Message from the Chair - Chemistry

Chair of the Department of Chemistry Rik Tykwinski shares a message with alumni.

Rik Tykwinski - 21 September 2020

To the Department of Chemistry alumni family, 

Welcome to Alumni Week(end) 2020: Campus to Couch Edition. While we are meeting virtually this year, I am pleased to showcase a couple of the many remarkable achievements from the department from the past year.

I encourage you to learn about glycomics research from Professor Lara Mahal, Canada Excellence Research Chair, by checking out her Science Connects Webinar on Glycomics: Sugars and Human Health. You can also discover more about Lara and the glycomics expertise in the Faculty of Science by checking out her profile in Contours, the Faculty of Science magazine. 

Finally, I am extremely proud of our team that helped to meet the pressing need for hand sanitizer in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic by producing more than 1,500 lites for local organizations and schools (see story in Contours)

We are always interested to know what is happening with our alumni, so please feel free to drop me an email any time to let us know how you are doing!

Thank you, enjoy your virtual stay on campus, and I look forward to connecting with you again soon.


Rik Tykwinski

Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry