The Chemical Institute of Canada works to advance the principles and practices of the chemical sciences for the betterment of society through four focuses:


It’s not hard being green

According to Andy Dicks, a Teaching Stream Professor at the University of Toronto, being green isn’t difficult. It’s being smart. Green chemistry is cheaper, principally from the perspective of environmental regulations around industry, as producing less unwanted material reduces the cost of waste management. Green chemistry also focuses on recycling chemicals, which reduces the cost...

Meet the National Office team: Keith Lapierre

What do you do at the CIC? I am CIC’s conference program coordinator. As such, I work cohesively (and constantly!) with the conference organizing committees from the Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition and the Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference to deliver an exceptional experience for attendees. It’s an exciting opportunity to work closely with leaders in...

Sampling the Salt Lake smog

For all of the majestic, mountain-ringed landscape that Utah’s Great Salt Lake region embodies, local residents can encounter a threat to their health each winter as the atmosphere succumbs to a thick smog. To help local officials develop mitigation strategies, Dr. Alexander Moravek and his collaborators wanted to pin down the composition and source of...


October 25-28, 2020

70th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference (CCEC 2020)

Ottawa, ON