Graduate Courses

Graduate course offerings for the 2021/22 academic year are posted on the Course Timetable.  For the detailed course syllabus, click the course code to view it.  

 

Students must enroll in courses on-line through ROSI . When completing on-line enrollment for courses, please note the following:

CHM1102H, CHM1420H and CHM1290Y are the course numbers.
Suffixes "F", "S" and "Y" represent the course sections.

Courses with suffix "F" will run during the Fall term (September to December).
Courses with suffix "S" will run during the Second term (January to May).
Courses with suffix "Y" will run the entire year (September to May).

Information regarding registration and enrollment.

Students must also complete the Departmental Course Enrollment Form.

Course enrollment form for Incoming Students
Course enrollment form for Continuing Students

The enrollment form should be completed in consultation with the research supervisor. Students may begin requesting courses August 17. The completed/signed enrollment form must then be submitted to the Chemistry Graduate Office by September 16; new students may submit until September 16. January registrants submit by January 13This does not apply to non-degree Special Student or exchange students.

To cancel or add a course after submitting the course enrollment form to Chemistry Graduate Office prior to SGS deadlines, add or cancel the course on ROSI and send an e-mail to the Graduate Office copying your research advisor and course instructor. This does not apply to non-degree Special Student or exchange students.  The final date to drop Fall session courses without academic penalty (ie. a permanent WDR on your transcript) is on October 25; February 20 to drop full year and Winter session courses.  These are strict deadlines by SGS. 

If you have questions about course requirements, please contact the Graduate Office. Alternatively, you can also speak with Graduate Studies Committee field representatives. They are listed here:

Research Area Contact #1 Contact #2
Analytical Chemistry Prof. Alana Ogata
alana.ogata@utoronto.ca
 
Environmental Chemistry Prof. Jennifer Murphy (Associate Chair, Grad Studies, Fall Term)
chem.gradchair@utoronto.ca
416-946-0260
LM 248
Prof. Mark Taylor (Associate Chair, Grad Studies, Winter Term)
marks.taylor@utoronto.ca
416-946-0571
LM 622A
Inorganic Chemistry Prof. Datong Song
d.song@utoronto.ca
416-978-7014
DB 343
 
Organic & Biological Chemistry Prof. Sophie Rousseaux (Organic) sophie.rousseaux@utoronto.ca                  416-978-4198                                                                DB 475 Prof. Andrew Woolley (Biological)
andrew.woolley@utoronto.ca
416-978-0675
LM 526
Physical Chemistry Prof. Gilbert Walker
gilbert.walker@utoronto.ca
416-946-8401
LM 145
 
Theoretical Chemistry Prof. Jeremy Schofield
jeremy.schofield@utoronto.ca
416-978-4376  
LM 420E
 
Polymers & Materials Chemistry

Prof. Oleksandr (Alex) Voznyy
o.voznyy@utoronto.ca                                647-470-0092                                                                EV 564

 

Prof. Helen Tran                  
tran@utoronto.ca                        416-946-5763                                                LM 514

 

Mississauga Campus Grad Faculty Liaison Prof. Scott Prosser
scott.prosser@utoronto.ca
905-828-3802
DV4052
 
Scarborough Campus Grad Faculty Liaison Prof. Myrna Simpson
myrna.simpson@utoronto.ca
 

Last updated: Wednesday, October 6 14:38:00 PM

Analytical Chemistry
Environmental Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
Organic & Biological Chemistry
Physical Chemistry & Chemical Physics
Polymers & Materials Chemistry

Scheduling

"F" suffix: course will run during the Fall term (September to December). 
"S" suffix: course will run during the Spring term (January to May). 
"Y" suffix: course will run the entire year (September to May).

