Canada’s premiere chemistry event takes on a special significance this year, coinciding with both the CSC meeting’s centennial and the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada. CSC 2017 will feature plenary, invited and submitted lectures, jointly organized international symposia, poster sessions, panel discussions, and special events, including a closing day outreach event. We are pleased to welcome Professor Charles Lieber (Harvard University, USA) and Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff (University of Nottingham, UK) as plenary speakers. The conference program will showcase outstanding science from across Canada and around the world, featuring the latest innovations in research in the traditional sub-disciplines of chemistry, both fundamental and applied, as well as in emerging areas of chemistry that involve cross-disciplinary and translational research.

The conference will take place from May 28 to June 1, 2017 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in the heart of downtown Toronto. We are confident that CSC 2017 will provide all participants with an unforgettable professional and personal experience in the wonderfully vibrant and diverse metropolis of Toronto. The city offers an array of cultural and entertainment opportunities, with wonderful restaurants, clubs, concerts, sporting events, art galleries and eclectic neighbourhoods. There will be many events scheduled across Canada for our country’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, and for our international visitors Toronto is a gateway to the beautiful province of Ontario and the country as a whole.

The organizing committee gratefully acknowledges the financial support of our sponsors, and the participation of all those contributing to the success of the conference. We hope that CSC 2017 will serve as an inspiration to the next generation of scientists and will be an opportunity for you to celebrate great chemistry with your fellow chemists, colleagues and friends.