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May 11, 2013 - Congratulations Fraser Parlane!

Third year chemistry student Fraser Parlane, under the supervision of Dr. Craig Montgomery, represented TWU's chemistry department at The 27th Annual Western Canadian Undergraduate Chemistry Conference (WCUCC) in Saskatoon, SK.  He was awarded "Best Poster Presentation in the Category of Inorganic, Materials, Analytical, Physical, Theoretical & Computational Chemistry" for his poster entitled, "Utilization of the Hydridophosphorane HP(OC6H4NMe)2 as a Ligand in Ni(II) and Pt(II) Complexes."  Congratulations Fraser!

April 5, 2013 - Trinity Western University hosts Fraser Valley Undergraduate Science Research Conference

Forty participants from four institutions: two from the Fraser Valley (Trinity Western University and Fraser Valley University), and two from the BC interior (Thompson Rivers University and UBC Okanagan) presented their undergraduate research projects in seminars or poster sessions.  Their research spanned the spectrum of natural and applied sciences (biology, chemistry, environmental science, mathematics, physics and computing).  The department of chemistry was impressed with the informative and interesting research students shared with their peers and faculty and looks forward to more opportunities to do so.  The TWU chemistry department would like to especially congratulate third year chemistry student Christopher Voth (Supervisor: Dr. Chad Friesen) for his winning poster entitled, "Utilizing Poly(hexafluoropropylene oxide) in Fluorous Biphase Systems" in the chemistry category.

March 2, 2013 - Fraser Valley High School Chemistry Competition at Trinity Western University

Congratulations to this years's high school chemistry competition winners, Mountain Secondary!  Honourable mentions go to M.E.I. and Yale Secondary for a strong showing placing 2nd and 3rd, respectively. 

March 21, 2012 - Government of Canada Announces Support for Innovation at Trinity Western University

2012 is an exciting time for the department of chemistry at TWU.  As we celebrate TWU's 50th anniversary as an institution of higher learning, we are greatly encouraged by the Government of Canada's ongoing investment in our research facilities.  The $465,000 in funding from Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD), and $398,251 pledged by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) will bolster TWU's applied research role in the Fraser Valley and help us to better serve small and medium-sized businesses across a number of industrial sectors. (read more)

December 3, 2011 - Fraser Valley High School Chemistry Competition

In celebration of the International Year of Chemistry the Department of Chemistry and NSERC Science Promotion, invited several local high schools to compete in a day of chemical challenges. Students were challenged during a full day of fun in the lab by testing their skills in an extraction of a complex mixture, an analytical determination of an unknown sample and a written examination. While all teams exhibited a high level of skill, Yale Secondary School (Abbotsford, BC) won first place, followed by Mountain Secondary School (Langley, BC) and Credo Christian High School (Langley, BC).  

 November 4, 2011 - Official Opening of the Neufeld Science Centre Expansion including the 2000sq.ft. Chemistry Research Laboratory

The new Neufeld Science Centre research wing was officially opened on November 4, 2011.  In attendance were Honourable Mark Warawa, Member of Parliament, Langley and the Honourable Rich Coleman, Minister Responsible for Energy and Mines, Minister Responsible for Housing, and MLA for Fort Langley-Aldergrove.  The momentous occasion was the culmination of just over a year of design and construction since breaking ground in August 2010.  The new wing will provide upper level chemistry students and graduate students significantly more research space to obtain the hands-on chemistry experience Trinity graduates are known for.     

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