A brief reminder for CIC members in the GTA:
Our Annual General Meeting is Thursday, May 29th, 6:30 PM, Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle, Music Room. Please register here if you plan to attend!
We will be reviewing the activities and accomplishments from the past year and also nominating a new executive committee for the 2014-2015 year. In addition, we have a special guest speaker, Dr. Daniel Ganesh of Bos Nutrition Services, giving a talk titled “Perspectives of a Feed Industry Animal Nutritionist.”
We hope to see you there!
Are you unsure of how to find a job that utilizes your unique chemistry background? Are you graduating soon and thinking about your career options? Are you thinking about careers outside the world of research and development? Are you looking to maximize your success in future job interviews and presentations?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above questions, we highly recommend that you join us for our first annual Chemistry Career Day! This event will take place on Friday April 25th, 2014 from 9AM-5PM in the Lash Miller Chemistry Building, 80 St. George Street, University of Toronto. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
There will be:
- representatives from over 12 chemical companies and institutions in the GTA
- presentations from young industry professionals about their path to success
- an interactive panel discussion with professionals from industry and academia
- insider tips from communications experts and career educators
This event if free but registration is required. Please register by clicking here. We hope to see you there!
You are cordially invited to participate in the 23rd IUPAC International Conference on Chemistry Education to be held at the University of Toronto from 13-18 July, 2014. This will be the first time since 1989 that this conference has come to Canada.
If you wish to participate, Friday, February 21, 2014 is the Submission Deadline for Oral/Poster Presentations! Please visit http://icce2014.org/abstract.html
Symposia are being organized under the following general themes:
*Communicating across the Educational Levels
*Outreach to the Lay Community
*International Student Learning Communities
*Technological Support of Chemistry Learning and Learning Communities
*Greening Attitudes in Chemistry Education
*Research in Chemistry Education
April 3, 2014
Hyatt Regency Hotel, 370 King St. W., Toronto, Ont.
This annual event consists of a business-focused afternoon seminar featuring leaders from industry who highlight current developments along with forecasts for the future of green chemistry and engineering in Canada.
For more information, please visit http://www.cheminst.ca/cicsci
This year’s program includes a number of distinguished speakers including representatives from:
- GreenCentre Canada
- Neoventures Biotechnology Inc.
- Chemical Industry Association of Canada
SCI Canada Awards Dinner
Following the CIC Green, Clean and Sustainable Chemistry Seminar, SCI Canada will be hosting a dinner to honour its award winners.
Register for both events online or by completing registration form and faxing it to 613-232-5862.
Curious about the art and science of brewing beer?
We are hosting a Brewery Tour and Sponsor Appreciation Night, taking place On Tuesday, December 10th at the Mill Street Brew Hall in the historic Distillery District. This is a great opportunity to meet some of our sponsors and other local section members while learning about the art and science of brewing from their Brewmaster. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for non members, 1 guest maximum per CIC member. See attached flyer for more information.
To register for this event please click here. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We encourage you to join us in our final event of the 2013 year! Food and refreshments will be provided.
Raj Dhiman, our CICTor Secretary, and Ted Blanchard recently teamed up in a pilot project aimed at improving communication and presentation skills for graduate students at the University of Toronto Department of Chemistry: http://www.chemistrymatters.ca/?p=1016
The EnviroAnalysis 2013 conference is taking place here in Toronto from September 15th to 18th followed by a series of short courses offered on September 19th and 20th. The conference is for both working professionals and academics looking to learn about analytical methods and instrumentation.
Registration by the end of today (August 16th) will save you 15% on registration fees!
Here are three benefits to attending this conference:
- Professional development courses for the environmental/analytical professional; gain insights in key areas such as Persistent Organic Pollutants co-hosted by Dr. Eric Reiner of the Ontario Ministry of the Environment.
- Networking opportunities with prominent companies such as Maxxam, Agilent Technologies and Caledon Laboratories Inc. Also, networking with scientists in academia and the government.
- A diverse technical program spanning a variety of topics including “Lab Greening”
As a partner of EnviroAnalysis 2013, the Chemical Institute of Canada will be present as an exhibitor and chemists from all disciplines within the GTA are welcome and will feel right at home.
Early registration ends on August 16th 2013, please visit http://www.enviroanalysis2013.ca for more information about this exciting conference and to register. We look forward to seeing you starting on September 15th.
The CIC Toronto Section executive committee would like to thank all members and special guests who attended this year’s Annual General Meeting. We enjoyed a captivating presentation by Dr. Effiette Sauer, Chemistry Lecturer at University of Toronto, titled “Teaching chemistry for the future: what do we want our students to remember five years down the road?” Dr. Sauer showcased ways to engage students in the classroom and beyond to help them retain important concepts in chemistry. The presentation spurred a lot of comments and discussion from the audience.
Outgoing Chair Dr. John Purdy (left) with Dr. Sauer
2013-2014 CIC Toronto Section Executive (left to right): Dr. Raj Dhiman (secretary), Eric Persson (Vice Chair), Alexzander Samuelsson (Treasurer), Demyan Prokopchuk (Chair)
The 2013 spring issue of The Catalyst is now online! Click here or on the image below to read about what we’ve been doing this past year.
The world of work has never been more competitive and yet, more interesting. You may be looking for the next step in your career and wondering how to best leverage social media to build your personal brand. What role do LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, blogging and other social media tools today in the world of work? How can you utilize these tools to advance your internal and external brand and career?
The CIC hosted its first Webinar on April 2nd through Career Joy titled “The Chemical Institute | CareerClass 101 | Social Media & Your 3D Personal Brand”.
See the video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/36sti2iqijA