Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering Board of Directors ­Nominations (2013–2014)

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The Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) Nominating Committee, appointed under the terms of CSChE bylaws Article 8, Section K, has proposed the candidates listed below to serve as CSChE officers and directors for 2013-2014. Emily Moore, CSChE past president and chair of the Nominating Committee, is pleased to announce the candidates for the 2013-2014 election. Additional nominations for candidates may be submitted by members no later than Friday, July 26, 2013. ...

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Then and now

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As horrific as war is, it has historically spurred innovation and the invention of many useful gadgets that benefitted a peacetime citizenry.

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Things to know

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The CIC’s professional development courses are set for Sept. 17-18, 2013 in Toronto. In addition to popular courses on Laboratory Safety and Process Safety, a new course on Lean Sigma will be offered by the Canadian Society for Chemical Technology in partnership with Leading Edge Group. Combining...

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Grapevine

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Derek Gray, FCIC, was awarded the 30th annual Marcus Wallenberg Prize May 14 at the opening session of the first FIBRE Network conference, held in Cornwall, Ont. Gray, a McGill University chemistry professor, received the award — worth more than $300,000 — for his pioneering study of nanocrystalline...

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Inorganic meeting

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A record-setting 144 inorganic chemists from the universities of Victoria, Simon Fraser, Washington, Alberta and Calgary gathered in Kelowna at UBC Okanagan May 10-12 for the 2013 Alberta/British Columbia Inorganic Chemistry Discussion Weekend. The meeting...

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A good mix for innovation

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Laurence Meadows of Mitacs, a not-for-profit organization that funds internships and fellowships to encourage innovation, presents at a Vancouver Local Section event in...

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Gold & DNA simplify disease detection

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A clever combination of functional DNA and gold nanoparticles has produced a point-of-care diagnostic system that could allow medical workers in developing countries to achieve faster and cheaper detection of many common diseases. ...

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