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Roberta Staley
Winter 2017

Happy New Year! And what an auspicious year it will be. Not only is it the nation’s 150th birthday but the Canadian Society for Chemistry will be presenting the 100th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (CSC 2017)...

Bob Masterson
Winter 2017
GUEST COLUMN

In February 2016, the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on the Environment and Sustainable Development undertook a Parliamentary Review of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA 99). The act, originally passed..

Jennifer Murphy gives a hug to a handful of mussels.
Winter 2017
CLASS DISTINCTION

When Jennifer Murphy was growing up in Portugal Cove, NL, her father would take her cod jigging, a uniquely Newfoundland way of fishing that involves throwing a piece of baited line with hooks into the water, then letting it sink. As the line is retrieved, it is tugged...

Joe Schwarcz
Winter 2017
CHEMFUSION

Magnets are fascinating. Imagine the amazement of the ancient Greeks who discovered that some naturally occurring stones, later named magnetite because they were found in the region of Magnesia, attracted iron. The stones also quickly attracted superstitious...