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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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Canadian chemistry contest winners

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The winners of the 2013 annual Canadian Chemistry Contest for secondary school students were announced this past June by the Chemical Education Division of the Chemical Institute of Canada. Nearly 600 chemistry students from across Canada...

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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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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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The CSC’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday, May 27 from 12:20pm to 2:00pm at the Quebec City Convention Centre during the 96th Canadian Chemistry Conference Chemistry Conference and Exhibition. ...

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Happy half century!

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The Constituent Societies of the CIC congratulate their members who are celebrating 50-years of membership in 2013: ...

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Student merit award winners

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This year’s Canadian Society for Chemistry Merit Award winners are: 1st place, the University of Toronto at Mississauga and honourable mention...

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