May 25-27, 2023
Check-in Location - ROWE Atrium (as soon as you walk in the doors)
ChemCon is a student-led Chemistry event serving Atlantic Canada and ChemCon 2023 is proud to acknowledge that ChemCon takes place within Kjipuktuk, Mi'kma'ki, the unceded historical and present territory of the Mi'kmaq First Nation. Chemistry has historically excluded Indigenous voices, and we hope to be part of the movement to change this and to promote Indigenous practices and knowledge to become integrated within science.
The Atlantic Chemistry Convention, or ChemCon for short, is a student-led event serving Atlantic Canada and beyond, with a focus on showcasing student achievement and demonstrating opportunities for aspiring chemists. The convention comprises several events such as keynote speakers, an undergraduate poster session, and workshops.
This year's host for ChemCon is Dalhousie University. Established in 1818, Dalhousie University has grown to become one of the largest post-secondary institutions in Atlantic Canada offering course options from both the arts and the sciences and their respective post-graduate programs. Dal offers students many opportunities such as participation in research, student politics (in the form of a student union), and athletics.
Each ChemCon event has a specific theme. This year ChemCon 2023 focuses on diversity in Chemistry. Our mission is to uplift the voices and experiences of underrepresented groups and showcase students and educators that are working toward creating a more accessible future. Having a diverse, equitable and inclusive scientific community ensures that people of all backgrounds can participate in science and contribute their unique experiences and perspective. The future of scientific innovation is fostered through equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Dr. Nola Etkin
University of Prince Edward Island
Dr. Alex J. Veinot
Gold Level Sponsors
Silver Level Sponsors
Copper Level Sponsors
Chemical Association of Theoretical Chemists
Chemical Institute of Canada: Analytical Chemistry
Chemical Institute of Canada: Inorganic Chemistry
Chemical Institute of Canada: Environment
Chemical Institute of Canada: Materials
Chemical Institute of Canada: Physical, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
Chemical Institute of Canada: Macromolecular Science & Engineering
Dalhousie University6135, University Avenue Halifax, NS Canada, B3H 4P9
For any questions about the event, please contact ChemCon2023@dal.ca