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44th Southern Ontario Undergraduate Student Chemistry Conference
April 2, 2016  Peterborough, ON

WCUCC 2016
30th Western Canadian Undergraduate Chemistry Conference
May 5 - 7, 2016

Chem Con 2016
41st Science Atlantic-CIC Chemistry Conference
June 2 - 4, 2016

The 99th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition was held in Halifax, NS​, from June 5 to 9 of 2016.

���2016 Analytical Chemistry Division Annual General Meeting and Annual Dinner took place on Tuesday, June 7, at the Keith's Brewery.  A total of 70 members attended the event and had a great time. 

The dinner was co-sponsored by SCIEX, Waters Corporation, Dalhousie University (TARC) and the ACD.​  A 2-Minute Thesis Presentation Contest also took place at the dinner, see the Awards page for names of the winners. Cash prizes for this contest were supported by Agilent Technologies

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Analytical Chemistry

Chemical Institute of Canada


October 14

Dear Analytical Chemistry Colleagues,
We would like to invite you to participate in the symposium "Active Learning in the Undergraduate Analytical Chemistry Curriculum" at the American Chemical Society Meeting in San Francisco (
April 2-6, 2017). 

Symposium Description:
Ample research has shown that the use of lectures in the classroom and cookbook experiences in the laboratory is not an especially effective way to promote learning.  Active learning exercises in which the lecture is replaced with collaborative group learning and students solve problems or undertake projects in the lab are more effective.  Speakers will address the use of active learning in the classroom and laboratory components of analytical chemistry courses.

The deadline for abstract submission is Monday Oct. 31, 2016.

Please send us an e-mail if you are planning to submit an abstract so we have an idea of the number of participants.
Also, feel free to contact us with any questions. 
We look forward to a session dedicated to sharing great teaching practices in the analytical sciences!

Instructions for abstract submission:
Got to
Select the 253rd ACS National Meeting in San Francisco meeting and log in (ACS ID)


  • Create New Submission
  • ANYL Division of Analytical Chemistry
  • Submit Title and Abstract (2500 characters or 300 words for the abstract)
  • Presentation Type (oral only)

Symposium (Active Learning in the Undergraduate Analytical Chemistry Curriculum)
Jill Robinson, Indiana University, Symposium Organizer (
Thomas Wenzel, Bates College, Symposium Organizer (

August 9

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.

  1. CBC article
  2. CTV Primetime News

March 1

Congrats to the following 2016 CSC award winners:

(Left) Michael Quilliam, Maxxam Award

(Centre) Aicheng Chen, W.A.E. McBryde Medal

(Right) Michael Serpe, Fred Beamish Award

March 1

Congrats to Kevin Thurbide for winning the 2016 Canadian Journal of Chemistry Best Paper Award 

February 18

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!