Graduate Courses

Graduate course offerings for the 2020/21 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 now. 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 25This 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.

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. Aaron Wheeler
aaron.wheeler@utoronto.ca
416-946-3864
LM 629A
 
Environmental Chemistry Prof. Jennifer Murphy (Associate Chair, Grad Studies)
chem.gradchair@utoronto.ca

 

 
Inorganic Chemistry Prof. Doug Stephan
doug.stephan@utoronto.ca
416-946-3294
DB 465
 
Organic & Biological Chemistry Prof. Mark Taylor (Organic)
marks.taylor@utoronto.ca
416-946-0571
LM 622A
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. Alex Voznyy
o.voznyy@utoronto.ca
Prof. Helen Tran
tran@utoronto.ca

 

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
 

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
mikethom@chem.utoronto.ca
Start Date:
Sept. 14, 2020

Day/Time:
Mon & Wed 3-4pm

LEC0101: Room TBA

LEC9101:

Online

Fall
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1104HS
(CHM416HS)

Separation Science
Aaron Wheeler
416-946-3864, LM 629A
aaron.wheeler@utoronto.ca
Start Date:
Sept. 10, 2020

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

Online synchronously

See Quercus for link

Fall
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1106HF
(CHM417HF)
Laboratory Instrumentation
(Instructor's permission
required)
Aaron Wheeler
416-946-3864, LM 629A
aaron.wheeler@utoronto.ca

Start Date:
Jan. 5, 2021

Day/Time:
Tue 3-4pm

LEC0101:
Room TBA

LEC9101:
Online

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
kagan.kerman@utoronto.ca

Start Date:
TBA - Jan. 2021
Day/Time:
TBA

TBA

Winter
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1190Y
Analytical Chemistry Seminar
Rebecca Jockusch
416-946-7198, LM 253 (STG)
rebecca.jockusch@utoronto.ca

Start Date:
Oct. 1, 2020

Day/Time:

Thurs
11am-12:30pm

Online synchronously

See Quercus for schedule and details

 

Year-long
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM2017 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

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

Jonathan Abbatt
Phone: 416-946-7358, LM 324
jabbatt@chem.utoronto.ca

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

Myrna Simpson
Phone: 416-287-7234, SY322 (Scarborough)
myrna.simpson@utoronto.ca

 

Start Date:
Sept. 8, 2020

Day/Time:
Tuesdays, 9am-12pm

TBA Fall
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
TBA TBA TBA TBA 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 (Coordinator)
416-978-7283, LM 119
jessica.deon@utoronto.ca

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

 

Start Date:
Sept. 10, 2020

Day/Time:
Tue & Thurs
4-5pm

 

Practical:
Fridays:

LEC0101: 9am-12:30pm

LEC201: 1-4:30pm

LEC0101:
Room TBA

LEC9101:
Online

Fall
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1415HF
(CHM415HF)

Topics in Atmospheric Chemistry
Jonathan Abbatt
Phone: 416-946-7358, LM 324
jabbatt@chem.utoronto.ca

Start Date:
Sept. 14, 2020

Day/Time:
Mon & Wed 9-10am

LEC0101:
Room TBA

LEC9101:
Online

Fall
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1425HF
Modeling the Fate of Organic Chemicals in the Environment
Frank Wania (Coordinator)
416-287-7225, EV 448 (UTSC)
frank.wania@utoronto.ca

Start Date:
Sept. 16, 2020

Day/Time:
Wednesdays
9am-12pm

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

CHM1430HS

Advanced Topics in Atmospheric Chemistry

 

TBA

Start Date:
Jan. 5, 2021

Day/Time:
Tues 10am-12pm
Fri 12-1pm

Online synchronously

(See Quercus for details)

In person: TBA

Winter
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1590Y
Environmental Chemistry Seminar
Jennifer Murphy
416-946-0260, LM 248
jen.murphy@utoronto.ca

Start Date:

Sept. 9th, 2020

Day/Time:

Fall Term: Wednesdays 4-5pm
Winter Term: Tuesday 9-10am and Wednesdays 4-5pm

Online Year
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM2531 HF, HS
Research in Environmental Chemistry
Supervisor     Fall and Winter

