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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,…

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…