Commonwealth Chemistry struts its stuff

CONFERENCES

Chemists from around the commonwealth will be converging on Trinidad and Tobago this spring for the inaugural Commonwealth Chemistry Congress from 18-21 May 2020. The event is being organised by Commonwealth Chemistry, the Federation of Commonwealth Chemical Sciences Societies, bringing together chemists from across the Commonwealth under the banner of equality for all. The Commonwealth...

Read More >>

Meet the National Office team: Krista Leroux

CIC MEMBERS

What do you do at the CIC? I am the CIC’s graphic designer and webmaster. What does a graphic designer do? Well, we make things look fabulous! We do this by ensuring consistent brand identity across all CIC marketing materials, which ensures the visual elements have a professional look and feel. I literally illustrate the...

Read More >>

Life in chemistry, as told by those living it

CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Few things can change a student’s mind like hearing the voice of experience, especially if the speaker is being brutally honest. For his part, Nobel laureate Martin Chalfie did just that when he told an audience at Queen’s University about the roots of his own scientific career. “I worked in a lab as a junior...

Read More >>

Meet the National Office team: Keith Lapierre

CIC MEMBERS

What do you do at the CIC? I am CIC’s conference program coordinator. As such, I work cohesively (and constantly!) with the conference organizing committees from the Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition and the Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference to deliver an exceptional experience for attendees. It’s an exciting opportunity to work closely with leaders in...

Read More >>

Taking a hard look at safety culture in academic laboratories

CHEMISTRY FOR SOCIETY

The celebrated 19th-century German chemist Justus von Liebig famously advised his protegé Augustus Kekulé that it was necessary to ruin one’s health in order to succeed in chemistry. Liebig could have merely been telling his student that overwork, poor eating habits, and a lack of sleep come with the job, but this advice could also...

Read More >>

Wrestling with wine and water

RESEARCH & INNOVATION

For all the economic and social benefits that the wine industry has brought to Ontario’s Niagara peninsula region, this expanding sector has also introduced a major environmental challenge to the way local municipal wastewater treatment plants go about their business. At the end of each summer these facilities see a sudden spike in material generated...

Read More >>

CNC-IUPAC Travel award winners announced

RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Travel award winners announced CIC and the Canadian National Committee of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (CNC-IUPAC) are pleased to announce the winners of their 2020 travel awards competition. Established in 1982, the awards are jointly sponsored by CNC-IUPAC’s company associates and CIC’s Gendron Fund, a trust established in honour of prominent...

Read More >>

About CNC-IUPAC

CIC MEMBERS

The Canadian National Committee for the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (CNC-IUPAC) was formed in 1993 and is supported by the National Research Council (NRC) and the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC).  The CNC-IUPAC is the Canadian identity for IUPAC, the world authority on chemical nomenclature and terminology and more. It is a leader...

Read More >>

Meet the National Office team: Tim Lougheed

CIC MEMBERS

What do you do at the CIC? My name appears as the writer on many of the articles for Canadian Chemical News, but I also serve as the editor, which means I am involved in the handling of most of the items you see there. This process starts with prowling a wide range of news...

Read More >>

Keeping tabs on the Table

MATERIALS & TECHNOLOGY

Although the early alchemists have been stereotyped as gold-diggers eager to transmute lead into something with a better cash value, what they were really after was an orderly description of the materials that make up our world. While the gold thing never really worked out, alchemy’s loftier vision was ultimately realized with the conception of...

Read More >>

End of the year, end of the decade

CIC MEMBERS

Yes, we know the decade that has become known as the “teens” will not officially end until December 31, 2020. But now is when we all stop using “201x” as the format for writing the year, so this feels like a fresh start. Before that happens, however, please join us for a quick look back...

Read More >>

Meeting in the Maritimes

CONFERENCES

The 69th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference took place in Halifax in October. The event adopted the theme, “Synergy and Innovation through Community Engagement”, with conference tracks addressing current work in advanced materials, process development, industrial research, and natural resources. There were dedicated programs for students as well as for industry, with an overall emphasis on...

Read More >>