International collaboration developing nanotechnology

that may be used against COVID-19

synthesizing novel anti-cancer agents

Dr. Frank Schweizer and a team of University of Manitoba researchers, have identified a unique way to potentially treat and cure cancer using carbohydrate-based antitumour agents

rapid disease detection by electrochemistry

Dr. Sabine Kuss develops highly sensitive electrochemical methods and instrumentation to detect and understand medical phenomena, such as cancer and antibiotic resistance

State of the art instrumentation

The department has access to a variety of state of the art instrumentation facilities and highly skilled staff available for service to researchers, students and the industrial community

Preserving our Treasures

Dr. Jörg Stetefeld and his research team are collaborating with the Inuit community to track biodiversity in Canada's North

Studying the structure-function relationship of proteins

Dr. Jörg Stetefeld examines the structure-function relationship of proteins as dynamic systems: how are they involved in signalling complexes related to human disease and how can they be used for biomedical or industrial remediation applications

Research and Teaching Excellence

The department of chemistry has a long history of success including a recent nobel laureate and two banting fellows

Safeguarding our water

Co-founded by Drs. Gregg Tomy and Jörg Stetefeld the centre for oil and gas research and development (COGRAD) studies more efficient ways to assess the effects of petrochemicals on our water supply

Investigating reactive molecules through spectroscopy

Dr. Jennifer van wijngaarden explores microwave and infrared spectroscopy and the fundamental properties of molecules: to generate new species of molecules that aren't stable under normal atmospheric conditions, the types of molecules found around stars and far-out planets and moons

News & Events


Congratulations Katrina Bergmann, Governor General’s Silver Medal Recipient!

Congratulations to Katrina Bergmann who won the Governor General’s Silver Medal!  The award is given to an outstanding undergraduate  student who has achieve  the highest standing in a Bachelor degree program. To read more about Katrina and other Governor General Academic Award recipients, please visit: UM Today | Students | Spring Convocation 2021: Meet the...


Congratulations Class of 2021!

Our Department is proud of you and all that you’ve accomplished through your dedication, hard work and perseverance!  We wish you all the best in your future endeavors! The virtual convocation ceremony for Science graduates can be viewed here.


We’re hiring Assistant/Associate Professor!

Offer No : 15703 Job : Asst/Associate Prof, Dept Physics/Astronomy, Dept Chemistry Location : Chemistry Full Time : Yes Permanent : Yes Posting Start Date : Jun 10, 2021 Posting End Date : Aug 30, 2021 Expected Start Date : Jul 01, 2022 Expected End Date : Job Description : The Department of Physics & Astronomy...


BioExM Launch Event

On June 21st, the Faculty of Science at the University of Manitoba will be launching the BioExM Network for Exploration of Natural and Synthetic Biology. BioExM will integrate the University of Manitoba campus’s highly interdisciplinary research in synthetic biology under one umbrella.  The vision for this new network of researchers, students, and industry partners is to put Manitoba...


Innovations in Synthetic Chemistry with David Herbert – Virtual Talk & Q&A

Ironing out the details: How Using Sustainability as a Design Principle Can Lead to Fundamental Advances and Practical Innovation in Synthetic Chemistry David Herbert Friday, June 25, 2021 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Virtual Public Science Talk and Q&A Everyone is welcome to join! David E. Herbert is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of...


Professor van Wijngaarden, A Newly Elected Director for the Canadian Society for Chemistry

Congratulations to Professor van Wijngaarden on being elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) for a three year term starting May 2021.  Her portfolio as Director of Conferences includes oversight of all CSC related conferences including the annual national meeting CCCE (Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition) and...


Congratulations Katrina Bergmann!

Congratulations to Chemistry student Katrina Bergmann, one of this year’s University of Manitoba Outstanding Students and to the two mentors she honoured, Joel Kulik her teacher from Linden Christian School and Dr. Elena Smirnova, recently retired from the Department of Chemistry.   All three individuals were recently recognized at the Students’ Teacher Recognition Reception held virtually...


Data Science Conference and Student Challenge Nexus 2021

The Faculty of Science is hosting a virtual Data Science Conference and Student Challenge, Nexus 2021, Bridging Academia and Industry, May 19-21,2021. The virtual conference will explore new and emerging trends in Digital Agriculture (May 19), Public Health (May 20), Transportation and Logistics, (May 21). Full-Conference Registration (three days) includes access to all keynote presentations and three additional presentations per day....


Congratulations to Dr. Joey Lussier on accepting an Instructor position in the Department of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry is delighted to welcome Dr. Joey Lussier as the Department’s newest instructor! Please join us in congratulating Joey and welcoming him back to the Department he graduated from.


Daniel Gussakovsky is the first winner of the James C. Jamieson Graduate Scholarship in Biochemistry

Department of Chemistry is delighted to announce that Daniel Gussakovsky, a graduate student in Sean McKenna’s group, is the first winner of the James C. Jamieson Graduate Scholarship in Biochemistry. James C. Jamieson Graduate Scholarship in Biochemistry In honour of Dr. James C. Jamieson, an endowment fund has recently been established at the University of...