Canadian Chemistry Contest 2018

Physical Science 20 and Chemistry 30 teachers!

If you have some promising chemistry students in grade eleven consider having them participate in the 2018 Canadian Chemistry Contest. Details and information below!

– Logan Petlak

Dear Fellow Chemistry Teacher:

My name is Andrew Chan; I am a lab instructor with the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Regina and the District Coordinator for Saskatchewan for the Canadian Chemistry Contest.  I am writing to invite the chemistry students in your school to participate in the 2018 Canadian Chemistry Contest (CCC) and Canadian Chemistry Olympiad (CCO) National Selection Exam. The 2018 CCC and CCO National Selection Exam will be held on April 16th, 2018.

The CCC and the CCO National Selection Exam are a nationwide contest aimed towards the top 10% of high school students in their penultimate year (typically Grade 11). The national winner as well as the top three regional winners are recognized and receive a cash prize.

The CCC is a multi-part contest consisting of multiple choice and written response questions.  The CCO National Selection Exam is written as part of the national team selection process.  The selection exam consists of the same multiple choice test as the CCC in additional to a different written response questions than the CCC.  Either test is completed in 2.5 hours, or 4 hours if students wish to complete both the CCC and CCO parts of the exam.

If you would like to have more information, I have attached two documents that provide more detail about the contests.
<In English: E4 Invitation and Registration InformationE5 Information Letter to Teachers >
<In French:  F4 French Invitation and Registration InformationF5 French Information Letter to Teachers >

If you wish to register your school for the contest, you may visit the following website to register.

Looking forward to seeing your students participate in the contest.

Andrew Chan
Lab Instructor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Regina

SAIT Programs, Resources and Nuclear Medicine Technology Career Info!

The following are excerpts from email from Adam Thurston of SAIT encouraging you to look into resources and opportunities available through SAIT, specifically their Nuclear Medicine Technology program!

SAIT Health and Public Safety Programs Brochure 18-19
S2017-07-00187-Nuclear Medicine Technology-Info Sheet

Check it out!
– Logan

[Good afternoon,

I’d like to first introduce myself. I’m the marketing and communications specialist at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology(SAIT) for the School of Health and Public Safety.]

[The reason I’m reaching out to you today is we have a number of programs offered at SAIT that have interprovincial agreements in place offering reserved seats for residents of Saskatchewan.]

[We are looking for additional ways to ensure that individuals in Saskatchewan are aware of these opportunities and disseminate information within the province [for] individuals who are looking at the career options available to them. In particular our Nuclear Medicine Technology program.

We have a number of materials that can be provided in soft copy versions, which I’ve included here, and would be happy to share hardcopy versions should you want this format.

Thank you,

Adam Thurston
Marketing Specialist

School of Health and Public Safety
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
Senator Burns Building, NL110
1301 – 16 Avenue NW, Calgary AB, T2M 0L4



Global Learning in AG Conference (Online)

We would love to help “spread the word” about this professional development opportunity with the goal of “tearing down” barriers to teachers advancing global learning in agriculture:  #GLAG18: Cultivating Global Learners.  Our keynote should be great, “Transforming Global Agriculture Through Youth Engagement” with Appiah Boateng, founder and Executive Director of 4-H Ghana, and Trent McKnight, founder of AgriCorps. You might enjoy this short clip from Trent:

This is our third year of the conference in an online format. You can search #GLAG17 or #GLAG16 on Twitter to get a feel for past “feeds”.

I want to  make sure you are aware of two things:

1)      We want to learn from you! Submit presentation proposals.

  1.       We are soliciting sharing of scholarship and best practices for advancing the dialogue around Global Learning and participants have two options for dissemination of their innovation and research: synchronous or asynchronous. Submissions are really simple and are due on November 15th. Truly, this is for ANYONE passionate about global engagement in agriculture. All levels of educators are welcome (secondary and post-secondary). This is a non-discipline specific, unbiased sharing of scholarship of research and creative accomplishment and scholarship of teaching and learning.  You can learn more here:

2)      Sharing is Caring.

  1.       I know when you find something it awesome, the only thing that makes it better is sharing with someone else! There is a limited availability for the awesome Conference-in-a-Box! Please personally invite friends and colleagues that you think would be interested J: .

Feel free to call or email if you have questions or would like additional information!


Daniel D. Foster, Ph.D.
Student Teacher Coordinator
Penn State Teach Ag!
(c) 814-753-2102
(o) 814-863-0192
211 Ferguson Building
University Park, PA 16802

Previous Recordings of the conference are available here:

2016 conference recording

2017 conference recording

Online STEM Career Panel – PD Opportunity

Coming soon to a device near you!

Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) online career panels.

STEM industry experts will talk about their careers and answer student-submitted questions.
This will be streamed live and will be recorded for future access.

There are two dates and times to choose from:

February 15, 9:30 a.m. EST

February 23, noon EST (9:00 a.m. PT)

Each panel has three different panelists who work in diverse occupations. For more details about our panelists and information on how to access the live events or recorded videos,
visit Online STEM Career Panel
on CurioCity