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October 20 - October 26
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    Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference

    All day

    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 ResearchChemical 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 ( 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.

    11th Micropol & Ecohazard Conference 2019


    On behalf of the organizing committee, it is our great pleasure to invite you to 11th Micropol & Ecohazard Conference which will be held from October 20 to 24, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. In recent years, there is a growing body of research on emerging micropollutants associated with water, wastewater, surface and groundwater. This conference is dedicated to provide the rich and thought-provoking scientific programs to share and discuss the latest scientific development and technical solutions in monitoring & analysis, fate & transport, ecotoxicity & risk assessment, control & treatment, and prioritization & regulation of emerging micropollutants with water professionals from all over the world. We are also delighted to host the conference in Seoul, the capital and the largest metropolis of South Korea. Seoul is the city with fascinating blend of ancient and modern architecture, having five UNESCO World Heritage Sites in its neighborhood as well as multiple award-winning modern landmarks, also being the birthplace of K-pop and the Korean Wave. We hope many of you will join us at the 11th Micropol & Ecohazard Conference 2019 and every participant to enjoy the scientific programs as well as impressive experiences in Seoul.


    • Source, Fate, and Occurrence
    • Monitoring Methods (Chemical and Biological Tools) and Strategies
    • Toxicity Assessment
    • Transformation Products in Natural and Technical Treatment Systems
    • Environmental Nanotoxicology and Nanotechnology
    • Risk Assessment and Communication
    • Prioritization and Regulation
    • Removal & Reduction Strategies (Physicochemical and Biological Processes) and Source Control
    • Technical Solutions and Requirements for Water Reuse
    • Pilot- and Full-scale Treatment Processes
    • Special Topic I. Antibiotic Resistance
    • Special Topic II. Microplastics
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    Power of Water Canada Technical Conference & Trade show

    All day


    The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) is a not-for profit, member based organization promoting the sustainable development of waterpower resources in Ontario. Since 2001 the OWA has been representing the common and collective interests of the waterpower industry. To date membership has grown to over 150 organizations. Our membership includes generators, engineering firms, environmental consultants, legal, project financing and insurance firms, First Nations communities and other organizations, all sharing the common interest of advancing waterpower in Ontario.

    BWRC and LEADERS Seminar Series - Steve Usher

    14:30 -15:30


    Typically, clean up of old leaking gas stations are a “dig and dump” affair.  The level of science of assessment is limited to drilling and soil sampling and testing for hydrocarbons, including water samples.  In the majority of cases this is an effective and economic solution as the contamination is usually shallow.  In this case study a lacustrine clay aquitard appeared to be of substantial thickness, and one confirmatory borehole into the confined aquifer below yielded startling results, with LNAPL trapped under the aquitard.  150 downgradient private water wells existed starting about 100 m from the site.  Initial efforts focused on the dig and dump process, but engineers wisely chose not excavate too much of the aquitard, but an understanding of WHY it was in the confined aquifer was not attained.  A proper geologic model was constructed by experienced hydrogeologists, including review of the prehistoric glacial conditions which explained the source of aquifer penetration.  Successful remedial efforts then focused on a pump and treat with hydraulic containment, turning this high risk site into one of ongoing maintenance and progressive cleanup.

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    FEAS Research Symposium

    All day

    Symposium Objectives:
    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
    of engineering.

    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).

    Research Tracks:
    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

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    DEADLINE: Award/Grant - NSERC Research Tools and Instruments Grants Program

    All day

    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.

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