Society News

June ACCN

To coincide with the 101st Canadian Chemistry Conference & Exhibition, the University of Alberta Women in Chemistry (UAWIC) hosted the 2018 Leaders Overcoming Gender Inequality in Chemistry (LOGIC) retreat on May 26 & 27, 2018.

June ACCN
CSC CONFERENCE

About 2,200 chemists gathered in Edmonton from May 27̅ - June 1, 2018 to participate in the 101st Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (CSC 2018), the annual conference for the Canadian Society...

June ACCN

At a ceremony in Ottawa on March 29, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, revealed the list of 24 Canada 150 Research Chairs selected through a program...

June ACCN

The Ingenium Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 STEAM Horizon Awards. The outstanding students received their awards at the Canada Science and Technology Museum on May 15, 2018.

June ACCN

The 2018-2019 Board of Directors for the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) and the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) were elected and announced at their respective Annual General Meetings on May 30, 2018 in Edmonton. Thank you to the outgoing individuals for...

June ACCN
CSC CONFERENCE

This year’s CSC conference featured a new format for the President’s Event. Outgoing president Kim Baines, FCIC, took up the challenge of how to make inclusion, diversity, and equity a priority for everyone...

May 2018

The Green Chemistry Initiative (GCI) at the University of Toronto hosted their 6th annual symposium, emphasizing the need to bring chemists and engineers together to design and apply sustainable practices. The 3-day symposium had a full schedule of invited speakers from academia, industry, and government, including a public keynote lecture, plus a poster presentation and networking events.

May 2018
HONOURS

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) recognized the country’s best and brightest this spring in a ceremony at Ottawa’s Rideau Hall, where Governor General Julie Payette hosted the presentation of the granting council’s major scientific awards. The most outstanding of these prizes went to Lewis Kay, a professor in the University of Toronto’s Department of Biochemistry, who won the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering.

May 2018
PUBLISHING

Like everyone else, Vance Williams hates to hit a paywall when he is searching for a scientific paper. As an associate professor in Simon Fraser University’s...

May 2018
FOOD

About 90 people attended the annual Café CIC public lecture held at Concordia University of Edmonton in April. This year’s topic was the Passion...