Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 12:00 PM ET

CIC Talks

Adding Amines to Alkenes. Fundamental Chemistry for Creating Commercial Opportunity

Laurel Schaffer
The University of British Columbia

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 4:00 PM ET

Analysis of Drinking Water Disinfection Byproducts: from Individual Compounds to Complex Mixtures

Xing-Fang Li
University of Alberta

Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 12:00 PM ET

CIC Talks


Giuseppe Melacini
McMaster University

Tracking COVID-19 with wastewater

How the virus’s chemical signature gives advance warning of the rise and fall of community transmission. As the pandemic’s second wave tightens its grip across the country, researchers, municipalities, and public health agencies are experimenting with a COVID-19 early warning system that tests wastewater for the virus’s unique chemical signature. Swab tests for the coronavirus are expensive and we aren’t capturing enough data for a true picture of how many people are infected, say epidemiologists.

Pandemic teaching – take two

With Canada in the midst of a second wave of COVID-19, faculty are breathing a sigh of relief that at least they won’t be asked to navigate a second sudden shift to online instruction. That experience back in March 2020 was dubbed ‘pandemic pedagogy,’  ‘emergency remote teaching,’ or ‘hell’ depending on who you talked to....

One woman’s transition from chemical engineer to financial advisor

The Chemical Institute of Canada Toronto Section recently hosted the first virtual iteration of its Career Exploration Series – talks by chemical sciences graduates who have shifted to successful careers in a variety of fields. Julie Loungxay, in the virtual audience, reports on what she learned. Loungxay has an MSc in Molecular Science from Ryerson...

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