A forest full of research possibilities

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For many CIC members, FPInnovations will be familiar as the name of a private, not-for-profit organization that supports work in Canada’s forestry sector. With research laboratories and technology transfer offices across the country, chemists and chemical engineers have access to hundreds of staff members to help them tackle a wide range of challenges facing one...

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Out of the fire and into the hive

In April 2019 Dominique Weis was at the Vancouver airport, in a plane waiting on the tarmac about to take off to Paris, when she found out that the city’s famous Notre-Dame cathedral was on fire. For Weis, who holds the Canada Research Chair in Geochemistry of the Earth’s Mantle, her first thought was for...

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Reconciling risk and reward

In 1984, when a Dow Chemical facility in the Indian city of Bhopal released toxic gas that killed more than 3,700 people and injuring at least 16,000 more, the catastrophe set in motion the Responsible Care® initiative, which permanently altered how major industrial manufacturers consider the hazards surrounding their work. It also marked the beginning...

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Meet the CIC Board Chair

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Paul Smith, the new chair of Chemical Institute of Canada Board of Directors, is Vice President of Xerox Corporation and Centre Director of the Xerox Research Centre of Canada. In that capacity he has played a key role in turning this global research facility in Mississauga into a global innovation hub for the development of...

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Demonstrating Diversity

Scientific presses around the world have set aside their usual competitive priorities and agreed to simultaneously publish an essay that outlines how members of the international scientific community can nurture values of equity, diversity, and inclusion. The document, set to appear on Monday August 17, includes contributions from dozens of researchers and scientists around the...

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#BlackInChem Week

On Twitter, from August 10-15th, is #BlackinChem week! It’s a time to celebrate and highlight chemists of the past, present, and future. Each day is going to be centered around a different subdivision and we’ll be having other events throughout the week – from an undergrad-centered Elevator Speech Competition to networking opportunities and ending the...

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