Reseach and Seminar (CHMI 4615 EL / CHMI 4655 FL)

Course Description:

CHMI 4615/55 involves the investigation (experimental and/or theoretical) of a research topic, under the supervision of one or more faculty members of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, or those cross-appointed to the department. The goal of this course is to provide you with training and experience in conducting scientific research, and to communicate your results effectively, both in oral and written forms. To be admitted in CHMI 4615/55, a student should have completed all of his/her second year and third-year core courses. More detailed information regarding the course can be found in the course outline (see below).

Seminar Hours (Fall/Winter 2016/17): Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 to 5:20 p.m.

Location: S-217




NEW: The Research Proposal Seminar Schedule can be downloaded here.

The official LU syllabus for CHMI 4615/55 can be downloaded here.

The Detailed Course Outline can be downloaded here.

Form A can be downloaded here.

The marking scheme for oral presentations can be downloaded here.

Laurentian's Policy on Academic Integrity can be downloaded here.

Information on Learning Assistance and Academic Writing from Laurentian's Centre of Academic Excellence can be downloaded here.

The Certificate of Participation for the Zotero/Google Scholar Workshop can be downloaded here.

Instructional media for giving PowerPoint presentations and for Public Speaking: PowerPoint (mp4), Public Speaking (mp4), Handout for PowerPoint (pdf), Handout for Public Speaking (pdf).


GUEST SPEAKERS: To be announced



September 07, 2016 First session
September 12, 2016 WHMIS training
September 26, 2016 Seminar: The Do's and Don'ts of Oral Presentations (Dr. Arteca)
September 26, 2016 Submission of Form A, the WHMIS certificate, and completion of the Reseach Skills Tutorial
September 28, 2016 Introduction to Zotero (with Ashley Thomson - Brenda Wallace Computer Room)
October 17, 2016 Seminar: How to build a résumé (Todd Gagnon)
October 24, 2016 Practice run on Powerpoint Presentations: 5-7 min on a chemical/biochemical topic of your choice
March 13, 2017 Submission of Thesis (first) Draft
March 22 & 23, 2017 Minisymposium 2017
April 05, 2017 Submission of Research Thesis
April 21, 2017 Submission of approved and signed Research Thesis