Canada Research Chair-holder honoured by CSChE

RECOGNITION

Ajay Dalai, FCIC, a Distinguished Professor in the University of Saskatchewan’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, is the 2020 recipient of the R. S. Jane Memorial Award. This annual distinction, inaugurated in 1960, commemorates the outstanding contributions of the late Dr. Robert Stephen Jane by honouring others who have made their own exceptional achievements...

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Teaming up in the trenches of on-line teaching

COMMUNITY NEWS

Post-secondary chemistry instructors across the country have generally reconciled themselves to teaching in on-line settings for the foreseeable future and most of them are preparing to deliver all kinds of course content in this way. Depending on the size of their institution, however, some of these individuals may not have access to the knowledge or...

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Getting maple syrup to show its true colours

RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Gold may be among the most distinctive colours in nature, but the element shows a very different character at smaller scales. At sizes of less than 100 nanometers, they absorb green light from the spectrum and turn a burgundy red. As they bind with other molecules, these nanoparticles can clump together to absorb different wavelengths...

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Meet the National Office Team: Kyra Van Den Bos

COMMUNITY NEWS

What do you do at the CIC? I am the Managing Editor of The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering (Can. J. Chem. Eng.), which is the premier journal of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering. That means I am primarily responsible for ensuring that all activities leading to publication are achieved in a timely fashion. This includes...

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Taking stock of a working group that has worked

COMMUNITY NEWS

Although the current COVID crisis means CCCE is not taking place in Winnipeg this month, The Canadian Society for Chemistry’s Working Group on Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (WIDE) continues to build on the legacy of past conferences and develop new standards for future events. “The CSC put EDI forward as a strategic initiative in 2016...

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So, now what? The perspectives of a “laboratory-less” chemistry graduate student amid the COVID-19 outbreak

CIC STUDENTS

On March 11th of 2020, the World Health Organization declared a pandemic across the world due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Weirdly enough, just like in those horrible “end-of-the-world” or “I-will-close-my-eyes-because-I-cannot-watch-that-much-blood” zombie movies, a deadly disease started to rapidly spread everywhere in the world and completely changed the way we live. My own...

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Turning difficulty into opportunity

CIC STUDENTS

Last fall I reflected about the world that PhD students like me are facing, based on the insights of speakers at the Emerging Leaders in Chemical Engineering plenary session. I came to the conclusion that it is essential to explore different opportunities outside the lab for building a rewarding research career. That was last October,...

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Can. J. Chem. Eng. Embraces Transparent Peer Review

PUBLICATIONS

Have you ever been frustrated by how hidden the process of scientific publishing can be? You know all of the hard work that goes into creating publishable work, but so much of the work that happens behind the scenes after your article has been submitted to a journal can seem opaque. We previously shed some...

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Young Professionals’ Meeting in May 2020

CIC STUDENTS
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We want to hear from you. Students, new graduates, and early career professionals are invited to join the Chemical Institute of Canada in our Young Professionals’ Meeting in May 21, 2020. This will be an opportunity to share ideas on how you would like us to support you better. Details are coming soon!

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LOGIC – now virtual!

COMMUNITY NEWS

The fourth annual Leaders Overcoming Gender Inequality in Chemistry (LOGIC) conference, focused on equity, diversity and inclusion in chemistry, is generally held as an in-person satellite meeting the weekend before the CCCE. However, due to the growing cases of COVID-19 across Canada, and the commitment of LOGIC organizers to the safety and well-being of our...

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