31st Western Canadian Undergraduate Chemistry Conference

May 3 - May 4, 2017

"ACS on Campus is outstanding! We get recharged, motivated and inspired by them.”

Neeta Karjule , Graduate Student
National Chemical Laboratory, India

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

May 3 - May 4, 2017

Location:

31st Western Canadian Undergraduate Chemistry Conference

Gunning/Lemieux Chemistry Centre

University of Alberta

Edmonton, AB T6G 2G2

Canada

We're excited to be the featured event at the 31st Western Canadian Undergraduate Chemistry Conference, May 3-6. The Western Canadian Undergraduate Chemistry Conference (WCUCC) is an annual event for and organized by undergraduate students in chemistry in Canada. This year, the WCUCC will be held at the University of Alberta.

Join us on Wednesday, May 3 for sessions on scholarly publishing featuring the ACS Editors. Led by Jillian Buriak, Editor-in-Chief of Chemistry of Materials and Keynote Speaker, we'll cover the basics of publishing, peer review, and copyright and ethics. On Thursday, May 4 we shift the focus to careers in chemistry with our panel of local professionals.

 

Speakers

Jillian Buriak, Ph.D.

Editor-in-Chief of Chemistry of Materials

Jillian Buriak has been the Editor-in-Chief of Chemistry of Materials since January 1, 2014. Prior to this appointment, she was an Associate Editor at ACS Nano from 2009 to 2013, and on the Board of Reviewing Editors of Science from 2004 to 2008. Jillian holds the Canada Research Chair (CRC) of Nanomaterials in the Department of Chemistry, at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, and is a Senior Research Officer at the National Institute for Nanotechnology (NRC-NINT), in Edmonton. Jillian was born and raised in the Toronto area, and graduated with an A.B. from Harvard University, in 1990, and her Ph.D. from the Université Louis Pasteur, in Strasbourg France in 1995. She completed a two-year post-doc at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, from 1995 to 1997. In 1997, she commenced her first independent academic position, as an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at Purdue University, where she was promoted early to associate professor in 2001 (with tenure). In 2003, she became a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Alberta, with a cross-appointment at NRC-NINT, as a Canada Research Chair (Tier I), which she has held since.

Awards Jillian has received include the ACS Award in Pure Chemistry (2003), a Steacie Fellowship from NSERC (2007), an A. P. Sloan Fellowship (2002), a Dreyfus Teacher Scholar (2002), an NSF Career Award (1999), the Rutherford Medal of Chemistry from the Royal Society of Canada (2005), the NSERC Steacie Fellowship, the Clara Benson Award from the Canadian Society for Chemistry (2013), and others. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (2009, FRSC), and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2009, AAAS).

Agenda

Wednesday, May 3

Venue:

31st Western Canadian Undergraduate Chemistry Conference

University of Alberta Chemistry Department

11227 Saskatchewan Dr NW

Edmonton, AB T6G, Canada

Registration:

2:30-3:00 pm Registration

Program:

3:00-3:10 pm Opening Remarks

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3:10-4:00 pm 10 Tips on How to Get Published

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4:00-4:45 pm Peer Review: Why, How To, and What Not To Do 

4:45-5:00 pm Networking Break 

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5:00-5:30 pm Copyright & Ethics

5:30-6:00 pm Communicating Your Science

6:00-7:00 pm SciFinder®: Searching for Science

To fully participate in this SciFinder session, attendees must bring their laptops. Those attendees with laptops will have the opportunity to win special prizes. 

Thursday, May 4

Venue:

31st Western Canadian Undergraduate Chemistry Conference

University of Alberta Chemistry Department

11227 Saskatchewan Dr NW

Edmonton, AB T6G, Canada

Registration:

2:15-2:30 pm Registration

Program:

 2:30-3:30 pm Alternative Careers in Chemistry, Panel Discussion

Resources

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