Professional Development Courses

The CIC offers various professional development courses for chemists, chemical engineers and chemical technologists to help further your technical knowledge and give you an edge in your career.

Global Patents: An Introduction to International Intellectual Property

June 16, 2016, 14:00-15:00 EDT

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Intellectual property can be a key business asset for any entity and can provide significant commercial value.  For most entities involved in the chemical art, patents can help provide protection for an invention, while aiding in their monetization.  The presentation will provide a brief introduction to patents, types of patents, and criteria for assessing patentability.  This will be followed by a discussion on the different routes to global patent protection, with a discourse on the pros and cons of the different routes.

The CSC/ACS Memorandum of Understanding promotes collaboration between the two societies to offer continuing education programs. Our first initiative is the "Global Patents: An introduction to international intellectual property" webinar on June 16. Presenter and CSC member Kazim Agha is a patent agent and partner with Ridout & Maybee LLP, and Past-chair of the CIC Toronto Local Section.

Laboratory Safety Course

The Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) is proud to partner with the Laboratory Safety Institute (LSI) to offer a two-day laboratory safety course to members. This course provides an in-depth look at the fundamentals of lab safety and effective lab safety programs.  You will learn to identify and manage common laboratory hazards; many of which you may never have considered. 

Laboratory Safety Short Course Outline

Upcoming 2017 Two-Day Course Schedule

The Laboratory Safety Institute (LSI) has scheduled a number of Two-Day courses across Canada and the United States. Visit their full Laboratory Safety Course Schedule for a list of dates across North America. The Canadian course dates are as follows:

  • Register for April 11-12, 2017 in Vancouver, BC. 
  • Register for August 29-30, 2017 in Mississauga, ON. 
  • Register for October 3-4, 2017 in Saskatoon, SK.
  • Register for October 31-November 1 in Edmonton, AB. 

Design of Experiments Course

Learn how to design industrial experiments that model optimized process limits. 

Design of Experiment (DOE) is an advanced statistical tool that identifies the effects and interactions of critical process inputs and outputs.  Content includes: 

  • How to design, conduct and analyze Full and Fractional Factorial Designs,
  • Introduction to Minitab statistical software,
  • Industry related cases integrating learning and practical examples.

Design of Experiments Course Outline

Date: June 22-23, 2017

Location: Mohawk College Enterprise

                 481 Barton Street - A102,

                 Stoney Creek, Ontario.

Cost: $995.00 for CSC members; $1200.00 for non members; $75.00 for students