CIC Career Exploration Series: Darren Telepanich (Director of R&D at Sofina Foods Inc.)

CAREERS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
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Darren Telepanich describes himself as a regular person, yet his humility does not do his professional achievements justice. Before beginning his path in research and development (R&D), he studied Chemical Engineering Technology at Mohawk College and did his cooperative placement as a Product Developer at Maple Leaf Foods Inc. Telepanich quickly transitioned into a full-time...

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Catalysis Division R. B. Anderson Award

CATALYSIS DIVISION
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It’s time to submit your nominations for the 2022 Catalysis Division R. B. Anderson Award. The Catalysis Division of the Chemical Institute of Canada administrates the R. B. Anderson Award every other year and it is sponsored by the Canadian Catalysis Foundation. The R. B. Anderson Award, named after the prominent Canadian catalysis researcher, is...

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End-of-Year message from the Can. J. Chem. Eng. Editorial Team

CAN. J. CHEM. ENG.
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Thank you to our authors, reviewers, and readers for your support throughout 2020! Can you believe it is nearly the end of the year? The editorial team at The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering cannot either! We would like to express our sincere gratitude for the support of our authors, reviewers, and readers throughout 2020;...

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CCEC EDI programming catalyzes conversations, but will it catalyze change? That’s up to all of us.

EDI
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The Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference (CCEC) 2020’s special equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) programming brought EDI to the forefront of the conversations happening in the Canadian chemical engineering community. This special program was presented at CCEC in collaboration with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). With a plenary panel, symposia presentations, and an interactive...

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And the winners are…

CELEBRATE
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NSERC recognizes outstanding chemistry and chemical engineering research This year’s winners of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada prizes include some remarkable researchers in the chemical sciences and engineering. NSERC announced last week its annual awards to Canadian scientists and engineers, plus industry partners. Molly Shoichet, MCIC, took home Canada’s most prestigious...

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Inorganic chemistry division student awards

INORGANIC DIVISION
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This is a call for nominations for the 2021 Award for Graduate Work in Inorganic Chemistry (AGWIC) and the 2021 Award for Undergraduate Research in Inorganic Chemistry (AURIC).  These awards recognize excellence in inorganic chemistry research at the graduate and undergraduate levels, respectively.  In both cases the awards are meant to recognize an outstanding STUDENT...

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CCWESTT Conference

COMMUNITY NEWS
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The 18th biannual CCWESTT Conference will be held this year in a new online format for the month of November 2020. The CIC is not directly involved in this conference, but we encourage our members to check out the details. What is CCWESTT? The Canadian Coalition for Women in Engineering, Science, Trades, and Technology (CCWESTT)...

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Systems and Control Division AGM

COMMUNITY NEWS
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The Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering’s (CSChE) Systems & Control Subject Division will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams at 3pm EST (noon PST) on November 5. Dial-in phone numbers are also available for audio participation. All division members or CSChE Stats & Control community adherents (i.e. you forgot to...

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A carbon free fuel: Hydrogen can

CHEMISTRY FOR ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
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The Embassy of Canada in Berlin and the National Research Council of Canada, in collaboration with Natural Resources Canada, will be hosting a free virtual event, “A Carbon Free Fuel: Hydrogen Can,” at Falling Walls/Berlin Science Week on November 6th, 2020. Hydrogen is a versatile carbon-free chemical fuel that could serve as an energy vector...

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Showcasing novel research and innovative development

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CCEC2020 will feature the fourth annual set of presentations under the Emerging Leaders in Chemical Engineering initiative, which invites selected speakers to deliver short presentations on some of the most exciting work they are pursuing in their respective fields. This year’s presenters are Associate Professor Gisele Azimi of the University of Toronto’s Department of Chemical...

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Second thoughts on critical thinking

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Join CIC Talks on Wednesday, October 7th for a presentation by Paulette Vincent-Ruz, a postdoctoral associate in chemistry education at the University of Michigan. She will be exploring the subtleties of chemical thinking, an important variation of critical thinking that she insists must be informed by an appreciation of the socio-cultural nature of science. She...

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Thanks, COVID

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It may seem hard to remember what the world was like at the beginning of 2020. And for those of us labouring in the digital trenches, it seems hard to recall the world before CIC ViRTUAL. Was there ever a time when our website was not packed with webinars addressing all facets of the chemical...

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