Our subject matter interest groups unite people in the same specialty no matter where they are in Canada. Subject divisions hold their own symposia, and sponsor awards, scholarships, and competitions to promote interest and excellence in their fields. By connecting with a subject division, you’ll be able to explore your area of expertise in even more depth and enjoy connecting with people with a similar academic background.

You can become a member of a subject division when you join by selecting one on your application, or you can contact us to be added to one whenever you like.

Once you’re part of a subject division, you’ll receive emails that connect you to unique activities, special events, and news.

Contact a Subject Division

Most of these groups have their own websites if you want to learn more about them.

Analytical Chemistry

Kevin Thurbide

Chair of the Analytical Chemistry Division

University of Calgary

Biological and Medicinal Chemistry

Joelle Pelletier

Chair of the Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Division

Université de Montréal

Chemistry Education


Chair of the Chemistry Education Division

McMaster University



Chair of the Catalysis Division


Zhongchao Tan

Chair of the Energy Division

University of Waterloo


Kevin Wilkinson

Chair of the Environment Division

Université de Montréal

Inorganic Chemistry

Robin Hicks

Chair of the Inorganic Chemistry Division

University of Victoria

Macromolecular Science and Engineering

William Skene

Chair of the Macromolecular Science and Engineering Division

Université de Montréal

Materials Chemistry

Simon Trudel

Chair of the Materials Chemistry Division

University of Calgary

Organic Chemistry

Alison Thompson

Chair of the Organic Chemistry Division

Dalhousie University

Physical, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

Jason Pearson

Chair of the Physical, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry Division

University of Prince Edward Island

Process Safety Management (PSM)

Jyoti Patel

Chair of the Process Safety Management Division

Spectra Energy

Rubber Chemistry

Marvin Myhre

Chair of the Rubber Chemistry Division

Surface Science

Steve Patitsas

Chair of the Surface Science Division

University of Lethbridge

(Subject Division is a joint CSC/Canadian Association of Physicists Division)

Systems and Control

Thomas A. Adams II

Chair of the Systems & Control Division

McMaster University