Author: Registrar ACPBC

What’s that smell?!

Chemistry is the sensual science – and that includes odors both pleasant and unpleasant.  A couple of recent news items caught our attention.  Check out the following links to see what chemists know about the smell of old books …   and the “fugitive odors” of sewage and other nasty smells.

Call for Abstracts – Science Advisory Board on Contaminated Sites

7th Annual SABCS Conference on Contaminated Sites   will be held September 28,2017 A CALL FOR ABSTRACTS for submitted papers is now open.  Closing date is May 15 to provide ample time for planning and approvals. The SABCS 7th Annual Conference and Workshop on Contaminated Sites is being held on September 28th and 27th 2017. We…

Professional Chemists Sign Mobility Agreement

 Professional Chemists can now transfer their professional registration between provinces across Canada. The Federation of Canada’s Professional Chemists (FCPC) announced today that provincial chemists’ organizations have adopted a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate mobility of professional chemists between provinces. Professional Chemists have requirements for education and work experience. They must also adhere to a strict…

2016 ACPBC Scholarship winner Cassidy Conover

The winner of the 2016 ACPBC Undergraduate Scholarship is Cassidy Conover, a 4th year Chemistry student at the University of Victoria.  In addition to her Co-op Chemistry degree program, and a Minor in Applied Ethics, she has volunteered extensively in the Scientists in the Schools program – bringing hands on chemistry experiments to classes of elementary…

Emerging Chemistry – Evolving Profession

Emerging Chemistry – Evolving ProfessionThe public and members of the ACPBC are invited to attend a mini conference in advance of the ACPBC Annual General Meeting. Friday October 21, 2016; 13:30-16:30Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre515 West Hasting Street, Vancouver BCRoom 7000 (Earl and Jennie Lohn Policy Room) An important focus of the Association is to…

Annual General Meeting 2016

Annual General Meeting October 21, 2016 Call to Order 17:00 Meeting Scheduled: 17:00-19:00 Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre 515 West Hasting Street, Vancouver BC Room 7000 (Earl and Jennie Lohn Policy Room) The AGM is open to all ACPBC members and will include: the business of electing the Board and Officers, audited financial statements for…

Nanolytica 2016 at Simon Fraser University May 5th

PerkinElmer and SFU are providing a forum where academic, government, and industrial researchers can come together to share insights on nanomaterial analytical techniques developed in the areas of advanced materials, life sciences, energy and the environment. This symposium is a great opportunity for you to learn from colleagues and peers and discover the latest technological…

We celebrate BC Technology Skills Appreciation Week

Technology Skills Appreciation Week in BC (March 21 – 25) recognizes the valuable contribution of people working in technological skilled trades to the province’s economy and labour force. The technology sector of the BC economy relies on the skills of science and engineering technologists and professionals to grow and prosper. More information. Paul West, President…

Landfill and Lagoon Leachate Workshop

The Associations of the Chemical Profession in Alberta and Saskatchewan are pleased to offer a one-day workshop on chemical leachate issues that affect landfills and lagoons. Special consideration will be given to the plight of small rural communities in Alberta and Saskatchewan that may face leachate regulations and potentially costly programs to monitor, manage, and…