Chemist Mario Pinto new head of NSERC

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B. Mario Pinto, FCIC, takes on his latest leadership role this fall as president of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Pinto, the former vice-chair of the Chemical Institute of Canada and former vice-president, research at Simon Fraser University (SFU), is the third chemist to head NSERC.

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Canadians shine at Chemistry Olympiad

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Canadian chemistry high school students brought home two silver and two bronze medals from the 46th International Chemistry Olympiad IChO 2014, held this past July in Hanoi, Vietnam. Silver medal winners included Grade 11 student John Zhou and Grade 12 student...

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Nanotech pares platinum to cut catalysis costs

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Automobile manufacturers have well-established technology for adding an oxygen molecule to the toxic carbon monoxide from vehicles’ tailpipes, so that the output instead consists of CO2. Unfortunately, this active catalytic oxidation does not come chea...

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Grapevine

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Harold Jennings, FCIC, was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada in June. Jennings developed a pediatric vaccine that is used internationally to prevent the most prevalent strain of meningitis.

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CSC gets the Royal treatment

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The Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) signed a reciprocal agreement with the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in June at the 97th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition in Vancouver.

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Western gathering of chemists at UVic

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This past May at the University of Victoria, 80 scientists from across Western Canada spent three days sharing their knowledge at the 2014 Western Canadian Undergraduate Chemistry Conference. Guest speakers included Darren Johnson...

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Then and Now

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They say that nothing sells like celebrity, the proof being in the number of Hollywood stars hawking perfume, umbrellas, clothes and hair dye.

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