Monthly Archives: March 2022

CSU Executive Team Elections

If you’re registered in at least one CHM course per semester next year and would like to be part of the 2022-2023 CSU Executive Team, please fill out the following form by Sunday April 3rd at 11:59pm!

The actual election night will be on Wednesday April 6th at 6-8pm via Zoom. During this time, all candidates will be able to give a 2min “pitch” on why students should vote for them, and will answer questions posed by the attending students. Only students in attendance at the meeting will be able to vote. Only undergraduate students who are registered in a CHM course in at least one chemistry course per semester next year, or chemistry program students may vote (specialist, major, minor). Voting will be anonymous, but student IDs will be collected and verified by the department.

Zoom link: (Password: Carbon)

The CSU is a fantastic team to be a part of, and as of this year, we are officially an award-winning team (! This is a fantastic way to get involved in the department and to make close connections with students from all years.

Thanks for joining us for all our events this year! We hope to see many of you run for next year 🙂

For any questions, please write to For more info on the CSU, please see:

Form link:

Non-Academic Careers Panel

Are you interested in finding alternative career avenues with your chemistry degree that are not related to academia? Are you interested in networking with professionals in industry? If so, the 2nd annual Non-Academic Panel event is the place for you!
Join us to hear from Senior Program Analyst, Dr. Shweta Ganapati, and Deputy Director of Science and Engineering Promotion, Ms. Kelly Anne Hoop, of NSERC, CTO and Co-Founder of Edgehog, Dr. Calvin Cheng, Manager of INOVAIT, Mr. Leo Mui and Principle of Rhapsody Venture Partners, Dr. Jessica Freyer, talk about their current careers and how chemistry has aided them in their respective fields!

Passcode: 2_CSU_NonAcademic

Date: Monday, March 21, 2022
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm EST

Meeting link:
Meeting ID: 845 1939 5142
Passcode: 822972

50th annual Southern Ontario Undergraduate Student Chemistry Conference (SOUSCC)

If you’ve completed any undergraduate research or are interested in hearing about chemistry research from across the province, register now for the 50th annual Southern Ontario Undergraduate Student Chemistry Conference (SOUSCC)! This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your work, meet fellow students and professors, and network with industry representatives. This year’s conference will be hosted online through Gather Town on Saturday March 26th, and all presenters will have their meals covered and receive a swag package in the mail! Sign up by Saturday March 12th at 11:59pm through this link:

More details can be found here:

If you’re interested in volunteering to help out on the day of the event, applications are now open:

Department Feedback form due

Hey Chem Students!

The CSU will once again be meeting with Dr. Andy Dicks, Professor and Undergraduate Chair of the Department of Chemistry, as well as Nicole Treston, the Undergraduate Counselor, this March to discuss YOUR feedback and concerns with the administration.

We welcome you to bring up any new concerns you might have, as well as any old concerns that you believe have not bee addressed yet. Dr. Dicks and Nicole have been super receptive to feedback and committed to addressing student concerns, and we look forward to continue sharing your feedback with them! This form will be completely anonymous so please be honest.

The form is available to all undergraduates who are enrolled in a chemistry course this year.

Date: Friday, March 4th, 2022