So, now what? The perspectives of a “laboratory-less” chemistry graduate student amid the COVID-19 outbreak

On March 11th of 2020, the World Health Organization declared a pandemic across the world due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Weirdly enough, just like in those horrible “end-of-the-world” or “I-will-close-my-eyes-because-I-cannot-watch-that-much-blood” zombie movies, a deadly disease started to rapidly spread everywhere in the world and completely changed the way we live. My own…

Turning difficulty into opportunity

Last fall I reflected about the world that PhD students like me are facing, based on the insights of speakers at the Emerging Leaders in Chemical Engineering plenary session. I came to the conclusion that it is essential to explore different opportunities outside the lab for building a rewarding research career. That was last October,…

Wondering how you can best support students during COVID-19? Ask us.

How can you best support students during the COVID-19 pandemic? During these unprecedented past few weeks, I have seen this question posed in multiple places, including research meetings, online literature discussions, and social media. The crisis has prompted conversations about teaching and learning among chemistry educators at all levels of expertise, and individuals have jumped…

Young Professionals’ Meeting in May 2020

We want to hear from you. Students, new graduates, and early career professionals are invited to join the Chemical Institute of Canada in our Young Professionals’ Meeting in May 21, 2020. This will be an opportunity to share ideas on how you would like us to support you better. Details are coming soon!

Monsaroff Student Paper Presentation Night

The Monsaroff Student Paper Night was introduced in the 1960’s and is named in recognition of Boris Monsaroff, an industrial chemist/chemical engineer and author, who lived and worked in Hamilton, for more than 30 years and who played a leading role in the Chemical Institute of Canada (ClC). Monsaroff maintained a vigorous interest in science and economics and was deeply…

Calgary Local Section – Student Chapter – Internship Panel

Students who recently completed their internship working at Nova Chemicals, Imperial Oil, BioMarin, and InterPipeline will talk about the places your degree can take you and answer questions you may have. They’ll cover topics such as the skills that will make you successful, tips on how to land your dream internship job and the roles…

Chemistry ♥s Coffee

Join us for coffee cupping at Pop Coffee Works and learn about the science of how coffee is processed, roasted, and brewed! About this Event Most of us start the day with a cup of coffee. But have you ever wondered about the science behind our favourite beverage? In celebration of National Chemistry Week, The…

Largest Periodic Table

L’année 2019 marque le 150e anniversaire de la création du Tableau périodique des éléments par Dimitri Mendeleïev.  La section locale de Québec est partenaire d’une activité organisée par  Attraction chimique : la fabrication du plus grand tableau périodique au monde! Des cases géantes seront créées par des classes, des collèges ou lors de rencontres publiques. Le…

Lionel Scholarship provides financial assistance to students in need

Anita Rodgrigues from Frank Hurt Secondary School in Surrey, B.C. and Josie Shasko from Belmont Secondary School in Victoria are the 2019 recipients of the Lionel High School Scholarships. Both will be studying chemistry. Anita is studying at University of British Columbia and Josie is at University of Victoria.