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Forum 2020

Forum 2020

Join us for our annual Chemistry Forum, happening Thursday March 12th at the AMS Nest. Please RSVP here!

UCS Annual Elections- Spring 2020

UCS Annual Elections- Spring 2020

More information such as the position descriptions and the google form to apply can be found on our elections page here!

First Diversity in Chemistry Conference 2020

First Diversity in Chemistry Conference 2020

The Undergraduate Chemistry Society (UCS) at UBC is hosting its first Diversity in Chemistry Conference. The aim of this conference is to encourage diversity in the field in both academia and industry as well as have discussions about how we can collectively work to make the field a more inclusive and accessible environment. Time: 9 […]

Chemiformal 2020

Chemiformal 2020

The UCS is hosting their annual Chemiformal on April 3rd at the Point Grey Golf and Country Club. More Information can be found here. Hope to see you there!

Chemistry Co-op Info Session Winter 2020

Chemistry Co-op Info Session Winter 2020

Interested in doing co-op? Then come to the UCS co-op info session happening on Tuesday Feb 11th in D211 from 12:30 until 2:00pm to learn more! You’ll be able to learn what the co-op program is, the application process, important dates, and more. You will also have the opportunity to talk to Rob Driscoll, Chemistry […]

Chemistry Class of 2020 Graduation Photos

Chemistry Class of 2020 Graduation Photos

UBC Chemistry Class of 2020: Please book your graduation photos with Artona. Dates: January 6 2020 – April 3 2020 https://artona.com/schools/UBC-CHEM/programs/graduation Please note that all appointments available online on a first-come, first-served basis. The photo session includes grad portraits and casual and dressy outfits A $60 refundable deposit is collected at your appointment.  When you login online […]

Chemistry Apparel Winter 2020 Term 2

Chemistry Apparel Winter 2020 Term 2

The UCS is accepting orders for UBC Chemistry apparel for term 2! Check out the chemistry apparel page for more details 🙂

Chemiformal 2019!

Chemiformal 2019!

The Undergraduate Chemistry Society’s annual Chemiformal is back! Chemiformal 2019 is an end-of-year celebration happening on Friday, March 29th at the Pinnacle harbourfront Hotel! Grab your tickets early before we sell out! Date: Friday, March 29 Time: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Location: Pinnacle harbourfront Hotel This year’s event will feature: Full three course dinner buffet Photobooth Dance floor Multiple […]

Faculty Meet and Greet!

Faculty Meet and Greet!

Faculty Meet & Greet is back! Come out this Thursday (Oct 25th) to CHEM D211 and seize the opportunity to speak to your profs in a more casual setting. Get to know them and their research over a selection of FREE wine and cheese! 🥂 Make sure you RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/n3C77VeIsa47jrNu1 by October 24TH and since we […]

Lab Coat Tie-dye!

Lab Coat Tie-dye!

How about adding some colour to your lab days? UCS is running a FREE lab coat tie-dye session THIS Thursday 2-5pm in B470/472! All you need to bring is yourself and your lab coat. Come drop in anytime between 2-5 and we’ll provide all other supplies!  

Chemistry Co-op Info Session

Chemistry Co-op Info Session

A co-op adviser will be holding an info session regarding the co-op program for chemistry students. If you are interested in attending and learning more about gaining valuable work experience, RSVP at this link: ucs.chem.ubc.ca/coopinfo

Chemistry Apparel 2018 Term 2

Chemistry Apparel 2018 Term 2

UBC Chemistry apparel is now available for ordering. Check out the page for more information.

Grad Info Session – University of Victoria

Grad Info Session – University of Victoria

Dr. Irina Paci from the University of Victoria will be visiting UBC next week to talk about UVic’s graduate program in chemistry. This event is perfect for upper-year students who are thinking about pursuing graduate school. Please RSVP at ucs.chem.ubc.ca/gis if you intend on attending. Hope to see you there!

2017 Winter Edition: Faculty Meet & Greet

2017 Winter Edition: Faculty Meet & Greet

Get to know your professors and instructors in a casual setting, ask them about their research interests, and meet some fellow chemists over light refreshments. Entry is free. **Note: This is a 19+ event. Please bring 2 pieces of government issued photo ID. Date: Thursday October 19th, 2017 Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm Location: CHEM D211 (graduate lounge) RSVP by Friday, October […]

Professional Communications Workshop 2017

Professional Communications Workshop 2017

Are you interested in working in a research lab but don’t know how to find a position? Then come to our annual Professional Communications Workshop where you will receive some tips and tricks on how to approach professors about a laboratory position, find research opportunities, and write effective resumes and applications. Guest speakers: Allison Mander-Wionzek, […]

Day of the Longboat 2017

Day of the Longboat 2017

Check out this link for more information about sports reimbursements.