Key to Locations (Click "Key" for maps!)
BA = Bahen Centre, 40 St. George Street 
BL = Claude T. Bissell Building, 140 St. George Street 
BV = Bladen Wing, Scarborough Campus (UTSC)
DB = Davenport Wing, 3rd & 4th Floors, 80 St. George Street
DBEast = Davenport East Seminar Room, 3rd Floor, 80 St. George Street
DBWest = Davenport West Seminar Room, 3rd Floor, 80 St. George Street (far end of Atrium)
DV = Davis (South) Building, Mississauga Campus (UTM)
FG = FitzGerald Building, 150 College Street
HW = Humanities Wing, Scarborough Campus (UTSC)
IB = Instructional Building, Mississauga Campus (UTM)
LA = Gerald Larkin Building, 15 Devonshire Place
LM = Lash Miller Chemical Labs, 80 St. George Street
MP = McLennan Physical Laboratories, 255 Huron Street
MW = Social Sciences Building, Scarborough Campus (UTSC)
RW = Ramsay Wright Laboratories, 25 Harbord Street
SS = Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George Street
SY = Science Research Building, Scarborough Campus (UTSC)
SW = Science Wing, Scarborough Campus (UTSC)
UC = University College, 15 King's College Circle
WE = Wetmore Hall, New College, 300 Huron Street

On-line Enrollment

When completing on-line enrollment for CHM1102HF, for example:

  • Course Number = CHM1102H
  • Course Section = F

Seminar and research courses are not applicable to non-degree special students/exchange students. 

 

NOTE:  Unless specified, assume courses will NOT be transmitted via video-link.  To make the request, please consult with the instructor. 


Analytical Chemistry


Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1102HF (CHM414HF)
Biosensors and Chemical
Sensors
Michael Thompson
416-978-3575, LM 139
m.thompson@utoronto.ca
Start Date:
Sept. 13, 2021

Day/Time:
Mon & Wed 3-4pm

In-person (first 2 weeks online) Room TBA

Room: LM 155

Fall
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1104HF
(CHM416HF)
Separation Science
Aaron Wheeler
416-946-3864, LM 629A
aaron.wheeler@utoronto.ca
Start Date:
Sept. 7, 2021

Day/Time:
Tues & Thurs 3-4pm

In-person

Room: LM 157

Fall
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1106HS
(CHM417HS)
Laboratory Instrumentation
(Instructor's permission
required)
Aaron Wheeler
416-946-3864, LM 629A
aaron.wheeler@utoronto.ca

Start Date:
January 11, 2022

Day/Time:
Tues & Thus 3-4pm

In-person

Room: LM 155

 

Winter
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1107HS
The -Omics Revolution and Mass Spectrometry
Rebecca Jockusch
416-946-7198, LM 253
rebecca.jockusch@utoronto.ca
Start Date: January 13, 2022
 
Thursday
3-5pm

In person with possible hybrid accomodation.

Room: TBA

 

Winter
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1150HS
Advances in Electroanalytical Chemistry and Electrochemical Sensors
Kagan Kerman
416-287-7249, SW533 (UTSC)
kegan.kerman@utoronto.ca

Start Date:
TBA
 
Fridays
3-5pm

TBA

 

Winter
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1190Y
Analytical Chemistry Seminar

Fall:

Aaron Wheeler

416-946-3864, LM 629
aaron.wheeler@utoronto.ca

 

Winter:

Ruby Sullan (coordinator)
EV 566 (UTSC)
ruby.sullan@utoronto.ca

Start Date:
See Quercus for details

Day/Time:

Thurs
11am-12:30pm

On-line Synchronous

 

 

Year-long
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM2018 HF, HS
Research in Analytical Chemistry
Supervisor     Fall and Winter

 


Environmental Chemistry


Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1401HF 
Transport and Fate of Chemical Species in the Environment

Andre Simpson (Coordinator)
416-287-7547, SY324 (UTSC)
andre.simpson@utoronto.ca

James Donaldson
Phone: 416-946-3603, LM 316
james.donaldson@utoronto.ca

Derek Muir
derek.muir@ec.gc.ca

Scott Mabury
Phone: 416-978-2031, LM 321
scott.mabury@utoronto.ca

 

Start Date:
Sept. 7, 2021

Day/Time:
Tuesdays, 9am-12pm

In-person (A.Simpson to teach online synchronously for first 3 wks)

Room: AP124, Anthropology Building, 19 Russell Street

Fall
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session

CHM1410HF
(CHM410HF)
Analytical Environmental Chemistry

Non CHM students: Contact
the Chemistry Graduate Office
(chem.gradasst@utoronto.ca)
to enquire about enrolment.

