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Why Hire U of T Chemistry Graduates?
Recruiting the right talent is crucial to business success. Whether as a research chemist working in a pharmaceutical company or an editor at a scientific press, chemistry graduates from the University of Toronto can bring the flexibility and creativity needed for your business to stay competitive and dynamic.
Our graduates are thoroughly trained to observe, analyze, and employ their creative skills to assess the challenges inherent in the use of substances. They learn to observe nature closely, ask questions about their observations, and develop experiments to answer and challenge those questions.
Industries actively recruiting U of T chemistry graduates include pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, petroleum, mining and metallurgy, plastics, computer, telecommunications, optics and photonics, food and beverage, fine and heavy chemical manufacturing, government and education.
The John and Edna Davenport Chemical Research Building
The John and Edna Davenport Chemical Research Building, completed in 2001, houses the Department of Chemistry’s cutting-edge wing for biomolecular and chemical research. In this rapidly changing discipline, modern laboratories and high-end instrumentation play a key role in the chemistry department’s well-earned reputation as number one in Canada and among the very best in the world.
Research Opportunity Program
This innovative program provides an opportunity for second-year students to work in a research project with some of the university’s most renowned professors in return for course credit. The program is completely voluntary and enhances the fundamental connection between teaching and research in a research-intensive university.
Through this program, students early in their academic careers have an opportunity to become involved in original research. They can expect to learn research methods and share in the excitement and discovery of acquiring new knowledge while earning course credit toward their degree and program requirements.
Chemistry Co-op Program
Exceptional students, specially selected through stringent admission criteria, participate in the U of T Scarborough co-op programs in Chemistry, Biochemistry and Biological Chemistry. Three 4-month paid work terms alternate with study terms, providing a strong grounding in practical work experience in analytical, organic and inorganic chemistry, physics, mathematics and scientific computing. Work terms are with chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology leaders, environmental technology solution providers, professional consulting firms, research/survey companies, educational institutions and government services.
Jobs for Which Our Graduates Are Ready
Updated, March 2009