CWIC My STEM Stories are going online

CHEMISTRY FOR SOCIETY
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The Canadians Working for Inclusivity in the Chemical Sciences, Engineering, and Technology (CWIC) Network, an MRG for the CIC, are premiering their My STEM Stories YouTube Channel on May 5 from 6 – 7 PM EST. Here, graduate students across Canada had the chance to tell a story about their experience working in STEM, and...

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CCCE | IUPAC organizing committee call for nominations

COMMUNITY NEWS
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The Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) is looking for a core leadership team to spearhead the potential organization of the upcoming CCCE/IUPAC conference in 2027. As a consequence of converting the 2021 CCCE/IUPAC conference to an online event due to COVID, IUPAC has afforded the CSC with an opportunity to bid for an in-person conference...

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Q & A on teaching with Alison Flynn, MCIC

EDUCATION

Alison Flynn, MCIC is an associate professor in the department of chemistry and biomolecular sciences at the University of Ottawa. She leads the Flynn Research Group, focused on learning at the postsecondary level, in chemistry and across disciplines. Flynn is the 2021 winner of CIC’s Award for Chemistry Education. CIC News recently asked Flynn to...

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“My STEM Stories” – More than a science communication webinar

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION
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Through the “My STEM Stories” webinar, CWIC created a platform for persons from marginalized groups to share their story about working in STEM. CWIC provided science communication training in order to teach participants how to create a video telling their personal STEM story, and will share the content on a YouTube channel with a target audience of people who are interested in pursuing STEM. It will be a place for students (high school, undergraduate, etc.) to connect with Canadian graduate students through their video story, so that they would understand what a role in STEM is like, and see diverse people filling these positions.

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Q&A on teaching with Leah Martin-Visscher, MCIC

CELEBRATE

Leah Martin-Visscher is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at The King’s University, Edmonton and the 2021 winner of the Margaret-Ann Armour Award for Early Career Chemistry Education. Her research with undergraduates explores the use of bacteriophages and antimicrobial peptides for food preservation. CIC News recently asked Martin-Visscher to share some insights from the classroom.

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CSPC 2020: The social contract

COMMUNITY

In 2020 David Schlachter, a chemical engineering graduate student at Polytechnique Montréal, attended the  Canadian Science Policy Conference on behalf of the CIC. At the conference David attended a panel discussion on the social contract between science and the public, and he has shared the highlights of this panel discussion.

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Q&A on teaching with Mark Workentin, FCIC

EDUCATION

Mark Workentin, FCIC, is a professor of chemistry at Western University who is lauded for his entertaining and rigorous organic chemistry classes. He is a multi award-winning university teacher with honours including the OCUFA Excellence in Teaching Award and Western’s Pleva and Marilyn Robinson Awards. CIC NEWS recently asked Workentin to share some insights from his years behind the lectern. (Although he says he rarely stands at the lectern).

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And the winners are…

CELEBRATE
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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

INORGANIC DIVISION
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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

COMMUNITY NEWS
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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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