Columns

Roberta Staley
Spring 2017

This special anniversary issue of the Canadian Chemical News (L'Actualité chimique canadienne, ACCN) is a celebration not only of the 150th anniversary of confederation but the 100th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition. That these two milestones align in such an auspicious manner...

Joe Schwarcz
Spring 2017
Chemfusion

On May 4, 1892 Thomas Willson, a Canadian inventor, placed some calcium oxide (lime), coal tar and aluminum oxide in a container and heated the mix to a high temperature. Willson was hoping to produce metallic aluminum, an expensive commodity at the time.

Roberta Staley
Winter 2017

Happy New Year! And what an auspicious year it will be. Not only is it the nation’s 150th birthday but the Canadian Society for Chemistry will be presenting the 100th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (CSC 2017)...

Bob Masterson
Winter 2017
GUEST COLUMN

In February 2016, the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on the Environment and Sustainable Development undertook a Parliamentary Review of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA 99). The act, originally passed..