Author: Registrar ACPBC

Taking the lab to the sample

Vancouver Island Univers1ty professors and Professional Chemists Chris Gill and Erik Krogh have unveiled their new mobile mass spectrometry lab.  The Mercedes transit van houses two mass spectrometers plus several other atmospheric monitoring instruments, and can provide real time-real space data on chemical concentrations in the environment.  This can be used to track the spread…

Annual General Meeting and pre-AGM conference on Professional Chemistry and Professional Reliance October 20

Plan to attend the Annual General Meeting and Pre-AGM conference October 20th. Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre 515 West Hasting Street, Vancouver BC Room 7000 (Earl and Jennie Lohn Policy Room) Pre-AGM Discussion on Professional Recognition and Professional Reliance 14:00 – 15:00      Professional Chemistry in 2017 Chemistry is continually evolving and there are many…

2017 ACPBC Undergraduate Student Scholarship

The ACPBC Undergraduate Student Scholarship, in the amount of $1000, is awarded annually to an ACPBC student member enrolled in third or fourth year of an undergraduate Chemistry program at a British Columbia university.  The award is equally based on academic performance in all completed Chemistry courses and service to the Chemistry profession.The application deadline…

Science Advisory Board for Contaminated Sites Workshop and Conference

Registration is now open for the Seventh Annual SABCS Conference and Workshop on Contaminated SitesThe conference will be held September 28, 2017 in the Segal Building, Room 1200 – 1500, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC. As in previous years, a Technical Workshop will be held on the previous day September 27, 2017. This year’s topic…

Deadlines: Canadian Mineral Analysts Conference September 10 – 14

The 2017 CMA Conference will be held in Kamloops, BC, between September 10 and 14 at the Coast Hotel & Conference Centre. Workshops include the topics of traceability and method validation.  Conference tours include local laboratories and the New Afton underground gold mine. If you are planning to submit a technical paper  – act now.  The…

Notice of Annual General Meeting October 20, 2017

October 20, 2017Room Open at 16:30Call to Order 17:00Meeting Scheduled: 17:00-19:00 Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre515 West Hasting Street, Vancouver BCRoom 7000 (Earl and Jennie Lohn Policy Room) The AGM is open to all ACPBC members and will include: the business of electing the Directors and Officers; the audited financial statements for 2016 – 2017;…

Water, water, every where, Nor any drop to drink.

Like the Ancient Mariner, billions of people worldwide have poor access to clean drinking water. Desalination – filtering the salt from seawater using membranes with very small pores – offers one potential solution, and desalination technology is widely used in some Middle East countries. Current desalination membranes work but improvements are always needed. A recent…

How much pee is in the pool?

With the good weather finally here, we’ve been thinking of heading to the swimming pool.  And then we recalled the report earlier this year from the University of Alberta that detected a soft-drink sweetener in public pool water.  No – it was not just a spilled beverage.  Acesulfame K (ACE) passes unchanged into urine so finding ACE in public…

Canadian Mineral Analysts Conference – September 10-14, 2017

The 2017 CMA Conference will be held in Kamloops, BC, on September 10th to the 14th at the Coast Hotel & Conference Centre. Workshops include the topics of traceability and method validation.  Conference tours include local laboratories and the New Afton underground gold mine. Registration forms for the conference are now available.   Registrants that would like to present a…

Nanolytica 2017@SFU Thursday May 4, 2017

PerkinElmer and Simon Fraser University are providing a free symposium that brings together industrial, government, and academic researchers to discuss developments, challenges and future opportunities at the interface of the analytical sciences and nanotechnology.Thursday, May 4th, 2017; 9:00 AM – 6:30 PMSimon Fraser University Leslie & Gordon Diamond Family Auditorium, Burnaby Campus8888 University Dr., Burnaby,…