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.
Friday, February 7, 2020
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Venue TBD
Edmonton, AB

Registration Deadline:
Sunday, February 2, 2020

NOTE: This course is a mandatory requirement for ACPA membership.
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. You can start taking the course and return later to complete the course as your time permits. Once the course is completed, you can return any time to look up any material or references from the course as needed.
All current members have until December 31, 2019 to complete this course. New members and CIT's must complete this course before they can use the PChem title.
We are looking for volunteers!
The following committees are currently seeking members:

  • Student Liaison Committee (3, Edmonton-based)
  • Marketing Committee (3)
  • Professional Governance Committee (2)
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The ACPA office will be closed for the holidays from December 23rd and will be re-opening on January 2nd at 8:30 am.

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Submission Deadline: January 15, 2020

Oral and poster presentations include: keynote papers focussed on the workshop theme, technical papers within four distinct fields, and volunteer papers. Currently the five technical groups are: Land Use, Soil Fertility, Land Reclamation, Forest, Riparian and Wetland Soils and Pedogenesis and Soil Inventory.
February 19 - 20, 2020
Coast Hotel
Lethbridge, AB
The theme this year is “Love Alberta Energy”.

The conference consists of:

  • Two days of presentations with over 40 different speakers
  • Networking breaks
  • Sponsor booths
  • Evening networking reception
  • Evening social, banquet, and student awards
February 26 - 28, 2020
Cambridge Red Deer Hotel & Conference Centre (formerly the Sheraton)
Red Deer, AB
The proposed theme of the conference for 2020 is “From Reclaiming to Restoring and Rewilding”. It aims to stimulate discussions about the range of environmental management approaches advocated by the three hosting societies. Reclaiming is recognized and practiced by many industries, including mining and petrol extraction. Restoring is recognized most broadly around the world, and has been the main focus of SER. Rewilding, or bringing back to nature, allows us to dream. These terms also imply ideas of industry, science, practice, society, and imagination. They run from the practical to the creative.
June 7 - 11, 2020
Québec City Convention Centre
Québec City, Canada

Abstract Submission Deadline:
January 30, 2020, 23:00 EST
Designed for both new and existing users of the Alberta Soil Information Viewer. This course describes the online soil viewer, as well as the soil and landscape data (based on AGRASID) that can be viewed. Through various scenarios, this course illustrates both crop and biophysical assessment applications of soil and landscape information.
This course will define what a conservation data centre is and what tools ACIMS provides, as well as showcase one application of ACIMS tools using the Alberta Native Plant Council's Guidelines for Rare Vascular Plant Surveys in Alberta. This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of how species data are collected and processed, as well as how to use the ACIMS Online Mapping Tool for querying information and locations of species in Alberta. This course also presents considerations when using the data for different applications.
This short online course was designed for anyone interested in Alberta's wetlands, and will teach:

  • what a wetland is and how it is classified
  • tips and direction on how to identify wetlands
  • a basic understanding of the regulatory requirements for activities in a wetland
  • an understanding the Wetland Policy and how it is implemented in Alberta
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