Chemistry Apparel

UBC Chemistry apparel is now available. Check out the page for more information.

2-Bucks-a-Beaker: Back 2 School Edition

2-Bucks-a-Beaker: Back 2 School Edition

This is the FIRST 2-Bucks-a-Beaker of the semester! Come and kick off the school year with cheap alcohol and fun times with the Undergraduate Chemistry Society. Bring your friends!! Date: Friday, September 15 Time: 5:30 – 10:00 pm Location: Abdul Ladha Science Student Centre Free to enter. $2 drink tickets. $5 beaker + drink ticket. […]

Science Student Impact & AMS Just Desserts Awards

Science Student Impact & AMS Just Desserts Awards

The Undergraduate Chemistry Society is honoured to receive this year’s Science Student Impact Award and to have one of our team members being an AMS Just Desserts Award recipient. Thank you to everyone who has supported us throughout the year! Photos are courtesy of the UBC Science Undergraduate Society.

Exam Packages for CHEM 123, CHEM 213 and CHEM 218

Worried about your upcoming finals? Looking for some extra practice questions to help you ace those finals? The Undergraduate Chemistry Society (UCS) is here to help is selling final exam packages for CHEM 123, CHEM 213 and CHEM 218! Date: March 27 – April 4 Time: 10:00 – 4:00 pm every day Location: Outside of […]

UCS Elections 2017

It’s time for us to assemble the 2017/18 UCS Executive team! The UCS executive team is a group of undergraduate chemistry students that host various academic and social events throughout the year including Faculty Meet and Greet, 2-Bucks-a-Beaker, Chemistry Lab Tours, and much more! Being an executive member is a great way to learn the “behind-the-scenes” […]

Chemistry Lab Tours 2017: Round 2!

Have you ever wondered what a real research laboratory looks like? Thinking about summer research opportunities? Participate in the Undergraduate Chemistry Society’s (UCS) lab tours to find out! The UCS is hosting two days of lab tours at different UBC Chemistry research labs. Students will learn more about each professor’s research over a catered lunch […]

2-Bucks-a-Beaker: March 2017

This is the LAST 2-Bucks-a-Beaker of the semester! Come celebrate the end of the semester with your Undergraduate Chemistry Society! Date: Friday, March 24 Time: 5:30 – 10:00 pm Location: Abdul Ladha Science Student Centre Free to enter. $2 drink tickets. $5 beaker + drink ticket. Free chips, soda, water, juice and pizza provided. The […]

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 […]

Interested in Joining the UCS?

Are you a chemistry student interested in joining the Undergraduate Chemistry Society as an executive member for the 2017/18 academic year? The UCS executive team is a group of undergraduate chemistry students that hosts various academic and social events throughout the year including Faculty Meet and Greet, 2-Bucks-a-Beaker, Chemistry Lab Tours, and much more! Being an […]

Chemistry Forum 2017

Are you interested in learning about what you can do with your chemistry degree? The annual Chemistry Forum is happening on Tuesday, March 7! Chemistry Forum 2017 will feature guest speakers from various companies to illustrate the versatility of a chemistry degree. Students will get to learn about different career paths, ask questions, and socialize with the guest speakers […]

Meet Your Major 2017: Information Fair

At the Meet Your Major event, first year students will have the opportunity to chat with upper-level students and learn about different specializations in the Faculty of Science. Attendees can get students’ perspective on potential majors, asking questions about courses, career options, and other experiences. For more information, visit the Faculty of Science’s website: https://science.ubc.ca/students/events/meet-your-major. The Department of […]

Chemiformal 2017

The Undergraduate Chemistry Society’s annual Chemiformal is back! Chemiformal 2017 is an end-of-year celebration happening on Friday, March 31st at the Point Grey Golf and Country Club. Grab your tickets early before we sell out! Date: Friday, March 31 Time: 6:00 pm – 12:00 am Location: Point Grey Golf and Country Club (3350 SW Marine Drive) The venue is […]

Chemistry Coop Info Session 2017

Are you a second or third year chemistry student interested in the Chemistry Co-op program? Come to the info session next week on Wednesday, February 15th! Be sure to RSVP so we know that you’re coming! Milah Woo, a UBC co-op coordinator, will be giving a presentation on the opportunities for students that enroll in […]

Valentine’s Day Beaker Candygrams 2017

We received amazing feedback about our mini-beaker Holiday Candygrams, so we are bringing the beaker candygrams back! This time around, we’re making Valentine’s Day beaker candygrams! Each candygram comes with a 50 mL beaker stuffed with delicious Valentine’s Day-themed candies. Grab one for your friends and family! You can even grab one for yourself because […]

Storm the Wall 2017

It’s that time of year again! Storm the Wall 2017 is coming up in March! The Undergraduate Chemistry Society always wants to help you have fun and make the best out of your undergraduate experience, so we are fully reimbursing chemistry teams and individuals! You worry about having fun and we’ll take care of the registration […]

Chem You Escape?

