2019: 150th Anniversary of the Birth of the Periodic Table

Throughout 2019, the CIC joins the world in celebrating the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT2019)!

2019 also marks the 100th anniversary of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC100).

Join us at the 102nd Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (CCCE 2019) in June in Quebec City, where we’ll be celebrating “Chemistry Across the Periodic Table”. The conference theme is “Celebrating IUPAC’s 100th Anniversary: Canada’s Place in Global Chemical Research, Innovation and Education”. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements!

As part of the fun, we’ll be asking conference delegates to highlight the chemical element most prominent in their abstract.

Tag Us on Social Media

How are you celebrating IYPT 2019? Share your activities using #IYPT2019 and tag us @CIC_ChemInst on Twitter and Instagram.

Get Involved!

If you’re a member of the CIC community and are organizing an event for IYPT2019, email us and we’ll list it here! Get in touch with your CIC local section to find out about their IYPT2019 events or to suggest ideas.

Looking for ideas? Consider running an event during Science Odyssey (May 4-19, 2019) or Science Rendezvous (May 11, 2019). For more inspiration, take a look at the IYPT2019 website.

Periodic Table of Younger Chemists

Congratulations to everyone in the Canadian chemistry community who have been highlighted in IUPAC100’s Periodic Table of Younger Chemists! There are still opportunities to nominate an outstanding younger Canadian chemist!

Kelly Summers – copper (Cu)

PhD Candidate, University of Saskatchewan

Ernest Awoonor-Williams – zinc (Zn)

PhD Candidate, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Juris Meija – osmium (Os)

Research Officer, National Research Council Canada

Mita Dasog – silicon (Si)

Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University

Erin McConnell – helium (He)

Postdoctoral Fellow, McMaster University