Happy half century!

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
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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

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
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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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Then and now

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Shell was one of the first Canadian oil companies to expand beyond fuels to commodity chemicals like the methyl ethyl ketone trumpeted in this ad from the June 1949 issue of Chemistry in Canada ...

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Fireflies inspire LED coating

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The jagged pattern of scales on the abdomen of a firefly has inspired researchers to create a new coating for light emitting diodes (LEDs) that extracts 55 per cent more light than noncoated LEDs. Researchers in Belgium examined fireflies and noted scales with a periodically repeating...

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