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Dr. Vincent E. Ziffle

Assistant Professor
Indigenous Knowledge & Science
306.790.5950 ext. 3253


  • BSc Chemistry (University of Regina) 
  • BSc Hon. Biochemistry (University of Regina)  
  • PhD Organic Chemistry (University of Alberta) 

Research Interests: 

  • Medicinal plants of the southern Saskatchewan prairies and their secondary metabolites, including medicinally-important biomolecules
  • Traditional Knowledge: Traditional uses of medicinal plants by Saskatchewan’s Indigenous peoples
  • Analysis of medicinal plant metabolites using analytical chemistry techniques
  • Elaboration of medicinal plant biomolecules in organic chemistry methodology studies 


  • Chemistry Education: From basic theory to advanced concepts
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Analytical (Quantitative and Qualitative) Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology
  • Organic Synthesis
  • Synthetic Methodology
  • Biochemistry 

Courses Taught: 

  • CHEM 100 – Introductory Chemistry 
  • CHEM 104 – General Chemistry I 
  • CHEM 105 – General Chemistry II 
  • CHEM 140 – Organic Chemistry I

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