Wendy Benoit

Professor (Teaching)

Department of Chemistry

Associate Dean - Teaching, Learning, Student Engagement

Faculty of Science

Contact information


Office: 403.220.3293


Office : BI540

Research and teaching

Research interests

  • Using (organic) chemistry as a forum for the development of problem solving skills and communication skills
  • Encouraging students to discover and enjoy science through learning environments that blend lectures, written exercises, peer discussions, and current topics
  • Putting chemistry and science into perspective, encouraging critical thought over accepting information superficially, striving to dispel myths and misconceptions that surround many aspects of science

Teaching interests

Dr. Benoit teaches courses for both the Department of Chemistry and the Natural Sciences Program.  These include courses on introductory chemistry, organic chemistry, science writing, and approaching scientific problems.