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CIC MEMBERS

What does membership mean to you? Belonging, community, integration. These words reflect the essence of membership for the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) with members joining...

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Career advice from emerging leaders: a PhD student perspective

CONFERENCES

Among the highlights of the 69th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, which took place in October in Halifax, was a set of diverse presentations that made up the annual Emerging Leaders in Chemical Engineering plenary session. This prestigious event showcased the perspectives of four leading early-career researchers in 10-minute TED-Talk-style presentations. Each of them offered a vision of the...

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A showcase for solutions

CONFERENCES

Students could be seen squirming in their seats while Shafiq Jaffer, MCIC, listed the world’s woes. As Vice-President of Corporate Science and Technology Projects in North America for the French energy giant TOTAL, his career has given him a front-row seat for some of the biggest challenges facing our civilization: climate change, finding energy sources...

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The darker reality behind the brighter alternative

CHEMISTRY FOR ENERGY & THE ENVIRONMENT

For decades, solar panels have been the solution we have all been looking for. Harvesting sunlight and converting it into usable power should be a harmless and notably sustainable energy solution for future generations. That perception makes it easy, however, to overlook the complete life cycle of a solar panel system is often overlooked. Solar...

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Putting microbes to work for us

CHEMISTRY FOR HEALTH

What do glaucoma, oil sands tailings ponds and solar cells have in common? They all appear in the resumé of Dr. Vikramaditya Yadav, MCIC, a chemical engineering professor whose pursuit of bio-inspired tools...

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NSERC introduces new research funding options

CAREERS & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

This year’s Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference in Halifax features a professional development session that will introduce participants to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s new Alliance Grants program. The new initiative, which was formally launched earlier this year, replaces and combines several familiar research funding streams. This single program consolidates awards that were formerly...

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Vaincre la malaria une protéine à la fois

CHEMISTRY FOR HEALTH

« On est les premiers au monde à voir à quoi ressemble la protéine sur l’échelle atomique ! », s’enthousiasme Charles Calmettes, professeur au Centre INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier. Il a contribué à une étude récente publiée dans la revue Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences qui révèle la structure de la protéine kinase G (PKG) et son fonctionnement....

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LGBTQ+ in STEM conference

CHEMISTRY IN SOCIETY

On October 4th and 5th, 2019, the University of Windsor hosted the LGBTQ+ in STEM conference, a first of its kind event in Canada, with participants from across Canada and a few from the US. The Chemical Institute of Canada was a proud supporter of this event, which brought together LGBTQ+ people and allies to...

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Invitation to students to participate

CONFERENCES
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With less than two weeks to go, the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) is excited to host the 69th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference (CCEC) at the Halifax Convention Centre. Many of the delegates are undergraduate and graduate students from across Canada. We at the CSChE believe that students are the future and that we...

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