  The Undergraduate Chemistry Society is excited to host a brand new event this year: Chem You Escape? Do you like solving puzzles? Do you like spending some fun time with a group of friends on campus? If you answered yes to either question, this event is for you! Chem You Escape? is a FREE interactive escape […]

Faculty Meet & Greet is Back!

The Undergraduate Chemistry Society (UCS) is hosting another Faculty Meet & Greet event on Tuesday, January 24! Come mingle with your fellow chemists, professors and other faculty members in a casual setting over some light refreshments. Date: Tuesday, January 24 Time: 6:00 – 9:00 PM (feel free to drop by any time!) Location: CHEM D211 Free to […]

First 2-Bucks-a-Beaker of 2017!

Happy 2017! Join the Undergraduate Chemistry Society (UCS) next Friday, January 13 at the first 2-Bucks-a-Beaker event of the new year! Date: Friday, January 13 Time: 5:30 – 10:00 pm Location: Abdul Ladha Science Student Centre Free to enter. $2 drink tickets. $5 beaker + drink ticket. Free chips, soda, water, and pizza provided. This […]

Happy Holidays & Good Luck with Final Exams!

The Undergraduate Chemistry Society would like to wish the best of luck to everyone preparing for final exams! Happy holidays and we’ll see you in the new year! Here’s a sneak peak of some upcoming events in January: January 13 (5:30 – 10:00 pm): 2-Bucks-a-Beaker January 24 (6:00 – 9:00 pm): Faculty Meet & Greet January […]

2-Bucks-a-Beaker is Back!

Update: Thank you to everyone who helped us raise funds for The Movember Foundation! We surpassed our goal of $350 and raised a total of $456! We couldn’t have done it with everyone’s help. 2-Bucks-a-Beaker is back! Join the Undergraduate Chemistry Society (UCS), along with your fellow chemists, on Friday, November 25 for a night […]

Final Exam Packages

With midterms wrapping up and final exams right around the corner, the Undergraduate Chemistry Society is here to help! We are selling final exam packages that contain extra practice questions to help you ace those finals! We have final exam packages for the following courses: CHEM 121, CHEM 203, CHEM 208, and CHEM 233 Date: November […]

Chemistry Lab Tours

Have you ever wondered what a real research laboratory looks like? Thinking about summer research opportunities? Participate in the Undergraduate Chemistry Society’s (UCS) lab tours to find out! The UCS is hosting two days of lab tours at four different UBC Chemistry research labs. Students will learn more about each professor’s research over a catered […]

Graduate School Info Session: University of Victoria

The UCS has the great pleasure to have Dr.Robin Hicks from the University of Victoria (UVic) present his research on synthesis of inorganic molecules, for example making redox active ligand containing coordination complexes at our second Graduate Info Session on Thursday, November 3rd. Come to the session to learn more about research, graduate student life, and other […]

Mini-Beaker Holiday Candygrams (**Extended Sales**)

Are you looking to turn midterm season into holiday season? Come and get mini-beaker holiday candygrams from the Undergraduate Chemistry Society (UCS)! Place your pre-orders during the following dates/times: Sales: Monday, October 31 – Thursday, November 10 Friday, November 18 (*sales have been extended!) Times: 2:00 – 3:00 (MWF); 12:00 – 1:00 pm (TTH) Location: […]

Professional Communications Workshop 2016

The Undergraduate Chemistry Society (UCS) invites you to attend our annual Professional Communications Workshop on Thursday, October 27 from 12:30 – 2:00 pm in CHEM D213. Come learn about applying for research opportunities, communicating with professors and instructors, writing resumes and cover letters. Our guest speakers include a representative from UBC Career Services and a faculty member from the […]

Graduate School Info Session: University of Toronto

The Undergraduate Chemistry Society (UCS) has the great pleasure to have Dr. Mark Lautens from the University of Toronto (UofT) present his research on organic synthesis and asymmetric catalysis at our Graduate Info Session on Tuesday, November 1st. Come to the session to learn more about research, graduate student life, and other opportunities at UofT. […]

Inorganic Chemistry Exchange – Gain Research Experience!

