CIC/SCI Canada, the business forum of the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC)/Society for Chemical Industry (SCI), will host its annual Awards Dinner in Toronto on March 30, 2017. The event recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the chemical sciences and engineering related industries. “Our awards will recognize top achievers and leaders in their chemical sectors. The awards dinner is a prestigious event where we honour these individuals,” says David Beckman, Chair, SCI Canada.
The Chemical Institute of Canada (and its constituent societies) are happy to announce the creation of a partnership with VIA Rail Canada.
Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC), a recently established national accrediting body for the engineering technology and applied science profession, has reached an exclusive agreement with the Canadian Society for Chemical Technology (CSCT) to conduct all new accreditations of its chemical technology programs. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed May 17 by both organizations. Officially launched in 2015, TAC accredits engineering technology and applied science programs at post-secondary educational institutions.
Congratulations to these CIC members who are the newest Order of Canada and NSERC Award recipients.
Order of Canada Recipients
Mark Lautens, FCIC, University of Toronto
Christophe Guy, MCIC, École Polytechnique
CIC/SCI Canada, the business forum of the Chemical Institute of Canada(CIC)/Society for Chemical Industry (SCI), will host its annual Awards Dinner in Calgary on March 26, 2015. The event recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the chemical industry. In addition, CIC/SCI Canada will recognize the highest performing graduating undergraduate students in biochemistry, chemical engineering and chemistry from universities across Canada. Join us at this influential event to celebrate their achievements.
The Canadian Society for Chemistry and the American Chemical Society (ACS) have signed a memorandum of understanding that promises to promote innovation and expedite knowledge transfer in the North American chemical industry.
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The Canadian Society for Chemistry - Science Policy Forum The Future of Chemistry, featuring five leaders in the field of chemistry, was held during the 97th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition in June. The panelists provided their thoughts and visions on the future of chemistry from academic, industrial, and governmental perspectives. Issues discussed included academic preparedness for the current needs of the chemical industry, the impact of industry-academia collaboration on students, and the subsequent economic benefits.
Dr. B. Mario Pinto has been appointed President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), effective fall 2014. This was announced on June 17 by James Moore, Minister of Industry, and Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology).
The “stress measurement spot” is a tiny pocket containing liquid crystals, which change colour depending on temperature.
Liquid crystals are molecules that arrange themselves in different patterns, depending on temperature. Each pattern reflects light in a different way, which we perceive as a colour change. They can be made sensitive enough to detect changes as small as 0.1 degrees Celsius.