Subject Divisions


Subject Divisions of the CIC bring together individuals with common areas of interest and expertise, in order to create networking opportunities and to encourage productive sharing of ideas. Subject Divisions organize symposia, sponsor awards, scholarships and competitions to promote interest and excellence in the discipline. Being involved in a Subject Division is another way for you to network and be active in your field.


To become a member of a Subject Division, simply select your Subject Division choices on your application for membership in one of the Constituent Societies of the CIC. You will be informed of the events, activities and news of your Subject Division via e-mail.

Contact a Subject Division:

Analytical Chemistry
Kevin Thurbide
Chair of the Analytical Chemistry Division
University of Calgary
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Biological and Medicinal Chemistry
Joelle Pelletier
Chair of the Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Division
Université de Montréal

Vikramaditya G. Yadav
Chair of the Biotechnology Division
University of British Columbia

Canadian Green Chemistry and Engineering Network
Bernard West
Co-Chair of the CGCEN
Joelle Pelletier
Co-Chair of the CGCEN

Tom Baker
Chair of the Catalysis Division
University of Ottawa
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Chemistry Education 
Lydia Chen
Chair of the Chemistry Education Division
Ryerson University

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
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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
(Subject Division is a joint CSC/Canadian Association of Physicists Division)
Steve Patitsas
Chair of the Surface Science Division
University of Lethbridge

Systems and Control
Thomas A. Adams II
Chair of the Systems & Control Division
McMaster University