Society News

Fall 2017

The Department of Chemistry of the University of British Columbia is seeking to fill a position at the Lecturer level starting May 1, 2018.

Fall 2017

Donna Jean Kilpatrick was welcomed as Canadian Society of Chemical Engineering (CSChE) President, taking on the role following the CSChE Annual General Meeting in Edmonton, AB on October 24, 2017.

Fall 2017

Lee (left) and Andersen (right) about to start a “Chemistry is Everywhere” presentation.During the week of Thanksgiving, Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) students Chaim Andersen and Yu-Ru Lee, together with professor of chemistry Geoff Rayner-Canham, took the MUN Grenfell Campus Chemistry Outreach to Jens Havens Memorial School in Andersen's Inuit home community of Nain.

Fall 2017

2017 E Gordon Young LectureOn October 28, 2017, the Toronto CIC Local Section had the pleasure of working with the Women in Chemistry Toronto group in hosting Professor Polly L. Arnold from the University of Edinburgh for the 2017 E. Gordon Young Lectures.

Fall 2017

We are please to announce the winners of the student competitions from the 67th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference (CSChE 2017): Graduate Student Poster Competition, 3-Minute Elevator Pitch Comeptition, Hatch Plant Design Competition, Robert G. Auld Student Competition and Reg Friesen Student Paper Competition.

Congratulations to all participants for very strong entries in each of the competitions!

Fall 2017

The Design of Experiments course offered by the Chemical Institute of Canada through CI360 was full of such useful information and techniques that I would recommend it to anyone in any field. Design of Experiments is a statistics-based problem-solving technique that can be applied to virtually any field: chemistry, biology, social sciences, business, etc. The two-day course left each participant with more knowledge and an excitement to use statistics in their workplace.

Fall 2017

Dr. Ian Jobe, MCIC, has been appointed as the new executive director of the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) and its constituent societies (the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC), the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) and the Canadian Society for Chemical Technology (CSCT)). Ian’s almost thirty years of experience in the chemistry and chemical science industry, background and experience in R&D and technology and non-profit leadership, governance, and management made him the best candidate to lead the CIC national office team. Ian will officially begin as the CIC executive director on January 2, 2018.

Fall 2017

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) has announced its 2017 award winners which includes chemists Zhongwei Chen and Mark Lautens. The RSC has also named its new Fellows (including Dennis Hall, Mario Leclerc, Stephen Loeb, Milica Radisic, Laurel Schafer, Frank Wania and Jiujun Zhang) and members of The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists (including Joule Bergerson, Frank Gu and Ute Kothe).

Summer 2017

Prime Minister Trudeau has announced Canada’s Chief Science Advisor, Mona Nemer, at a ceremony at the House of Commons. Nemer is a long-time member of the Canadian Society for Chemistry and obtained her PhD in bio-organic chemistry from McGill University.

Summer 2017

Canadian Olympiad Finalists 2017

From left: Jeffrey Zhou, Karen Li, Hermish Mehta, and Raluca Petrut