May 25-27, 2023

ChemCon 2023

May 25-27, 2023

Dalhousie University

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.

Conference Theme

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.

Keynote Speakers

  • Dr. Nola Etkin

    Dr. Nola Etkin

    University of Prince Edward Island

  • Dr. Alex J. Veinot

    Dr. Alex J. Veinot

    Western University

Keynote Panel

  • Zainab Bello

    Zainab Bello

    Dalhousie University

  • Sarah Martell

    Sarah Martell

    Dalhousie University

  • Sana Murtaza

    Sana Murtaza

    Dalhousie University

  • Nick Roberts

    Nick Roberts

    Dalhousie University

  • Dreenan Shea

    Dreenan Shea

    Dalhousie University

Platinum Sponsors

  • Dalhousie University

Gold Level Sponsors

  • Lab 4 Inc.
  • Trace Analysis Research Centre
  • Faculty of Science - Dean's Office
  • Vice-President Research and Innovation - Dalhousie

Silver Level Sponsors

  • Canadian Science Publishing / Canadian Journal of Chemistry


Dalhousie University

6135, University Avenue Halifax, NS Canada, B3H 4P9

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