Getting involved with you local student chemistry association is a great way to find new friends, meet scientists, network, and learn more about chemistry.
Simon Fraser University
SFU's Chemistry Student Society can be reached via their Facebook page (please "like"). They recently held a Chemistry Career Night at SFU's Diamond Alumni Centre. This was a speed-mentoring event with one-on-one interaction with industry professionals.
SFU's Science Undergraduate Society (SUS) publishes an "all-encompassing" Science Undergraduate Research Journal (details) and provides faculty level representation of science students’ interests at SFU.
For details about the UBC Undergraduate Chemistry Society, including upcoming social events and meetings, please visit ucs.chem.ubc.ca
If you were able to make a substance change colour, or turn from a solid to a liquid, would that be magic?
Andrew Szydlo leads us through a world of magical molecules and enchanting elements in this Royal Institution (Ri) event from Wednesday 23 April 2014. From a liquid that boils at room temperature to gases that are heavier than air, this family event is full of practical demonstrations of the magic of chemistry.
(With thanks to the Ri YouTube Channel)
If you're curious about your future in science, you should consider drop-in Career Advising.
Chemistry students at SFU can attend drop-in sessions, held bi-weekly on Thursdays (e.g., Mar 3, Mar 17, Mar 31) @ 2-4 pm in TASC II 9801. There you can ask questions about:
Brenda from SFU Career Services was hugely helpful in putting SFU Chemistry Student Society's Chemistry Career Night. They encourage anyone who's interested to go and see her!
Did you miss that first year class with the flu? Do you want to get ahead? Do you find video more easy to learn from than reading books? Leading universities and colleges have put videos of many of their AP and undergraduate chemistry lectures on YouTube.
Learning from these experts is a free resource... and (if you want) you can even learn whilst eating popcorn and having a beverage. Just search on "first year chemistry lectures", or get more specific. Can be habit-forming!
For those who aspire to teach chemistry, remember that a little humour can go a long way...