Grapevine

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
BY:

Gregory Jerkiewicz, professor of chemistry at Queen’s University and Editor-in-Chief of Electrocatalysis, has been appointed to the Advisory Board of FC Cubic, the Fuel Cell Cutting-Edge Research Center Technology Research Association. FC Cubic is supported

Read More >>

Energy tops agenda at CSChE Conference

CONFERENCES
BY:

More than 900 researchers, academics, students and governement and industry representatives descended upon New Brunswick last October for the 63rd Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, held in picturesque Fredericton. The conference theme, “Resources, Environment, Energy,” addressed the critical issues facing chemical engineers today in Canada and around the world. Symposia included the latest advances in forest biorefinery, nanotechnology, ...

Read More >>

Centennial celebration at U of S

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
BY:

The University of Saskatchewan Department of Chemistry celebrated 100 years of graduates during last October’s National Chemistry Week in Saskatoon. The event included a tribute to alumnus Henry Taube’s 1983 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, followed by a reception and poster session. Speakers at the centennial celebration included (L-R): Holly Severin, NOVA Chemicals; Alaa Abd-El-Aziz, FCIC,...

Read More >>

Access to science journals reinstated

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
BY:

The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) and the American Chemical Society (ACS) have entered into an agreement that will provide access to chemistry journals at Canadian universities without a download-based model In 2012, the ACS proposed changing its pricing model to one that is based upon the number of downloads at each institution. This potentially...

Read More >>

Solar guru shines message on Chemistry Week in Edmonton

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
BY:

Harry Gray, Arnold O. Beckman professor of chemistry and founding director of the Beckman Institute at the California Institute of Technology spoke to hundreds of university and high school students as well as the general public last October as part of National Chemistry Week. Gray’s lecture, “Powering the Planet: Solar Fuels,” presented solutions to the...

Read More >>

Oil spill lesson

EDUCATION
BY:

The Chemical Institute of Canada Edmonton Section hosted an evening with Merv Fingas, whose lecture, “Ocean Oil-Spill: The Deepwater Horizon Blowout – Chemistry and Lessons” enlightened an audience of graduate students, academics and industrial fellows on Sept. 26. Fingas, the former Chief of the Emergencies Science Division of Environment Canada, discussed the $60-billion cleanup efforts...

Read More >>

Two CIC board members elected to IUPAC

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
BY:

Russell Boyd, FCIC, a Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) past chair and professor of chemistry at Dalhousie University in Halifax, has been elected to a two-year term on the board of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)...

Read More >>

Chen wins Catalysis Lectureship­ Award

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
BY:

Aicheng Chen, professor of chemistry at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ont. and a Canada Research Chair in Materials & Environmental Chemistry, is winner of the 2013 Canadian Catalysis Lectureship Award from the Canadian Catalysis Foundation. Chen has made significant...

Read More >>

A magical 50th anniversary at Carleton U

EDUCATION
BY:

This past September, Carleton’s chemistry department hosted a chemical magic show to help celebrate the Faculty of Science’s 50th anniversary. Flashy demonstrations of nitrocellulose, thermite, acetylene combustion and the emission colours of metal ions awed the crowd of 250. Professors Bob Burk and Jeff Manthorpe, featured here with a flask of methylene blue dye, explained...

Read More >>