Jessica D'eon
416-978-7283, LM 119
jessica.deon@utoronto.ca

 

 

Start Date:

Sept. 9, 2021

Day/Time:
Tues & Thurs
11am-12pm

Practical:
Fridays: 9:00am-12:30pm or 1:15-4:45pm

 

In-person (virtual first 2 weeks)  

Room: BA 2175, Bahen Centre Information Tech, 40 St. George Street

 

Fall
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1415HS
(CHM415HS)
Topics in Atmospheric Chemistry
Jonathan Abbatt
Phone: 416-946-7358, LM 324
jonathan.abbatt@utoronto.ca

Start Date:
January 11, 2022

Day/Time:
Tues & Thurs 9-10am

In-person

Room: LM155

 

Winter
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1420HF
Environmental Chemistry of Soils
Myrna Simpson
416-287-7234, SY322 (UTSC)
myrna.simpson@utoronto.ca

Start Date:
Sept. 8, 2021

Day/Time:
Wednesdays
9am-11am

Online synchronously (see Quercus for zoom link) Fall
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1590Y
Environmental Chemistry Seminar

Hui Peng
416-978-3596, LM 321A
hui.peng@utoronto.ca

Frank Wania (coordinator)
416-287-7225, EV 448 (UTSC)
frank.wania@utoronto.ca

 

 

Start Date: Sept. 15, 2021

Day/Time: Wednesdays 4-5pm (every two weeks)

 

Online synchronously Year
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM2532 HF, HS
Research in Environmental Chemistry
Supervisor     Fall and Winter

 


Inorganic Chemistry


Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session

CHM1204HF

(CHM432)
Organometallic Chemistry

Datong Song
416-978-7014, DB 343
d.song@utoronto.ca

Start Date:
Sept. 9, 2021

Day/Time:
Tues & Thurs 11am-12pm

In-person

Room: LM157

Fall
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session

CHM1206HF

(CHM455)
Advanced Materials Chemistry

Geoffrey Ozin
416-978-2082, LM 326
g.ozin@utoronto.ca

Start Date:
Sept. 9, 2021

Day/Time:
Thursdays 4-6pm

Online - Synchronous

Fall
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1258HF
Reactions of Ligands

Robert Morris Coordinator)
416-978-6962, LM 344
robert.morris@utoronto.ca

Ulrich Fekl
905-828-3806, DV4045 (UTM)
ulrich.fekl@utoronto.ca

 

Start Date:
Sept. 15, 2021

Day/Time:
Wednesdays 10am-12pm

Online synchronously

See Quercus for Zoom link

Fall
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session

CHM1263HS

(CHM 437HS)
Bioinorganic Chemistry

Robert Morris
416-978-6962, DB 344
robert.morris@utoronto.ca

Start Date:
Jan. 11, 2022

Day/Time:
Tues & Thurs, 4-5pm

In-person

Room: LM 155

Winter
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1266HF
Physical Methods in Inorganic Chemistry

Doug Stephan (coordinator)
416-946-3294, DB 465
douglas.stephan@utoronto.ca

Datong Song
416-978-7014, DB 343
d.song@utoronto.ca

Ulrich Fekl
905 828 3806, DV4045 (UTM)
ulrich.fekl@utoronto.ca

Robert Morris
416-978-6962,DB344
robert.morris@utoronto.ca

Geoffrey Ozin
416-978-2082,LM326
g.ozin@utoronto.ca

Start Date:
Sept. 21, 2021

Day/Time:
Tuesdays 3-5pm

Online synchronously

(See Quercus for details)

Fall

 

Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session

CHM1290Y

Inorganic Chemistry Seminar

Doug Stephan
416-946-3294, DB 465

 

Start Date: See Quercus for details

Day/Time:

Wednesdays 5pm

St. George: TBA

UTM: TBA

Year
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM2032 HF, HS
Research in Inorganic Chemistry
Supervisor     Fall and Winter

 


