Welcome to CPS

Welcome to the Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences (CPS) at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM).  CPS is an interdisciplinary science department which was formed in 2003 through merging four previously separate departments: Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy and Earth Sciences. We offer undergraduate programs in all four areas, including specializations in Biological Chemistry, Biomedical Physics, Astronomical Science and Environmental Geoscience. Our students have access to new, state-of-the-art teaching laboratories and are involved in cutting-edge research projects in our research labs. Student enrolments in CPS courses and programs have grown tremendously, mirroring the doubling in size of the student body at the Mississauga campus over the last decade. Our department is home to 24 full-time faculty, including award-winning educators and researchers, who supervise a total of 70 graduate students and 20 postdocs in the CPS research labs. About 40% of the faculty have been hired in the last 10 years, the result of a recruitment and renewal drive that is still ongoing. If you are interested in pursuing a career in physical sciences or if you are just curious about science in general, we are here to help. For more specific information about the Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences at UTM and what we have to offer, please browse our site and contact us.





26/07/2019 - 14:44


By Professor Emeritus Henry Halls; Professor UTM 1970- 2010.

11/04/2018 - 12:40

It might surprise you to know that vision, smell, and the plethora of emotions you experience in a given day are all masterfully regulated by a family of protein receptors called GPCRs.

20/03/2018 - 10:13

Professor Kent Moore was the recipient of the Fulbright Scholar Award last year and collaborated with his colleagues at the University of Washington studying the impact of climate change on the Arctic's atmosphere and ocean.

27/11/2017 - 12:55

Prof. Dave McMillen's group was one of the 20 Canadian projects that have won funding through Grand Challenges to address issues of child and maternal health!