The CIC would like to extend its condolences to the family of Norman H. Sagert of Winnipeg, Manitoba, who died April 19, 2017, at the age of 81. Sagert is remembered for his warmth and modesty as well as his innovative solutions to chemical engineering in Nova Scotia.
The fifth annual Chemical Engineering Research Day, organized by the chemical engineering departments at McGill University and École Polytechnique de Montréal, was major success. The March 15 event contributed to the training, networking and visibility of graduate students, giving them the opportunity to mingle with colleagues and professionals.
Simon Fraser University, in conjunction with the Vancouver CIC Local Section, co-hosted the fourth annual Chemistry Career Night for SFU undergraduate students enrolled in at least one chemistry course. The students received advice on which career opportunities awaited them in the chemistry sector upon graduation.
The Department of Chemistry at York University in Toronto hosted the 45th Southern Ontario Undergraduate Student Chemistry Conference (SOUSCC) this past March. It was the largest-ever SOUSCC, with more than 135 speakers and almost 200 delegates. Some included first-time participants from the University of Ottawa and Nipissing University in North Bay, Ont.
This past March, the University of Toronto and the Chemical Institute of Canada co-hosted the annual Sector Info Night, inviting chemical engineering alumni from various areas of expertise to speak with undergraduates about their future career plans. This year’s speakers gave a brief presentation about their respective fields, which included: air quality control, environmental engineering, metallurgy, process engineering and consulting.
Professional Chemists can now transfer their professional registration between provinces across Canada. The Federation of Canada’s Professional Chemists (FCPC) announced today that provincial chemists’ organizations have adopted a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate mobility of professional chemists between provinces.
University of Toronto’s faculty-student mixer took place March 2, 2017. The annual event was hosted by U of T’s CSChE student chapter and provided a friendly and intimate platform for students to interact with faculty members.
3M National Teaching Fellowship is Canada’s most prestigious recognition of excellence in educational leadership and teaching at the university or college level. The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and 3M Canada are pleased to announce the 2017 3M National Teaching Fellows:
This year’s winner of the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering is Jeffrey Dahn of Dalhousie University. The Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering, NSERC’s highest honour, recognizes research contributions characterized by both excellence and influence
Khaled Belkacemi, a highly respected professor in the Faculty of Agricultural & Food Sciences at Université Laval in Québec City, and a member of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE)..