Department News


Chemistry Wins annual Science Softball Showdown

Front Row: Luciann Lahey, Janet Pickup, Cara Andrews
Back Row: Daniel Foster, Godwin D’Cunha, Dale Keefe, Adam Brown, Edward Cross, Usman Shehzad, Chris Barron
Missing from photo: Matthias Bierenstiel
The Department of Chemistry Bad News Test Tubes softball team defeated the Department of Biology Killer T-Cells 16-13 in the annual Science Softball Showdown

Students attend 2009 CSC and APICS/CIC Chemistry Conferences


CBU has a strong reputation for engaging students in research in diverse fields including molecular spectroscopy, petroleum research, analytical chemistry, computational chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and biochemistry.  The presence of a strong research program in the Department of Chemistry was highlighted by the fact that fourteen undergraduate researchers attended the 2009 APICS/CIC Atlantic Chemistry Undergraduate Student Conference held at St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS in May. [Read more →]

Department Promotions and Renewal

The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce the following promotions and renewal, effective July 1, 2009.  Dr. Allen Britten (Analytical Chemistry, Dean of Science) has been promoted to Full Professor. Dr. Godwin D’Cunha (Biochemistry) has been promoted to Associate Professor. Dr. Matthias Bierenstiel (Inorganic Chemistry) has been promoted to Associate Professor and granted a renewal of his tenure-track position.

New scholarships to honour retiring faculty members

Front: Dr. David Sneddon & Dr. Paula MIchalik
Back: Dr. Dale Keefe & President John Harker

The Department of Chemistry is pelased to announce the establishment of the Drs. Paula Michalik & David Sneddon Chemistry Scholarships in recognition of two respected professors who will retire from the University this year. Members of the CBU Chemistry Faculty have contributed to establish the award through fundraising efforts within the department. 

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