Conferences

Canada has a strong tradition in theoretical and computational chemistry. Regular international conferences in these fields have been organized for over half a century and have attracted many Canadian and international speakers of renown.

The first Canadian conference focussed on theoretical chemistry was organized in 1965 by Fraser Birss and Serafin Fraga as the Alberta Symposium on Quantum Chemistry. This developed into the Canadian Symposium on Theoretical Chemistry (CSTC), a triennial conference in rotation with two other conferences, the International Congress of Quantum Chemistry and the American Conference on Theoretical Chemistry. In 1983, the Canadian Association of Theoretical Chemistry was incorporated by participants in the 8th CSTC.

In 1991, another triennial conference series was inaugerated, the Canadian Computational Chemistry Conference (CCCC), by André Bandrauk and André Michel. This conference focussed on computational chemistry and ran until 2009. At the business meetings of the 7th CCCC in Halifax (2009) and the 17th CSTC in Edmonton (2010) it was decided to merge the two conference series under the title of Canadian Symposium on Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (CSTCC). To acknowledge the legacy of the twenty-four previous CSTC and CCCC meetings, the first merged symposium was named the 25th CSTCC. It continues biennially and is the largest regular meeting of theoretical chemists in Canada.

Information about previous meetings is archived below. Special thanks go to Prof. Mariusz Klobukowski (University of Alberta) who has collected and preserved most of the older documents.


Canadian Symposia on Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

No. Year Location Organizers Program
28th 2018 Windsor, Ontario James W. Gauld (Windsor)
Viktor N. Staroverov (Western)
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27th 2016 Regina, Saskatchewan Allan L. L. East (Regina)
John Tse (Saskatchewan)
Richard Bowles (Saskatchewan)
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26th 2014 Montréal, Québec Gilles Peslherbe (Concordia)
Matthias Ernzerhof (Montréal)
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25th 2012 Guelph, Ontario John D. Goddard (Guelph)
René Fournier (York)
Jeremy Schofield (Toronto)
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Canadian Symposia on Theoretical Chemistry

No. Year Location Organizers Program
17th 2010 Edmonton, Alberta Alex Brown (Alberta)
Mariusz Klobukowski (Alberta)
Pierre-Nicholas Roy (Waterloo)
Mark Thachuk (UBC)
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16th 2007 St. John's,
Newfoundland and Labrador
Raymond A. Poirier (Memorial)
Peter Kusalik (Calgary)
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15th 2004 Sainte-Adèle, Québec Axel D. Becke (Queen's)
Tucker Carrington, Jr. (Montréal)
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14th 2001 Ottawa, Ontario James S. Wright (Carleton)
Frederick R. W. McCourt (Waterloo)
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13th 1998 Vancouver, British Columbia Tom Ziegler (Calgary)
Gren N. Patey (UBC)
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12th 1995 Fredericton, New Brunswick William J. Meath (Western)
Ajit J. Thakkar (New Brunswick)
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11th 1992 Montréal, Québec Bryan C. Sanctuary (McGill)
Dennis R. Salahub (Montréal)
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10th 1989 Banff, Alberta Arvi Rauk (Calgary)
Bruce L. Clark (Alberta)
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9th 1986 Toronto, Ontario Raymond Kapral (Toronto)
Joseph Paldus (Waterloo)
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8th 1983 Halifax, Nova Scotia Russell J. Boyd (Dalhousie)
André D. Bandrauk (Sherbrooke)
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7th 1980 Banff, Alberta Sigeru Huzinaga (Alberta)
William G. Laidlaw (Calgary)
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6th 1977 Fredericton, New Brunswick Wendell Forst (Laval)
Friedrich Grein (New Brunswick)
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5th 1974 Ottawa, Ontario David M. Bishop (Ottawa)
Vedene H. Smith, Jr. (Queen's)
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4th 1971 Vancouver, British Columbia Gulzari L. Malli (Simon Fraser)
Robert F. Snider (UBC)
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3rd 1969 Toronto, Ontario Richard F. W. Bader (McMaster)
Imre G. Csizmadia (Toronto)
2nd 1967 Montréal, Québec Camille Sandorfy (Montréal)
M. Anthony Whitehead (McGill)
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1st 1965 Edmonton, Alberta Fraser W. Birss
Serafin Fraga
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Canadian Computational Chemistry Conferences

No. Year Location Organizers Program
7th 2009 Halifax, Nova Scotia Axel D. Becke (Dalhousie)
Russell J. Boyd (Dalhousie)
Enrico O. Purisima (NRC)
Donald F. Weaver (Dalhousie)
Joseph W. Zwanziger (Dalhousie)
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6th 2006 Vancouver, British Columbia Yan A. Wang (UBC)
Pierre-Nicholas Roy (Alberta)
Enrico O. Purisima (NRC)
Mark Thachuk (UBC)
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5th 2003 Toronto, Ontario Jeremy Schofield (Toronto)
John Tse (NRC)
Sanjay Srivastava (AstraZeneca)
Régis Pomès (Toronto)
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4th 2000 Lennoxville, Québec André D. Bandrauk (Sherbrooke)
Dennis R. Salahub (NRC)
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3rd 1997 Edmonton, Alberta André D. Bandrauk (Sherbrooke)
Christopher Bayly (Merck Frosst)
Ken Edgecombe (Queen's)
Paul Mezey (Saskatchewan)
Mariusz Klobukowski (Alberta)
Vedene H. Smith, Jr. (Queen's)
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2nd 1994 Kingston, Ontario Ken Edgecombe (Queen's)
Vedene H. Smith, Jr. (Queen's)
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1st 1991 Orford, Québec André D. Bandrauk (Sherbrooke)
André G. Michel (Sherbrooke)
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