touch with your fellow chemists!
Save the Date! 2015 ACPA Annual General Meeting
Our 2015 AGM has been booked for Saturday, May 30,
2015 at the Acclaim Calgary Airport Hotel in Calgary. Minutes
from the 2014 AGM are available on the ACPA website under meeting minutes.
The province of
Saskatchewan is adopting the Saskatchewan Environmental Code that
will come into full effect on June 1, 2015. The code addresses
diverse areas such as air quality, environmentally impacted sites,
water management and natural resource protection.
Certificates of Analyses for contaminated sites,
field work and sampling regimes will need to be signed by Qualified
Persons (QP). For legal reasons, Saskatchewan can not designate
P.Chem.'s from other jurisdictions as QP's without ministerial
designation. However, for professional chemists the application for
qualified person status will be straight forward. A copy of the
application form with an attached curriculum vitae and proof of
professional designation from a self-regulated body should be
sufficient in many cases. Chemists with competency in other areas
of environmental expertise will be able to apply for sign off under
other chapters of the code as appropriate. Visit the Government
of Saskatchewan website for more information.
Short Course in Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
April 29-30, 2015
Hotel Blackfoot, Calgary
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are
ubiquitous contaminants in the environment. They are present in the
air we breathe and the fish and food we eat. PAHs are derived in
natural processes, diagenic processes and largely from combustion
processes. Their prevalence in the environment makes their
understanding important for all environmental
practitioners. PAHs are present in low percentage amounts in
crude oil, making them important for those working in the oil
industry as well.
This course will provide comprehensive coverage of
many aspects of PAHs from fundamentals to advanced knowledge and
usage of PAH data. The course will include: structures and
nomenclature, physical-chemical properties, analytical
measurements, toxicity and risks, regulatory guidance, remediation
and environmental forensics. The course is designed for all
environmental practitioners including natural sciences and
Visit our ACPA website to register and for
2015 Environmental Seminars
Do you know a student who is studying Chemistry?
The ACPA offers two scholarships annually to
students studying chemistry in Alberta. For more information visit
the Awards page on the ACPA
Eddy Isaacs, CEO, Alberta Innovates -
Energy & Environmental Solutions
addresses conference attendees.
biennial Industrial Chemistry Conference took place in Edmonton on
November 12 - 14, 2015. The technical program was excellent and the
opportunity to network with industrial chemists and other
professionals was invaluable. We look forward to an even more
successful conference in two years.
Have you registered for
your Ethics Course?
ACPA members must take this course by the end of 2016. We can only
take 25 to 30 people at a time, so don't wait. Complete yours now.
following courses are booked for spring 2015. Registration is now
available through the ACPA website.
Did you know
that ACPA now features a Jobs feed on our group page on LinkedIn? If you are
an employer looking for a chemist or a chemist looking for
employment, post your notice under our group job discussions.
are listed in the Careers page on the ACPA website. Please
check this web page regularly for new postings that may have
tight application deadlines.
advertisements are posted on the ACPA website for a three-month
period. A $100 fee is charged for this service, but this fee
will be waived for advertisements submitted by ACPA members in good
standing (Professional Chemists or Chemists-in-Training) on behalf
of their organizations. Ads may be e-mailed directly to the ACPA office.
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of the Association of the Chemical Profession of Alberta
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credit: Ken Schmidt.
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