Pioneering a pharmaceutical frontier

CHEMISTRY FOR HEALTH

Cannabis has had a long history of being used as medicine before it was added to the Canada’s Act to Prohibit the Improper Use of Opium and other Drugs in 1923. After the federal government legalized recreational use of this drug in 2017, the country’s researchers have found themselves in the privileged position of being...

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NSERC Alliance Grants for Covid research

Participants at last year’s Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference in Halifax had a chance to learn more about the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s newly created Alliance Grants program, which combined a number of previously existing research funding initiatives. That program is now the focus of NSERC’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which will use...

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NSERC Alliance Grants for Covid research

CHEMISTRY FOR HEALTH
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The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council is accelerating its processing of applications for support for research projects dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. The agency is committing a total of $15 million to stimulate collaborations between academic researchers, the public and not-for-profit sectors, and industry to address pandemic-related research and technical challenges. Support for up to...

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Networking instrumentation for remote access

EDUCATION

When I was younger, I remember visiting a friend whose parents were talking about how their work environment was changing. Their office had only just started using a new form of inter-departmental messages, called e-mail, instead of sending handwritten notes through the intra-office mail. The consequence of this transition was that everyone was required to...

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Making new educational connections on line

EDUCATION

During my undergraduate degree at Simon Fraser University, I took Japanese as an elective. The course was offered as either an on-campus version or by distance education. That semester I was taking several chemistry classes with associated labs, so I decided to take advantage of the scheduling flexibility that distance education offered even though I...

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Getting the dope on diamonds

MATERIALS
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Despite their close proximity in the periodic table, silicon and diamond might seem to occupy very different niches within the hierarchy of valuable materials.

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