Chemistry Undergraduate Research Conference 2017

Interested in research in the field of chemistry? Curious about the type of projects undergraduate chemistry students can be involved in for CHEM 445 RLE and CHEM 449? Come to this year’s Chemistry Undergraduate Research Conference (CURC) to find out!

CURC features presentations from undergraduate chemistry students conducting research on a variety of topics including asymmetric dearomatization, exploring a tunable sulfur bridge for solar cell applications, synthesizing oligonucleotide aptamers for targeted cancer therapy, using nitrobenzylpyridine as a real-time assessment of workplace contamination levels, and more!

Research projects from the following groups will be featured: Algar, Berlinguette, Chen, Ciufolini, Fryzuk, Hudson, Love, and Perrin.

Date: Thursday, March 23
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM**
Location: Irving K. Barber Learning Center – Dodson Room
Entry: FREE and students from all years are welcome to attend!

Lunch and light refreshments will be provided.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP here: Space is limited!

** Although attendees are highly encouraged to stay for the entire event, we understand the conference may conflict with some classes. If you need to arrive late/leave early, we kindly ask that you wait until the end of a presentation before entering/leaving to avoid disrupting the guest speakers.


Chemistry Undergraduate Research Conference 2015


The event pamphlet is now available for viewing here!

Interested in research in the chemical sciences? Don’t know what is going on in the frontier of research? Then come to the Chemistry Undergraduate Research Conference (CURC)!

By annual tradition, the Undergraduate Chemistry Society invites senior graduate students who have completed or are in the progress of completing research to give oral presentations about their work.

This year, with the support of TA Instruments and the Department of Chemistry at UBC, we are happy to host speakers from diverse fields of research, including the synthesis of tungsten complexes for olefin metathesis, construction of key fragments of natural products, development of chiral nematic crystals, computational studies of carbon nanotubes, and much more.

Event details: 
Date: Thursday, April 2
Time: 12:30–3:30 PM
Location: Dodson Room @ IKBLC

If you are interested in attending the event, please sign up at

Note that space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible. As per usual, refreshments and lunch will be provided.

If you have any questions, please send us an e-mail at!