Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 12:00 ET

CIC Talks

Environment

“Saving solvents”

Andrew Dicks, Leanna Smid, and John Russell
University of Toronto

Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 12:00 ET

CIC Talks

Health & Safety

“Safety at the bench”

Dana Ménard
University of Windsor
John Trant, MCIC,
University of Windsor

Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 12:00 ET

CIC Talks

Materials and Technology

“Self-Driving Labs for Materials Discovery”

Phil De Luna
National Research Council Canada

From macromolecules to novel materials

Put most simply, Dwight Seferos runs a laboratory that looks at materials that conduct electricity and store electricity; but of course, the reality is much more complicated than that. As holder of the Canada Research Chair in Polymer Nanotechnology at the University of Toronto (U of T), he examines familiar semiconductors like silicon as well...

Nominations for new award being accepted until September 1

After Wilfrid Laurier University chemistry Professor Hind Al-Abadleh became vice-chair of CIC’s Environment Division several years ago, among the priorities she identified was the need for a new award. “Our division makes up about 10% of members of the CIC, but we only had one award,” she says, referring to the one sponsored by multinational...

The loneliness of the long-distance instructor

For fans of the television show Mary’s Kitchen Crush, a major appeal is watching the animated host make the most of found ingredients to create dazzling results, doing it all with a healthy dose of enthusiasm. That same appeal applies to Trent University Assistant Professor Deborah Durbin’s general chemistry students, who this summer have been...

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