44th Southern Ontario Undergraduate Student Chemistry Conference
April 2, 2016 Peterborough, ON
30th Western Canadian Undergraduate Chemistry Conference
May 5 - 7, 2016
Chem Con 2016
41st Science Atlantic-CIC Chemistry Conference
June 2 - 4, 2016
Prof. James Harynuk and his team at the University of Alberta have received a grant from the Partnership for Clean Competition to develop real-time screening methods for novel designer drugs and other controlled substances in doping control. Drug cheats have often stayed ahead of drug testing with new designer steroids, but the research by Harynuk and his team will aim to turn the tables by identifying suspicious compounds in blood and urine samples without foreknowledge of the identities of possible performance enhancing drugs. This new technology may be ready in time for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, and could be used to retroactively test samples from the current Olympic Games in Rio.
Congrats to the following 2016 CSC award winners:
Congrats to Kevin Thurbide for winning the 2016 Canadian Journal of Chemistry Best Paper Award
Hyungki Kim (UBC) is the winner of the 2016 ACD Undergraduate Travel Award.
Bal Ram Adhikari (Lakehead) is the winner of the 2016 Ryan-Harris Graduate Student Award.
Congratulations to both!