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The University of Guelph in cooperation with the University of Waterloo have created the Guelph-Waterloo Centre for Graduate Studies in Chemistry and Biochemistry (GWC2). The Guelph-Waterloo Centre for Graduate Work in Chemistry and Biochemistry is one of Canada's largest and most successful graduate schools. The Centre is housed in the Chemistry departments at the Universities of Guelph and Waterloo, two of Canada's highest rated Universities. A diverse team of world-class faculty from both Departments provides research opportunities in a myriad of chemical and biochemical research areas. Please survey our website to see the many areas. If one considers the comfortable and safe living environment of two midsized cities, the culture and sports activities and the great sense of community within the Departments and the Universities, there lies a wonderful and fulfilling opportunity for study and growth.

Available MSc. & PhD. Positions

Work and Study Opportunities
Richard Manderville
Richard Manderville EMail Richard Manderville
Funded Openings: 1
Seeking 1 PhD student, Organic Synthesis, Nucleic Acid Chemistry, Solid Phase DNA Synthesis, Fluorescent DNA Bases
Mario Monteiro
Mario Monteiro EMail Mario Monteiro
Funded Openings: 1
Discovery of new vaccines against infectious diseases
Kathryn Preuss
Kathryn Preuss EMail Kathryn Preuss
Funded Openings: 1
Synthesis, inorganic, molecular materials, magnetism, luminescence, conductivity, thiazyls, transition metals, lanthanides, actinides
Dmitriy Soldatov
Dmitriy Soldatov EMail Dmitriy Soldatov
Funded Openings: 1
Seeking a MSc or PhD student for research on flours and breads using thermal analysis, molecular spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction (collaboration with Food Science).
William Tam
William Tam EMail William Tam
Funded Openings: 2
Organic synthesis, metal catalysis, cycloadditions, ring-opening and ring-forming reactions
Peter Tremaine
Peter Tremaine EMail Peter Tremaine
Funded Openings: 1
(Seeking a MSc or PhD student) Physical/analytical chemistry of hydrothermal aqueous solutions; applications to nuclear power, carbon capture, origin of life
William Smith
William Smith EMail William Smith
Funded Openings: 1
Seeking a PhD or MSc student Physical/Theoretical for research molecular simulation applied to carbon capture.
The GWC2 is a joint graduate program offered by the Departments of Chemistry at the University of Guelph and the University of Waterloo. You may apply for admission through either University. Your choice of University will not impact your final decision regarding a supervisor or campus. Courses are offered to students on both campuses simultaneously through the use of fully interactive, audio-visual link rooms. Here you can see, hear and respond to the lecturer regardless of your location.
The GWC2 maintains a website that will familiarize you with the centre, introduce you to the research faculty who can act as mentors, and instruct you on how to apply