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ACPBC Undergraduate Scholarship Winner Lavraj Lidher

The ACPBC congratulates Lavraj Lidher of Thompson Rivers University as the 2017 ACPBC Undergraduate Student Scholarship winner.  Lavraj is a 4th year student in an honors program in Chemical Biology. He has volunteered extensively in chemistry outreach activities including the Eureka summer camp program, and the TRU Family Night of Science.  Read more here. Congratulations Lavraj!

A Chemistry Advent Calandar

Ever wondered about the chemistry of all the great tastes, smells, and sparkle of Christmas?  Then check out the 2017 Advent Calendar at COMPOUND iNTEREST.  Andy Brunning, a chemistry educator based in Cambridge UK, posts easy-to-read chemistry infographics.  December 1, 2017 was on the flavours of chocolate, December 2 on the odor of Christmas trees, …

Self-correcting Science

UBC chemist Prof. Chris Orvig P.Chem. recently illustrated how “normal science”  works – by publishing a correction to earlier work from his group.  In 2002, Orvig and co-workers reported a new compound that appeared to contain four N and two P atoms in a cyclic structure.  Returning to the same compound a decade later, they…

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…