Two new scholarships for chemical biology graduate studentsand chemistry post-docs have been created at SimonFraser University. The scholarships are the Barbara and James Bennet Graduate Award in Chemistry and the Barbara and James Bennet Travel Award for Postdoctoral Fellows in Chemistry. Both are offered as part of the Barbara and James Bennet Scholars’ Endowment Fund, created in honour of the parents of SFU chemistry professor Andrew Bennet, FCIC. Students can apply for the scholarships this spring.

The Canadian Society for Chemistry’s (CSC) 98th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition takes place in Ottawa June 13-17. Enjoy a reduced registration rate (undergraduates to full fee) by becoming a CSC member. Other CSC benefits include discounts on conferences, courses and workshops, a subscription to the Canadian Chemical News (ACCN), career services and group rate insurancediscounts. Go to

It’s prep time for the Canadian Chemistry Contest (CCC) and the Canadian Chemistry Olympiad (CCO), which gives students interested in chemistry an opportunity to measure themselves against fellow students. The two exams will be written on April 13. Top CCO students will be chosen to compete in the Canadian Chemistry Olympiad Finals in June. The nation’s top four students will fly to Baku, Azerbaijan July 20-29 to compete in the 47th International Chemistry Olympiad. For more information, go to outreach/canadian-chemistry-contest.

The 2015 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (Pacifichem) call for abstracts closes on April 3. Pacifichem, which takes place in Honolulu, Hawaii Dec. 15-20, is co-sponsored by Pacific Basin chemical societiesincluding the Canadian Society for Chemistry. Go to

The Canadian Society for Chemical Technology Student Symposium takes place March 27-28 at Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Saskatoon. Contact for details.

The Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) is working on a project to have its Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard to be the seed document for a new national Canadian Standards Association PSM Standard. Since last May, the CSChE has raised the necessary contractual funds (more than $100,000) and compiled a list of PSM experts, users, regulators and general interest participants for the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) to consider for a technical committee.