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Fall 2015

Chemistry Spring Term and Intersession 2016 Course Offerings

In the recent past, the Department of Chemistry has offered chemistry 1010 and 1011 in the intersession and chemistry 1031 in the spring semester.

Due to recent changes to first year chemistry courses, the Chemistry Department wishes to notify departments and students of the following changes to first year offerings in the spring term and intersession:

CHEM 1010 and 1011 will be offered during the intersession.
CHEM 1050 and 1051 will be offered in the 14-week spring term.
CHEM 1031 is no longer offered.

It is anticipated that after 2016 we will no longer offer CHEM 1011 in spring and intersession semesters. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Dr. Travis Fridgen -


Changes to chemistry 2100 and 2210 scheduling beginning in the 2016-17 academic year

In the current academic year (2015-16) Chemistry is offering CHEM 2100 in both the fall and winter terms and CHEM 2210 in the winter term. This has been the norm for some time now.

The Chemistry Department wishes to notify students of the following changes beginning in the 2016-17 academic year and on a go-forward basis:

CHEM 2100 will be offered in the winter term only.
CHEM 2210 will be offered in the fall term only.


Fall Registration 2015:

Important notice for students regarding Chemistry 1031 for the Fall 2015 semester.

Chemistry 1031 will no longer be offered. Students who have successfully completed chemistry 1010 and Chemistry 1011 and would normally have taken Chemistry 1031 will be allowed to take Chemistry 1051. They must apply for the prerequisite waiver using the form on the chemistry department webpage. Inquiries may be directed to .


All first-year labs begin on Monday, September 14, 2015. Students are expected to have obtained a laboratory manual, lab coat and safety glasses for their first laboratory. Read the regulations in the introduction to the laboratory manual. Note that the Chemistry 1010, 1011, 1050, and 1051 lab manuals are available on D2L

First year lab schedule

Check for changes in the lab schedule on the bulletin board outside C4009 or click Fall 2015 Lab Schedule


Welcome to new and returning students. First and second year students with problems should see Dr. Christopher Flinn, Deputy Head Undergraduate Studies (C4014), or Dr. Travis Fridgen (C4000D). Higher level students should see Dr. Fridgen, Head, or their faculty advisor if they are Chemistry Majors.

Lab Waiver Deadline for Fall 2015

Applications for lab waivers (online form) will not be accepted after 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 18, 2015. Students granted a waiver must register for the lecture-only section of the course.

Students granted a lab waiver must still complete the course tutorial if there is one.

WHMIS/Laboratory Safety Training

Provincial Health and Safety legislation requires that Memorial ensure the health and safety of its employees and students. All students enrolled in chemistry courses will be exposed to chemicals and therefore are required to complete WHMIS/Laboratory Safety Training using the Desire2Learn system at DELTS ( Students who successfully complete the training must print the certificate showing that the program was successfully completed and must show it to their laboratory instructor at their first laboratory session of all of their chemistry courses.

In order to have access to the online course, students must first register for SFTY 1000, CRN 57267 (or CRN 87414 in Intersession), through Memorial Self-Service. No tuition is charged for this course. Students can then log into Desire2Learn with their login ID and access the courses; access will be available within 24 hours of completion of the registration. Students must provide verification that they have successfully completed the WHMIS and Laboratory safety courses to their lab instructor or supervisor prior to the start of laboratory classes.

Get more information at our WHMIS online course information page

Chemistry 1050 Prerequisite Requirements

PR: at least 65% in high school CHEM 3202 or 60% in Chemistry 1010.

Chemistry 1051 Prerequisite Requirements
PR: CHEM 1050

Departmental policy for canceled term tests and labs:

Term tests/labs canceled for reasons such as the closure of the university due to a snow storm or a fire alarm going off are automatically scheduled for the next lecture/lab period of the course.