Welcome Message from the Organizing Committee
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are delighted to invite you to the 73rd Canadian Society of Chemical Engineering Conference (CSChE 2023) in Calgary. We are grateful to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.
The conference theme, “Transitions: Materials, Energy, and the Environment”, operates at several levels. At a fundamental level, chemical engineers deal with the transformation of raw materials into useful products. These transformations involve molecular, phase, and energy transitions. At a broader level, the processes we have built from these fundamentals have led to significant changes in society, both good and bad. For example, fertilizers and petroleum founded an unprecedented growth in our standard of living. However, that growth came with some unforeseen consequences for our environment. We now have the opportunity to help with the transition to a more sustainable future. Finally, chemical engineering itself is in transition as we grow in our understanding of science, its consequences, and our role in education and society.
We invite you to join us in October 2023 and play a proactive role in this transition.