 


Inorganic Chemistry


Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1204HF
(CHM434HF)
Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis
Datong Song
416-978-7014, DB 343
d.song@utoronto.ca
TBA Online Fall
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1206HF
(CHM434HF)
Solid State Chemistry: Structure-Property Reactions

Geoffrey Ozin
416-978-2082, LM 326
gozin@chem.utoronto.ca

www.nanowizard.info

Start Date:
Sept. 10, 2020

Day/Time:
Thurs 4-6pm

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

CHM1263HS

(CHM 437HS)
Bioinorganic Chemistry

Robert Morris
416-978-6962, DB 344
rmorris@chem.utoronto.ca

Start Date:
Jan 5, 2020

Day/Time:
tues. & Thurs.

4-5pm

Available online synchronously 

and in-person

Room TBA:

Winter
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1268HS
X-Ray Crystallography

Doug Stephan
416-946-3294, DB 465
dstephan@chem.utoronto.ca

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

Start Date:
Jan. 5, 2021

Day/Time:
Tues & Thurs 4-5pm

TBA Winter
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1270HF
Frontiers in Inorganic Chemistry

Doug Stephan (Coordinator)
416-946-3294, DB 465
dstephan@chem.utoronto.ca

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

RobertMorris
416-978-6962,DB344
rmorris@chem.utoronto.ca

GeoffreyOzin
416-978-2082,LM326
gozin@chem.utoronto.ca

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

Start Date:
Sept. 15, 2020

Day/Time:
Tuesdays 4-6pm

Online synchronously

Via Microsoft Teams.

See Quercus for link.

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

CHM1290Y

Inorganic Chemistry Seminar

Doug Stephan
416-946-3294, DB 465
dstephan@chem.utoronto.ca

 

Start Date: TBA

Day/Time:

Wednesdays 5pm

St. George: TBA

UTM: TBA

Year
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM2031 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
Mark Taylor
416-946-0571, LM622A
mtaylor@chem.utoronto.ca
Start Date:
Jan. 4, 2021

Day/Time:
Mon & Wed 4-5pm

LEC0101:
Room TBA

LEC9101:
Online

Winter
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1004HF
(CHM 440HF)
The Synthesis of Modern Pharmaceutical Agents
Mark Lautens
416-978-6083, DB 359
mlautens@chem.utoronto.ca
Start Date:
Sept. 10, 2020

Day/Time:
Tues & Thur 3-4pm

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

Mark Taylor
416-946-0571, LM622A
mtaylor@chem.utoronto.ca

Start Date:
Sep 10, 2020

Day/Time:
Tue & Thurs
10-11am

Lab:Wednesdays 10am-1pm

Online Fall
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM 1045HF
Modern Physical Organic Chemistry

Ron Kluger
416-978-3582, DB 444
r.kluger@utoronto.ca

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

Start Date:
Sept. 16, 2020

Day/Time:
Wednesdays 10am-12pm

Online synchronously 

Via Zoom

See Quercus for link.

Fall
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1051HF
Current Topics in Chemical Biology

Andrew Beharry
905 569 4675, DV4043 (Mississauga)
andrew.beharry@utoronto.ca

Patrick Gunning
905 828 5354, DV4046 (Mississauga)
patrick.gunning@utoronto.ca

Start Date:
Sept. 22, 2020

Day/Time:
Tuesdays

9-11am

Online synchronously

See Syllabus and Quercus for details

Fall
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1056HF
Techniques for Studying the Chemical, Structural and Dynamic

Voula Kanelis (coordinator)
905 569 4542, DV4042 (UTM)
voula.kanelis@utoronto.ca

Becca Jockusch
416-946-7198, LM 253
rebecca.jockusch@utoronto.ca

Ron Kluger
416-978-3582, DB 444
r.kluger@utoronto.ca

Scott R. Prosser
905 828 3802, DV4052 (UTM)
scott.prosser@utoronto.ca

Jumi Shin
905-828-5355, DV4039 (UTM)
jumi.shin@utoronto.ca

Andrew Woolley
416-978-0675, LM 526
andrew.woolley@utoronto.ca

Start Date:
Sept. 17 2020

Day/Time:
Thursdays 10am-12pm

Online synchronously

See Quercus for details

Fall
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1057HS
Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry
 

