ACCN, the Canadian Chemical News - Spring 2017

ACCN, the Canadian Chemical News - Spring 2017

ACCN (L’Actualité chimique canadienne) the Canadian Chemical News presents national stories from the chemical sciences and chemical engineering sectors. Published four times a year, ACCN features cutting-edge scientific discoveries as well as the latest innovations from industry. Insightful columns and breaking news stories embrace all aspects of the Canadian chemistry scene: its personalities and companies, government policy and academic breakthroughs. ACCN’s regular lineup of in-depth feature stories showcases the problem-solving abilities of chemists and chemical engineers and their embrace of the biggest challenges facing society today, from energy, food and water security to advances in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors.

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Glenbow Archives 11-1-5
Oil turned Sarnia and other parts of southern Ontario into boomtowns. But it was the Second World War, and the dire need for synthetic rubber, that turned Sarnia-Lambton into a thriving petrochemical mecca.

Hewers of wood and drawers of water is the oft-repeated narrative used to describe Canada’s historical reliance on natural resources. 

James Miller Williams, a carriage maker from Hamilton, Ont. and the founding father of Canada’s petroleum industry, was drilling for water in 1858...

Women have — often quietly and anonymously — contributed to scientific innovation since time immemorial. 


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