Chemistry is often called the central science since it deals with the behaviour of matter and the basic chemical substances of which all matter is composed. Because of this many other disciplines such as biology, geology, engineering and medicine depend heavily on chemistry.

Interested in Chemistry?

Department of Chemistry Logo - beaker with paddlers insideAs a Chemistry Students at Lakehead you will:

work with sophisticated and specialized instruments
have the opportunity to participate in research - as an undergraduate student
have easy access to instructors
have the chance to explore the specialty areas of analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, polymer chemistry, and theoretical chemistry
be well prepared for employment such as with various government agencies and with industries such as pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and petrochemicals, and in the field of education


CFI providing Lakehead professors with more than $100k each for exciting research

Two Lakehead University researchers are receiving more than $100,000 each from the John R. Evans Leaders Fund provided by the Canada Foundation for... full story

Lakehead University and TBRHRI scientists receiving more than $1.3 million for research

Lakehead University and TBRHRI researchers are receiving more than $1.3 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada... full story

Jessica Allingham, Lakehead University Graduate Student, wins 2nd place in the Provincial 3MT Competition for 2020

Jessica Allingham, a PhD student in Chemistry at Lakehead University, won second place in the Provincial 3MT (Three Minute Thesis) Competition held... full story

Lakehead University and Health Research Institute team exploring new diagnostic drugs for cancer

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has provided a Lakehead University and Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute team with a $98,655... full story