Mark Taylor
416-946-0571, LM 622A
marks.taylor@utoronto.ca

Start Date:
Jan. 6, 2021

 

Day/Time:
Wednesdays

10am-12pm

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

CHM1068HS
Topics in Biological and Medicinal Chemistry

Andrew Woolley
416-978-0675, LM 526
andrew.woolley@utoronto.ca

Xiao-an Zhang
416-287-7202, EV 550 (UTSC)
xazhang@utsc.utoronto.ca

Start Date:
Jan. TBA, 2021

Day/Time:
TBA

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

CHM1090Y
Organic and

Biological Chemistry Seminar

Biological:

TBA

 

Organic:

TBA

 

Biological TBA

Organic:

TBA

 

 

 

 

TBA

 

Year-long
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM2047 HF, HS
Research in Organic/Biological Chemistry
Supervisor     Fall and Winter

 


Physical Chemistry & Chemical Physics


Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1446HS
Quantum Simulation using Quantum Computers
Alan Aspuru-Guzik
416-946-7335, LM421D
aspuru@utoronto.ca

Start Date: 
Jan. TBA, 2021

Day/Time:

TBA

Online synchronously

See Quercus for link

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

CHM1448HF

Modelling of Biochemical Systems

David McMillen
905-828-5353, DV4056 (UTM)
david.mcmillen@utoronto.ca

 

Start Date: 
Sept.. 11 2020

Day/Time:

Fridays 11am-1pm

Online synchronously

via Zoom

See Quercus for link

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

CHM1453HF

 

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

Start Date: 

 

Day/Time:

Wednesdays

10am-1pm

Online via Zoom

See Quercus for details

Fall
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1478HF
Quantum Mechanics for Physical Chemists
Paul Brumer
416-978-3569, LM 421B
paul.brumer@utoronto.ca

Start Date:
Sept. 14, 2020

Day/Time:
Mondays

4-6pm

Online

See Quercus for details

Fall
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1480HS
(CHM427HS)

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

Start Date:
Jan. 7, 2021

Day/Time:
Thurs

4-6pm

LEC0101:
Room TBA

LEC9101:
Online

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

CHM1488HF

Current Directions in Experimental Physical Chemistry

Al-Amin Dhirani
a.dhirani@utoronto.ca

Cynthia Goh
cynthia.goh@utoronto.ca
 

Start Date:
Sept. 22, 2020

Day/Time:
Tues

4-6pm

Online

See Quercus for details

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

Fall:

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

Winter:

Gilbert Walker
416-946-8401, LM145
gilbert.walker@utoronto.ca

 

 

Start Date:
Sept. 15, 2020

Day/Time:
Tues

11am-12pm

Online

See Quercus for details

Year-long
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM2027 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 426HF)
Polymer Chemistry
Mitchell Winnik
416-978-6495, LM 520
mwinnik@chem.utoronto.ca

 

Start Date:
Sep 15, 2020

Day/Time:
Tue
5-7pm;
Fri
2-3pm(tutorial)

Online synchronously

via BB Collaborate. 

See Quercus for details.

Fall
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1302HS
Polymer Physical Chemistry
Eugenia Kumacheva
416-978-3576, LM 627
ekumache@chem.utoronto.ca
Start Date:
Jan. TBA, 2021

Day/Time:
TBA

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

CHM1304HS
(CHM446)

Organic Materials Chemistry

Helen Tran
tran@utoronto.ca
TBA Online synchronously Winter
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM1390Y
Polymers & Materials Chemistry Seminar Series
Eugenia Kumacheva
416-978-3576, LM 627
ekumache@chem.utoronto.ca

Start Date: TBD

Day/Time: 
Thursdays 5-6pm

TBA Year-long
Course Designation Instructor(s) Day and Time Location Session
CHM2304 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.