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Resources and Scholarships

Resources

Many helpful resources can be found through the Steacie Library or Bethune College, the out-of-classroom homes of Faculty of Science students at York University:​

Steacie Science and Engineering Library: Chemistry Section​

Free Tutoring Help (Bethune College)

Writing Centre (Bethune College)

Academic Petitions

The Department of Chemistry also offers a variety of information to help navigate your program of study:​

Enrollment Advice and FAQs

Get access here to enrollment advice or use the FAQs below to learn more.​

Progress Monitor

The Progress Monitor Tool provides:​

  • instant analysis of progress​
  • instant calculation of GPA​
  • covers all degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry​
  • accommodates transfer credits​

Check your progress toward your degree

Using the on-line Progress Monitor tool, build an academic snapshot that can be assessed against the requirements for a degree of your choice in Chemistry or Biochemistry:​

  • see what you've accomplished and what's left to do,​
  • see what might be needed if you change degree programs,​
  • prepare a print-out summarizing your courses and academic progress,​
  • save it or email it to the UPD with any questions that you might have​

Academic Planning

Within the utility, you can also:​

  • compare degrees and their requirements that best match your course choices,​
  • compare possible course combinations within a degree​
  • see what grades you will need to achieve your goal, and​
  • project your progress term-by-term into the future as part of an Academic Plan

(http://www.yorku.ca/pgpotvin/public/SelfAdvising/PersonalAdvisor/Personal-Advisor.htm )

This tool can help in several ways. It can help with:​

  • academic troubles​
  • difficulties with enrollments (including enrollment blocks)​
  • choosing a degree program or selecting courses​
  • complaints or difficulties in getting needs addressed​
  • transferring from other institutions or from other degree programs (the online request to transfer to Chemistry or Biochemistry should already have been filed)​
  • navigating York for students on exchange programs from abroad​
  • choosing courses when looking to go abroad on an exchange​
  • special needs or circumstances​
  • taking courses elsewhere​

If needed, the tool will direct you to contacting the UPD by email or in-person.

  • Learn more about Summer Courses in this PDF.​
  • Missed a Final Exam? Read this PDF.​
  • Looking for an Alternate Plan for your degree? Read this PDF.​
  • Use the Science Academic Services for anything to do with non-science General Education courses or for anything non-academic, like how to change your major online, enroll in courses, file a petition, etc.​
  • Free Learning Skills Workshops on how to manage time, deal with stress, take lecture notes, prepare for exams and more – basically all kinds of help with student skills.​
  • Spark is an online tool providing a step-by-step method to deal with assignments, from topic to thesis to research to A+, maintaining academic integrity, keeping you on track with time management skills, scheduling your work and dealing with procrastination.​
  • The Career Centre can help with résumés (CVs), cover letters, job interviews, job searches.​
  • For more personal issues, Student Counseling and Development will help.

Scholarships

ScholarshipDescriptionValueApplication DetailsEligibility
Department of Chemistry - Joyce Aspinall Book Prize AwardPresented to students with the highest GPA in CHEM 1000 and 1001$150 bookstoreAutomatic eligibility - awarded annually- Any major
- International or domestic
Department of Chemistry - Book Prize AwardPresented to students going in 2nd year Hons Chem program with highest GPA in 1001 from previous year$100 bookstoreAutomatic eligibility - awarded annually- Honours in Chemistry only (including spec Hon.)
- International or domestic
ScholarshipDescriptionValueApplication DetailsEligibility
Department of Chemistry - Book Prize Award - CHEMPresented to students with the highest GPA in core courses, and all with A+ average in all core courses$100 bookstoreAutomatic eligibility - awarded annuallyShould have completed CHEM2000, 2020, 2021, 2011, 2030, 2050, 2080
Department of Chemistry - Book Prize Award - BCHMPresented to students with the highest GPA in core courses. 2nd level core$100 bookstoreAutomatic eligibility - awarded annuallyShould have completed CHEM 2020, 2021, 2011, 2030, BIOL/BCHM 2020, 2021, 2040, BIOL 2070
Department of Chemistry - Michael Pollard Award in ChemistryPresented to Pharmaceutical-biological Stream of Spec. Honours BSc. students with the best performance in Introductory Organic Chemistry courses and with financial needFinancial servicesAutomatic eligibility - awarded annuallyBoth CHEM 2020 and 2021
ScholarshipDescriptionValueApplication DetailsEligibility
Award in Analytical Chemistry (ACS - American Chemistry Society)Presented to undergraduate students who has excelled in the area of analytical chemistry (CHEM 3080) and shows great potential as a future analytical chemist1 year subscription to Journal of Analytical Chemistry and awarded a certificate of recognition signed by the Chairman of the Division and Editor of Analytical ChemistryAutomatic eligibility - awarded annuallyCompleted 3yr before Fall - enrolled as senior - (CHEM 3080)
National CSC Silver Medal
Chemistry
Presented to the top students at each Canadian university entering their final year of chemistryThe prize given to students are a cash prize, a certificate, and a one-year membership in the relevant CIC societyAutomatic eligibility - awarded annuallyChemistry students whoa re enrolled in 4th year and had the highest CGPA in their 3rd year
National CSC Silver Medal
Biochemistry
Presented to the top students at each Canadian university entering their final year of biochemistryThe prize given to students are a cash prize $75, a certificate, and a one-year membership in the relevant CIC societyAutomatic eligibility - awarded annuallyBiochemistry students who are enrolled in 4th year and had the highest CGPA in their 3rd year
CIC Toronto Section Book Prize
Chemistry
Presented to chemistry students who have the most improved GPA from 2nd to 3rd year and are currently enrolled in 4th yearThe prize given to students are a cash prize $50, a certificate, and a one-year membership in the relevant CIC societyAutomatic eligibility - awarded annuallyChemistry students who are enrolled in 4th year
CIC Toronto Section Book Prize
Biochemistry
Presented to biochemistry students who have the most improved GPA from 2nd to 3rd year and are currently enrolled in 4th yearThe prize given to students are a cash prize $50, a certificate, and a one-year membership in the relevant CIC societyAutomatic eligibility - awarded annuallyBiochemistry students who are enrolled in 4th year

ScholarshipDescriptionValueApplication DetailsEligibility
Society of Chemical Industry Merit Award
Chemistry
Presented to the student who has achieved the highest standing in the 4th and final year of chemistry with a minimum average of 75%Automatic eligibility - awarded annuallyHighest standing in the 4th year and final year of chemistry
Society of Chemical Industry Merit Award
Biochemistry
Presented to the student who has achieved the highest standing in the 4th and final year of biochemistry with a minimum average of 75%Automatic eligibility - awarded annuallyHighest standing in the 4th year and final year of biochemistry
Chemistry Society at YorkUPresented to the student who showed excellence in CHEM 4000Gift basketAutomatic eligibility - awarded annuallyHighest grade in CHEM 4000 research project course
Hiromi Niki Memorial Scholarship
Chemistry
Presented to the most outstanding Year 4 student in an Honours degree stream in atmospheric chemistry, based on a cumulative grade point average in science courses$1000.00 or check with Professor McLarenAutomatic eligibility - awarded annuallyThe recipient will have completed at least 90 credits and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 8.00 on all science courses