Meet CSC’s new President

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Steven Holdcroft, the new President of the Canadian Society for Chemistry and chair of the Board, recently took a few questions from CIC News. What has motivated your participation with CSC, which has now culminated in this post on the Board? I have always welcomed the chance to work with an organization that offers a...

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A global appeal to young chemists

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International Younger Chemists Network (IYCN) is seeking Canadian candidates to serve as national delegates to this international body, which strives to provide mentorship and community to participants at the earlier stages of their careers. “It’s a way for young chemists around the world to unite and to have their say in how chemistry moves forward,...

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Sharing resources through Commonwealth Chemistry

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The newly created Federation of Commonwealth Chemical Sciences Society — known simply as Commonwealth Chemistry — has quickly built on its commitment to share infrastructure and information for its membership. Among the most recent examples: members of the Canadian Society for Chemistry can gain unlimited free access to the Royal Society of Chemistry’s flagship publication,...

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Marking virtual trails back into the lab

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On June 25th, 2020, Rashmi Venkateswaran, who manages the University of Ottawa’s teaching laboratories, will be delivering a CIC Talks on how laboratory chemistry will be taught in virtual settings. When universities begin their fall session, most students will be attending virtually, and for the most part, their experiences will replicate much of what they...

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Engaging in elemental exploration

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As the official administrators of the Periodic Table, the good people at IUPAC are pleased to share their intimate knowledge of its most arcane history and structural details, such as why plutonium’s symbol is Pu rather than Pl, or where you might be able to find some of the synthetic radioactive element americium at home....

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On-line teaching – by the book

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Join us at 12 pm Wednesday 17 June 2020 for CIC Talks, featuring University of Ottawa Chemistry Professor Alison Flynn. Go to CIC Virtual to attend this event on Zoom. When the next university semester begins this fall, there may be some classrooms on campus that actually contain people. But these will be in the...

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Young Professionals’ Meeting in May 2020

CIC STUDENTS
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We want to hear from you. Students, new graduates, and early career professionals are invited to join the Chemical Institute of Canada in our Young Professionals’ Meeting in May 21, 2020. This will be an opportunity to share ideas on how you would like us to support you better. Details are coming soon!

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Mental Health

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Navigating these uncertain times, especially without some of our usual in-person support networks, can take a big toll on mental health. While we are all focusing on taking care of our physical health during the COVID-19 pandemic by practicing physical distancing, washing our hands, and staying home as much as possible, we need to take...

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NSERC Alliance Grants for Covid research

CHEMISTRY FOR HEALTH
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The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council is accelerating its processing of applications for support for research projects dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. The agency is committing a total of $15 million to stimulate collaborations between academic researchers, the public and not-for-profit sectors, and industry to address pandemic-related research and technical challenges. Support for up to...

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Reaxys PhD Prize 2020

CAREERS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
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There are only four weeks left for ambitious young chemists at the Chemical Institute for Canada to apply to the Reaxys PhD Prize 2020! Remember, anyone who is currently doing a PhD in the chemical sciences or who completed their PhD after January 1, 2019 is eligible to enter. The submission deadline is March 11....

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Early Career Chemists – Apply to attend the Inaugural Commonwealth Chemistry Congress

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The inaugural Commonwealth Chemistry Congress (CCC) is to be held at the University of the West Indies, in Trinidad and Tobago, from 18–21 May 2020. The Congress aims to create partnerships for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, strengthen scientific capacity, inspire and elevate the role of the chemical sciences to society and policy makers, and celebrate achievements in our...

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Can. J. Chem. Eng. Year in Review

PUBLICATIONS
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Message from Editor-in-Chief, João B. P. Soares As 2019 comes to an end, I would like to thank all authors, reviewers, members of the International Advisory Board, and of the Editorial Board of The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering. The journal has a distinguished history of disseminating novel research and critical reviews in chemical engineering....

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