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44th College Chemistry Canada Conference co-organizers: Kris Quinlan, Andy Dicks and David Stone. 

44th College Chemistry Canada Conference co-organizers: Kris Quinlan, Andy Dicks and David Stone. 

The 44th College Chemistry Canada conference will be held at the University of Toronto from Friday 26th – Sunday 28th May inclusive. This is the first time the annual conference has been held in Ontario since 2009, and is timed to run directly before the 100th Canadian Society of Chemistry Conference & Exhibition (Sunday 28th May – Thursday 1st June, Metro Toronto Convention Centre: All academic events will take place on the St. George campus. 


The overarching theme of the 2017 conference is “Beyond Diversity: Inclusiveness in Chemistry Education”. Presentations are invited from everyone in the teaching community - the following are some ideas for potential topics:

  • active teaching strategies in the classroom and laboratory
  •  providing supportive learning environments
  •  public outreach initiatives
  •  enterprises bringing disparate groups together (e.g. connecting high school teachers with college instructors)

In addition to the academic program, there will be social activities such as the opening reception, tours, the conference banquet and the much anticipated fun run, which will take in the beautiful U of T scenery.  More details will be available in January 2017.


Registration for the conference will open early next year (, with abstract submission beginning shortly afterwards. 

For more information, check out the website or contact Andy Dicks:

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