Are you a chemistry student interested in gaining research experience? The Inorganic Chemistry Exchange (ICE) program offers summer employment opportunities to undergraduate students in chemistry, who will have completed the equivalent of two or three full years of study as of May 2017. Up to 7 qualified candidates from across Canada are awarded employment as […]

Faculty Meet & Greet

Faculty Meet & Greet

Faculty Meet & Greet is back! This is an opportunity for students to mingle with professors and other faculty members outside of the classroom. We will be providing a casual atmosphere with free, light refreshments. Date: Thursday, October 6 Time: 6:00 – 10:00 PM (feel free to drop by any time!) Location: CHEM D211 Free to enter but […]

Vote Isla for Chemistry Representative!

Voting is open from September 21 – 23 at https://amsvoting.as.it.ubc.ca/ Our very own Isla wants to be your SUS Chemistry Representative! See what she has to say below: HEY EVERYONE! Hope you’re ready for some Chemistry puns, because I’m in my element My name is Isla Wrightson and I’m currently in my second year studying chemistry. As […]

Day of the Longboat

The Undergraduate Chemistry Society will be reimbursing (up to 50%) students for Day of the Longboat! In order to qualify for a UCS Sports Rebate, at least 70% of the team members must be chemistry students. Students may apply for reimbursement through the form found on the following page: http://ucs.chem.ubc.ca/sports/. Have any questions? Email the UCS Athletics […]

2-Bucks-a-Beaker: Welcome Back!

The UCS is pleased to invite you to the first 2-Bucks-a-Beaker event of the new school year! Date: Friday, September 16 Time: 5:30 – 10:00 PM Location: Abdul Ladha Science Student Centre Prices: $2 per drink | $5 for a beaker + drink Note: This is a 19+ event – 2 pieces of ID are […]

Congratulations, UCS Exec Team of 2015-2016!

Congratulations to the UCS executive team of 2015/16 for being awarded the Canadian Society for Chemistry Student Chapter Merit Award for the third year in a row!

St.Patrick’s BeakerBuster

Calling all UBC Chemistry Undergraduates, Graduates, Post-Docs, Faculty, and anyone else in the Department of Chemistry! The Undergraduate Chemistry Society (UCS) & and The Chemistry Graduate Student Society (CGSS) have joined forces to bring to you our newest and biggest event of the year: St. Patrick’s BeakerBuster!

Lab Tours

Interested in learning more about a professor’s research interests? Want to see what is like inside their research lab? By popular demand, YOUR UCS is bringing back Lab Tours!

Tie Dye Lab Coats

Hey there, yes you, with the white lab coat … Tired of looking like every other Chemistry student? Why not take a chance, get creative, get messy and make your own sweet Tie Dye Lab Coat!

Chemistry Forum 2016

Unless you’re a computer science major like myself, you’re probably pretty lost about potential job prospects once you graduate. Fear not my friends, YOUR UCS has your back. Welcome to Chemistry Forum 2016!!

Chemiformal

Hello friends, how are you? I’m doing great cause I just got tickets to Chemiformal. What’s that? you don’t know what it is? No shame my friend, Let me enlighten you. 

SCIENCE WEEK!!

ITS TIME FOR SCIENCE WEEK!!

Chemistry Tutors

Exam Packs

Finals are right around the corner and I’m sure that you’ve already completed ALL the practice exams that you can find. Way to go you! But before start drifting into a meaningless existence where there are no more practice exams to hold off your thirst for final exam dominance, you should come buy these super secret […]

2 Bucks a Beaker

The rumors ARE true, BIOSOC and UCS are teaming up to host the next 2 Bucks a Beaker! This is probably the greatest pair since Jay-Z and Beyoncé, and EVERYONE loves Beyoncé. The point is, you don’t want to miss this! 

Mini Beaker Christmas Candygrams

Halloween is officially over and and since Canada doesn’t have any major holidays between now and Christmas (A serious problem that we need to rally together as a country to solve, but I digress), it’s time to plan for Christmas!

Professional Communications Workshop

Jealous of all your Sauder and computer science friends who have it easy on the job market? Fear not, UCS has your back!

Vote Kea for SUS Rep!!

Voting is open from September 28th until October 2nd at 12pm @ https://amsvoting.as.it.ubc.ca/

UBC Chemistry Apparel

Faculty Meet and Greet

Faculty Meet and Greet

Get to know your chemistry faculty members at this casual wine and cheese event! Must be 19+ to attend, RSVP Required! RSVP here.

