The Department of Chemistry offers numerous Awards of Excellence to students at the undergraduate level. In addition, in 2009, the Department of Chemistry initiated a new program which offers awards to students finishing their second year of undergraduate studies.
Another important source of financial aid comes in the form of NSERC Summer Internship Awards. Every summer, a dozen students at the undergraduate level are awarded summer research awards from NSERC (4 500$) that allow them to conduct research in laboratories within the Department of Chemistry.
Many other awards and prizes from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences or from external organisations are available near the end of the undergraduate program.
Awarded by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences to the student who has achieved the highest overall average in organic chemistry courses.
Awarded by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences to a student for overall excellence in the sciences for both academic and scientific achievement.
Five prizes are awarded each year by the Lucien-Piché Foundation to students from all Québec universities for overall excellence at the undergraduate level.
The HyperChem software and a certificate are awarded to a student for overall excellence throughout his/her undergraduate studies and interest in chemical computation.
A subscription to the journal Analytical Chemistry from the American Chemical Society is awarded to a student for excellence in the area of analytical chemistry within the first two years of undergraduate study.
A commemorative medal is awarded by the Canadian Society of Chemistry to a graduating student for overall excellence of his/her academic record during the final year of undergraduate studies.
A plaque is awarded by the Society of Chemical Industry of Canada to the graduating student having the best academic record.
Ten prizes are awarded by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences each year, distributed among 26 departments, for overall academic excellence.
Many students are recipients of NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) and FQRNT (Fonds québécois de recherche sur la nature et la technologie) Awards during their MSc or PhD studies. In 2010-2011, the NSERC MSc Awards were valued at 17 300$/year and PhD Awards were valued at 21 000$/year (and a small number of prestigious awards were valued at 35 000$/year). In 2010-2011, the FQRNT Awards were valued at 15 000$ (MSc) and 20 000$ (PhD). In all cases, the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FESP) offers a supplement to the recipient of the award. The Department of Chemistry also offers Teaching Assistantships in undergraduate courses (3 000$).
All students in the Department of Chemistry are guaranteed a minimum salary that is comparable with what is offered in other Departments of Chemistry at other major Canadian universities. Note that tuition fees in Québec are significantly lower than in any other province in Canada.
Please note that other awards are offered by certain countries to their nationals as well as by the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FESP). Among these awards are:
Awarded to a student every three years at the undergraduate level based upon academic excellence to help him/her pursue studies in chemistry at the graduate level (last awarded in 2008).
Awarded to a student with outstanding academic achievement at the undergraduate level in organic chemistry and who is currently pursuing graduate studies.
A scholarship valued at 5 000$ is awarded to a student at the PhD level for overall academic excellence. Students in all fields of chemistry are considered.
A scholarship valued at 2 000$ is awarded to a student at the PhD level for overall academic excellence. Only students in non-organic fields of chemistry are considered.
A scholarship valued at 2 000$ is awarded to a student at the PhD level for overall academic excellence. Only students in the field of organic chemistry are considered.
These travel awards are distributed to students to aid them financially in attending international conferences where they will present their research.
Awarded to the student with the highest level of academic achievement at the undergraduate level who is currently pursuing graduate studies in organic chemistry.
Many of these awards are given each year to students at the PhD level for overall acaemic excellence. Students in all fields of chemistry are considered.
This award is given to a deserving Ph.D. student whose field of research is in the area of analytical / environmental / materials / interface chemistry.
Awards valued at 5 000$ are given to deserving students in all fields of chemistry.
Other awards are given by various organisations as financial aid to students pursuing graduate studies. In 2009-2010, the following awards were received by students in the Department of Chemistry: “Bourse de la Financière Manuevie”, “Bourse du Groupe Financier Banque TD”, “Bourse de la Banque Nationale”, “Bourse de la Chambre de commerce et d'industrie Canada-Liban”, “Bourses d'études Varian Canada”, and the “Bourse d'excellence du Dr. Alexandre Germain”. In 2008-2009, the following awards were received by students in the Department of Chemistry: “Bourse Banque Nationale”, “Bourse J.A.-Bombardier”, “Bourse J.A. De Sève”, “Bourse Rosdev”, and the “Bourse Sony”.
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