100th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition

May 28 - June 1, 2017 | Toronto, ON

We are proud to be sponsoring the 100th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition this year in Toronto. CSC 2017 will feature plenary, invited and submitted lectures, jointly organized international symposia, poster sessions, panel discussions, and special events, including a closing day outreach event. Look for us at the following events: 

Industrial Chemistry Symposia (May 30 - June 1)

Best Practices for Successful Academic-Industry Collaborations

May 30 | Organizer: Matt Heuft, Xerox Research Centre of Canada | Details

Join representatives from 4D Labs and 3M Canada Company as they showcase examples of successful academic-industry collaborations from both the academic and industrial partner's perspective. Topics to be covered include how the interaction started, benefits each partner gleans from the interaction and obstacles overcome.

Technical Program Presentations

Engineered Particles

Thursday, June 1, 2017 | 9:00 AM | Details

Valerie Farrugia, Materials Design and Synthesis, Xerox Research Centre of Canada

This talk will discuss various approaches leveraging the emulsion aggregation process to design polymer-based particles having a wide variety of properties for applications such as sensing, powder-coating and 3D printing.

Printing Functional Devices on Curved Surfaces

Thursday, June 1, 2017 | 3:20 PM | Details

Sara Vella, Chad Smithson, Kurt Halfyard, Michelle Chretien, Xerox Research Centre of Canada

This presentation will discuss the development of materials for printing functional device elements onto conformal surfaces by leveraging the combination of printing systems and systems with precise motion control. 

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Industrial Chemistry Symposia (May 30 - June 1)

Best Practices for Successful Academic-Industry Collaborations

May 30 | Organizer: Matt Heuft, Xerox Research Centre of Canada

Join representatives from 4D Labs and 3M Canada Company as they showcase examples of successful academic-industry collaborations from both the academic and industrial partner's perspective. Topics to be covered include how the interaction started, benefits each partner gleans from the interaction and obstacles overcome.

Chemistry-Based Entrepreneurs, Ecosystem, and Case Study

May 30 | Organizer: Pam Banks, RIC Centre

If you are a chemist with a great idea, entrepreneurial training and business savvy can turn your idea into profits. Chemists can solve many problems, but the challenge is in turning a great idea into a marketable product.

Chemistry-Based Start-ups & Small and Medium Enterprises

May 30 | Organizer: Ridout and Maybee LLP, GreenCentre Canada

Entrepreneurship in chemistry provides an opportunity to launch powerful ideas and inventions into the marketplace, but entrepreneurship is also a challenging and risky endeavour. Overcoming these challenges is especially important given the environmental and societal benefits that these ideas and inventions often offer to the world. This session will provide a platform for speakers to share their stories, coming from numerous startups and SMEs at different stages of progression from a diverse range of sectors, as representatives of the Canadian innovation economy.

Sustaining Business Development in the Chemical Sector

May 30 | Organizer: ACS - A Division of Small Chemical Business

Small and medium size businesses are a major source of economic activity in North America and scientific, technology, and engineering advances in the commercial sector are measured by their utility in the world community. This symposium will provide perspectives on the inherent challenges that drive growth in the commercial sector.

Industrial Water Treatment Technologies - Joint with Environment Division

May 31 | Organizer: Gord Knight, Trojan UV

This symposium will focus on the application of chemistry to ultraviolet water treatment, and related water treatment technologies and applications. The main topics to be considered are: Mechanisms and advances in ultraviolet disinfection and environmental contaminant treatment. Key industrial and municipal applications of these technologies will be discussed. Also, advanced waste water treatment technologies for disinfection, biogas production and materials production will also be considered.

Innovative Processes for Pharmaceutical & Fine Chemical Manufacturing

May 31 | Organizer: Andrew Martins, Gilead Alberta ULC

This symposium will focus on the development of innovative processes for the production of bulk quantities of chemical entities. The application of scientific principles to the development of chemical processes, at any point in the product lifecycle, increases process knowledge, and helps build safe, scalable, and efficient processes. Innovation is key, and ultimately leads to an improved understanding of chemical processing, and faster scale-up from bench to plant. 

Life After the Lab: Unconventional Careers for Scientists - Joint with Chemistry Education Division

June 1 | Organizer: Molly Sung, CIC Toronto Local Division

Chemistry graduates the world over are trained for academic and industrial research; however, science extends far beyond the lab bench. This symposium will present various alternatives to research careers to prepare early career chemists to enter today's competitive and varied job market. We will hear from influential scientists who have carved out successful career paths outside of the lab in fields such as finance, advocacy, patent law, and communications. 

Full program details available here.

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