Welcome to chemistry
Required Training Courses
Before you can start working, there are a few required training courses that you have to complete as (or before!) you arrive on campus. Click on each one to find out more, and how to register:
- Department Orientation - During Block Week each term
- TA Training Program - Begins in Fall Block Week, runs through Fall and Winter terms
- Laboratory Safety Training - in-person course (Requires prerequisite of WHMIS 2015 completion) at start of term
- GradO - (optional) - Faculty of Grad Studies and ISS orientations, during Block Week each term.
- Read more on other Courses and Training you need as you get started.
Most of these courses are self-enrolled, and it is up to you to make sure you have enrolled and completed them on time.
Getting Set Up in the Department
All official policies for the program are in the Department Graduate Student Handbook and University Calendar
- Get your Keys and Building Access
- Choose and register for Courses
- Set up your Payroll
- Apply for Scholarships
- Funding Policy for Thesis based Graduate Programs in Chemistry
- Find out about being a Teaching Assistant
- Arriving Early? Check the added policies
- Meet the Chemistry Grad Student Association
As you get settled in, talk to your supervisor about:
- Your responsibilities in lab, group meetings, courses you are expected to take, etc
- Any lab specific Courses and Training you need to complete
- Complete the Intellectual Property Checklist -- By Sept 30 (or your 2nd week on campus)
- Complete the Student-Supervisor Checklist - By Sept 30 (or your 2nd week on campus)
Getting Set up On Campus and In Town
See the New Student Guide and Welcome Centre for important information before, during, and after your arrival on campus. For international students, the International Student Services office provides support and advising for international students, including an orientation session.
Once you’re on campus, also:
- Install the UC Emergency App for alerts and "working alone" support
- Install the "follow-me" printers on your computer. Shared department printers are located in SB 050B
- Lost? Try the Interactive Room Finder
- See other Mental and Physical Health resources on campus
- Basic medical services are covered for free by the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP). View insurance information (coverage for new residents begins after 3 months).
- Before you can get paid or receive scholarships and grants, you must have a:
- Social Insurance Number (SIN) (which you apply for at a Service Canada location - for example at the Harry Hays Building downtown)
- bank account information on file with the University.