The 7th annual Quebec Center for Functional Materials­ (CQMF) conference takes place Nov. 6-7 at the Centre des Congrès de Shawinigan, Que. Keynote speakers include­ Eugenia Kumacheva, University of Toronto and Michael Eikerling, Simon Fraser University. Details at www.cqmfscience.com/en.

The Canadian Journal of Chemistry (CJC) and its publisher, Canadian Science Publishing (CSP), are pleased to announce a new conference grant, valued at $6,000, to be awarded annually to Canadian researchers travelling to a symposium or conference in chemistry or related fields. The symposium or conference does not have to take place in Canada. Submissions should be emailed to CSP by Feb. 28 at contact@cdnsciencepub.com. Full terms of reference are at http://nrcresearchpress.com/page/cjc/grants

The Canadian Society for Chemical Technology (CSCT) Award nomination deadline is Dec. 1. The CSCT Norman and Marion Bright Memorial Award recognizes someone who has made outstanding contributions to chemical technology. Go to www.cheminst.ca/awards/csct-awards.

The Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering Awards (CSChE) nomination deadline is Dec. 1. The honours include: Award for Best Graduate Student Paper in The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, the Bantrel Award in Design and Industrial Practice, the D.G. Fisher Award, the Process Safety Management Award, the R.S. Jane Memorial Award and the Syncrude Canada Innovation Award. Visit www.cheminst.ca/awards/csche-awards for more details. 

The Chemical Education Fund (CEF) application deadline is Dec. 15. CEF is a registered charity under the Chemical Institute of Canada that promotes outreach and education in the chemical sciences, chemical engineering and chemical technology sectors. Go to www.cheminst.ca/CEF

The It’s Chemistry, eh?! YouTube Contest deadline for submissions is Nov. 29. The annual event challenges secondary school students to communicate chemistry concepts in fun and creative ways. Submissions are judged on creativity, quality of information, content and education value. Go to www.cheminst.ca/youtube for details.