May Society News
Supporting chemical education
The Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) Chemical Education Fund (CEF) is supported by individual member donations and earnings on trust fund balances accumulated from the generous contributions of the chemical industry over many years. The fund’s objective is to advance education in science and technology, particularly in the areas of chemical sciences, chemical engineering, chemical technology and related disciplines.
This year, 2012 grants were awarded to:
• Attraction chimique at Université Laval;
• University of Ottawa’s French nomenclature tool project;
• Year 2 of the CIC’s YouTube Contest: It’s Chemisty Eh?!;
• Four Canadian Society for Chemistry regional undergraduate student conferences;
• Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) student program at the Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference;
• Canadian Society for Chemical Technology student symposia;
• E.Gordon Young Lectureship hosted by the Toronto CIC local section.
CNC-IUPAC travel award winners announced
This year’s winners of the Canadian National Committee for the International Union of Pure & Applied
Chemistry (CNC/IUPAC) annual travel awards are:
• Fraser Hof, MCIC, University of Victoria;
• Eric Rivard, MCIC, University of Alberta;
• Robert Scott, MCIC, University of Saskatchewan;
• Mark Taylor, MCIC, University of Toronto.
The awards are financed by the Canadian Society for Chemistry’s Gendron Fund and CNC/IUPAC’s company associates. They assist Canadian scientists and engineers who are within 10 years of attaining their PhD present a paper at an IUPAC-sponsored conference outside Canada and the United States.
CIC and CSC award winners
The 2012 Fred Beamish Award winner is Alan Doucette, MCIC, of Dalhousie University. The award, sponsored by the Chemical Institute of Canada’s Analytical Chemistry Division, was given to Doucette for his research in analytical mass spectrometry (MS), specifically the development of new technologies and methodologies based on MS detection for the characterization of biological macromolecules.
This year’s Canadian Society for Chemistry Ichikizaki Fund for Young Chemists awards go to: Patrick T. Gunning, MCIC, University of Toronto Mississauga; James J. Mousseau, MCIC, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Mukund Jha, MCIC, Nipissing University. The fund provides financial assistance to chemists under 34 years of age who are showing outstanding achievements in basic synthetic organic chemistry research. The funding facilitates their participation in international conferences or symposia.
Inorganic chemistry graduate winners
The Chemical Institute of Canada Inorganic Division is pleased to announce two outstanding recipients of the 2012 Award for Graduate Work in Inorganic Chemistry. This award is presented to a graduate student registered in a PhD program at a Canadian university for exceptional research in the field of inorganic chemistry. This year’s winners are Kevin Shopsowitz of the University of British Columbia and Zachary Hudson of Queen’s University. They will present their award lectures at the Canadian Society for Chemistry conference in Calgary this month, in the General Inorganic and Molecular Design of Optical, Photonic and Electronic Materials symposia, respectively.
Inorganic chemists gather in Atlantic Canada
More than 50 delegates attended this year’s Atlantic Inorganic Discussion Weekend, held March 23-25 in Charlottetown. It attracted inorganic chemists from Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. The studentfocused chemistry conference provided a forum for undergraduate and graduate researchers from Atlantic-region universities to give oral and poster presentations on their research. The 37 presentations were complemented by plenary lectures from Bobby Ellis, MCIC, of Acadia University and Vy Dong of the University of Toronto.
Prizes were awarded. The best graduate student talk was given to Edward Cross, University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), best undergraduate student talk to Alanna Durand, of Saint Mary’s University (SMU), best graduate student poster to Mitch Perry, MCIC, UPEI, while top undergraduate student poster went to Lauren Keyes of SMU.
March 20–22, 2012
Canadian Oil Sands Network for Research and Development (CONRAD)
Water Conference Workshops
June 5-8, 2012
24th Canadian Materials Science Conference
June 21, 2012
2nd International Lignin Biochemicals Conference
August 28-30, 2012
Oilsands 2012 Conference
October 14–17, 2012
62nd Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference
November 12-14, 2012
XXVI Interamerican Congress of Chemical Engineering
May 27-29, 2013
3rd Climate Change Technology Conference
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