Welcome back!

Carleton University announced that all faculty, staff, students, contractors and visitors of the University involved in any in-person activities must be vaccinated. As a result, all individuals must attest to receiving their first vaccination dose via cuScreen by September 8, 2021, and their second dose no later than October 15, 2021.

The Department of Chemistry is now open, however we encourage students and visitors to book an appointment prior to visiting our main office at 203 Steacie Building. Please contact chemistry@carleton.ca or call 613-520-3534 from 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m., Monday through Friday.

For more information on how to keep our community safe and to contribute to slowing the progression of COVID-19, please visit the Carleton University COVID-19 webpage.

Discover Chemistry

Chemistry is all around us. Often called the central science, chemistry examines the processes that produce our food, clothes, medicines and hundreds of materials we use every day. Where can we see chemistry in our daily lives? Chemists have developed compounds that save lives and relieve symptoms of disease. Chemists have also made important contributions to radiation therapy, water purification and DNA fingerprinting. Chemists have also been behind many of the materials such as plastics, ceramics and nanomaterials that have benefitted society.  However, many problems still remain in the world. Pollution, global warming, disease, and malnutrition are but a few. These problems will be better and more quickly solved by a society that understands and appreciates the role chemistry can play in contributing to solutions.