The 100th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition will be held in Toronto, ON from May 28 to June 1, 2017.

​2017 Analytical Chemistry Division Annual General Meeting and Annual Dinner will take place on Tuesday evening, May 30, 2017 at 6:45 pm at the Mill St. Brewery in Toronto. For more information and to sign up to attend this event please click here.


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It is with profound sadness that we announce that our dear friend and colleague Nick Toltl passed away in April 2017. Nick was a champion of the analytical community in Canada and worked for many years serving on the analytical executive committee of the ACD. He was passionate about facilitating links between industry and academia and demonstrated that with his numerous initiatives while at Eli Lilly, SGS Analytical, and C2C consulting. All who knew Nick, will remember his commitment to the community, love of laughter and desire to inject fun into all things. He will be greatly missed. Our condolences go out to and his family and loved ones.

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May 15

Senior Lecturer Position in Forensic Chemistry
Trent University invites applications for a full-time Senior Lecturer position in the Forensic Science Program and the Department of Chemistry. This is a probationary, teaching intensive appointment at a salary range between $86,593 and $92,156, with consideration for permanency in year five. The starting date for this position is July 1, 2017, subject to budgetary approval.

Priority will be given to applicants who have completed a Ph.D. degree in Forensic Chemistry or in Chemistry with an expertise in instrumental analytical and forensic chemistry or a closely related field. The annual teaching load will comprise an equivalent of six courses in forensic chemistry and instrumental analytical chemistry. Ideally, the successful candidate will have demonstrated teaching experience in those areas. Demonstrated experience developing courses and laboratory content at the interface of forensic science and chemistry is an important asset as are a strong working knowledge of organic chemistry and forensic practices.
Ideally, candidates will have a demonstrated record of teaching excellence, have strong ability to integrate both theory and practice through effective communication and presentation skills, and stimulate and challenge the intellectual capacity of students. Experience and commitment to excellent pedagogical practices and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activity are also required. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a research program that is related to pedagogy in Forensic Chemistry and to actively engage with the Trent University Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Trent University’s Forensic Science professional degree program integrates the study of investigative practice and theory with both science and law. It provides students with access to an array of forensic practitioners who enrich their classes with the latest forensic theory and practice. Trent University’s Chemistry Department provides programs in honours chemistry and joint degree programs in biochemistry, environmental chemistry and chemical physics. With their outstanding faculty, access to cutting-edge laboratories and technology, and true-to-life crime scene house, our programs combines theory and practice to give students the confidence and skills to succeed in their chosen careers. Information about Trent and the Forensic Science and Chemistry departments can be found at: and

Applications will include a curriculum vitae, teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy, examples of published work, teaching evaluations, three letters of reference and any other supporting materials to: Dr. Christopher Kyle, Forensic Science Program, Trent University, Peterborough, ON, K9L 0G2 at Please note that applications will only be accepted in PDF format via email and should indicate “Senior Lecturer in Forensic Chemistry” in the subject line. The review of applicants will begin on May 25, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

Trent University is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive campus community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Trent University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process or require an accessible version of a document/publication, please contact

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

March 27

Department of Biological Sciences
Tenure-track position in Metabolomics
Assistant/Associate Professor

We invite applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Metabolomics. We are looking for an individual with a keen desire to develop and lead an independent research program in metabolomics.

The Department of Biological Sciences ( is one of the largest in North America, with 65 faculty members and 250 graduate students. This concentration of biologists offers a collegial environment for collaboration among ecologists, mathematical biologists, organismal biologists, molecular biologists, physiologists, and evolutionary biologists. Exceptional infrastructure supported by both the Department and the Faculty of Science, includes field stations (e.g. Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre), plant growth facilities, museums, and access to service units in chemical instrumentation, molecular biology, plant/soil analysis, and microscopy.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in analytical chemistry or analytical biochemistry along with a minimum of two years of post-doctoral or industrial experience in metabolomics. Applicants will have a track record of publishing high quality metabolomics research focused on at least one of the following areas: human health, animal systems, microbes, plants, or the environment. The individual hired for this position will be a “team player” who is also capable of developing and leading an independent research program, be familiar with the operation and maintenance of HPLC/UPLC systems, LC-MS/MS instruments and/or GC-MS instruments, and be well acquainted with the computational and statistical techniques used to identify metabolites and to process or interpret metabolomic data. Skills in computer programming or database development would be particularly advantageous. In addition to a generous start-up package, the candidate will be able to access more than $7 million worth analytical and computational resources available through The Metabolomics Innovation Centre (TMIC) – Canada’s national metabolomics laboratory. The individual hired for this position will also be expected to work collaboratively with TMIC’s research team.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to a vibrant, forward-looking Department through teaching in the Department’s undergraduate and graduate programmes; building upon their expertise to develop an independent, original, externally funded research programme that includes the ability to recruit and supervise undergraduate and graduate students; and contributing to a collegial environment through service. Cross-appointments to other departments and faculties could be arranged depending on the candidate’s research focus.

Candidates should electronically submit a curriculum vitae, a one-page summary of research plans, a one-page statement of teaching interests, and reprints of their three most significant publications to Applicants must also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the attention of the Chair to

All correspondence should be emailed to: and addressed to:

Dr. Michael Caldwell, Chair
Department of Biological Sciences
CW405 Biological Sciences Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB Canada T6G 2E9

Closing Date: May 31, 2017

The effective date of employment will be July 1, 2018

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act [R203(3) (e)], please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.