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The ACPA 2019 Annual General Meeting took place on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Acclaim Hotel Calgary Airport.

Congratulations to Mike Gao, Sarah Stilson, Gisoo Heydari and Jodi Wong who were all elected to the Board of Directors by acclamation. Although three candidates were nominated from the floor at the AGM, one of the nominees was not qualified to run at this time so no election was required.
(Above) Mark Rice presents the 2019 ACPA Strategic Plan
(Above) 'Life as a Forensic Scientist – Cannabis-Impaired Driving' Guest Speaker, Kathy Janzen, P.Chem., Executive Director, ACPA
(Above) Guest Speaker, Shawn Parchoma, Manager of Government Relations, Aurora Cannabis
Calgary Science Fair Awards
ACPA Rick Dillen Memorial Award (CCQTA)
Project: “Bacterial Content of An Unwashed Water Bottle”
Student: Manreet Dhillon
School: Annie Gale School
ACPA Alberta Chemist Award
Project: “Tea Time”
Student: Bhanvi Sachdeva
School: Lester B Pearson
Edmonton Science Fair Awards
ACPA Alberta Chemist Award
Project: “Deep Down the Surface Tension”
Student: Maidah Arif
School: Al Mustafa Academy
ACPA Rick Dillen Memorial Award (CCQTA)
Project: “Diesel From the Field”
Student: Reid Pidsadowski
School: Sir George Simpson Junior High
Lethbridge Science Fair Awards
ACPA Alberta Chemist Award
Project: “Polymer Power”
Student: John Gonsalvez, Josh Duke 
School: Our Lady of the Assumption School
Frank Bachelor Award for Service to the Chemical Profession
Kathy Janzen presents to the 2019 award recipient Maurice Shevalier in recognition of outstanding and dedicated service to the chemical profession in Alberta.
Undergraduate Scholarship in Chemistry
Recipient: Dana Koroluk
School: University of Alberta
Arthur Bollo-Kamara Graduate Scholarship
Recipient: Alison Fulton
School: University of Calgary
Introducing Our New President!
Patrick Kalita is a senior environmental consultant, at Jacobs Engineering, with more than 25 years of environment industry experience. He is a dynamic, strategic, and collaborative individual with demonstrated expertise in both management and technical arenas for both privately and publicly held organizations in the upstream oil and gas, waste management, recycling-materials recovery, industrial, and heavy civil construction sectors.

Patrick has a zeal for the solid waste industry and regularly engages with students, professionals and regulators in waste strategy discussions. He previously served as the ACPA Registrar (2012-2016) and as a Director from 2004 through 2012.  He rejoined the Board of Directors in 2018 and is honored and humbled to serve as your ACPA President this term. Patrick is currently the Municipal Portfolio Manager of Projects for Jacobs Engineering Global Environmental Services business unit in North America.
During the May 5th, 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Association of the Chemical Profession of Alberta (the Association), it was suggested and well received by the membership that the ACPA develop its first formal strategic plan.
This short, one-day course will provide an introduction to the ethical framework that guides professional chemists in the conduct of their duties. The course focuses on solving practical issues that arise in professional practice. After a full morning of presentations by two instructors, Nils Petersen and Kathy Janzen, and several case studies examining issues that arise in everyday work situations, an examination based on a case study is given at the end of the day. Candidates that pass the exam will receive an Ethics certificate.
Friday, September 13, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Calgary, AB

Registration Deadline:
Sunday, September 8, 2019

NOTE: This course is a mandatory requirement for ACPA membership.
The new ACPA Jursiprudence Course is an online course that can be completed in approximately three hours. To access the course, sign in to your ACPA online account and look for Jurisprudence course under the Member Menu. You will need to register for the course with a one time fee of $150 + GST. Thereafter, you can return to the course as often as you wish. You can start taking the course and return later to complete the course as your time permits. Once the course is completed, you can return any time to look up any material or references from the course as needed.
All current members have until December 2019 to complete this course. New members and CIT's must complete this course before they can use the PChem title.
The Chemist's Ring is available for sale to any ACPA Professional Chemist who is a member in good standing. Completion of the Professional Ethics for Chemists and the Jurisprudence courses is a requirement to remain a member in good standing. 
Note: Titanium rings are ordered in bulk, the next order will be placed on September 15, 2019
ABWRET-A Training Course

  • This course consists of eight 1-2 hour online modules and one day of field training
  • Field training is led by Dr. Paul Adamus; July 9th (Calgary area) or July 11th (Edmonton area)
  • Online modules must be completed before the field training day
Wetland Policy Basics Training Course

  • What a wetland is and how it is classified
  • Tips and direction on how to identify wetlands
  • A basic understanding of the regulatory requirements for activities in a wetland
  • An understanding of the Wetland Policy and how it is implemented in Alberta
  • This course consists of four 15-minute online modules with activities and quizzes to test your knowledge
U of A Professor Earns Top Honours
A U of A professor is one of only six Canadians selected for a prestigious award. We'll speak to Dennis Hall about his research in chemistry - and how it leads to life-saving drugs.
We are sorry to share the news of the passing of Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour, who passed away peacefully on May 25, 2019, surrounded by loved ones and loved by so many around the world.
Job Board
Job postings are listed on the  Careers page on the  ACPA website . Please check this web page regularly for new postings that may have tight application deadlines.
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