The CIC Chemical Education Fund (CEF) promotes education in the fields of chemical sciences, chemical engineering, chemical technology and related disciplines. Each year, the CEF awards financial support to various education events and initiatives.

2019 CEF Grant activities began with the CNC/IUPAC Breakfast “Celebrating Women in Chemistry” with many more exciting initiatives to follow.  The full list of funded 2019 CEF grant recipients is below, and examples of previously funded activities are available online. These grant recipients will be highlighted in Community News articles throughout the year as they occur.

Canadian Society for Chemistry regional student conferences

47th Southern Ontario Undergraduate Student Chemistry Conference (SOUSCC 2019)

March 30, 2019 in Scarborough, ON

Hosted by: University of Toronto at Scarborough

44th Science Atlantic/CIC Chemistry Conference (ChemCon 2019)

May 24–26, 2019 in Wolfville, NS

Hosted by: Acadia University

31e Colloque annuel des étudiantes et étudiants de premier cycle en chimie

October 18, 2019 in Sherbrooke, QC

Hosted by: Université de Sherbrooke


Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering student programming

Student program at the 69th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference

October 20-23, 2019 in Halifax, NS (conference dates)

Hosted by: Dalhousie University


Education and outreach initiatives and special events

Chemical Engineering Research Day / Journées de la recherche en génie chimique

March 19–20, 2019

Hosted by: Polytechnique Montréal and McGill University

Outreach in Labrador

October 12–19, 2019

Outreach to predominantly Inuit communities in Labrador by Memorial University of Newfoundland, Grenfell Campus

Chemical Biophysics Symposium

May 3, 2019 in Toronto

Hosted by University of Toronto

IUPAC100 “Celebrating Women in Chemistry” Breakfasts

February 12, 2019, Breakfasts held across Canada

“Chemistry in Canada 2067: The Future Starts Now – Highlighting Undergraduate Research” special symposium at CCCE 2019

June 4, 2019 at CCCE 2019 in Québec City

Selected undergraduate researchers will give 3-minute talks as a preview of a subsequent poster presentation during the conference poster sessions

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion special symposia at CCCE 2019

June 6, 2019 at CCCE 2019 in Québec City

The CSC Working Group for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (WIDE) are organizing two special symposia at CCCE 2019: “Making Canadian Chemistry Stronger through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” and “Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity: Accommodation for Removing Barriers for Researchers and Students”

3rd Leaders Overcoming Gender Inequality in Chemistry (LOGIC) Retreat

June 1-2, 2019 in Québec City

Hosted by University of Saskatchewan – Women in Chemistry

Timeline of Elements

May 2018–December 2019

Launch of a Timeline of Elements to celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table created by Chem13 News

Toronto CIC Local Section Professional Development and Outreach Programs

Hosted throughout 2019 by the Toronto CIC Local Section