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Student/Young Professional Program

The Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering would like to extend an invitation­­ to all young professionals, including undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to join us in October for our annual conference.

Registration fees

Student Rates
Registration Type Early registration rate on or before September 24, 2021 Registration rate after September 24, 2021
Graduate student
$ 395 $ 440
Undergraduate Student
$ 145 $ 185

Student program

James Diamond, the President of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering, will welcome the young professional delegates and open the Young Professionals’ Program. This will be immediately followed by the student keynote speaker (to be announced).

The 3-Minute Pitch (3MP) competition follows the spirit of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT)® competition that originated at the University of Queensland. This session is an opportunity for graduate students to showcase the innovation and impact of their research, as well as their innovative chemical engineering business ideas, to a wider audience of the chemical engineering community.

Participants have 3 minutes or less to present their research pitch to a panel of judges. The challenge is to present complex technical information in an engaging, accessible, and compelling way.

Sponsored by the Chemistry Education Division of the Chemical Institute of Canada, this competition is open to both undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a chemical engineering program. Participants will be delivering a 10-15 minute non-technical oral presentation with a 2-3 minute question period. In this competition, participants are encouraged to present papers of general interest concerning the following: critical evaluation of their educational experiences, innovative learning/teaching strategies and materials, and other topics that address chemistry or chemical engineering education.

Sponsored by the Robert G. Auld Fund, this competition is open to undergraduate students enrolled in a chemical engineering program. Participants will be delivering a 10-minute technical oral presentation with a 2–3-minute question period on any aspect of chemical engineering, including work experience or a design or research project.

Take part in the Graduate Student Poster Competition and win cash prizes. Graduate students should register to participate in the competition when submitting their abstracts by checking the box to have their poster judged.

The Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) offers the Zeton Plant Design Competition for students enrolled in undergraduate chemical engineering programs at Canadian universities.

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