Killam Teaching Award

  Every year the Faculty of Science awards 5 Killam Teaching awards to acknowledge excellence in undergraduate teaching and to promote the importance of science education. This is YOUR chance to recognize a professor, instructor, or lecturer in the Faculty of Science who has inspired you!

Chemical Institute of Canada Visit

Chemical Institute of Canada Visit

Ever heard of the Chemical Institute of Canada? Curious about what they do and how you can benefit from it? Well don’t worry, we’ve got you covered and we’ll even feed you! RSVP HERE!

Lab Sales

Lab Sales

Did someone say SALE!? UCS will be holding lab sales from Wednesday Sept.9th until Friday. Sept. 18th. See something you like? Then drop by B150 and B250 at the times listed below.

Imagine Day 2015!

Welcome back! (or if this is your first time to UBC, welcome!) No one likes the first day of school, that’s why UBC cancels all the classes on the first day, Tuesday, September 8th, and throws a giant party instead, the best part? YOU’RE INVITED!

2 Bucks a Beaker

2 Bucks a Beaker

Start the year off right at the first 2 Bucks a Beaker event of the year! RSVP now on facebook!!

Congratulations, UCS Exec Team of 2014-2015!

A huge congratulations to this year’s exec team for winning the Canadian Society for Chemistry Student Chapter Merit Award for the second year in a row, as well as the Helen McCrae Award for student engagement. Thank you for your hard work, everyone!

UCS Annual Election: 2015-2016

Would you like the opportunity to become more involved with the Department of Chemistry as part of a dedicated undergraduate team? The Undergraduate Chemistry Society is building its Executive Team for the 2015/2016 academic year. We will be accepting nominations for the following positions. Students going on co-op or exchange terms are encouraged to apply for […]

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 […]

2-Bucks-a-Beaker: Spring Edition

2-Bucks-a-Beaker: Spring Edition

Spend the final 2BaB of the school year with fellow chemists and friends! Event details:  Date:Friday, March 27, 2015 Time: 5:30-10:00 PM Location: Abdul Ladha Science Student Center Price: Beaker + Drink ($5), Drink ($2) Note: This is a 19+ Event: 2 pieces of ID required – 1 government issued photo ID + secondary ID (not […]

Graduate School Information Session: McGill University

Date: Monday, February 23, 2015 Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm Location: Chemistry D213 RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/69SyCVhfPG The Undergraduate Chemistry Society is proud to host Ph.D. Candidate Alex Bushuyev from McGill University. Mr. Bushuyev studies photomechanical motion in single crystals of azobenzenes and pseudostilbenes. Come find out how you can apply, what scholarships are available, and what […]

Graduate School Application Workshop

  Getting ready to apply for grad school? Unsure of how to put together a solid application that will stand out? The Undergraduate Chemistry Society @ UBC is hosting a Graduate School Application Workshop this month aimed at helping prospective grad students with their applications. The session will be lead by Dr. Michael Wolf and […]

Lab Tours 2015: Round 2

Lab Tours 2015: Round 2

Have you ever wondered what a real research lab looks like? Are you interested in research and are curious about what the environment will be? If you missed out on our first round of lab tours, you’re in luck! The Undergraduate Chemistry Society is pleased to be hosting Round 2 of our Chemistry Lab Tours. Students […]

Chemistry Forum 2015

Chemistry Forum is an annual event held at UBC, hosted by the UBC Undergraduate Chemistry Society, featuring short presentations from individuals from various fields of chemistry who will have opportunities to speak to and interact with undergraduate chemistry students about their experiences. The main goal of Chemistry Forum 2015 is to illustrate to students the […]

Lab Tours 2015

Interested in finding out more about your professors’ research interests? Want to witness first-hand what goes on in their research labs? UCS has organized something just for you: lab tours! Thursday, January 29 (12:30 – 1:50 pm) Dr. MacLachlan (Materials) Dr. Ciufolini (Organic) Thursday, February 5 (12:30 – 1:50 pm) Dr. Love (Synthesis/Catalysis) Dr. Thachuk (Theoretical) You must RSVP here in […]

Faculty Meet & Greet: February 2015

Have you always wondered what your instructors are like outside of class? Come and mingle with your favourite instructors and find out more about their research interests at this event hosted by your Undergraduate Chemistry Society. We will be providing wine and cheese at this 19+ event. Please RSVP here if you would like to […]

