Issue 03.18 Fall 2018
The Chemist’s ring has been proposed as a national symbol of the professional chemist. It should be worn on the pinky finger of the working hand.

The new titanium ring is available at the very reasonable cost of $25 + GST. This is only possible because we are ordering them from China in a large volume. Please note that half sizes will not be available for the titanium ring because of the numbers of rings required for each size. 

If you want a titanium ring and haven’t placed your order yet, your order must be received no later than September 17, 2018. Because of the volume required we won’t be ordering again for a while (a year or two). If you want one, now is the time.

The order goes in on September 17, 2018
New and exciting things are being planned for the ACPA. Networking Events, Social Clubs, Lectures, Raffles and Draws!! This is what is currently on the docket for the Marketing Committee. We are looking for go-getters to help shape how the ACPA will look in the coming years, and want to hear what you have to say. Got a great idea for an event that you’d like to see become a reality for the ACPA? Join us for a conference call on Tuesday, September 11th at 8:30pm and let’s hear it! If you can’t make it, and still want to take part or share some thoughts please feel free to email the ACPA office with “Attention: ACPA Marketing Committee” in the subject line. Conference Call details can be obtained by emailing the ACPA office.
To inquire, contact us!
Already have bright ideas?
ACPA Strategic Plan Survey
Keep your eyes peeled for the ACPA Strategic Plan Survey to be released next week. The strategic plan will look multiple years into the future and give our association a road map and focus for the coming years. The plan will highlight the value we, as a profession, offer to the public. It will set out our vision for our ideal future, the things we do to reach our vision, our values as professional chemists, our goals as an organization, and strategies to achieve these goals.
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Hotel Blackfoot
Calgary, AB

Early-Bird Registration Deadline:
October 8, 2018
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. A course outline and biographical sketches of the presenters are attached.
UA-WiSE (University of Alberta Women in Science and Engineering) and WISER (Women in Science Engineering and Research) are launching the fourth year of their mentorship program. The program is geared towards STEM fields and aims to connect undergraduate students, early career professionals, graduate students, and professionals who are well established in their careers. The program is open to both men and women.
October 2, 2018
Training and Introductions

January 17, 2019
Speed Networking

March 26, 2019
Panelist Discussion
ACPA Jurisprudence Course
Completion Deadline:
December 2018
Only 4 months left for current P.Chems to complete this course.

C.I.T. and new members must complete the course prior to reclassification to P.Chem. status. 

Login to access course or contact the office to inquire.
We are pleased to partner with the Laboratory Safety Institute (LSI) to offer a 10% discount for Association of Chemical Professionals of Alberta (ACPA) members to their 2-day Lab Safety Course taking place in Edmonton this coming October 9-10. The course is also being offered in Mississauga this September 18-19 perchance this would be more suitable for you.

This 2-day Lab Safety course will be eligible for Professional Development Credits (PDC) and will discuss federal and provincial legislation and regulations that are pertinent to laboratory safety.
October 9 - 10
8 AM - 5 PM
Edmonton, AB

Contact the ACPA office at
780-413-0004 or
for the promo code.
Job Board
Job advertisements are posted on the ACPA website for a three-month period as well as shared on our LinkedIn page. This service is complimentary for opportunities submitted by ACPA members in good standing (Professional Chemists or Chemists-in-Training) on behalf of their organizations, a $100 fee is applicable to non-members. Ads may be e-mailed directly to the  ACPA office .
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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