The Chemical Institute of Canada members will vote on new By-laws for the Institute at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) June 3, 2014 in Vancouver. Members are encouraged to read the draft By-laws along with the FAQs to familiarize themselves with the content and then to attend the AGM. The CIC Board will present the draft by-laws to the meeting and field questions from the audience.
In 2007, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the Government of Canada's science and technology strategy, Mobilizing Science and Technology to Canada's Advantage.
Through a consultation process, the government sought the views of stakeholders from all sectors of the Science, Technology and Innovation community to help identify solutions that reflect the realities of today's ever-changing global innovation landscape.
The Canadian Chemical News (ACCN) is now available to Canadian high school science teachers for free. The magazine complements high school science curricula, providing the latest in research and innovation in the chemical sciences and chemical engineering sectors. The magazine is highly readable, beautifully illustrated and inspiring to those students considering a career in the sciences.
The Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) members will vote on new by-laws for the society at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) October 22, 2013 in Fredericton during the 63rd Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference. Members are encouraged to read the draft by-laws along with the FAQs to familiarize themselves with the content and then to attend the AGM. CSChE Vice-President, David Guss will officially present the draft by-laws to the meeting and field questions from the audience.
As part of its ongoing commitment to advocacy, the Chemical Institute of Canada has submitted a brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance (FINA).
On August 3, for the first time, the Advocacy task force of the CIC submitted our own brief to the Finance committee of the House of Commons as part of the pre-budget consultation. These documents will be used to guide budget allocations for 2013/2014.
Science in Canada is healthy, growing and internationally respected, according to a report released on September 27, 2012 by an expert panel supported by the Council of Canadian Academies. Though the news overall seems to bode well for science in Canada, the story for chemistry is more mixed.
Suzanne Fortier is stepping down as President of NSERC and stepping up to the role of Principal and Vice-chancellor of McGill University in Montréal. Canadian Society for Chemistry President, Cathleen Crudden, responded to the news.