Canada to Host 48th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress and the 51st IUPAC General Assembly Montreal 2021

July 24, 2017

Press Release - The Canadian Society for Chemistry

The Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC), the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and the Canadian National Committee for IUPAC (CNC-IUPAC) are pleased to announce that Canada has been selected to host the 48th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress and the 51st IUPAC General Assembly August 13-20, 2021 in Montréal, Canada. The bid presentation and vote process took place at the 2017 IUPAC GA & WCC Thursday, July 12, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The congress theme will be “Frontiers in Chemistry: Health, Energy, Sustainability and Society”. The organizing committee led by congress chair Neil Burford, University of Victoria and congress program chair Bruce Lennox, McGill University include: Kim Baines from Western University, Jeremy Melanson and Shan Zou from the National Research Council and Roland Andersson, Joan Kingston and Bernadette Lockyer from the Canadian Society for Chemistry.

“We have assembled a team of world renowned chemists to organise the themes of the congress with emphasis on young scientists” said Neil Burford “ensuring the true international experience of the congress for all delegates”. The event in 2021 will be presented as a collaborative project of the CSC and CNC-IUPAC, and will be in conjunction with the 104th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition. Canada has previously hosted the IUPAC GA & WCC in Vancouver (1981) and Ottawa (2003).

The National Research Council of Canada is the Government of Canada’s premier research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge, technology development and fulfilling government mandates. The NRC plays a unique role in Canada, undertaking large-scale mission-oriented research and development programs. NRC provides a national network of experts and facilities, and its world-class research capacity in diverse areas of engineering, life sciences, quantum technology, metrology, astronomy, and emerging and disruptive technologies, makes the organization a wealth of resources and knowledge.

The Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) is a national, not-for-profit, professional association that unites chemistry students and professionals who work in industry, academia and government. The CSC is recognized by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) as the technical organization for Canadian chemists. The CSC is one of the three Constituent Societies of the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC), along with the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) and the Canadian Society for Chemical Technology (CSCT).

Bernadette Lockyer
Canadian Society for Chemistry