News and events

Download our latest newsletter: Elements Summer 2018(pdf)

Alex Brolo will receive the 2017 Faculty of Science Award

Alex Brolo will receive the 2017 Faculty of Science Award for Teaching Excellence.

Scott McIndoe has been awarded the 2017 Craigdarroch Silver Medal

McIndoe has been awarded the 2017 Craigdarroch Silver Medal for Excellence in Research.

Chemistry's newsletter Elements contains up-to-date news on what's happening at UVic Chemistry. See Special events, awards, research news and grants, and feature articles.

Fall 2018

Unless specified, seminars will be held at 11:30 am in MacLaurin D288
Links to speakers' web pages are provided where available

Date Speaker
Monday
September 10
Joe Gilroy, Western University
Molecular and Macromolecular Materials Derived from Boron Difluoride Formazanates
Host: Robin Hicks
Monday
September 17
Michael Gerken, University of Lethbridge
The Chemistry of SF4 and the Structure of Protonated Carbonyl Compounds
Host: Lisa Rosenberg
Monday
September 24
Jen PapeSGS AXYS
SGS AXYS: Ensuring Excellence in Specialty Environmental Analysis
Host: Scott McIndoe
Thursday
September 27

Sam Dagorne, University of Strasbourg
Combining N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) with oxophilic and earth-abundant metal centers: coordination chemistry, small molecules activation and use in catalysis
Host: Lisa Rosenberg
NOT CHEM 509

Monday
October 1
Kristen BurfordXenon Pharmaceuticals
Medicinal Chemistry at Xenon: A Selective Sodium 1.6 Channel Blocker Approach for the Potential Treatment of Epilepsy
Host: Jeremy Wulff
Thursday
October 4
Oliver Wenger, Basel University
From Photoinduced Multi-Electron Transfer to New Photoactive Metal Complexes
Host: Robin Hicks
NOT CHEM 509
Thursday
October 18
Pat Holland, Yale University
Nitrogen Binding and Fixation using Iron Complexes
Host: Robin Hicks
Monday
October 22
Claudia Turro, Ohio State University
2018 Merck Lecturer
Targeting Cancer with Transition Metal Complexes: From Basic Science Toward Therapy
Host: Natia Frank
Monday
October 29
Dwight Seferos, University of Toronto
2018 Xerox Lecturer
Advances in Polymer Semiconductors and Energy Storage Devices
Host: Robin Hicks
Monday
November 5
Hanadi Sleiman, McGill University
Title TBA
Host: Fraser Hof
Thursday
November 8
Ilya Zharov, University of Utah
Title TBA
Host: Matt Moffitt
NOT CHEM 509
Friday
November 16

William Lubell, University of Montreal
Title TBA
Host: Fraser Hof
ELL 226
NOT CHEM 509

Monday
November 26
Chris Gill, Vancouver Island University
Title TBA
Host:
Monday
December 3
Scott McIndoeUniversity of Victoria
Title TBA
Host:

 

Spring 2019

Unless specified, seminars will be held at 11:30 am in ECS 116
Links to speakers' web pages are provided where available

Date Speaker
Monday
January 7
Ian Tonks, University of Minnesota
2018 Dow Chemical Lecturer
Title TBA
Host: Scott McIndoe
Monday
January 14
Ian Burgess, University of Saskatchewan
Title TBA
Host: Dennis Hore
Thursday
January 24
Alex Radosevich, Massachusettes Institute of Technology
Title TBA
Host:
Thursday
January 31
Warren Chan, University of Toronto
Title TBA
Host: Alex Brolo
Monday
February 4

Jess Greener, Laval University
Title TBA
Host: Dennis Hore

Monday
February 11
Alison BrewerEli Lilly
Title TBA
Host: David Leitch
Monday 
February 25
Eugenia Kumacheva, University of Toronto 
Title TBA
Host: Matt Moffitt
Thursday
March 7
Eric Price, University of Saskatchewan 
Title TBA
Host: Matt Moffitt
Wednesday
March 13

Karen WooleyTexas A&M University
Lansdowne Lecture
Location: ELL 167
NOT CHEM 509

Thursday
March 14
Karen Wooley, Texas A&M University
Title TBA
Host: 
Monday
March 18
Mircea Dinca, Massachusettes Institute of Technology
Title TBA
Host:
Monday
March 25
Jose Moran Mirabal, McMaster University
Title TBA
Host: Dennis Hore
Monday
April 1
Jin-Quan Yu, Scripps Research Institute
Title TBA
Host: Jeremy Wulff