Subject:                          FW: Alberta Chemist: News from the ACPA - Winter 2015







Chemistry you can trust.


 Alberta Chemist 

  The Newsletter of the ACPA 

   Issue 04-15

Winter 2015   






Did you know that we work with TD Insurance to provide you with a home and auto insurance program to meet your needs?


Members have access to special offers and preferred group rates as well as other benefits. Find out how much you could save.



This holiday season, many members will travel to visit family and friends. Make your home less vulnerable to thieves with these tips from alumni affinity partner, TD Insurance.



Stay in touch with your fellow chemists!    View our profile on LinkedIn   Like us on Facebook    


Save the date for our 2016 AGM!

The 2016 ACPA AGM has been booked for May 7, 2016 at the Executive Royal Inn in Leduc, Alberta. Hope to see you there!  


ACPA and ACPS join forces to offer a new workshop:


The OCQ promotes the Chemical Profession

The Ordre des chimistes du Quebec is producing a series of videos promoting the Chemical Profession. We are pleased to share the first two videos with you.


The Environmental Chemist

Emily's Story



2016 Environmental Seminars

Exova Environmental Seminar 
Calgary - January 15, 2016.
flyer for details and registration.

AGAT Environmental Seminars
Calgary - January 29, 2016
Edmonton - February 5, 201
flyer for details and registration information.


ACPA Partners with the Alberta Science Network

Alberta Science Network's Scientists & Engineers-in-the-Classroom program offers students the unique opportunity to meet scientists and engineers face-to-face! Volunteer engineers, scientists and technologists give curriculum-related presentations that include hands-on activities and information about traditional and emerging careers to one classroom at a time.


Our volunteers are an amazing variety of skilled individuals ranging from an optometrist to a flight instructor. One of our most dedicated volunteers and a great example to new presenters is Peter Wright - a retired chemist. He generously commits to a regular presentation schedule and receives overwhelmingly positive feedback from teachers and students - resulting in requests for repeat visits year after year.


Classroom Chemistry is one of the topics for which ASN receives a large number of requests. Interested in joining us? ASN provides volunteer training, resource materials and support; presentation experience is not required - just your enthusiasm! 


If you are passionate about science see and find out how you can get kids excited about science!


Have you registered for your Ethics Course?

All current ACPA members must take this course by the end of 2016. Over 200 members still need to take this course and we can only take 25 to 30 people at a time, so don't wait. Complete yours now.



ACPA Receives Government Grant

The ACPA has recently been awarded a grant of close to $50,000 from the Alberta Government through the Foreign Qualification Recognition Innovation Fund. The money will be used to develop an online Jurisprudence Learning Module for chemists. The module should be ready in January 2017.


NEW Member Benefits

The ACPA has been working hard to identify some new member benefits.

We now offer a discount card from Mark's Image Wear for ACPA members. Cards are available at ACPA courses and events, from Board members and from the ACPA office. 


Park'N Fly Airport Parking is pleased to extend its corporate discount program to ACPA members. Members can use the discount code (#828974) for both 

business and leisure travel. If you travel frequently, you can save even more by joining the Rewards Program.

Visit our website for more information. Sign in to your account and view under Member Only Benefits.


Coming soon: a retirement benefit plan for members over 55 and a new Professional Liability Insurance plan.


Job Postings

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.

ACPA Office
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Edmonton, AB  T6R 2V4
Phone: 780-413-0004
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