Teaching Virtually Meeting

The CIC Vancouver Local Section has been hosting monthly meetings with professors and instructors from different post-secondary institutions in BC and the Yukon to share strategies and resources on how to effectively teach virtually. If you’re interested, reach out to the chair, John P. Canal at jcanal@sfu.ca. Teaming up in the trenches of on-line teaching

CIC Talks – Taking labs into cyberspace

Speaker: Rashmi Venkateswaran (University of Ottawa) Learn how our Canadian chemical sciences community is meeting today’s biggest challenges! With this new series of virtual discussions, the CIC is connecting the Canadian chemistry and chemical engineering community and amplifying the fantastic work that they do to tackle issues, from teaching online in the age of COVID-19…

CIC Talks – Learning in the online classroom

Speaker: Alison Flynn, MCIC (University of Ottawa) Learn how our Canadian chemical sciences community is meeting today’s biggest challenges! With this new series of virtual discussions, the CIC is connecting the Canadian chemistry and chemical engineering community and amplifying the fantastic work that they do to tackle issues, from teaching online in the age of…

Chemistry community confronts coronavirus

University of Ottawa Chemistry and Biomolecular Science Professor Alison Flynn, MCIC, has had a longstanding interest in the way her chosen discipline is taught and the tools that instructors devote to that purpose. Her efforts led to her joining the prestigious ranks of the 3M Teaching Fellows in 2017 and she has been especially enthusiastic…

Pandemic pedagogy

We live in an age of disruption. The sharing economy has likely changed your behaviour around booking hotels, riding in taxis, or ordering food. These massive transformations have been made possible through a combination of technology and human creativity. Yet, nature has once again demonstrated its awesome power as the ultimate agent of disruption. COVID-19…

Free Online Course on Sustainable Development & Environmental Stewardship for Engineers

Engineers Canada partnered with Polytechnique Montréal to develop a free massive open online course (MOOC) based on our National Guideline on Sustainable Development (SD) and Environmental Stewardship (ES) for Engineers: https://engineerscanada.ca/publications/national-guideline-on-sustainable-development-and-environmental-stewardship. It’s been taken by nearly 4,600 people worldwide with great reviews and uses engineering case studies from across Canada to demonstrate the practical application…

Open access proves to be as challenging as any scientific problem

While attending the Canadian Science Policy Conference for CIC last fall, I was introduced to cOAlition S, a European-based open-access publishing initiative that is spearheading a project called Plan S. First launched in 2018, Plan S has been championed by the European Commission and the European Research Council as well as the World Health Organization…

U of T Chemical Engineering Graduate Research Days

Discover the value of a graduate degree from the U of T’s Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry – and the impact our students and alumni have on the world around us. From February 20 to 22, we will be hosting select applicants for an expenses-paid trip to U of T to learn more…

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…

Memorial University of Newfoundland Global Women’s Breakfast (MUNGWB2020)

The Department of Chemistry at Memorial University of Newfoundland is extremely happy to host the 2nd edition of the IUPAC Global Women’s Breakfast! This year, MUN GWB’s main event will be a panel of discussion with inspiring and amazing women from the most various fields, talking about the most different subjects, sharing ideas, experiences, and…