Chemical Institute of Canada’s National Chemistry Week (NCW) takes place Oct. 19-26 across the country. NCW is the annual, week-long celebration of the chemical sciences in all the provinces and territories of Canada. 

The Canadian Society of Chemical Engineering’s annual general meeting takes place on Oct. 22 from 12:00 to 13:00 at the Fredericton Convention­ Centre­ during the 63rd Canadian Chemical­ Engineering­ Conference. CSChE members are encouraged­ to attend­. 

The application deadline for the 2014 CCUCC Chemistry Doctoral Award is Sept 14, 2013. The award acknowledges outstanding achievement and potential in research by a graduate student whose PhD thesis in chemistry was formally accepted by a Canadian university in the 12-month period preceding the nomination deadline. For further information, email awards@cheminst.ca or go to www.cheminst.ca/awards/csc-awards.

The It’s Chemistry, Eh?! annual competition is just around the corner. This popular YouTube contest 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. Submissions will be accepted from Oct. 15 to Nov. 29.

The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering (CJChE), published monthly by the Canadian Society of Chemical Engineering, has improved its statistical rating on the 2012 Impact Factor to 1.003 from 0.748. As well, the journal is now ranked 72nd out of 133 journals in the chemical engineering subject group, up from 82nd the previous year. The Impact Factor is a measure reflecting the average number of citations to recent articles published in the journal. It is considered a measure of the relative importance of a journal within its field.