Tie Dye Lab Coats

Join UCS on Wednesday, February 11 for your very own swanky tie-dyed lab coat! Event information: Date/time: Wed, Feb 11 1-5pm Location: CHEM C324 Pricing: $3 for members, $5 for non-members/ $25 new lab coat RSVP information: Location: CHEM D132 (UCS Lounge), cash only RSVP Dates: Jan 26 – Feb 6 RSVP Times: M/W/F @ 12-1 pm, T/Th @ 12:30-1:30 pm For […]

New Opportunities for UBC Students to Study Chemistry in Europe: Info Session

Note: if you are interested in attending this information session, please RSVP at undergraduatechemistrysociety@gmail.com. The Department of Chemistry now offers two new opportunities for chemistry research and study in Europe. Professor Edward Grant of the Department of Chemistry serves as the UBC academic advisor for both programs and will be hosting an information session on Friday, January 16th, 4:00 […]

Graduation Photos

Graduation Photos

UBC CHEM Class of 2015:If you are intending to graduate in May 2015, please book an appointment for your Artona grad photos. You must be photographed before Feb.3, 2015 to be included on the department composite:*       Book online: http://ubc-chemistry.artona.timetrade.com/*       Session includes professional business and grad portraits*       Don’t forget the $60 deposit! (See PDF for details)Questions? Contact […]

Chemistry Exam Package Sale

Need some extra practice for your upcoming finals? UCS is selling final exam prep packages for the following courses: Chem 121 Chem 233 Chem 202 Chem 203 Price: $15 each / $10 for members Location: in front of Chem B150 Date: Monday, November 17th – Friday, November 28 Hours: M/W/F 10am-3pm, T/Th 9:30am-12:30pm and 2:00pm-3:0pm

Professional Communication Workshop

Update: Did you miss our workshop? Get caught up by checking out this slideshow, courtesy of one of our presenters, Ms. Angela Pau! Ever wonder how you should approach your professors to ask about research opportunities? How you should communicate with people in the professional world? How do you write an effective résumé and cover letter, […]

Faculty Meet & Greet

  Have you always wondered what your instructors are like outside of class? Come and mingle with your favourite instructors and find out more about their research interests at this event hosted by your Undergraduate Chemistry Society. We will be providing wine and cheese at this 19+ event. Please RSVP here if you would like […]

Lab Sales: Lab Manuals, Lab Coats, Safety Glasses, Locker Rentals, and more!

The beginning of a new school year means it’s time to equip yourself with some invaluable items: namely, lab manuals, safety glasses, all-cotton lab coats, and safety gloves! Stop by the Grad Lounge at CHEM D211 (note: not D215!) on Sept 3rd – 5th (9am – 2pm) or Sept 8th – 12th (10am – 2pm) and stock up on some lab goods (bring […]

2-Bucks-a-Beaker: Back to School!

It’s time to get your drink on — at the first 2BaB of this school year! Join us on Friday, September 12th from 5:30 to 10:00 PM in the Abdul Ladha Science Student Centre! We’ll be serving beer and cider — it’s $5 for a beaker with a free drink ticket included, or $2 for refills! Bring your own beaker […]

Congratulations, 2013-2014 Execs!

Huge congratulations to this year’s UCS exec team for winning the Canadian Society for Chemistry Student Chapter Merit Award. Thank you for all of your hard work, everyone!

CURC 2014: Chemistry Undergraduate Research Conference

Please join us at this year’s Chemistry Undergraduate Research Conference on Thursday, March 27 in the Lillooet Room at the Irving K. Barber Library. This year’s CURC will be featuring the following presenters: Dan Cojocaru, Daniel Kwon, Daniel Beh, Molly Sung, Jennifer Moon, and Alyssa Dalton. Presentations will include a question and answer period, where a panel […]

Drop the Base: 2-Bucks-a-Beaker

  UCS and CHBE present: Drop the Base, a tight-and-bright-themed 2-Bucks-a-Beaker! Join us, along with your fellow chemists and chemical engineers, on Friday, March 21 from 5:30 – 10:00 PM at the Abdul Ladha Science Student Centre. As usual, drink (or pizza!) tickets are $2 apiece and $5 will net you a sweet beaker with a complimentary drink/pizza ticket. This […]

Lab Tours

Lab Tours

Interested in finding out more about your professors’ research interests? Want to witness first-hand what goes on in their research labs? UCS has organized something just for you: lab tours! Thursday, Feb 27 (12:30 – 2 pm) Dr. MacLachlan (Materials) Dr. Thachuk (Theoretical) Thursday, March 13 (12:30 – 2 pm) Dr. Love (Synthesis/Catalysis) Dr. Wolf (Materials) Thursday, March […]

