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We support chemical science professionals at all stages of their career, helping to foster personal development and confidence. We engage students, the public, and Canada’s leaders in the wonders of the chemical sciences, creating dialogue, and growing understanding of the value the chemical sciences brings to the world. Our conferences, local events and forums bring the chemistry community together to share ideas. Our members are more informed, better connected, and more valuable to employers and institutions.


Marijuana begins to yield its chemical secrets

Much was already known about the chemical make-up of marijuana last year before the federal government passed Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, which legalized general access to this formerly controlled substance. But researchers can now see how much more they have to learn about an agent with a complex molecular structure and intricate features. When...

Alberta pilot plant marks the latest milestone for Forward Water

At the beginning of 2017 Canadian Chemical News offered an introduction to Forward Water, a start-up company that was spun off from research led by Philip Jessop, a professor in the Department of Chemistry at Queen’s University. He had devised a “switchable” solvent whose solubility can be altered with the addition of CO2, which can...

Cultivate the science communicator within you

Take us up on a unique opportunity to bring your experience and insights to communicating some of the most important issues surrounding science and technology in Canada. The CIC invites you to nominate yourself to represent the CIC community and attend the 2019 Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC) or the 2019 Association of Science-Technology Centers...


October 25-28, 2020

70th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference

Ottawa, ON