Arranging elements by their discovery

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
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To celebrate International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT2019), the University of Waterloo’s Department of Chemistry and Chem 13 News magazine have brought together science, art and history in a collaborative student outreach project that provides an interesting take on the classic periodic table. Students from 118 schools in 28 different countries have created a...

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Getting the dope on diamonds

MATERIALS
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Despite their close proximity in the periodic table, silicon and diamond might seem to occupy very different niches within the hierarchy of valuable materials.

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Old oil fields offer new prospects

RESOURCES
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As oil fields become depleted, what remains is a brine that, until recently, was treated as a waste product which had to be carefully managed according to ever more strict environmental regulations.

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Grape expectations yield some serious science

PHOTONIC CHEMISTRY
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After demonstrations of the curious behaviour of cats and the downright baffling behaviour of boys on skateboards, some of the most common videos to be found on the World Wide Web feature people inserting all manner of objects into microwave ovens.

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Molly Shoichet honoured by IUPAC

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Molly Shoichet, a professor in the University of Toronto’s Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, has been named a 2019 Distinguished Woman in Chemistry...

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2019 CIC Chemical Education Fund grant recipients

EDUCATION
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The CIC Chemical Education Fund (CEF) promotes education in the fields of chemical sciences, chemical engineering, chemical technology and related disciplines. Each year, the CEF awards financial support to various education events and initiatives.

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Federal Budget 2019

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The 2019 Federal budget continued the Government’s commitment to investment in science and research and education, through a few initiatives including the expansion of the Student-Work-Integrated Learning Program

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