Chemistry Forum 2014

Not sure what you want to do after your BSc in Chemistry? Join us for a day filled with presentations given by professionals working in various fields related to chemistry, including guest speakers from AFCC, Xenon Pharmaceuticals, Inception Sciences Canada, Powertech Labs, and Perkin-Elmer. You’ll hear about the type of work they do and the […]

Grad School Information Session: University of Toronto

Update (Feb 3/14): due to unforeseen circumstances, the graduate school information session with Professor Prosser will be rescheduled to a later date. Please check back for more information. Professor Scott Prosser from the University of Toronto’s Department of Chemistry will be speaking at a graduate school information session on Thursday, February 6th at room Chem D317, between 12:30 – […]

Professor Meet & Greet [19+ event]

RSVP for this by sending us an email here. Have you always wondered what your professors are like outside of class?  Come and mingle with your favourite instructors and find out more about their research interests at this event hosted by your Undergraduate Chemistry Society. We will be providing wine and cheese at this 19+ event. […]

Tie Dye Lab Coats

For the first time ever, UCS is hosting a tie dye lab coat event! Join us on February 11/12 between 2:00 – 5:00 PM in CHEM C324 with your washed lab coat. Spots are very limited, so please RSVP by emailing undergraduatechemistrysociety@gmail.com! The cost is $3 for members and $5 for non-members. Check out our Facebook event […]

2-Bucks-a-Beaker: first of 2014!

What better way to start off the year than with a 2BaB event hosted by UCS?! Join us on January 17th from 5:30 – 10:00 PM in the Grad Lounge in CHEM D211! We’ll be serving beer and cider — it’s $5 for a beaker with a free drink ticket included, or $2 for refills! Bring your own beaker if you […]

Grad School Information Session: University of Calgary

Dr. George K. H. Shimizu from the University of Calgary’s Department of Chemistry will be the guest speaker at a graduate school information session on Thursday, January 16th at room Chem D317, between 12:30 – 2:00 pm. Lunch will be provided for all attendees. Please RSVP here if you’re able to attend!

Typhoon Haiyan Donations

After including UCS’s pledge of matching every $5 collected at our last 2-Bucks-a-Beaker event with a $2 contribution, a total of $80 was donated to Red Cross relief efforts in the Philippines. This $80 amount will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Canadian government. A sincere thanks to everyone for your generosity!

Final Exam Package Sale

Need some extra practice for your upcoming finals? UCS is selling final exam prep packages for the following courses: Chem 121 Chem 233 Chem 202 Chem 203 Price: $15 each / $10 for members Location: in front of Chem B250 Date: Tuesday, November 19th – Friday, November 29 Hours: MWF 10am-3pm, T/Th 9:30am-12:30pm and 2:00pm-3:30pm

November 2-Bucks-a-Beaker!

  2BaB is back! And just in time for end-of-term celebrations! Join us on November 22 from 5:30 – 10:00 PM* in the Abdul Ladha Science Student Centre! We’ll be serving beer and cider — it’s $5 for a beaker with a free drink ticket included, or $2 for refills! Bring your own beaker if you have one! This […]

Grad School Information Session: University of Washington

Dr. Munira Khalil from the University of Washington will be speaking at a graduate school information session on Thursday, November 7th at room Chem D213, between 2:00 – 3:30 pm. Lunch will be provided for all attendees. Please RSVP here if you’re able to attend!

Professor Meet & Greet [19+ Event]

RSVP by emailing us here. Have you always wondered what your professors are like outside of class?  Come and mingle with your favourite instructors and find out more about their research interests at this event hosted by your Undergraduate Chemistry Society.  We will be providing wine and cheese at this 19+ event.  Please RSVP if you […]

Professional Communications Workshop

If you’re thinking about approaching a professor for a research opportunity, but you’re not sure how to do so effectively, UCS has just the workshop for you: hosted by Ms. Kimberley Rawes from the Centre of Student Involvement, the focus of this workshop is to aid undergraduate students in improving their professional communications skills. Dr. […]

Grad School Information Session: UC Merced

Dr. Jason Hein from The University of California at Merced will be speaking at a graduate school information session on Friday, September 27 at room Chem D213, between 2:00 – 3:30 pm. Lunch will be provided for all attendees. Please RSVP here if you’re able to attend!

2 Bucks-a-Beaker: A Success!

[portfolio_slideshow] Thank you to everyone who was able to make it out to our first 2BaB event of the year — the turnout was fantastic! Please be on the lookout for our next social event!

