Welcome Message from the Conference Chair

The Edmonton-based organizing committee, University of Alberta Department of Chemistry, and I are pleased to host the 101st Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (CSC 2018) and we welcome you with open arms.  This annual Canadian Society for Chemistry event brings together the Canadian and international chemistry communities to share their most recent exciting research advances.

The CSC 2018 conference takes place May 27-31 in Edmonton, Alberta and is themed “Chemistry in a Post-Modern Age”.  Two dynamic plenary lecturers will open the conference: Professors François Diederich of ETH Zurich and Jeffery Moore of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  The technical program that follows spans all chemistry sub-disciplines. This formal program, and the casual conversations that will occur outside technical sessions, will surely spark important discussions that touch on the roles and responsibilities of chemists in addressing the challenges facing our world.

While you are in Edmonton we encourage you to reach beyond the conference venue to explore and embrace the beautiful surroundings.  Edmonton’s river valley, Canada’s largest urban park, is easily accessed from the conference venue and features more than 160 kilometres of maintained pathways.   The Shaw Conference Centre is close to Edmonton’s Art’s District, where you will find the new Art Gallery of Alberta and the iconic Winspear Centre.  Edmonton’s Ice District, home of the Edmonton Oilers, is also close by - perhaps Edmonton will be fortunate to be hosting some playoff hockey at the same time as the CSC 2018.  You may consider staying on and venturing to Jasper Alberta to take in the natural beauty of Canada’s Rocky Mountains.

The organizing committee gratefully acknowledges the financial support of our sponsors, and the participation of all those contributing to the success of the conference. We hope that CSC 2018 will be an inspiration to the current and next generation of scientists to establish long lasting and meaningful collaborations and friendships.


Jonathan Veinot, Conference Chair, University of Alberta