The Chemical Education Fund (CEF) applications are due Dec. 16. The Chemical Institute of Canada’s CEF is a registered charity set up to promote outreach and education in the fields of chemical sciences, chemical engineering, chemical technology and related disciplines. Visit www.cheminst.ca/outreach/chemical-education-fund.

The Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering Awards nomination deadline is Dec. 2. The CSChE Awards recognizes outstanding contributions to further chemical engineering or influence others to learn about it. The awards include Award for Best Graduate Student Paper in CJChE, 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. To submit, visit www.cheminst.ca/awards/csche-awards.

The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering (CJChE) November 2013 issue commemorates the 90th birthday of former CJChE editor-in-chief Norman Epstein, FCIC. This special issue of Spouted Beds consists of 17 articles written by international experts.

Canadian Society for Chemical Technology Award nomination deadline is Dec. 2. The CSCT confers the Norman and Marion Bright Memorial Award to recognize an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the furtherance of chemical technology. The person so honoured may be either a chemical sciences technologist or a person from outside the field who has made a significant and noteworthy contribution to its advancement. To submit, visit www.cheminst.ca/awards/csct-award.

The deadline for the It’s Chemistry, Eh?! YouTube Contest is coming up fast! This popular annual competition challenges students in Canadian high schools to communicate chemistry concepts in a fun and creative way. Suggested topics include the benefits of chemistry in everyday life and busting a commonly held myth about chemistry. Submissions are judged on educational value, content, quality of information, creativity, relevance to the theme and production value. Students have until Nov. 29 to submit their entries. For more information, visit www.cheminst.ca/outreach/youtube-contest.