Chemistry CAN Change the World

Thoughts About the Closing Public Outreach Engagement Lecture of the 100th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition By Connie Tang, Chemistry Co-Editor   Each year, the Canadian Society of Chemistry holds the Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, better known as the CSC conference.  This year’s edition, which ran from May 28 to June 1 in Toronto, […]

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The longer the path… the shorter the travel time?

By Danielle St. Jean, for the second season of the New Science Communicators Series “On a harsh desert evening, Baal Shem Tov, an 18th century Polish rabbi, was travelling with his new students. Having ridden at a full canter all day, the horses gasped for air yet their hooves continued to make an energetic beat […]

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A Natural Approach to Carbon Fibre

black fibres blooming from a bundle

by Anita Campanelli, for the second season of the New Science Communicator Series Researchers are working towards developing a new and improved carbon fibre material – one that environmentalists can get on board with. In a world where technology is constantly changing and innovation is all around us, it is important that these changes have […]

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Triclosan: A Controversial Chemical in Your Soap

By Connie Tang. Chemistry Co-Editor Triclosan: it’s in your soap, body wash, and your toothpaste. Triclosan is an antibacterial agent added to personal care products, cosmetics, and even toys, kitchenware, and furniture. While soap is rarely the centre of a news story, triclosan has become increasingly controversial after the United States Food and Drug Administration […]

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Fentanyl Analysis: From the Back Alley to the Crime Lab

Lawrence Cheung, Chemistry Co-editor The widespread use of illegal drugs in British Columbia is chilling. It is a growing epidemic and the number of drug related deaths has increased each year since 2012. The situation is so bad that B.C.’s health minister, Terry Lake, has asked the federal government to declare a national public health […]

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