Montreal was ranked #1 city in the world for students (source: QS Top Universities). Read more

McGill chemistry professor Tomislav Friščić has been awarded NSERC’s Steacie Memorial Fellowship to support his groundbreaking work on processes for making much-needed substances without the use of harmful solvents. Read more


The Tsantrizos and Berghuis groups unravel important mechanistic insight into metabolic regulation/dysregulation with important implications for the treatment of cancer. Find out more.

Graduate student D. Polcari and coworkers from the Mauzeroll group recently published a comprehensive review of all SECM literature. Their practical guide was featured on the cover of Chemical Reviews

M. N. Belzile and coworkers in the Cosa group have reported in J. Am. Chem. Soc. on a fluorogenic probe emulating vitamin K redox properties to study electron transfer and transport in biological systems

Welcome to all new and returning students! A few McGill Chemistry Faculty enjoying the outdoor convocation ceremonies Chemistry Tuesday June 2 2015!

Research laboratories were fully renovated in 2011-12 to now offer bright and spacious space for cutting edge science to take place. Photo: Owen Egan

Circular benches, a design invented at McGill, facilitates students and teachers interaction. Photo: Owen Egan

Simon Girard (Li group) is operating a supercritical CO2 reactor, part of the CFI funded Green Chemistry facility. Photo: Owen Egan



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The Department of Chemistry at McGill University provides a comprehensive teaching and research environment in the chemical sciences.  With 35 faculty and 4 research-active emeritus faculty members, the Department presently hosts over 150 graduate students and 60 PDFs/RAs.  The Department is emerging from a period of unprecedented renewal of its laboratory infrastructure, with $50M investment yielding state-of-the-art research and teaching laboratories.    Honours, Majors, Minor, and Liberal BSc programs in Chemistry are offered, leading to ca. 40 p.a. students graduating with a Chemistry degree. There are currently over 200 students enrolled in our undergraduate programs.  BSc graduates from the Majors and Honours go on to graduate studies, positions in industry and teaching as well as further studies in professional programs in medicine, law, business administration, and public health.   McGill Chemistry PhD graduates go on to excellent postdoctoral positions, academic positions,  and research scientist positions in industrial and government research laboratories across North America and Europe. A McGill Chemistry graduate invariably promotes Chemistry in the international community.