Fifty years ago this month, the Association­ of the Chemical Profession­ of Ontario (ACPO) was formed by members of the Ontario Branch of the CIC, including Albert E.R. Westman (pictured) who served as the organization’s first president. The organization’s goal was to guarantee competency and accountability among chemical professionals, and in 1984 a provincial law gave its members the right to the designation of Chartered Chemist (C. Chem).