Chemistry Department

Whether you dream of investigating a cure for cancer, creating revolutionary materials or improving our natural environment, all paths start with chemistry. CapU’s chemistry courses build a bridge to careers in the fields of science and engineering.

Why study chemistry at CapU?

A medical researcher investigating new chemical compounds. An astronaut retrieving and repairing a communication satellite. An environmentalist devoted to saving endangered species in the tropical rainforests. A patent lawyer providing financial and marketing advice to a large industrial company.

What do these professionals have in common? The answer is remarkably simple – they’re all chemists.

Chemistry is the study of matter and energy. It gives us a better understanding of the world around us. Learning this foundational science will enhance your analytical thinking and provide a stepping stone to a variety of exciting careers.

Our broad range of courses

Our chemistry department offers a complete selection of university transferable courses at the first- and second-year levels. 

Each course includes a lab component, giving you hands-on experience conducting experiments that parallel what you’re learning in class. You’ll learn the fundamental theories of chemistry and foundational lab techniques such as how to conduct and write up an experiment.

Careers paths and further education

Our courses offer the flexibility to try different subjects before narrowing your focus to a specific field. Courses can be applied toward Associate of Science degrees at CapU. They can also be transferred to Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Applied Science degrees at other institutions.

Studying chemistry can lead to a broad range of careers, from nursing and other occupations in the medical field to dentist assistants, dentists, scientists and pharmacologists.

Related programs

CapU's chemistry courses can be applied to many programs, including:

Chemistry courses

We offer chemistry courses for all stages from preparatory courses for students who have not completed Chem 11 and Chem 12, up to first- and second-year university transfer courses. Not sure which course to register for? Consult our Chemistry Flowchart for a guidance.    

If you plan to build on your CapU education by applying it to a bachelor’s degree at another institution, please consult the BC Transfer Guide to confirm which courses are transferable.

Thinking about majoring in chemistry? Receiving institutions prefer transfer students who have completed their lower division core courses in the first two years of studies at CapU. Our Majoring in Chemistry tips sheet will help you plan which courses to take.    

Lab requirements

All chemistry courses include weekly three-hour laboratory sessions unless otherwise stated in the course description. The cost of the labs is included in the course tuition fee, except for lab manuals and safety glasses. Don’t forget to attend your first lab session in order to claim your seat in the course.  Also note that second-year lab students must have their own lab coats. 

Student resources

Here you’ll find resources for your chemistry labs, plus useful links to industry updates and related information.

Chemistry Laboratories resources website

The Chemistry Laboratories resources website is your go-to resource for upcoming labs, including schedules, instructions and deadlines. All updates on the laboratory components of your chemistry courses will be posted to this site.

Industry updates and info

 

 

Dan Fediw
Emergency Floor Warden, Chemistry Lab Technician
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM
Chemistry

604 984 1764 ext. 1764
Fir Building, room FR308a
dfediw@capilanou.ca
Mark Vaughan B.Sc. (Hons), PhD
Instructor, Chemistry
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM
Chemistry

604 986 1911 ext. 2506
Fir Building, room FR492
mvaugha2@capilanou.ca
Matt Berry
Lab Supervisor, Chemistry
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM
Chemistry

604 986 1911 ext. 7340
Fir Building, room FR308A
matthewberry@capilanou.ca
Matthew Le Page B.Sc. (Hons), PhD
Lab Supervisor, Chemistry
School of STEM
Chemistry
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

604 986 1911 ext. 7341
Fir Building, room FR308a
mlepage@capilanou.ca
Noriko Cool
Department Assistant - Graduate Programs, Department Assistant - STEM
Biology
Chemistry
Computing and Data Science
Engineering
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Physics
School of STEM

604 986 1911 ext. 7420
Fir Building, room FR471
norikocool@capilanou.ca
Olga Baryshnikova B.Sc., B.Ed., M.Sc., PhD
Instructor, Chemistry
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM
Chemistry

604 986 1911 ext. 3411
Fir Building, room FR308A
obaryshn@capilanou.ca
Tony Cusanelli B.Sc., PhD
Instructor, Chemistry
School of STEM
Chemistry
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

604 986 1911 ext. 2436
Fir Building, room FR489
tcusanel@capilanou.ca
Urmila Deo Jangra B.Sc. (Hons), PhD
Coord, Chemistry/Physics / Instr, Chem.
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM
Chemistry

604 986 1911 ext. 2447
Fir Building, room FR487
udeojang@capilanou.ca
Wendy Dansie
Divisional Supervisor, STEM, School of, Move Up Executive Councillor/Staff Rep., Emergency Floor Warden Fir
MoveUP Union Office
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM
Mathematics & Statistics
Engineering
Physics
Computing and Data Science
Chemistry
Biology

604 990 7856 ext. 7856
Fir Building, room FR471a
wdansie@capilanou.ca

Contact

Have questions about this department?

Chemistry Department


604 984 4955
Fir Building, room FR471
sciences@capilanou.ca

Chemistry Coordinator
Urmila Deo Jangra 
604 986 1911, ext. 2447 
udeojang@capilanou.ca

Student Information Services


604 984 4900
604 984 1798 (fax)
Birch Building, room BR230
registration@capilanou.ca