Organic & Biological Chemistry


Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1003HS
(CHM443HS)
Physical Organic Chemistry
Jik Chin
416-946-7335, DB 462
jik.chin@utoronto.ca
Start Date:
Jan. 10, 2022

Day/Time:
Mon & Wed 4-5pm

In-person

Room: LM 157

 

Winter

 

Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1004HF
(CHM 440HF)
Synthesis of Modern Pharmaceuticals
Mark Lautens
416-978-6083, DB 359
mark.lautens@utoronto.ca
Start Date:
Sept. 9, 2021

Day/Time:
Tues & Thur 3-4pm

In-person (only oral exams will be online)

Room: LM 158

Fall
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1005HF
(CHM 441HF)
Spectroscopic Analysis in Organic Chemistry

Bijan Mirabi    bijan.mirabi@mail.utoronto.ca

Darcy Burns               darcy.burns@utoronto.ca

Start Date:
Sept. 9, 2021

Day/Time:
Tue & Thurs
10-11am

 

In-person

Room: LM 157

Fall
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1006HF
(CHM447HF)
Biorganic Chemistry

Jik Chin
416-946-7335, DB 462
jik.chin@utoronto.ca

Start Date:
Jan. 11, 2022

Day/Time:
Tues & Thurs
10am-11am

In-person

Room: LM 155

Winter
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1008HS
(CHM479HS)
Biological Chemistry

Mark Nitz
416-946-0640, LM462
mark.nitz@utoronto.ca

Start Date:
Jan. 11, 2022

Day/Time:
Tues & Thurs
11am-12pm

In-person

Room: LM 155

Winter
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1059 HF,HS
Chemical Biology in Complex Systems

Jumi Shin
905-878-5355, DV4039
jumi.shin@utoronto.ca

Mark Nitz
416-946-0640, LM462
mark.nitz@utoronto.ca

Start Date: Sept. 15, 2021

 

Day/Time:
Every other Wednesday, 10am - 12pm

Online Synchronous (In Person Final)

Fall & Winter
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1060HS
Advanced Topics in Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Mark Lautens (coordinator)
416-978-6083, DB359
mark.lautens@utoronto.ca

Rob Batey
416-978-5059/416-978-3566, DB365,DB151
rob.batey@utoronto.ca

Andrei Yudin
416-946-5042, DB362
andrei.yudin@utoronto.ca

Start Date:
TBA

Day/Time:
TBA

 

TBA Winter
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session

CHM1090Y
Organic and

Biological Chemistry Seminar

Biological:

Andrew Woolley
416-978-0675, LM526
andrew.woolley@utoronto.ca

 

Organic:

Andrei Yudin
416-946-5042, DB362
andrei.yudin@utoronto.ca

 

 

Biological: see syllabus

Organic: see Quercus for details

 

 

Online Synchronously

 

 

 

 

Year-long

 

 

Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM2048 HF, HS
Research in Organic/Biological Chemistry
Supervisor     Fall and Winter

 


Physical Chemistry & Chemical Physics


Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session

CHM1443HF

Intermediate Quantum Mechanics: Open Quantum Systems

Dvira Segal
416-946-0559, LM 420D
dvira.segal@utoronto.ca

 

Start Date: 
Sept. 14, 2021

Day/Time: Tuesdays        2-4pm

 

In-person

Room: LM 428 (CPTG lounge)

Fall
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session

CHM1478HF

Quantum Mechanics for Physical Chemists

 

Artur Izmaylov
416-208-2951(UTSC) EV356, 416-946-8405(STG) LM420C artur.izmaylov@utoronto.ca

Start Date: Sept. 15, 2021

Day/Time: Wednesdays    2-4pm

Room: LM429

 

In-person & online synchronous Fall
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session

CHM1480HS
(CHM427HS)

Introduction to Statistical Mechanics

 

Dvira Segal
416-946-0559, LM 420D
dvira.segal@utoronto.ca

Start Date: 
Jan. 13, 2022

 

Day/Time:
Thursdays 4-6pm

In-person

Room: LM 123

Winter
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1482HF
Laser Spectroscopy and Photophysics

Mark Wilson (coordinator)
416-978-2946, LM 241A
mark.wilson@utoronto.ca

Gilbert Walker
416-946-8401, LM 145
gilbert.walker@utoronto.ca

Start Date:
Sept. 13, 2021

Day/Time:
Mon: 2-4pm & Wed.:10-11am

 

Online Synchronously Fall
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session

CHM1488HS

Current Directions in Experimental Physical Chemistry

Al-Amin Dhirani
a.dhirani@utoronto.ca

Cynthia Goh
cynthia.goh@utoronto.ca
 

Start Date:
TBA

Day/Time:
TBA

 

TBA

Winter
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1490Y
Physical Chemistry Seminar

Mark Wilson
416-978-2946, LM 241A
mark.wilson@utoronto.ca

Gilbert Walker
416-946-8401, LM 145
gilbert.walker@utoronto.ca

 

 

Start Date:
TBA

Day/Time:
Tuesdays 11am-12pm

Online

See Quercus for details

Year-long
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM2028 HF, HS
Research in Physical Chemistry
Supervisor     Fall and Winter

 


Polymers and Materials Chemistry


Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1300HF
(CHM 457HF)
Polymer Chemistry

Eugenia Kumacheva (coordinator)
416-978-3576, LM 627
eugenia.kumacheva@utoronto.ca

Mitchell Winnik
416-978-6495, LM 520
m.winnik@utoronto.ca

 

Start Date:
Sept. 14, 2021

Day/Time:
Tuesdays
5-7pm
 

In-person

Room: LM 158

Fall
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1301HS
Organic and Synthetic Polymer Chemistry

Dwight Seferos (coordinator)
416-946-0285, LM 616
dwight.seferos@utoronto.ca

Helen Tran
416-946-5763, LM 514
tran@utoronto.ca

Start Date:
Jan. 12, 2022

Day/Time:
Wednesdays 10am-12pm

In-Person

Room: TBA

Winter
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session

CHM1304HF
(CHM456H)

Organic Materials Chemistry

Dwight Seferos
416-946-0285, LM 616
dwight.seferos@utoronto.ca

Start Date:
Sept, 9, 2021

Day/Time:
Thursdays

1-3pm

In-person (first 2 weeks online)

Room: LM 157

Fall
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session

CHM1307HS                                     (CHM458H)
Soft Materials for Life, Energy, and the Environment

Helen Tran
416-946-5763, LM 514
tran@utoronto.ca

Start Date:
Jan 11, 2022
 
Tuesdays
10am-12pm

In-person

Room: LM 157

Winter
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1390Y
Polymers & Materials Chemistry Seminar Series
Eugenia Kumacheva
416-978-3576, LM 627
eugenia.kumacheva@utoronto.ca

Start Date: See Quercus for dates

Day/Time: 
See Quercus

Virtual- See Quecus for details Year-long
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM2305 HF, HS
Research in Polymers & Materials Chemistry
Supervisor     Fall and Winter

 

The Ontario Visiting Graduate Student Agreement (OVGS) permits a registered student in good academic standing to take a limited number of degree program course requirements at an Ontario university without completing further admission formalities. Graduate course(s) taken through OVGS are subject to the regulations and deadlines of the host institution.These course(s) must be requirements of the U of T degree program, and must not be available at U of T. Normally graduate students should not participate in OVGS in their final year unless the official grade will be received by the SGS final grade and degree recommendation submission deadlines. The graduate student pays tuition fees at U of T as per normal and is classified as a non-degree student at the host university. No tuition fees will be assessed by the host institution; however, applicable incidental fees will be charged. For more information, visit the SGS website.

With the approval by the Graduate Department of Chemistry and the School of Graduate Studies, a student may be exempt from a specific course requirement (generally in this case a core-course) permitting the substitution of another course to meet degree requirements. Overall course credit requirements for the degree are not reduced.

Doctoral students who completed their undergraduate degrees at UoT and who have taken cross-listed courses are eligible to apply for course exemption, if applicable.

To apply for a course exemption, forward the SGS Transfer Credit and/or Exemption form to the Chemistry Graduate Office along with a brief letter of rationale. In the case of substituting a core course, the letter should demonstrate that the substituting course is more appropriate for your research.