International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization IUPAC - International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Stan Backs Ideas Activities
  • Executive Director, Association of the Chemical Profession of Alberta
    Edmonton, AB, Canada
  • Email
    Tel 780-908-8863
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  • Organizations:

    Association of the Chemical Profession of Alberta
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
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The practice of chemistry is regulated by the Province of Alberta through the Association of the Chemical Profession of Alberta (ACPA). Only chemists who are registered members of the ACPA may use the title P.Chem. (Professional Chemist) or C.I.T. (Chemist in Training) as appropriate. These titles provide immediate assurance to government, industry and the public that specific levels of education and experience have been met.

The objectives of the ACPA are the following:

1. To ensure that our members meet the high standards of professional competence and ethics needed for protection of industry and the public.

2. To increase the knowledge, skills and proficiency of our members in all things relating to chemistry.

3. To foster greater general interest in chemistry and a better understanding of the chemical profession by industry and the public at large.

4. To provide a recognized voice for professional chemists in Alberta.

We provide courses and workshops in areas of interest to chemists in Alberta, and we are currently organizing a two-day short course in scaling chemistry to be held in Calgary in March and in Edmonton in the fall.

Details of the first edition of this course are available on the "Events" page of our website at .