Irradier pour la santé

CHEMISTRY FOR HEALTH

Radioactivité. Le terme peut alarmer, évoquant tout de suite des catastrophes comme celle de Tchernobyl. Or, des substances radioactives, appelées isotopes médicaux, sont utilisées chaque jour dans les hôpitaux pour faire de la radio-imagerie. Selon l’Agence internationale de l’énergie atomique, « 80% des examens d’imagerie médicale diagnostique effectués dans le monde font appel au molybdène-99 (99Mo)...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Making connections in Quebec

CONFERENCES

The 102nd Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition took place in Quebec City at the beginning of June. It was an opportunity for more than 2,500 CIC members to explore the many different aspects of the chemical sciences, from innovative laboratory technology to expanding their career options. Among the major themes was that of EDI —equity,...

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Recognizing the best

CIC MEMBERS

The CIC has a long tradition of showcasing the talent this country produces in the chemical sciences, as a review of this year’s award winners will confirm. The list includes University of Toronto Professor Molly Shoichet, who was honoured by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) as that organization’s 2019 Distinguished Woman....

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Can. J. Chem. Eng. Year in Review

PUBLICATIONS
BY:

Message from Editor-in-Chief, João B. P. Soares As 2019 comes to an end, I would like to thank all authors, reviewers, members of the International Advisory Board, and of the Editorial Board of The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering. The journal has a distinguished history of disseminating novel research and critical reviews in chemical engineering....

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Coming to terms with openness in science

CAREERS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

From November 13th to 15th, I was able to attend the Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC) in Ottawa as a CIC News Correspondent. I didn’t know what to expect, but my interest grew as the program was revealed. There were two panels that addressed the topic of open access and open science which, as I learned,...

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Meet the National Office team: Ki-Youn Kim

CIC MEMBERS

What do you do at the CIC? I am the office’s Community Development Coordinator, which means I wear many different hats. Sometimes you will find me working with our members in student chapters, local sections, and subject divisions, where I am always trying to foster a strong sense of community. When our national conferences get...

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Battling “buddy”

CHEMISTRY FOR SOCIETY

As if collecting the sap of maple trees and transforming it into syrup were not challenging enough, sugar bush operators can find all their hard work ruined in its final stages by an off-flavour that goes by the ironic name of “buddy”. Although the suspected cause is some organic constituent absorbed by sap as it makes its way through the inner recesses of the tree, this problem has remained unexplained and unpredictable.

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Can. J. Chem. Eng. December Issue Highlights

PUBLICATIONS

The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering’s final issue of the year, the December issue, is now available. It features seventeen new articles, including four from our Environment, Renewable Resources and Green Processes subject area. The first issue highlight, “Design and fabrication of non‐noble metal catalyst‐based air‐cathodes for metal‐air battery,” features research out of the National...

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2019 – Year in Review

CIC MEMBERS

As we launch our 2020 CIC membership campaign, we are creating a conversation around what membership means and how being a CIC member can help you grow, learn, connect, and recognize in your development as a chemical sciences professional. To give you a sense of what we do at the CIC, here is an update on the exciting initiatives and dialogues we have had over the last year.

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Discover the publishing process: Peer review

CAREERS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

This is Part 3 of Can. J. Chem. Eng.’s Discover the Publishing Process series of CIC News stories. As a society-owned journal, we are offering our CIC community behind-the-scenes information on how journal publishing works. Read the other stories on publishing tips and initial submission. In this installment of Can. J. Chem. Eng.’s primer on...

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Meet the National Office team: Hamish McPherson

CIC MEMBERS

What do you do at CIC? I am the Communications Coordinator. Among other things, I’m the one who assembles the bi-weekly newsletter that arrives in every member’s inbox. I also handle social media platforms, e-mail campaigns, and sponsorship for our two big conferences, CCCE and CCEC. How has your background led up to this work?...

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Trash becomes treasure for green chemistry group

CIC MEMBERS

Several dozen chemists and their colleagues spent a couple of hours one Saturday this fall cleaning up a west end park in Toronto as part of what can only be described as a Green Chemistry grassroots movement. The group descended on Trinity Bellwoods, near Dundas and Ossington, where they picked up some 15 kg of...

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