From macromolecules to novel materials

Put most simply, Dwight Seferos runs a laboratory that looks at materials that conduct electricity and store electricity; but of course, the reality is much more complicated than that. As holder of the Canada Research Chair in Polymer Nanotechnology at the University of Toronto (U of T), he examines familiar semiconductors like silicon as well...

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Nominations for new award being accepted until September 1

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After Wilfrid Laurier University chemistry Professor Hind Al-Abadleh became vice-chair of CIC’s Environment Division several years ago, among the priorities she identified was the need for a new award. “Our division makes up about 10% of members of the CIC, but we only had one award,” she says, referring to the one sponsored by multinational...

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The loneliness of the long-distance instructor

For fans of the television show Mary’s Kitchen Crush, a major appeal is watching the animated host make the most of found ingredients to create dazzling results, doing it all with a healthy dose of enthusiasm. That same appeal applies to Trent University Assistant Professor Deborah Durbin’s general chemistry students, who this summer have been...

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Increasing impact for Can. J. Chem. Eng.

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The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, in partnership with the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering and Wiley, is proud to announce that our impact factor has increased to 1.687. Impact factor is a metric designed to assess on average how many citations an article published in a specific journal might expect to see. Clarivate analytics...

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Kim Baines steps into new director role

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The Canadian Society for Chemistry’s Working group for Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (WIDE) has become a permanent committee and the group’s director, Kim Baines, FCIC, has been named as its chair. This move, which was part of the CSC’s most recent board meeting, was highlighted as part of a formal commitment to equity, diversity, and...

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Honouring the memory of Margaret Ann Armour

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A new award, spawned by discussions with the late Margaret-Ann Armour, FCIC, now preserves her memory as a way for the CIC’s Chemical Education Fund to support educators in the chemical sciences. The suggestion for this award dates from 2017, when she expressed her enthusiasm for such an award. “Fundraising was progressing last summer when...

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Solving SOUSCC

An office she could not visit, packed full of material for a conference that was not to be — this is one of the lingering memories Stefania Impellizzeri will have of the COVID-19 pandemic. This spring the virus brought an abrupt end to physical gatherings around the world, including an undergraduate conference that she and...

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Falling star surrenders secrets

As meteorites go, the one that landed on Tagish Lake just over 20 years ago might be dubbed a falling superstar, since it offered a rare opportunity to conduct chemical analysis of material delivered directly from farthest reaches of our solar system. Researchers at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) have taken advantage of that opportunity...

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