Calgary, Alberta. October 2023. The weather was frigid outdoors, but the warmth and energy inside of the TELUS Convention Centre with 1000+ attendees during the inaugural day of the CSChE 2023 conference could have melted all of the snow away.
Meet Shakiba Ghaffari, CIC’s new Coordinator, focused on delivering first-rate conferences and professional development events for our members, while engaging with CIC local sections and subject divisions.
Dr. Shiping Zhu, a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at McMaster University, with the assistance of the music by Wing-wah Chan, and the chorus by CUHKSZ students, has created the Ode to ChE, an anthem to Chemical Engineering, that could prove to be an effective vehicle to promoting the field to early career talent.
The Indian Chemical Engineering Congress (CHEMCON) is an annual flagship event of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), which is held in the month of December every year at different locations across India. An invitation from the IIChE was accepted by CSChE’s Board of Directors in early 2022. Ajay K. Dalai (University of Saskatchewan) and Anil K. Mehrotra (University of Calgary) were asked to organize and co-lead a CSChE delegation to an India-Canadian Joint Symposium at CHEMCON-2022.
It feels like our in-person conferences were a lifetime ago. As the new Executive Director of the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC), it has been a magnificent learning experience (I am a chemist by trade, and chemical engineering is a different ball game!), and an amazing opportunity for me to be a part of the first in-person Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference and Exhibition in beautiful Vancouver and getting to know the incredible and solid chemical engineering community.
A special complication of Inuit chemistry articles showcases the science of snow and soy sauce – an ‘essential Inuit condiment’ – plus the newest Arctic pollutant, PFOS and the molecular structure of animal skins.