Subject:                          FW: Alberta Chemist: News from the ACPA - Fall 2014


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 Alberta Chemist 

  The Newsletter of the ACPA 

   Issue 03-14

Fall 2014   






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Industrial Chemistry Conference

The ACPA and CIC are working together to bring you an Industrial Chemistry Conference in Edmonton right after Remembrance Day. 


Half Day Courses - Thursday November 13, 2014 are included in your conference registration. Choose from one of the two courses below.

Chemistry of Flow Assurance


Two Day Course - November 13 and 14, 2014


One Day Course - November 14, 2014


Conference Program - November 12 and 13, 2014

The conference program includes sessions on Upstream Emerging Technologies, Environment, Analytical Development and Process Chemistry. The preliminary program and abstracts are available on the conference website. 

See you at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel West Edmonton (formerly the Mayfield Inn) in less that two weeks!


Save the Date! 2015 Annual General Meeting


Our 2015 AGM has been booked for Saturday, May 30, 2015 in Calgary.

Minutes from the 2014 AGM are now available on the ACPA website under 


The University of Alberta Science Internship Program
is looking for employers!

The U
niversity of Alberta Science Internship Program is now welcoming job postings from employers interested in hiring undergraduate Chemistry student interns. Work experience internships can be of great advantage to both students and employers.  Students benefit from real-world experience and realization of the skills needed in the work-place, while employers identify potential fantastic future employees.  Students area available for  8,12 or 16 month paid positions starting in January, May or September.


For more information, please visit: 


Contact us at or 780-248-1117

for more details.


Volunteers are needed!


Would you like to help bring chemistry to life for Alberta Students?

Alberta Science Network's vision is to bring science to life for kids through hands-on activities and to provide educators with tools and resources to get kids excited about science. By providing unique face-to-face experiences between grades K-12 students and teachers and subject matter experts, we increase students' interest in science, their understanding of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) concepts, and their knowledge of STEM careers. We also increase teachers' understanding of science and provide them with hands-on ways to bring curriculum to life in their classrooms.


Alberta Science Network is looking to build a partnership with the Association of the Chemical Profession of Alberta in order to identify, recruit and support volunteers in delivering presentations throughout Alberta, particularly in the following regions:


- Grande Prairie

- Red Deer
- Calgary
- Lethbridge
- Medicine Hat

Our vision is to develop a close network of 10-12 volunteer presenters throughout Alberta who are specialists in the field of Chemistry and are willing to present "Chemistry All Around You" presentations to schools in their regions on an annual basis. Volunteers could agree to present as few as four presentations or as many as ten, depending on time availability and interest. Alberta Science Network would support all volunteers by providing training and funding for materials, as well as kilometre reimbursement for travel outside their home communities. 


If this sounds like an exciting opportunity to you, please apply here



Have you registered for your Ethics Course?

All current ACPA members must take this course by the end of 2016. We can only take 25 to 30 people at a time, so don't wait. Complete yours now.


The following courses are tentatively booked for spring 2015. Registration will be available through the ACPA website soon.


Monday, February 23, 2015 - Calgary

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - Edmonton

Friday, March 20, 2015 - Edmonton

Friday, March 27, 2015 - Calgary


Job Postings

Did you know that ACPA now features a Jobs feed on our group page on LinkedIn? If you are an employer looking for a chemist or a chemist looking for employment, post your notice under our group job discussions.

Job postings are listed in the Careers page on the ACPA website. Please check this web page regularly for new postings that may have tight application deadlines.

Job advertisements are posted on the ACPA website for a three-month period. A $100 fee is charged for this service, but this fee will be waived for advertisements submitted by ACPA members in good standing (Professional Chemists or Chemists-in-Training) on behalf of their organizations. Ads may be e-mailed directly to the ACPA office.


The content of this newsletter is provided only as an information service to members. Inclusion of any information does not represent official positions, opinions or support of the Association of the Chemical Profession of Alberta (ACPA), or its Officers, Directors, or staff members. The information is collected from a variety of sources and is circulated to the membership as information only. The ACPA does not guarantee that all submissions will be circulated and is not responsible for the accuracy of any information provided.

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