The Department of Chemistry provides undergraduates with a chance to collaborate with TWU Faculty in research at the cutting edge of the chemical sciences. Participating in a research project is an excellent way to experience the excitement of discovery and to enhance your development in the practice of science, making you a competitive graduate. In addition, the Department of Chemistry provides an opportunity to enrich relationships with faculty, staff and other students by being involved in chemical preparation, laboratory development projects and undergraduate teaching positions. These opportunities are limited, but with our undergraduate focus and smaller student population, opportunities for your involvement are greater, opportunities that can help you toward excellence.

What opportunities are available to undergraduate students?  



The Department of Chemistry is pleased to offer summer research opportunities for outstanding undergraduate students. These awards are meant to stimulate interest in research in chemistry, and to provide opportunities to gain research experience in an academic setting.  Awardees will receive financial support to conduct research during the summer months under the guidance of a Department of Chemistry faculty member who holds an NSERC research grant.

To be eligible to apply for an award, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
  • Be registered (at the time you apply) in a bachelor's degree program at an eligible university.
  • Have obtained, over the previous years of study, a cumulative B average or above.
  • Have completed all the course requirements of at least the first year of university study (or two academic terms) of your bachelor's degree.
  • Not have started a graduate studies program.


Further opportunities to do research under the supervision of a faculty member are available through the TWU Science Research Program, sponsored by the Murdock Trust. These positions are available during both the summer and the academic year.