- Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference
On behalf of the organizing committee of the 69th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference (CCEC 2019), we are pleased to welcome you to Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 20-23, 2019 where we will enjoy the state of the art newly opened Halifax Convention Centre.
The CCEC 2019 conference program will explore the theme of “Synergy and Innovation through Community Engagement”, focusing on the evolving landscape of roles and interactions between chemical engineers and society (community-driven research, sustainability, industry/academia partnerships, commercialization, equity and diversity initiatives and research). The program will showcase industrially-relevant examples of commercial advancement and insight into potential pathways for graduates exploring links between their research and the broader community through three special symposia: Emerging and Applied Industrial Research, Chemical Engineering in the Community, and Entrepreneurial Advancement and Globalization. This year’s plenary lectures and honorary symposia will also focus on recognizing leaders in chemical engineering who have made significant contributions to the research landscape in Canada or abroad.
CCEC 2019 will continue to build on the Emerging Leaders in Chemical Engineering special plenary sessions, with a call for nominations expected early in 2019. The conference will also feature several core technical sessions, and an integrated student program for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Halifax was recently named one of the top 10 global destinations on the rise in TripAdvisor’s 2018 Traveler’s Choice Awards, and is home to a vibrant and multi-cultural community and both developing and established industry. Situated on Canada’s eastern shore, Nova Scotia boasts a diversity of landscapes from the highlands of Cape Breton, to the sandy beaches of the southern shores, to the vineyards of the Annapolis Valley (https://www.novascotia.com). We welcome you to come for the conference, and encourage you to stay and explore the province and fall festivities.
We look forward to working with the Canadian chemical engineering community and our atlantic university partners to make the 69th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference a great success.
We look forward to seeing you in Halifax in October 2019.
- FEAS Research Symposium
The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS) is hosting a Research Symposium on October 24th,
2019, in an effort to celebrate the success of our researchers, increase visibility of the research portfolios
within the disciplines, outline a future direction of the Faculty’s Strategic Research Plan, and foster
collaboration amongst faculty.
Poster Competition Overview:
The Student Poster Competition, which will be hosted at the Research Symposium, is an opportunity
for graduate research students (as well as summer research students and post-docs) within the FEAS to
network, present their work, and become more familiar with research work being performed in other areas
All poster team members are invited to attend the Research Symposium tracks throughout the day. Only
the presenter of the poster will be eligible for an invitation to the Research Symposium banquet dinner
following the day’s event. Additionally, cash prizes will be awarded for winning ($400/each), and an
honorable mention ($200/each).
Poster themes should focus on one of the symposium research tracks.
n Intelligent Systems
n Biomedical Engineering
n Natural & Built Environment
n Energy Systems
n Advanced Materials, Manufacturing & Processing
- DEADLINE: Award/Grant – NSERC Research Tools and Instruments Grants Program
The RTI grants program provides the primary avenue for university researchers in the natural sciences and engineering to obtain up to $150,000 in support for research tools and instruments with a net cost between $7,001 and $250,000. Net cost is defined as the purchase cost of the equipment after any discount from the vendor and before taxes, customs and importation fees, transportation and shipping charges, and assembly and installation costs. The vendor discount must be free of conditions, restrictions or limitations (e.g., cannot be offered in exchange for services from users benefiting the vendor company). The research community is also encouraged to explore other avenues for funding research tools and instruments, including NSERC’s other programs that allow the purchase of equipment as eligible expenses.