About MCS

The University of Winnipeg Department of Chemistry is pleased to host the first annual Manitoba Chemistry Symposium (MCS). Hosting will rotate annually amongst the University of Winnipeg, Brandon University, and the University of Manitoba, to bring together the Manitoba and regional chemistry communities to share their most recent research advances.

The MCS 2018 conference takes place May 4-5 at the University of Winnipeg under the theme “Extreme Science”.  The theme is both literal (for example, the study of molecular behaviour at extremes of temperature) and metaphorical (for example, pushing the extremes of our knowledge).   Presenters are welcome in any area of chemistry, biochemistry, and chemical education.   In addition to the oral presentations on Friday and Saturday, we will have poster presentations on Friday evening. There will be student competitions (at both the undergraduate and graduate levels) in both the oral and poster presentation categories. Mingling will be encouraged with a group lunch on Friday, and a reception during the poster session on Friday evening.

The organizing committee gratefully acknowledges the financial support of our sponsors, and the participation of all those contributing to the success of this conference. We hope that MSC 2018 will be the first of many regional chemistry meetings, to help the current and the next generation of scientists to get acquainted; to celebrate our discipline through the exchange of knowledge; and to develop rewarding collaborations and friendships.

Désirée Vanderwel

Conference Chair