Raising a stink

CHEMISTRY FOR ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

When something fails to pass the ‘sniff test’ – whether it’s a plan of action or the milk in the back of the fridge – it’s often best to leave it be. But when it comes to unpleasant odours in the air, we don’t have much choice. We have to breathe.

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CIC Career Exploration Series: Darren Telepanich (Director of R&D at Sofina Foods Inc.)

CAREERS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
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Darren Telepanich describes himself as a regular person, yet his humility does not do his professional achievements justice. Before beginning his path in research and development (R&D), he studied Chemical Engineering Technology at Mohawk College and did his cooperative placement as a Product Developer at Maple Leaf Foods Inc. Telepanich quickly transitioned into a full-time...

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Q&A on teaching with Mark Workentin, FCIC

EDUCATION

Mark Workentin, FCIC, is a professor of chemistry at Western University who is lauded for his entertaining and rigorous organic chemistry classes. He is a multi award-winning university teacher with honours including the OCUFA Excellence in Teaching Award and Western’s Pleva and Marilyn Robinson Awards. CIC NEWS recently asked Workentin to share some insights from his years behind the lectern. (Although he says he rarely stands at the lectern).

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The Story of CO2

PUBLICATIONS

University of Toronto chemists team up to tell us why we need not fear this small molecule Geoffrey Ozin leans in close to his computer’s camera as he warms to his subject –- the many products that can be made with waste CO2 captured from industrial processes. “Aspirin!” exclaims the University of Toronto materials chemist....

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Mapping metals in feathers

ENVIRONMENT

Researchers shine a (very) bright light on duck feathers, revealing a sensitive technique for environmental monitoring. Like the proverbial canary in a coal mine, birds of all kind can act as sentinels for toxic metals in the environment. Now agricultural and environmental scientists are discovering that birds – or more accurately their feathers – can...

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