INDUSTRY NEWS
The Government of Alberta has held several virtual engagement sessions over the last couple of months. Each of these consisted of half-day sessions with invited representatives from regulated occupations and members Alberta Labour and Immigration. Representatives were sent discussion guides with background information and a list of discussion questions for consideration. Alberta Labour personnel were present to facilitate break out group discussions and to take notes on suggestions made in the meetings. In addition, regulatory associations were invited to submit written submissions to the Government.
UPCOMING EVENTS
The 2020 Joint Virtual Conference will be held on December 2nd to 3rd through a virtual collaboration between the Association of the Chemical Profession of Alberta (ACPA), the Association of Alberta Forest Management Professionals (AAFMP), and the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists (ASPB).
Association of Chemical Profession of Alberta is pleased to invite you to participate in an essay contest. The winner will be announced during our fall Virtual Conference on December 2nd and 3rd.

1st Place: $200 Amazon Gift Card (CAD)
2nd Place: $100 Amazon Gift Card (CAD)

Deadline: November 1, 2020
Recommendations of apps for making videos can be found here.
Any regulated or non-regulated registrants of AAFMP, ACPA, or ASPB are eligible to enter the 2020 Virtual Conference Video Contest. Videos submitted will be posted at the 2020 Virtual Conference on a media wall for all registrants to view. Submissions from both individuals and teams are accepted.

We will announce the top category winners at the conference. Winners will be chosen based on the number of views of the videos. The winners of each category will receive an Amazon gift card valued at $500! (One award per group submission.)

The video contest deadline has been extended to October 7, 2020. Submissions received after this time will not be considered.
The new ACPA Jursiprudence Course is an online course that can be completed in approximately three hours. To access the course, sign in to your ACPA online account and look for Jurisprudence course under the Member Menu. You will need to register for the course with a one time fee of $150 + GST. Thereafter, you can return to the course as often as you wish.
All current members have until December 31st to complete this course. New members and CIT's must complete this course before they can use the P.Chem. title.
NOTE: This course is a mandatory requirement for ACPA membership.
This short, one-day course will provide an introduction to the ethical framework that guides professional chemists in the conduct of their duties. The course focuses on solving practical issues that arise in professional practice. After a full morning of presentations by two instructors, Nils Petersen and Kathy Janzen, and several case studies examining issues that arise in everyday work situations, an examination based on a case study is given at the end of the day. Candidates that pass the exam will receive an Ethics certificate.

A new virtual course is under development with a tentative date of November 21. Your patience is appreciated.
ACPA ACCEPTING 2021 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
The ACPA Undergraduate Scholarship in Chemistry ($1000) is awarded annually to a student who is registered in a full-time undergraduate chemistry program at a university in the province of Alberta.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2021
The ACPA has established the Arthur Bollo-Kamara Scholarship as a memorial tribute to Arthur Bollo-Kamara, Ph.D., P.Chem., and the work he conducted on behalf of chemists in this province. This $1000 scholarship is awarded annually to a student registered in a graduate chemistry program at a university in the province of Alberta.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2021
MEMBER MATTERS
Digital Membership Cards Now Available
Digital ACPA membership cards are now available and may be requested by current, active members by emailing acpaoffice@pchem.ca.

Physical laminated cards will no longer be mailed to members and digital membership cards will be sent electronically via email upon renewal.
Welcome A-Board Sean Stewart!
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Sean Stewart has been appointed to the Board and elected to the position of President-Elect.
We are looking for volunteers!
The Student Liaison Committee is currently seeking members:

  • 3 Edmonton-based
  • 7 Student Representatives
The Chemist's Ring is available for sale to any ACPA Professional Chemist who is a member in good standing. Completion of the Professional Ethics for Chemists and the Jurisprudence courses is a requirement to remain a member in good standing.

Note: Limited quantities of all sizes of titanium rings are currently in stock.
Available Sizes: 2-13
If you are a member of ACPA, log in to start learning or pick up where you left off. Free and discounted courses are available.

If you are not a member courses are available at regular prices. Join now and gain access to member discounts along with a long list of other member benefits and opportunities!
CLASSIFIEDS
Job Board
Job postings are now FREE to post for both members and non-members! To share your employment opportunity, log in or create an account today.

Job postings are listed on the Job Board page on the ACPA website. Please check this web page regularly for new postings that may have tight application deadlines.
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