News

January 2019
DESALINATION

The ongoing quest for an energy-efficient means of making salt water drinkable has recently spawned interest in the prospect of using solar radiation to drive evaporation.

January 2019
INDUSTRY

In a year-end survey of business conditions for industrial chemicals, the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) portrayed a sector that continues...

November / December 2018
CATALYSIS

It is a chemical minimalist’s dream: use far less of a pricey catalyst and watch the output of your catalytic mechanism increase by two full orders of magnitude.

November / December 2018
GREEN CHEMISTRY

University of Victoria civil engineering Professor Heather Buckley led a team that has won an international award for its contribution to resolving one of the leading challenges surrounding...

October 2018
MATERIALS

The ancient alchemists might have marveled at the season premiere of CBC television’s Dragon’s Den in September, when a University of Saskatchewan...

October 2018
ENERGY

Decades after the lithium-oxygen (Li-O2) battery was first conceived, this design continues to capture the imagination of investigators who anticipate that it might yet improve energy density..

September 2018
BIOCHEMISTRY

Among the major variables supporting the science around climate change is the amount of carbon that is stored in the world’s soil. Predictions about the state of our environment regularly hinge...

September 2018
PHARMACEUTICALS

Duncan Hunter, now a professor emeritus in Western University’s Department of Chemistry, easily recalls the day in the late 1980s that he and his laboratory team were batting around ideas for improving the performance of a radioactive...