About the department

panorama of the Elliott building

The Bob Wright and Elliott buildings


The Department of Chemistry fosters world-class research and outstanding chemical education. We build on the strengths of our students, faculty, staff and alumni to interact with the local, national and global community."

Read more about the department's vision for the years ahead and upcoming initiatives in the 2012 Strategic Plan (pdf).

Our programs and research

With undergraduate course enrollments totaling around 4000, we're actively and enthusiastically involved in:

Location and facilities

We occupy approximately 5000 square metres of space in the Elliott, Petch and Bob Wright buildings. The proximity of Physics & Astronomy, Biochemistry and Microbiology, Biology, Mathematics, School of Earth & Ocean Sciences and the Faculty of Engineering fosters a broad awareness of the full range of scientific activity at the University of Victoria.

The department is exceptionally well equipped, with millions of dollars worth of instrumentation serving both teaching and research needs.

Our history

Interested in how far chemistry at UVic has come since 1963? Read a brief history of the department.

About Victoria

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