Sustained in cyberspace — cancelled conference carries on

Among the many 2020 scientific gatherings that were cancelled because of the global COVID pandemic was the inaugural Commonwealth Chemistry Conference, which was to take place in Trinidad and Tobago in May. Three early career chemists had been chosen to represent Canada at this event and present papers outlining their work, but international travel restrictions...

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Going global

Two Canadian doctoral students in chemistry are looking forward to sharing their experiences and ideas with counterparts from around the world as delegates to the International Younger Chemists Network (IYCN). Holly Fruehwald, of Ontario Tech in Oshawa, and Josseline Ramos Figueroa, of the University of Saskatchewan, were selected by administrators of the organization, which was...

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A first time for everything, even virtually

Editor’s note: Originally from Brazil, Memorial University of Newfoundland doctoral student Juliana Ladeira Vidal went home to visit family earlier this year and has been unable to return to Canada because of the COVID pandemic. As she recounts here, however, a global health emergency does not stand in the way of her engagement with the...

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