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ACPBC Undergraduate Scholarship winner Ryland Giebelhaus

The ACPBC is pleased to announce that Ryland Giebelhaus is the winner of the 2020 ACPBC Undergraduate Student Scholarship.  Ryland is in his fourth year Honors Chemistry program at UBC Okanagan.  In addition to his outstanding academic achievements, he is the current President of the Chemistry Course Union at UBCO and was lead organizer of…

ACPBC reponse to COVID crisis

The COVID19 emergency has challenged all of us.  The ACPBC thanks all those members who find themselves on the front line of this emergency – chemists in the public health response system, laboratory chemists, manufacturers, and researchers driving to find a therapy for this new disease.   We also thank those following the Public Health directives…

ACPBC appoints a new Registrar

The ACPBC is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sharon Brewer P.Chem. as Registrar of the Association.  Dr. Brewer is an award-winning analytical chemist and educator in the Department of Chemistry of Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops.  As Registrar she is responsible for maintaining the public roster of members including all aspects of adjudicating…

Plan to attend the ACPBC Annual General Meeting

October 25, 2019 Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC Room 7000 (Earl and Jennie Lohn Policy Room) Room Open at 16:30 Call to Order 17:00 Meeting Scheduled 17:00-19:00 Annual General Meeting The AGM is open to all ACPBC members and will include: the business of electing the Directors and Officers;…

International Year of the Periodic Table 2019

UNESCO has declared 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table. This is the 150th anniversary of Dmitri Mendeleev’s publication of the “Periodic System” that organized the known elements into a periodic system that predicted the existence of ten unknown elements. The periodic table is not a theory, just a way to organize facts that…

Proposed revisions to the BC Field Sampling Manual

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy has posted additionals and revisions to the BC Field Sampling Manual concerning ambient air monitoring protocols. All of the documentation proposed for inclusion can be found at the BC Field Sampling Manual website at: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/research-monitoring-reporting/monitoring/laboratory-standards-quality-assurance/bc-field-sampling-manual. Input form stakeholders on these proposed changes are invited before November 22,…

Plan to attend the ACPBC Annual General Meeting and pre-AGM conference

October 26, 2018 Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre 515 West Hasting Street, Vancouver BC Room 7000 (Earl and Jennie Lohn Policy Room) Pre-AGM discussion on Chemistry in BC: Sectors and Careers 14:00 – 14:45     The chemistry sector in BC Do we have one? We can certainly identify chemistry and chemists within a very wide range…

2018 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…

Plan to attend the Science Advisory Board for Contaminated Sites – Workshop and Conference September 26 – 27, 2018

The Science Advisory Board for Contaminated Sites in BC announces its Annual Conference and Workshop to be held in Vancouver September 26 and 27, 2018.    The SABCS workshop on September 26 focusses on Innovation in Data Acquisition, Analytics and Automation for Contaminated Sites and Mining Environmental Applications (Draft Workshop Program).  The 8th annual conference…