ChemiConn attendeesAbout 100 scientists, students, and industry professionals attended the May 16 ChemiConn.

Conference provides a chemical bond for industry and academe

Chemists and biochemists were in full networking form at UWindsor’s fifth annual ChemiConn on May 16.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry hosted around 100 scientists, students, and industry professionals.

“This unique networking event aims to introduce the high-quality research being carried out at our institution and establish new ties with industrial communities,” says conference founder Simon Rondeau-Gagné, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

“The annual event has been fostering collaborations between our institution and industry partners since 2017.”

Several industrial participants from varying areas of chemical and biochemical sciences discussed research and development in the industry and related challenges. There was also a networking session and mixer to connect academics, potential future employees, and students.

“This year, we are proud to have hosted industrial representatives from nine companies involved in chemical and biochemical sciences,” says Dr. Rondeau-Gagné. “This event demonstrates the important role chemistry and biochemistry play as an engine of economic growth, and the importance that industry has in training the next generation of scientists.”