And the winners are…

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NSERC recognizes outstanding chemistry and chemical engineering research This year’s winners of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada prizes include some remarkable researchers in the chemical sciences and engineering. NSERC announced last week its annual awards to Canadian scientists and engineers, plus industry partners. Molly Shoichet, MCIC, took home Canada’s most prestigious...

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Inorganic chemistry division student awards

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This is a call for nominations for the 2021 Award for Graduate Work in Inorganic Chemistry (AGWIC) and the 2021 Award for Undergraduate Research in Inorganic Chemistry (AURIC).  These awards recognize excellence in inorganic chemistry research at the graduate and undergraduate levels, respectively.  In both cases the awards are meant to recognize an outstanding STUDENT...

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CCWESTT Conference

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The 18th biannual CCWESTT Conference will be held this year in a new online format for the month of November 2020. The CIC is not directly involved in this conference, but we encourage our members to check out the details. What is CCWESTT? The Canadian Coalition for Women in Engineering, Science, Trades, and Technology (CCWESTT)...

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Meet the new CIC NEWS editor

COMMUNITY NEWS

More than 25 years ago, I launched my career in journalism because I felt it lent some legitimacy to all my nosey questions. I discovered early on that a lot of people knew things I didn’t — interesting things about how the universe works, things I felt were important to understand. Even after all these...

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Systems and Control Division AGM

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The Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering’s (CSChE) Systems & Control Subject Division will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams at 3pm EST (noon PST) on November 5. Dial-in phone numbers are also available for audio participation. All division members or CSChE Stats & Control community adherents (i.e. you forgot to...

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A carbon free fuel: Hydrogen can

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The Embassy of Canada in Berlin and the National Research Council of Canada, in collaboration with Natural Resources Canada, will be hosting a free virtual event, “A Carbon Free Fuel: Hydrogen Can,” at Falling Walls/Berlin Science Week on November 6th, 2020. Hydrogen is a versatile carbon-free chemical fuel that could serve as an energy vector...

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LGBTQ+ STEM Conference

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2SLGBTQ+ and ally CIC members James Gauld, John Hayward, Tricia Carmichael, and Marcus Drover at the University of Windsor are involved in organizing the LGBTQ+ STEM Conference, which will be happening virtually from Oct. 5-9th, 2020. This year’s conference is building off the successes of last year’s inaugural event, and will bring together STEM professionals...

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Meet the CIC Board Chair

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Paul Smith, the new chair of Chemical Institute of Canada Board of Directors, is Vice President of Xerox Corporation and Centre Director of the Xerox Research Centre of Canada. In that capacity he has played a key role in turning this global research facility in Mississauga into a global innovation hub for the development of...

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#BlackInChem Week

On Twitter, from August 10-15th, is #BlackinChem week! It’s a time to celebrate and highlight chemists of the past, present, and future. Each day is going to be centered around a different subdivision and we’ll be having other events throughout the week – from an undergrad-centered Elevator Speech Competition to networking opportunities and ending the...

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Meet CSC’s new President

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Steven Holdcroft, the new President of the Canadian Society for Chemistry and chair of the Board, recently took a few questions from CIC News. What has motivated your participation with CSC, which has now culminated in this post on the Board? I have always welcomed the chance to work with an organization that offers a...

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A global appeal to young chemists

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International Younger Chemists Network (IYCN) is seeking Canadian candidates to serve as national delegates to this international body, which strives to provide mentorship and community to participants at the earlier stages of their careers. “It’s a way for young chemists around the world to unite and to have their say in how chemistry moves forward,...

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Teaming up in the trenches of on-line teaching

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Post-secondary chemistry instructors across the country have generally reconciled themselves to teaching in on-line settings for the foreseeable future and most of them are preparing to deliver all kinds of course content in this way. Depending on the size of their institution, however, some of these individuals may not have access to the knowledge or...

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