The NSERC STEAM Horizon Awards for High School Students provide up to $25,000 in support of post-secondary education. Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada aged between 16 and 18 years at the time of application. The application deadline is Jan. 9, 2017. For more information visit the STEAM Horizon Awards website.
The 2017 Bio World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is currently accepting panel and speaker submissions on topics that reflect current trends and novel ideas in the field of biotechnology. The 2017 congress will take place in Montreal from July 23-26, 2017. The call for submissions will close on Jan. 11, 2017. Submit online.
The Calgary CSChE/IChemE Local Section will host How to Manage Your Career in a Recession on Jan. 17, 2017 at the University of Calgary. The session will focus on career advice and options for chemical engineers, the importance of networking, the role of university training in the success of young chemical engineers and the management of early career expectations. Invited speakers include Trican Well Service CEO Dale Dusterhoft, Encana Corporation vice-president of supply management services Vineeta Maguire, Nova Chemicals leader, technical services Sarah Marshall and GC Phillips Consulting Ltd. principal consultant Gerry Phillips. Admission is free for Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE), Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and Chemical and Oil & Gas Engineering Students’ Society (CESS) members. Interested parties should RSVP by Jan. 16, 2017.
Registration for the Leaders Overcoming Gender Inequality in Chemistry (LOGIC) Retreat is now open. Taking place from May 26-28, 2017, this three-day retreat will develop the leadership and mentorship skills of graduate student, post-doctoral fellow, academic and industrial participants. The retreat is being hosted by Women in Chemistry Toronto, which is working to provide an inclusive environment where all participants can develop their professional skills, build close ties within the STEM community and discuss gender diversity issues. Register online.