There will be two midterm tests, worth 15% each. If you miss a test for any reason, 15 marks
will be added to the value of your final exam. Do not assume that you can miss these tests and
do well in the course. Those who miss a test generally do not study for it, and are at a big
disadvantage when writing the exam, when more marks are at stake - I have 20 years of
statistics to show that this is the case!
The midterm tests will be on Friday October 12 and Friday November 16, 2018, both from
6:30 - 8:00 PM. Please plan your weekend travelling accordingly.
You are registered in a lab section (A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6 or A7), but you will also be
assigned to a lab group (A, B, C, D, E, F, G or H). Labs are every second week. During your off-
week, you do not have a lab. Those in groups A, B, C and D begin the week of September 10.
Those in groups E, F, G and H begin the week of September 17. Lab group assignments will be
posted on cuLearn by September 6. If your name does not appear on this list by then, see the lab
coordinator, Mastaneh Azad, in 207A Steacie ASAP. The complete schedule of labs is in the lab
manual. Please eat before coming to your labs - you will be on your feet for three hours at a time.
You must do the online lab safety training before your first lab. Instructions are on cuLearn.
The laboratory part of this course is mandatory for all students. If you do not complete the labs,
the course grade is automatically F. Safety glasses and lab coats must be worn at all times in the
laboratory. A lab manual and lab note book, and a lab fee, are also required. Everything is
available from Science Stores (room 118 SC) for about $60. Please buy these items before your
first lab period. If you have questions or problems with the lab scheduling, etc., please contact
the lab coordinator, Mastaneh Azad.
You must complete an on-line training course on Workplace Hazardous Materials
Information System before your first lab period.
Instructions are in the laboratory folder on cuLearn.
The P.A.S.S. Program
This course is associated with the Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) program. In this
program, weekly workshops are delivered by a facilitator. The facilitator is a student who
recently took CHEM 1001 (and did very well). PASS is not a remedial program - it is intended
for ALL students in the course. More details will be given in the first lecture or two.
Communicating With You
This is a big class, but you will find that you can get any help you need from me easily by one of
the following methods:
1. Visit me in my office, 418 SC. I will post office hours and locations on the calendar in
cuLearn one week in advance. Make an appointment (via email) if you want extra time.
2. Email me ([email protected]). In general, all emails received before 10 PM will be
answered the same day.