In 2016, as part of the Strategic Plan for the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC), the Working Group for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (WIDE) was formed to develop a strategy to ensure that the activities of the CSC are equitable, inclusive and enhance the diversity of the chemical community. WIDE has identified several issues which merit a broader discussion among the members of the CSC. The annual CSC President's Event to be held at the 101st Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition will be devoted to these issues.
The CSC organizing committee is pleased to announce plenary speaker Jeffrey Moore (University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign). Professor Moore received his B.S. degree in Chemistry in 1984 and his Ph.D. in Materials Science in 1989 from the University of Illinois. Thereafter, he was an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at Caltech and an assistant professor at the University of Michigan before joining the faculty in 1993.