Welcome Message

Message from the Conference Chair

On behalf of the Organizing Committee from The University of Western Ontario, we look forward to welcoming you to the 102nd Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (CSC 2019) in Québec City, one of Canada’s most beautiful, historic and culturally rich cities.

The conference theme is “Celebrating IUPAC’s 100th Anniversary: Canada's Place in Global Chemical Research, Innovation and Education.” As a global chemistry citizen, Canada has been actively involved in many chemistry related activities and shares the core values of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). Our theme is meant to recognize this shared link and to celebrate the 100th anniversary of IUPAC.

With your participation, the CSC 2019 will enjoy a world class technical program that will cover all areas of chemistry and their interfaces with different disciplines. We are pleased to announce that Professor Zhenan Bao of Stanford University will deliver the opening lecture on “Skin-Inspired Organic Electronic Materials and Devices”.   

Additionally, we are planning several special events:

  • “Canada’s Place in Global Science Policy,” a forum featuring Dr. Mona Nemer, (Canada’s Science Advisor), Dr. Molly Shoichet (Ontario’s Science Advisor), and Dr. Mario Pinto (President of NSERC);
  • “The Importance of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for a Stronger Chemical Community,” a special symposium with another Plenary Lecture, highlighting Canadian Diversity in Chemistry;
  • “Chemistry and Canada2067: The Future Starts Now”, a research symposium for undergraduate students;
  • “Chemi-STEAM: Putting the A in STEM,” a unique exhibition where delegates will be invited to submit images or pictures that highlight chemistry’s artistic and aesthetic values.

We welcome and appreciate the support from sponsors whose financial support provide a solid foundation for the scientific program and whose active participation in the conference add to the rich diversity of the conference.  We look forward to the chemical presentations, the fruitful discussions, catching up with old friends and making new acquaintances. We hope you will join us for the CSC 2019 and also take time out to appreciate the beauty of Québec City and enjoy its hospitality.

See you at CSC 2019!

Yining Huang,
Conference Chair, on behalf of the Organizing Committee
Department of Chemistry, The University of Western Ontario