Silvija Smith Instructor — Chemistry
BSc Honours Chemistry, MSc Computational Chemistry
Silvija completed her BSc in Honours Chemistry with minors in Mathematics and Physics from Wilfrid Laurier University. She continued at Wilfrid Laurier University to complete a MSc in Computational Chemistry. Her research focused on hydrogen atom transfer of small thiols and alcohol molecules adsorbed on gold nanoclusters. Silvija’s passion for teaching began while a graduate student, having taught laboratory classes and tutorials, and developing laboratory manuals for undergraduate experiments.
Upon graduation, Silvija moved to Victoria and began teaching courses as a sessional instructor at Camosun College in 2016. In 2019, Silvija joined the Chemistry and Geoscience department as a Continuing Faculty member.
- CHEM 070 College Prep Chemistry
- CHEM 100 Introductory Chemistry
- CHEM 110 General College Chemistry I
- CHEM 120 General Chemistry I
- CHEM 121 General Chemistry II
- CHEM 150 Engineering Chemistry
S. C. Smith, I. P. Hamilton, 2013. Hydrogen atom transfer in alkane thiol-gold cluster complexes: A density functional theory study. Computational and Theoretical Chemistry, 1021, 171 – 176.