The Beaumier Award for High School/Cégep Chemistry Teachers award deadline is Oct. 15. See www.cheminst.ca/awards/cic-awards for more details.

The Chemical Institute of Canada wants your input. A membership survey will be distributed to current and past members to help us improve our program and services. The online survey will open on Sept. 15 at www.cheminst.ca/2014survey.

The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering (CJChE), published by the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering, has improved its statistical rating on the 2013 Impact Factor to 1.313 from 1.003 in 2012. The impact factor is a measure reflecting the average number of citations to recent articles published in the journal, a measure of the importance of a journal within its field. The CJChE has also boosted its rankings to 67 out of 133 chemical engineering journals, up from 72 in 2012.

The deadline for the Canadian Society for Chemical Technology Norman and Marion Bright Memorial Award is Dec. 1. The annual award recognizes individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to chemical technology in Canada. Details at www.cheminst.ca/awards/csct-awards.

The deadline for papers is Sept. 15 for the 4th Climate Change Technology Conference, to be held May 25- 27, 2015 in Montreal. The conference, organized by the Engineering Institute of Canada, allows delegates to exchange ideas on dealing with climate change while keeping abreast of emerging technologies for mitigation and adaptation. Go to www.cctc2015.ca.

Sept. 15 is the deadline to nominate candidates for the Canadian Council of University Chemistry Chairs (CCUCC) Chemistry Doctoral Award, sponsored by the Canadian Society for Chemistry. The award recognizes outstanding achievement and potential in research by a PhD student. Go to www.cheminst.ca/awards/csc-awards.

The Chemical Institute of Canada’s National Chemistry Week (NCW) takes place this year from Oct 18-25 across the country. The annual outreach event is an increasingly popular event with the public and celebrates everything that is wild, wacky and wonderful about chemistry.