International Year of Chemistry 2011 Activities - Canada Activities from the International Year of Chemistry 2011 Chem13 News Periodic Table Design Project Teachers and educators worldwide can register their students, of any age, for this one-of-a-kind periodic table project combining art and science celebrating IYC. Visit for submission instructions and how to have your creative interpretation be part of the public art display, poster and website. Jean Hein Wed, 19 May 2010 14:54:49 -0000 Pearson Canada Chemistry Celebrate the International Year of Chemistry Pearson Canada Chemistry would like to demonstrate our support for the International Year of the Chemistry by including this logo on some of our promotional items for the year. Jenna Simpson Mon, 16 Aug 2010 13:26:53 -0000 Canadian Commemorative Stamp A canadian stamp commemorating IYC will be issued by Canada Post in October 2011. Mrs. Bernadette Dacey Mon, 23 Aug 2010 17:43:10 -0000 The Science Behind It Presents... An afternoon of short talks at the University for visiting High School Chemistry Classes, showing the role of Chemistry in our lives. Dr. Nathan Ackroyd Mon, 23 Aug 2010 21:06:41 -0000 Canada Annual Awards Ceremony & Dinner Canada Annual Awards Ceremony & Dinner Jacqui Colgate Fri, 19 Nov 2010 10:23:44 -0000 Chemistry stories Chemists at TRIUMF, Canada's national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics, will be posting stories online on recent research topics in the fields of radiochemistry and nuclear medicine, muon chemistry and reaction rates, green chemistry, materials science and nuclear reactions. Jennifer Kaban Tue, 21 Dec 2010 05:09:45 -0000 Have You Ever Wondered? (or how the mysteries of the world can be explained by chemistry) Dr. Joe Schwarcz, Director of McGill University’s Office for Science and Society, will give a public lecture entitled "Have you wondered.... (or how the mysteries of the world can be explained by chemistry)" at the Okanagan College, Vernon Campus, Vernon, British Columbia on February 10, 2011. Carl Doige Tue, 28 Dec 2010 18:27:43 -0000 Networking Breakfast - Kingston, Ontario, Canada The women of GreenCentre Canada, based in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, will be coming together on the morning of January 18, 2011 for a breakfast potluck to celebrate women in chemistry. Lyndsey Darling Thu, 06 Jan 2011 14:31:39 -0000 Networking Breakfast - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Women Chemists, come and share over breakfast to celebrate the International Year of Chemistry. Frances Sutherland Wed, 12 Jan 2011 04:35:34 -0000 Dalhousie Student International Year of Chemistry Career Night This event is a career night from chemists around to world. Mr Sean Collins Thu, 13 Jan 2011 03:40:28 -0000 Are Cows More Trustworthy Than Chemists? A public lecture presented by Dr. Joe Schwarcz, Director of McGill University’s Office for Science and Society, January 27 at the Telus World of Science, Edmonton, AB, Canada. Frances Sutherland Wed, 19 Jan 2011 19:54:57 -0000 Focus on Tap Water Find out fast facts about water purification and treatment in Metro Vancouver as well as bottled water vs. tap water. Take part in a Global Experiment "pH of the planet" using portable pH testing equipment. Get your home tap water tested for lead. Cynthia Van ginkel Thu, 20 Jan 2011 20:10:03 -0000 Anachemia Science Celebrate the International Year of Chemistry Anachemia Canada would like to demonstrate our support for the International Year of the Chemistry by using the IYC 2011 logo during our "Celebrate Chemistry program this year. At Anachemia, we have supported our local schools for almost 10 years, by being the proud supplier of the chemicals for the annual National Crystal Gro Anna Tse Mon, 07 Feb 2011 18:59:02 -0000 ACPA Two-Day Short Course in Scaling Chemistry Scaling is the precipitation of solids in water due to changes in temperature or pressure, the mixing of formation waters with other waters, or a combination of these effects. This course will present the chemistry of scaling; the calculation of scaling indices; and the analysis, removal, and inhibition of scales. Stan Backs Mon, 07 Feb 2011 19:06:22 -0000 Women in Chemistry: Past, Present, and Future A public lecture by Dr. Geoff Rayner-Canham, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Memorial University, Corner Brook, Newfoundland Frances Sutherland Tue, 08 Feb 2011 02:48:57 -0000 Impossible2possible - Expedition Bolivia - La Ruta de Sal In May 2011 impossible2possible (i2P) will mount an expedition the Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flat in the world, high in the Bolivian Andes. In honor of the International Year of Chemistry, i2P will take the principles of chemistry out of the classroom and into the remarkable environment of the Salar. Dr Ewan Affleck Tue, 22 Feb 2011 07:07:32 -0000 Italian Scientific Community in Canada celebrating the International Year of Chemistry Seminars on the research of Italian Researchers in Canada or visiting Canada Francesca Mangiarini Thu, 24 Feb 2011 22:30:07 -0000 Hands-On Water Analysis Activity Visiting chemists come into Gr. 4-6 classrooms in the Edmonton region and give a presentation on basic water testing. Under the guidance of these chemists, the students test their own water samples. Stephen Twa Sat, 26 Feb 2011 06:42:17 -0000 CHEMQUEST On May 14th the chemistry departments at Simon Fraser University and Douglas College will host an afternoon of chemistry related hands-on activities, demonstrations and challenges to engage, educate and entertain the general public. This event will take place at Simon Fraser University's Burnaby Campus. Dr. Lee Hanlan Mon, 28 Feb 2011 22:32:21 -0000 Chemistry Demonstration Fun and exciting chemistry demonstrations in Medicine Hat for students. Karly Burr Tue, 01 Mar 2011 17:01:12 -0000 The Rare Earth Chemical Element Card Game The Rare Earth Chemical Element Card Game is a new game designed to teach middle school and high school students the fundamentals of the periodic table. Mr. Jim Macdonald Wed, 02 Mar 2011 18:31:45 -0000 Café CIC Cheeses of the World: Une soirée à la fromagerie The Edmonton local section of the CIC’s signature event is the Café CIC. This outreach event is a public lecture on chemistry with a twist. It usually features a popular food or beverage as a topic with an accompanying practical laboratory component (i.e. a tasting) that can be enjoyed by participants. Frances Sutherland Sun, 27 Feb 2011 22:52:45 -0000 Young Chemist Award Awarded at the Edmonton Regional Science Fair to participants presenting projects in chemistry. Frances Sutherland Tue, 08 Mar 2011 21:04:36 -0000 Cupcakes for Chemists @ the Ferriss Hodgett Library Enjoy our "Periodical Table of Cupcakes", see projects on display by undergraduate chemistry students, check out a chemistry book, and chat with faculty and staff of the chemistry department. Crystal Rose Wed, 09 Mar 2011 14:19:54 -0000 Chemistry Demonstrations-Edmonton Area, southern Alberta and Central/Northern Alberta 1 h to 3 h chemistry demonstrations to students in K - 12 highlighting importance of chemistry to their daily lives. Dr. Lucio Gelmini Mon, 14 Mar 2011 17:07:00 -0000 Wine Oxidation - a public talk Chemistry seminar on Wine oxidation at UBC OKanagan (March 25th, Room UNC 200) by Dr A.L Waterhouse, California, USA. Dr Cédric Saucier Tue, 15 Mar 2011 19:11:44 -0000 In French ... "La chimie : notre vie, notre avenir! " From March 24 to 26, come visit us and experience fun chemistry at the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Regional Final in Chicoutimi. Un kiosque d'information et de démonstration dans le cadre de l'Expo-Sciences Régionale du Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean à Saguenay du 24 au 26 mars 2011. Dr Denis Bussieres Wed, 23 Mar 2011 18:07:19 -0000 Chemistry in the Crosshairs: Better Living through Chemistry A public lecture by Dr. Joe Schwarcz, Director of the Office of Science and Society, McGill University Bonnie Lasby Tue, 29 Mar 2011 13:22:52 -0000 Chemistry : a Science to Rediscover ... at the University of Sherbrooke 23rd Annual Undergraduate Chemistry Colloquium of the University of Sherbrooke is organized by students for students. Valerie Amzallag Thu, 31 Mar 2011 20:46:58 -0000 From Golf Balls to Solar Energy: How the Chemical Industry is Impacting Everyday Life From solar energy to hydrogen fuels to e-ink, chemistry impacts our everyday lives. In recognition of the International Year of Chemistry, this panel will highlight the benefit of chemistry in shaping our economy and environment. Jenessa Fernandes Thu, 14 Apr 2011 19:16:11 -0000 Science Rendezvous Edmonton Science Rendezvous is a one day festival style celebration of science for the public. Come celebrate science with us Saturday May 7 at the Telus World of Science in Edmonton! Frances Sutherland Wed, 20 Apr 2011 15:37:39 -0000 Oil Sands Water Management A public lecture presented by Dr. Randy Mikula of Natural Resources Canada (Devon), Thursday May 12 at Grand Salon, Pavillion Lacerte, Campus Saint-Jean, 8406 91St. Edmonton Frances Sutherland Wed, 20 Apr 2011 16:13:39 -0000 Fun and Interactive Science Demonstrations Science demonstrations will be conducted for grade 5-7 students in a light-hearted way to present concepts such as chemical reactions, with hands on experiments to make 'slime'. The intent of these presentations is to encourage the interest of young people in science and chemistry in a fun and interactive manner. Mike Broczkowski Tue, 26 Apr 2011 15:05:34 -0000 Mount Allison University Celebrates Chemistry Mount Allison University and the Department of Chemistry/Biochemistry are pleased initiate a series of activities on our campus in Sackville, NB, Canada, welcoming school children and the general public. We hope to raise awareness and appreciation of chemistry in a fun and educational environment. Dr. Andrew Grant Fri, 20 May 2011 17:57:18 -0000 Are cows more trustworthy than chemists? Dr. Joe Schwarcz, of McGill University's Office for Science and Scoiety, will give a public talk at the University of New Brunswick, aimed at dispelling