Chen wins Catalysis Lectureship­ Award

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Aicheng Chen, professor of chemistry at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ont. and a Canada Research Chair in Materials & Environmental Chemistry, is winner of the 2013 Canadian Catalysis Lectureship Award from the Canadian Catalysis Foundation. Chen has made significant...

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EnviroAnalysis 2013 joins the CIC fold

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Hundreds of environmental chemists from across the country gathered in Toronto this past September for EnviroAnalysis 2013, North America’s premier conference in environmental analysis and monitoring. Held biennially since 1996, EnviroAnalysis was founded by research scientist Ray Clement (this year’s conference chair) and Bob Burk, FCIC, chair of the Department of Chemistry at Carleton University....

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Advances in Rubber

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Members of the CIC Rubber Division pose in front of a giant tire at the organization’s 62nd technical program held June 18-19 in Leduc, Alta. The theme for the biannual event was “Rubber Technology Advances in the Oil Field Industry,” which attracted about 60 attendees including 11 speakers from the rubber industry. Presenters gave talks...

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CIC Toronto Section AGM

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The Chemical Institute of Canada Toronto Section annual general meeting was held this past June at the University of Toronto. The agenda included a review of activities the section had undertaken since the last AGM as well as the election of the new officers. The event also featured a presentation by U of T chemistry lecturer Effiette Sauer titled, “Teaching chemistry for the future: what do we want our students to remember...

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Grapevine

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The Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) 2013 Award winners will be recognized at the Oct. 20-23 Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference in Fredericton, N.B. ...

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Canada nabs triple bronze at Chemistry Olympiad

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The Canadian high school team at the 45th International Chemistry Olympiad in Moscow, Russia had an outstanding showing at this year’s July 15-24 annual event. All four team members received awards: Isabelle Yang, of Don Mills Collegiate Institute in Toronto, David Pechersky of Vaughan Secondary School, Vaughan, Ont., and Ji Sup Kim of Yale Secondary...

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Inorganic chemistry graduate winner

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This year’s winner of the Award for Graduate Work in Inorganic Chemistry goes to Kiyoshi Robson of the University of Calgary. Last December, the Vernon, B.C. native completed his PhD, studying tridentate cycloruthenated sensitizers for the dyesensitized solar cells under professor Curtis Berlinguette. The work has spawned one patent and 12 peer-reviewed articles, with five...

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Canadian chemistry in Kuwait

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This past April, the Kuwait University Department of Chemistry awarded their graduates­ certificates of accreditation based upon standards set by the Canadian­ Society for Chemistry (CSC). The initiative to establish an international accreditation­ partnership was brought to fruition through the work of Jan Kwak, FCIC, professor emeritus at Dalhousie University and John McIntosh, FCIC, professor­ emeritus...

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Grapevine

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Derek Gray, FCIC, was awarded the 30th annual Marcus Wallenberg Prize May 14 at the opening session of the first FIBRE Network conference, held in Cornwall, Ont. Gray, a McGill University chemistry professor, received the award — worth more than $300,000 — for his pioneering study of nanocrystalline...

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Inorganic meeting

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A record-setting 144 inorganic chemists from the universities of Victoria, Simon Fraser, Washington, Alberta and Calgary gathered in Kelowna at UBC Okanagan May 10-12 for the 2013 Alberta/British Columbia Inorganic Chemistry Discussion Weekend. The meeting...

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Canadian chemistry contest winners

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The winners of the 2013 annual Canadian Chemistry Contest for secondary school students were announced this past June by the Chemical Education Division of the Chemical Institute of Canada. Nearly 600 chemistry students from across Canada...

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