Professor Adam Veige of the University of Florida, who was guest editor of a special Polyhedron issue focused on inorganic chemistry in Canada, attended the 99th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition in Halifax this past June. Veige emphasized his strong connection to chemistry in Canada at the meeting. “My entry into chemical research came about under the auspices of a fourth-year undergraduate research project in the laboratories of James F. King at the University of Western Ontario in 1996–1997,” says Veige. “It is with gratitude for the first-class education I received in Canada that I wanted to create this special issue honouring the current inorganic chemistry research being conducted in Canada.”

Diverse inorganic chemistry research projects were presented at the CSC conference with more than 200 oral presentations and nearly 100 inorganic chemistry poster presentations as part of the program chaired by Mark Stradiotto of Dalhousie University. Students’ winning poster awards included: first and second prize for undergraduates went to Michael Land of St. Mary’s University and Jillian Clark of Dalhousie University respectively. The first and second prize for graduate students went to Nicholas Andrella of the University of Ottawa and Stephanie Kosnik of the University of Windsor respectively. Other student award winners were published in the May/June 2016 issue of the Canadian Chemical News.

The Polyhedron issue edited by Veige was published this past March. This volume was part of an international journal series highlighting inorganic chemistry around the globe. The Canadian issue is the latest in the series featuring inorganic research in China, Greece, Australia and New Zealand and Latin America.