Connecting and exploring in Quebec

The 102nd Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition in Quebec City offered some 2500 participants from government, industry, and academia a wide array of opportunities to check up on some of the latest research, broaden their connections across a wide range of fields, and gain some new perspectives on how to approach their careers.

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2019 NSERC Prize Winners Announced

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CIC congratulates its members who were among those presented with major awards from NSERC on May 6, 2019 at a ceremony held at the Governor General’s residence. Douglas Stephan, FCIC, a professor in the University of Toronto’s Department of Chemistry, received is the John C. Polanyi Award, which honours an individual or team whose Canadian-based...

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Graduate students at Calgary get busy networking

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The Chemical Engineering Graduate Club (CEGC) at the University of Calgary has become the newest CSChE Graduate Student Chapter. The group kicked off its activities at the beginning of the March with a technical talk by Dr. Ruth Cardinaels, an assistant professor from University of Eindhoven in Netherlands. She specializes in the development of multiphasic...

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A call for researchers to speak up

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The most prominent author of a major report on research funding continues to warn Canadians that they must do more to compete in a world where investments in science and technology essentially drive a country’s standard of living. David Naylor, who chaired the nine-member advisory panel that drafted the 2017 Fundamental Science Review (FSR), places...

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Universities host sixth annual research day in Montreal

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For the last six years the Chemical Engineering Departments of Polytechnique Montréal and McGill University have mounted an event for professors and students to share ideas and showcase their work. This year Université Laval joined the latest annual Research Day, which was held in March 19-20 at Polytechnique Montréal. The event was sponsored by the...

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Nurturing an ash roots movement

ENVIRONMENT

People living in Ontario’s premier cottage country of Muskoka have traditionally scattered the remains from their wood stove fires on their gardens, but some are outfitting themselves with 80-litre cans bearing the slogan “Save Your Ash”, where they are stockpiling this material for recycling. Once the contents are dropped off at an approved region waste...

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Arranging elements by their discovery

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
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To celebrate International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT2019), the University of Waterloo’s Department of Chemistry and Chem 13 News magazine have brought together science, art and history in a collaborative student outreach project that provides an interesting take on the classic periodic table. Students from 118 schools in 28 different countries have created a...

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Learning process safety from the pros

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

On March 18, 2019, the University of Calgary’s Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) student chapter, the Chemical and Oil & Gas Engineering Students’ Society (CESS) in collaboration with the Calgary CSChE Local Section, held their Process Safety Panel. This event was free for CSChE and student chapter members and featured distinguished professionals from organizations...

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Creating a buzz around lead isotopes

ENVIRONMENT

Bees can make an outstanding contribution to detailed and comprehensive environmental monitoring, which is why scientists around the world regularly recruit them as hard-working members of their research teams. The insects forage in well-defined regions, where their bodies pick up minute samples of elements that may be present. Back in the hive, as they groom...

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