Author: Registrar ACPBC

Undergrad students! Apply for the 2021 ACPBC Scholarship

The ACPBC Undergraduate Student Scholarship, in the amount of $1000,  is awarded annually to an ACPBC student member enrolled in third or  fourth year of an undergraduate Chemistry program at a British Columbia  university. The award is equally based on academic performance in all  completed Chemistry courses and service to the Chemistry profession. The application…

ACPBC Undergraduate Scholarship winner Ryland Giebelhaus

The ACPBC is pleased to announce that Ryland Giebelhaus is the winner of the 2020 ACPBC Undergraduate Student Scholarship.  Ryland is in his fourth year Honors Chemistry program at UBC Okanagan.  In addition to his outstanding academic achievements, he is the current President of the Chemistry Course Union at UBCO and was lead organizer of…

ACPBC reponse to COVID crisis

The COVID19 emergency has challenged all of us.  The ACPBC thanks all those members who find themselves on the front line of this emergency – chemists in the public health response system, laboratory chemists, manufacturers, and researchers driving to find a therapy for this new disease.   We also thank those following the Public Health directives…

ACPBC appoints a new Registrar

The ACPBC is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sharon Brewer P.Chem. as Registrar of the Association.  Dr. Brewer is an award-winning analytical chemist and educator in the Department of Chemistry of Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops.  As Registrar she is responsible for maintaining the public roster of members including all aspects of adjudicating…

International Year of the Periodic Table 2019

UNESCO has declared 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table. This is the 150th anniversary of Dmitri Mendeleev’s publication of the “Periodic System” that organized the known elements into a periodic system that predicted the existence of ten unknown elements. The periodic table is not a theory, just a way to organize facts that…

Plan to attend the Science Advisory Board for Contaminated Sites – Workshop and Conference September 26 – 27, 2018

The Science Advisory Board for Contaminated Sites in BC announces its Annual Conference and Workshop to be held in Vancouver September 26 and 27, 2018.    The SABCS workshop on September 26 focusses on Innovation in Data Acquisition, Analytics and Automation for Contaminated Sites and Mining Environmental Applications (Draft Workshop Program).  The 8th annual conference…

ACPBC Undergraduate Scholarship Winner Lavraj Lidher

The ACPBC congratulates Lavraj Lidher of Thompson Rivers University as the 2017 ACPBC Undergraduate Student Scholarship winner.  Lavraj is a 4th year student in an honors program in Chemical Biology. He has volunteered extensively in chemistry outreach activities including the Eureka summer camp program, and the TRU Family Night of Science.  Read more here. Congratulations Lavraj!

A Chemistry Advent Calandar

Ever wondered about the chemistry of all the great tastes, smells, and sparkle of Christmas?  Then check out the 2017 Advent Calendar at COMPOUND iNTEREST.  Andy Brunning, a chemistry educator based in Cambridge UK, posts easy-to-read chemistry infographics.  December 1, 2017 was on the flavours of chocolate, December 2 on the odor of Christmas trees, …

Self-correcting Science

UBC chemist Prof. Chris Orvig P.Chem. recently illustrated how “normal science”  works – by publishing a correction to earlier work from his group.  In 2002, Orvig and co-workers reported a new compound that appeared to contain four N and two P atoms in a cyclic structure.  Returning to the same compound a decade later, they…