some of commonly-held misconceptions people have about chemistry and chemicals. Valerie Reeves Thu, 07 Jul 2011 16:42:26 -0000 Québec/Ontario Mini-Symposium on Bioorganic and Organic Chemistry The 22nd Québec/Ontario Mini-Symposium on Bioorganic and Organic Chemistry is a three day conference consisting of oral- and poster-presentations. It is the premier regional conference in its field of research and provides the possibilities for exchange between graduate students, academic and industrial researchers. Dirk Ortgies Fri, 08 Jul 2011 17:45:12 -0000 December 2011 issue of the Canadian Journal of Chemistry dedicated to the IYC NRC Research Press, Canada's foremost scientific publisher, has dedicated the December 2011 issue of the Canadian Journal of Chemistry to the IYC. The Canadian Journal of Chemistry publishes a wide range of chemistry articles that are of interest to scientists from over 100 countries around the world. Mike Boroczki Sun, 10 Jul 2011 11:03:04 -0000 Can your hair tell you the state of your health? Hair Mineral Analysis is a screening test to measure the levels of up to 60 essential minerals and toxic metals. With correct testing and interpretation, one can construct a comprehensive metabolic profile of the human body. Laura Lucan Sat, 02 Jul 2011 18:27:52 -0000 "I see chemistry everywhere" essay contest for high school students in southern Alberta Grades 10 to 12 students in southern Alberta will be encouraged to write a short essay about what they see as chemistry in action in their daily life. This essay contest will be organized by the Chemistry and Biochemistry department at the University of Lethbridge. Dr Ying Zheng Mon, 25 Jul 2011 15:28:30 -0000 Spread the IYC cheer on chemistry textbook As part of the celebration of IYC, the 2011 edition of my custom coursepack for the course "Chemistry for the Life Sciences I" at the University of Lethbrdige will have the IYC logo on its cover. This will help spread the spirit of the celebration of IYC. Dr Ying Zheng Mon, 25 Jul 2011 16:01:04 -0000 Celebrating Undergraduate Research A video has been produced highlighting undergraduate research students as they describe the importance of research experience to their undergraduate learning. web-site: Professor Christine Gottardo Mon, 08 Aug 2011 17:08:15 -0000 Chemistry display booth at the Port Hope fall fair A display booth will be operated at the Port Hope Fall Fair September 16 - 18, to provide examples of some of the benefits of chemistry in society, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Marie Curie’s Nobel prize in chemistry and to create an interest in chemistry in the younger generation. Mike Broczkowski Fri, 12 Aug 2011 19:24:14 -0000 Chemical attraction -- Attraction chimique Chemical attraction is a traveling interactive activities designed to show the presence of chemistry in everyday public, banana fireworks! 5 subjects, molecular gastronomy, radioactivity, fireworks, forensic chemistry and history of chemistry, stimulates the 5 senses of the participants! Jean-daniel Doucet Sun, 21 Aug 2011 15:07:51 -0000 Conference on Marie Curie on stamps A conference on the life of Marie Curie illustrated by postage stamps FRPSC Richard Gratton Sat, 20 Aug 2011 14:28:31 -0000 UBC Chemistry Celebrates IYC and NCW 2011: Chemistry - Beyond the Magic UBC Chemistry invites the public to the department to check out what we do, and celebrate IYC during the National Week of Chemsitry. With presentations, demos, hands-on activities, facility tours and liquid nitrogen ice-cream, this is sure to be a great day of chemistry for everyone! Angela Crane Mon, 29 Aug 2011 21:57:30 -0000 UBC Chemistry Celebrates IYC with the Girl Guides of Canada: Chemistry - Beyond the Magic UBC Chemistry invites members of the West Point Grey Girl Guide District to join their IYC 2011 celebrations. With presentations, demonstrations and liquid nitrogen ice-cream this is sure to be a great day of chemistry for girls of all ages! Angela Crane Mon, 29 Aug 2011 21:49:17 -0000 Graduate Students Symposium at the University of Sherbrooke Symposium day of graduate students of the Chemical and Biotechnological Engineering of Université de Sherbrooke. October 14th, 2011 Room C1-2038 Nadi Braidy Sat, 01 Oct 2011 03:42:57 -0000 Chemistry Demonstration Shows A variety of chemical demonstrations are performed at schools in the Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada area. These demonstrations highlight several general chemical principles to encourage interest in chemistry of the students at the schools. Wayne Lippa Mon, 17 Oct 2011 15:26:03 -0000 An Evening of Lectures and Demonstration for the General Public Hosted by Greg Patenaude and Rene Boere Dr Ying Zheng Mon, 17 Oct 2011 19:52:21 -0000 A short portrait of quebec chemists and biochemists A short biography of celebrate or unknown chemists and biochemists. Most worked or lived in Quebec (Canada) and some are world celebrities. Others had influence on chemistry, biochemistry, teaching and scientific vulgarization. Mr Yvan Ouellet Fri, 09 Dec 2011 04:16:07 -0000