Issue 04.18 Winter 2018
Approved by ACPA Board of Directors on October 27, 2018


“Alberta’s chemical professionals uphold the public trust through the competent and ethical practice of chemistry.”


“The ACPA certifies chemical professionals who protect the interests of Albertans through the ethical practice of chemistry.”


  1. Professional: We are knowledgeable and responsible practitioners in the field of chemistry and work with integrity.
  2. Competent: We are well qualified in the practice of chemistry.
  3. Ethical: We follow a code of conduct and hold one another accountable.
  4. Protective: We protect the safety and interests of Albertans.
  5. Supportive: We share our knowledge and support the development of professional competencies of our members.
  6. Respectful: We respect our fellow chemists and other professionals in all of our diversity.
DAS Commercial – Telephone Legal Advice Service provides unlimited access to general legal advice at any time.

This benefit will be available to all ACPA Members that renew for 2019. The $5 per member cost will be included in the membership renewal fee.
Call for Volunteers
The ACPA is looking for volunteers for the Technical Seminar Committee. If you or a member you know is interested in being an active member of the association, you may inquire or express your interest by emailing us at
Insurance brokers and their clients may question whether there is any benefit to placing the professional’s Errors and Omissions (E&O) insurance and Commercial General Liability (CGL) insurance with the same insurer. This article outlines several factors that may be worth considering when making this important decision.
ACPA Annual General Meeting
Save the Date!

Saturday May 4, 2019
Acclaim Hotel
Calgary, AB
Friday, January 25, 2019
Coast West Edmonton Hotel & Conference Centre
Edmonton, AB

Room Booking Deadline:
December 26, 2018
This is an opportunity for members and guests to interact, network and bond with other members over drinks and appetizers while also indulging in a lecture given by one of our own. The event will be held in both Calgary and Edmonton and is intended to bring together our community of chemists.

Kathy will provide a brief overview of the drugs that might be encountered in situations of drug-facilitated sexual assault (DFSA) and their effects. The chemistry and symptoms of the drugs used will be accompanied by stories from actual DFSA cases from her career in forensics.
ACPA Jurisprudence Course
Completion Deadline:
December 31, 2018
Last month for current P.Chems to complete this course!

C.I.T. and new members must complete the course prior to reclassification to P.Chem. status. 

Login to access course or contact the office to inquire.
January 17, 2019
Speed Networking

March 26, 2019
Panelist Discussion
UA-WiSE (University of Alberta Women in Science and Engineering) and WISER (Women in Science Engineering and Research) are launching the fourth year of their mentorship program. The program is geared towards STEM fields and aims to connect undergraduate students, early career professionals, graduate students, and professionals who are well established in their careers. The program is open to both men and women.
AGAT Laboratories' Science and Technology Talks 2019 offer the opportunity for industry professionals to join together to learn and discuss relevant topics in the Energy, Environmental, Industrial and Health and Safety Sectors. Additionally, it offers an opportunity to present their unique challenges and questions to our industry leaders from a variety of backgrounds such as governmental, laboratory, energy and environmental consulting professions.
Job Board
Job advertisements are posted on the ACPA website for a three-month period as well as shared on our LinkedIn page. This service is complimentary for opportunities submitted by ACPA members in good standing (Professional Chemists or Chemists-in-Training) on behalf of their organizations, a $100 fee is applicable to non-members. Ads may be e-mailed directly to the  ACPA office .
Job postings are listed on the  Careers page on the  ACPA website . Please check this web page regularly for new postings that may have tight application deadlines.
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