Upcoming Events

Movember Social

Just informing you that there will be a Movember social with a mustache competition this year. I thought I would give a heads up so you can grow your mustaches this month and change the face of men's health! More details on the social will be sent out later in the month.


Thank you,

Declan McKearney

Recent Events

Halloween Social

This year's Halloween Social took place on Wednesday October 26th. The event was held in the 7000 level atrium as per usual and began at 5pm. There was pizza, snacks and beverages for everyone.

Departmental Oral Competition

Departmental Oral Competition was held on Oct, 14th followed by a social. Speakers from industry were also invited namely

Mark Scott, M.Sc. Eng, Ph.D.


Lisa Thorne, M.Sc., LL.B.

Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Adil Kassam, Ph.D. PEng.

STEMCELL Technologies

David Fung, M.Eng, Ph.D., PEng.

Chairman/CEO, ACDEG Group Co.

Results TBA

Caucus Elections were held on Septmber 22nd

Below are the results

Declan McKearney - President

Ali Nejatie- Vice President

Curtis Gibbs - Treasurer

Fatima Garcia - Secretary

Cindy Wu - GSS Councillor

Audrey Taylor and Curtis Gibbs - GSS Councillor Alternates

Matt Alteen and Matt Deen - DGSC Representatives

David Ester and Jake Haekl - Social Coordinators

Marco Farren-Dai - Sports Representative

Tasleem Muzaffar - Graduate Information Coordinator

TSSU Stewards: Adam Barlev, Heather Baroody, Yumeela Ganga-sah, Tasleem Muzaffar, Parisa Shiri, Ania Tersakian, Kailey Wright and Nastaran Yousefi

Annual Soccer social

Hi Everyone, On Friday, August 5th, the Graduate Caucus is hosting the Annual Department of Chemistry Soccer Match. This game is the chance for graduate students and undergraduates to take on faculty, post docs and staff on what some might consider a more level playing field. If you plan on playing for the student team, please contact your esteemed captain John Thompson (jrthomps@sfu.ca) to let him know. Similarly, for faculty/post docs/staff, please contact Dr. Ye (zye@sfu.ca) if you intend to play. This years match will kick off at sharply 5pm on Field 4, which is located near the SFU Residences. Because we have had to go with a slightly later start time, we ask that everyone who wants to participate arrive at the field by 4:45 pm so we can start on time. Everyone playing MUST completed the SFU Recreation Waiver (available at go.sfu.ca). If you have someone who would like to play who cannot complete the form online (significant other, son/daughter), there are forms available at the front office that must be completed prior to kick off. For those of you who are not interested in playing, we encourage you to come watch as it is always an exciting competition. Following the game, there will be a social in the Chemistry 7000 level atrium, with beverages available for 1$ and plenty of food and snacks. If you have any questions about the game, the waiver, or the social, please feel free to get in touch. Can't wait to see many of you on the field! Cheers, Kate

2nd Annual Softball social

The Chemistry Graduate Caucus is holding a Departmental Softball game from 3:00 to 5:00 pm on Thursday, June 30th at Beedie Field followed by a social in the C7000 Atrium. All are welcome (Students, post docs, staff, technicians, faculty, etc.) to participate in the softball game and/or social. If you would like to participate in the softball game please send me an email ( bvarju@sfu.ca ) containing your name, group/sfu affiliation and if you have any softball equipment that you can bring. The teams will likely be split into organic vs. inorganic again, depending on the turnout. At the social we will provide pizza, snacks and beverages.

Departmental PIE Day

Departmental Pie Day was organized on Friday, 11th March, 2016 during the departmental coffee. Votes were casted and prizes were awarded to best 3 pies.!

Annual Oral competition (Spring- 2016)

Chemistry Annual oral competition was organized on the 5th, Feb 2016. Below are the winners
  • Ryan Clarke (Storr)
  • Jonathan Williams (Starosta)
  • Thomas Weissbach (Holdcroft)
  • Benjamin Britton (Holdcroft)
  • Clayton Schultz (Yu) Each winner will get $1000, to be used towards a conference.

    Departmental dodge ball game

    Dodge ball game was organized on 8th, January 2016. Faculty, staff and grad students particiapted enthusiastically in that game. Chemistry caucus is hoping to organize this game on annual basis.


    Oral Competition Winners Announced

    February 5th, 2016
    The winners of the oral competition are: