Congratulations to the following chemistry students who won awards at the 2012 Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition in Calgary, Alberta:
There are a wide range of opportunities available in a number of related fields such as materials and biomedical sciences, bioengineering and chemical engineering, food science, pharmacology, toxicology, oceanography or marine science. Chemists conduct important research in government, industry, university and clinical labs, and teach in schools and post-secondary institutions.
Chemistry can also lead to medical, dental or veterinary school or professional studies in areas like business and law. Chemistry opens the doors for any number of careers, from science journalism to forensics.
Sample Careers for Chemistry Majors
Gain valuable work experience and explore future career opportunities. There are a number of volunteering opportunities at UBC:
UBC Let's Talk Science: Volunteers work with youth from elementary and secondary schools to ignite science excitement and share their knowledge with eager young minds. Visit the Let's Talk Science website for more information.
UBC Science 101: Science 101 is a four-month, non-credit, barrier free course offered to residents of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside and other inner-city communities. They are always seeking volunteers to assist with the Science 101 program. Volunteers are recruited each year in April. Visit Science 101 for more information.
GEERing Up! UBC Science & Engineering for Kids: Volunteer with summer science camps in July and August. Sign-up for volunteer positions begins in late April - more information is available here.
Chemistry Events: Email outreachTA@chem.ubc.ca (subject: Volunteer) if you are interested in volunteering with the Department.