Science Rendezvous Toronto Science Fair and CIC Toronto Section Poster Competition

By Kim Osten On May 7th, 2016 Science Rendezvous in collaboration with the Toronto Section of the Chemical Institute of Canada (CICTor) held the inaugural Science Rendezvous Toronto Science Fair at the University of Toronto’s St. George Campus. Over 100 people attended the event, including over 40 students from various schools in the Toronto area, along with their teachers and […]

Remembering Lorenzo Ferrari

We are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of our friend and colleague, Lorenzo Ferrari. As the CIC/SCI Canada Chair and former CSC Chair, Lorenzo has been a great influence and presence in the Canadian chemistry community. He has also helped strengthen the role of Canada’s chemical industry as the Manager of Business and Market Development with BASF Canada. In addition to his […]

Register for the upcoming Café CIC and AGM!

The theme for our upcoming Café CIC is caffeine! Joshua Campos, owner of The Coffee Lab will give a presentation titled ‘Coffee – The Brews and Don’ts. Joshua was trained at the American Barista and Coffee School in Portland, Oregon and will talk about the science of coffee, as well as demonstrate brewing techniques. When: Thursday, 26 May 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM […]

ACS Webinar: Global Patent Protection

The chair of CIC Toronto, Kazim Agha will be presenting a webinar on ‘Global Patents: An Introduction to International Intellectual Property’. This webinar is offered through the American Chemical Society (ACS) and is free to watch on Thursday, June 16 from 2-3 pm ET. To register and for more information, please go to  

Public Lecture – Green Chemistry: The Missing Elements

Are you interested in the overlap between chemistry, materials design, and sustainability? Curious about how chemists can help create safer products by design? Come to this FREE public lecture by Dr. John Warner, the co-founder of and one of the biggest names in green chemistry. Registration is free at, and will include refreshments after the lecture. Wednesday, May 11, […]

Various communication platforms with industry opens up career prospects for students

Various communication platforms with industry opens up career prospects for students

By Jennifer Huynh and Laura Reyes   On April 21st, over 100 students from across southern Ontario attended the Chemistry Career Fair this year. The event was hosted in collaboration with UofT’s ChemClub. To improve on last year’s event, we took suggestions from last year’s attendees to have on-site interviews. Alphora, IntelliSyn, Systems for Research Corp. (SFR) and Dalton Pharma […]