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Fall 2016


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

Now Hiring Chemistry Undergraduate Lab Demonstrators

Applications are now available online for Fall 2016. You must indicate on the form when you are available.

Fall 2016 Labs

All first-year labs begin on Monday, September 12, 2016. Students are expected to have obtained a copy of Experiment 1 provided through D2L, lab coat and safety glasses for their first laboratory. Read the regulations on D2L. 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 2016 Lab Schedule Revised

Lab Waiver Deadline for Fall 2016

Applications for lab waivers (online form) will not be accepted after 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 16, 2016. 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.

Laboratory Safety Training - Science 1807

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 Science 1807 (Safety in Science Lab). In order to have access to the online course, students must register for Science 1807 through Memorial Self-Service. No tuition is charged for this course. Note: Science 1807 should be completed prior to your first lab session the week of September 12 - 16 and at the latest by September 16, 2016. Students who have not completed Science 1807 by September 16 will be deregistered from the course.

Integrity 100A/B

All students entering First Year courses at MUN as of this September are required to complete a Integrity course which has two parts with the first part having to be completed in their first semester.

Integrity 100A will be available in July once you have registered for your courses for the Fall Term. You will have to successfully complete the course before you receive your assigned registration time for the Winter Term. Information about assigned registration time for the Winter Term is sent to your email and should be available by the middle of October. Once information about your registration time has been made available, you will still have approximately six weeks to complete Integrity 100A before registration begins.

Integrity 100B will be available starting October 1st and after you have successfully completed Integrity 100A. You will have to successfully complete 100B before you receive your assigned registration time for the Spring Term (or the following Fall Term should you not plan on taking courses during the Spring semester).

Academic Misconduct:

Cheating is not permitted. The act of cheating includes, but is not limited to, the copying of lab materials and assignments from previous or current years, or using unreferenced information in a lab write up, paper, or presentation. University regulations pertaining to cheating are found in the university calendar in section 6.12. If you are caught cheating, the first incident will be forwarded to the Head of Chemistry for a resolution. If you are found guilty at the Departmental level, the penalty is usually a zero on the work in question as well as a letter of reprimand copied to the registrar describing the incident and the resolution, and will be kept on file. In the event of a second offence, the incident will be directed to SCUGS (which can also happen on the first offence). An incident which is resolved by SCUGS usually result in harsher penalties such as reduction of your mark for the course, probation, suspension, or expulsion. Note that the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Studies (SCUGS) resolves all offences that involve allegations of impersonation, submission of forged documents, or academic misconduct on exams or works in excess of 20% of the grade.

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.

Chemistry 1050 Prerequisite Requirements

PR: Science 1807; CHEM 1010 with a grade of at least 60% or high school CHEM 3202 with a grade of at least 65%. It is also recommended that students have successfully completed high school Mathematics 3200 or 3201.

Chemistry 1051 Prerequisite Requirements

PR: Science 1807; CHEM 1050

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 -

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.