MESSAGE FROM THE DEPARTMENT HEAD

Karen Perry UBC Okanagan Chemistry Department Head

The chemistry department offers a wide range of courses taught by excellent scientists, dedicated to sharing their knowledge with students. Our undergraduates are highly valued by MSc and PhD programs at other institutions and are sought after when they graduate. Some undergraduates go on to professional schools such as medicine and dentistry, while others find employment in industry or government.

High-level research is conducted by faculty, often in conjunction with scientists from other departments and at other universities, including collaborations in the fields of biology, medicine, engineering, and management. Chemistry has a large number of undergraduate students who participate in this research alongside world-class scientists, gaining valuable experience that serves them well when they graduate and move on to their careers.

Please explore our website and be introduced to the wonderful world of chemistry. Contact any of our faculty — all of them are happy to answer any questions you have.

Karen Perry
Associate Professor and Acting Department Head

UBCO CHEMISTRY AT A GLANCE

441

Current Students

15

Faculty Members

$ 15.5 M

In Research Funding (since 2005/06)

358

Funded Projects (since 2005/06)

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT

UBC Okanagan offers a world-class, globally recognized degree at a smaller and more intimate campus.

Students can generally expect smaller class sizes and greater access to their professors, while gaining the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research and projects.

Our chemists investigate a broad cross-section of problems, including medically related problems, developing new materials for solar power, and determining how to make non-human milk healthier for babies, along with many other topics. Undergraduates have the opportunity to be involved at all levels of this research, broadening their academic experience.

Experience the exciting field of chemistry here in the beautiful Okanagan valley.

Chemistry graduate student doing research in lab