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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Why Chemistry?

  • Why does liquid nitrogen boil just sitting on a table?
  • How can chemistry be applied to pollution control?
  • What is the difference between ‘dry ice’ and ‘ice’?

If you’ve ever asked yourself these questions, you should consider studying Chemistry at Ontario Tech University. 

Chemistry, the central science, is the study of elements and compounds – their properties and the ways they react to form new substances.

From the practical to the theoretical, at Ontario Tech you will learn about all major fields of chemistry: physical, analytical, organic, inorganic and chemical biology.

Students in our program gain important problem-solving skills for the 21st century… 

Why study chemistry at Ontario Tech University? 

The Chemistry program at Ontario Tech University will give students a comprehensive education in all major fields of chemistry: physical, analytical, organic, inorganic and biological. Students benefit from exposure to the cutting-edge research interests of faculty members in materials science, electrochemistry, chemical biology, medicinal chemistry, supercritical fluids, and computational

Students can pursue their studies through the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Chemistry program, or choose to specialize in either Pharmaceutical Chemistry or Chemical Biology.

Our Chemistry Program has a co-op option, as well as extended and experiential learning opportunities, including a fourth-year undergraduate thesis and the five-year Science and Management program option.