2013-2014 CICTor Executive Committee
Chair – Demyan Prokopchuk
Demyan Prokopchuk is currently Chair of the CIC Toronto section. In previous years he was Treasurer (2012-2013) and a Member-at-large (2010-2012). His objectives as Chair are to continue organizing annual events for students such as the Student Awards Night and Crystal Growing Contest, but also introduce more events to engage local section members. Under Demyan’s leadership, the executive organized the inaugural “Mill Street Brewery Tour and Sponsor Appreciation Night” held in December 2013 and is currently planning a “Chemistry Career Day” for local section members. In addition to creating the local section’s website in 2011, he continues to be webmaster. With the help of Raj Dhiman (Secretary), the website has recently undergone major improvements. Demyan is a PhD candidate in the University of Toronto Department of Chemistry.
Vice Chair – Eric Persson
Eric Persson is the Vice Chair of the Toronto section and has been a member of the executive committee since 2009. As the coordinator of the Crystal Growing Contest, Eric is actively promoting chemistry amongst high school students and teachers in the GTA. Eric work as an Application Specialist at Syngenta Canada and is a Chemical Engineering graduate of the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
Secretary – Raj Dhiman
Raj Dhiman is not your typical chemist. His career path has taken him into the world of acting, public speaking, chemistry and consulting. His Ph.D. is in bio-organic chemistry from the University of Toronto. After leaving academia, he started his own business and works as an independent communications consultant and coach. In the past year, Raj has engaged in projects with Sun Life Financial, The University of Toronto Career Centre, The Department of Chemistry at U of T and has coached a TEDx speaker. Raj is committed to providing value for chemical professional and joined the executive of the CICToronto in 2013 as a result.
Treasurer – Alex Samuelsson