Meet the CSC Board of Directors

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The Canadian Society for Chemistry elected its 2019-2020 board at the June 6 Annual General Meeting in Quebec City, where the directors re-affirmed their commitment to the organization’s strategic initiatives.

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2019 NSERC Prize Winners Announced

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CIC congratulates its members who were among those presented with major awards from NSERC on May 6, 2019 at a ceremony held at the Governor General’s residence. Douglas Stephan, FCIC, a professor in the University of Toronto’s Department of Chemistry, received is the John C. Polanyi Award, which honours an individual or team whose Canadian-based...

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Graduate students at Calgary get busy networking

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The Chemical Engineering Graduate Club (CEGC) at the University of Calgary has become the newest CSChE Graduate Student Chapter. The group kicked off its activities at the beginning of the March with a technical talk by Dr. Ruth Cardinaels, an assistant professor from University of Eindhoven in Netherlands. She specializes in the development of multiphasic...

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A call for researchers to speak up

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The most prominent author of a major report on research funding continues to warn Canadians that they must do more to compete in a world where investments in science and technology essentially drive a country’s standard of living. David Naylor, who chaired the nine-member advisory panel that drafted the 2017 Fundamental Science Review (FSR), places...

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Universities host sixth annual research day in Montreal

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For the last six years the Chemical Engineering Departments of Polytechnique Montréal and McGill University have mounted an event for professors and students to share ideas and showcase their work. This year Université Laval joined the latest annual Research Day, which was held in March 19-20 at Polytechnique Montréal. The event was sponsored by the...

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Federal Budget 2019

RESEARCH
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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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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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