Chemistry and biochemistry contribute to our knowledge not just by discovering what already exists in the world, but also by adding to it, through the creation of new substances and materials at the molecular level.
Student in the chemistry lab at UBC Okanagan


Get your UBC degree in chemistry, environmental chemistry, green chemistry, or biochemistry and molecular biology. Go on to graduate studies or one of the many careers possible in the field of chemistry.


Featured Students

International student research

A unique research pathway ultimately brought Bhavesh Gnnanapareddy from India to Canada. He worked alongside faculty members Gino DiLabio and Robert Szilagyi on personalized and customized research projects as an undergraduate student. Bavesh will continue his research as a graduate student at UBC Okanagan.

Bhavesh Gnnanapareddy
PhD Student, Chemistry

Bhavesh Gnnanapareddy

On the path to becoming a scientist

Biochemistry student and Donald A. Wehrung International Student Award Scholar Guilherme Durvan António Zandamela is excelling at undergraduate research.

“I think our campus has lots of engagement opportunities for all students, as well as awesome faculty and mentorship.”

Guilherme Durvan António Zandamela
Undergraduate Student, Biochemistry

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Guilherme Durvan António Zandamela

Teaching assistant excellence

Congratulations to Amanda Derbyshire for being awarded the 2023 UBC Okanagan Provost Award for Teaching Assistants and Tutors. Amanda is an exceptional individual who has made a significant impact on the academic community as a long-standing first-year chemistry Teaching Assistant.

Amanda Darbyshire
PhD Student, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Amanda Derbyshire

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Our graduate programs offer tier-one research-based degrees to students in a collegial, close-knit setting. Our high-calibre graduate students dedicate themselves to bettering our world through research.


Research Excellence

Researcher of the Year

Isaac Li, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has been honoured with the distinguished 2023 Researcher of the Year award in natural sciences and engineering.

His research focuses on analyzing single molecules and has tremendous potential to revolutionize disease treatment strategies.


Chemistry Research at UBC Okanagan


Our research spans many traditional and emerging disciplines of chemistry and biochemistry, with noteworthy focuses on chemical biology and biophysics, catalysis, natural products, metabolomics, computational chemistry, and biochemical structure and mechanism.


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