time to get back onto the bus.

Clothing rental is available, however ChemClub is not able to offer a discount. 

Holiday Party

What? Annual semi-formal holiday party

When? Friday December 6th, 6:00 PM

Where? Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W

How much? $35 for both members and guests

Holiday party is just a few weeks away, and you can buy your tickets! Buying tickets is as easy as pie. For E-transfer, send your E-transfer to Monika Satkauskas at m.satkauskas@mail.utoronto.ca and set the question as “What city do we study in?” with the answer as “Toronto” – to pay in cash or for any questions, contact Monika and she’d be happy to arrange a meeting.

What your ticket gets you: 

  • Dinner (fancy variety of finger foods and sushi)
  • 5 Drink Tickets (!!!!!!!!!)
  • Coat check (very convenient)
  • So much fun

We hope to see you there!

Academic Seminar: Identification of Toxic Pollutants Binding to Key Proteins

Come join us on November 28th at ES B142 for an exciting academic seminar on the Identification of Toxic Pollutants Binding to Key Proteins presented by Professor Hui Peng.

Abstract: More than 80,000 chemicals are produced for commercial use today. Assessment of the potential health effects of diverse chemicals is challenging for traditional environmental toxicology methodologies. In this study, we will develop protein-centric bioanalytical strategies, and then apply these methods for high-throughput identification of toxic pollutants binding to key proteins from the environment. We will use poly- and perfluorinated substances (PFASs), and quinone-related air pollutants as case studies to introduce the concepts.

CSUxPCSU Pub Night!

Be sure to come out to CSU x PCSU Pub Night on October 25th, 7:30pm at Firkin on Bay (1075 Bay St)!! There will be 2 FREE (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) drink tickets per person and a ton of FREE food! See you there🍹

Delicious Donuts and Cheap Coffee!

Come checkout the Donut Sale in support of Syrian Refugee Families hosted by UofT ChemClub! On November 13th in the Lash Miller Lobby from 10AM-4PM!!!

Have you heard about the free chemistry tutoring? Check it out!

Undergraduate Mentorship Program

We are excited to be running the undergraduate mentorship program again! This is an great opportunity for upper year students to share the wealth of experience that they have, and for lower year students who are searching for advice regarding CHM courses, resources and future direction with the program!

Apply to be a mentor here

Apply to be a mentee here

First year and Second year Representative

Want to be a part of the CSU? Self-nominate yourself to be a first-year or second-year representative for the CSU!

Please fill the form by Sunday September 15th, 11:59 PM. Elections will be 5:30 PM on Monday Sept 30th, LM204. There will be pizza! Anyone taking a chemistry course this year may vote at the election.

Apply here