September Lab Equipment Sale

What: UCS is selling Labcoats, Safety glasses, UCS memberships, and renting out lockers! Where: Chem D211 is where we will be When: 10am-2pm until Friday September 13th, 2013 Note: Lockers are in Chem B Wing on the 1st floor (In front of B150) and 3rd floors (in front of Chem Resource Centre).

September 2Bucks-a-Beaker! (Upgraded)

I know you’ve been waiting for this all summer!!! We are back with UPGRADED 2BAB! Come join rest of your colleagues for the best party of the day to start off the year. (19+ event) Time? Friday, Sept 13 2013, 5:30pm to 10pm Location? Abdul Ladha Science Student Centre What are we serving? Beers and […]

UCS Exec 2012-2013

Congratulations for finishing off a great year and thanks to all of the hardworking executive memebrs for the year 2012-2013!!! It was truely a blast of a year and hope UCS provided you with some memories and/or important information for your experience here at UBC Chemistry this year. If you have any questions regarding UCS […]

UCS Election Time!

Would you like to be part of our team next year? Please fill out the following form to sign up to run for a position. SIGN UP FORM   LIST OF AVAILABLE POSITIONS AND THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES Secretary x1 – Take minutes for weekly UCS meetings and take in charge of locker rentals. Academic Coordinator x1 […]

Events in March 2013

2 Bucks-a-Beaker Last 2 Bucks-a-Beaker of the year! We are making it big. Please come out and celebrate the end of another great year with your fellow students. For more information, please email undergraduatechemistrysociety@gmail.com Date/Time: Mar 22, 2013 5:00 PM Host: Undergraduate Chemistry Society Notes: Free to enter. $2 a BEakER full of fun. 19+ Event. […]

Chemistry Forum 2013

Chemistry Forum 2013 On Feb 7, 2013, UCS hosted its Annual Chemistry Forum. This year, it was held at Abdul Lahda Science Student Centre. Students had the opportunity to attend speeches given by chemists in different fields, as well as network with them. This event was sponsored by the the following: Undergraduate Chemistry Society at […]

January Professor Meet & Greet

All chemistry students are invited to come out for a social night with professors outside of classrooms. This event will be from 6pm – 10pm on Jan 24, 2013. If you are interested in coming out, please RSVP in the following link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dF96ZnZzMWlFQmhid2ZENjlnMFdOS1E6MQ#gid=0

Successful Professor Meet & Greet

On October 25, 2012, many undergraduate chemistry students and professors gathered for a casual discussion. We had a great time talking with professors and collegues outside of classes. Next one coming up will be in January 2013. Look out for updates! In this picture: Dr. M. Thachuk, Melanie Backer, Jenelle Backer, Jason Yang, and Ju […]

Coming up! Professor Meet & Greet

Professor Meet & Greet is an event where undergraduate students have the opportunity to network with professors outside of classrooms. With classy drinks and cheese, this event provides students a setting where you can easily interact with professors. Come out for a classy evening with UCS! Thursday October 25, 2012 6:00pm Location: Chem D211 (Grad […]

Update: PCW

Professional Communications Workshop was held on Monday Oct 15, thanks to the help of Kimberly Rawes from Careers Services and Professor Dake. This workshop guided students through how they should approach professionals. Manner and unwritten rules about the most used communication method of emails were discussed, as well as when to use phone or in-person […]

Coming up! Professional Communication Workshop

This is a free event for undergraduate students where your professional communications skill are fine tuned. To prepare yourself for the professional world out there, come out to our workshop. A guest speaker and a professor representative will be showing you how you should be communicating with professionals. Lunch provided! Professional Communications Workshop Time: October […]

Coming up! Grad Info Sessions

Grad Information Sessions are coming up! Representatives from different graduate schools are presenting about their schools and providing information for students interested in grad studies. If you are interested, please come out and listen what they have to say. Lunch is provided. Grad Info Sessions schedule: Grad Info Session: University of Calgary Date and Time: […]

Successful 2 Bucks-a-Beaker

On September 14, 2012, UCS hosted our very own traditional 2 bucks-a-Beaker at Abdul Lahda Science Student Centre. Many undergraduate and graduate students, as well as some of the chemistry faculty members came out and enjoyed the evening with us. The demand was still very high even after we sold out all our beakers. Music […]

Coming up! 2 Bucks-a-Beaker

  2 Bucks-a-Beaker is back! Come out to Abdul Lahda Science Student Centre on September 14th and join us for a beaker full of fun. Also called the ‘Symposium of enzymatic oxidation of ethanols,’ this event brings undergrads, grads, and professors together for an informal networking night. You may RSVP on our Facebook event page […]

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