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As the new YBTC Canada Committee Chair, I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank the past chair, Steve Jones for his commitment t o the YBTC Team. It is my pleasure to provide you with an update regarding an initiative that we are ver y passionate about! There are many facet s to the YBTC Canada team that add value to this program: • YBTC sub-chair: Uli Miersch • M  arketing & Outreach Subcommittee: Frans des Tombe, Dave Ballantyne, Catherine Wieckowska & Fatima Alexander • G rants & Fundraising Subcommitttee: Bonnie Miller, Peter DiTecco, Ian Dowding, Dave Ballantyne, and the CACD staff. • C anadian Challenge Committee: Stephane St-Jacques, Peggy Woessman, Rosanna Aurello, and the CACD staff. We were pleased to host our first YBTC Canada Challenge in Stratford, Ontario back in November 2012. The entire YBTC team, consisting of industr y volunteers and CACD employees, invested a lot of energy to make this first pilot challenge such a success! We learned a lot from this challenge and our long term vision would be to host YBTC Challenges across Canada. It is clearly beneficial for the chemical industr y to Bring Chemistr y to the Classroom, and this is simply not possible without the required funding. The YBTC Grants & Fundraising subcommittee has been awarded funding from Imperial Oil – a major milestone! The Canadian YBTC Challenge subcommittee is gearing up once again . Thanks to the funding received from Imperial Oil, YBTC Canada will host a YBTC Challenge in Edmonton, Alberta in the fall of 2013. We have applied for two other grants in 2013 and are awaiting their responses as well. Looking for ward to our new endeavors in 2013! Rosanna Aurello | Quadra Chemicals Ltd rosanna_aurello@quadra.ca You Be The Chemi st® is a registered trademark of the Chemical Educational Foundation.

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The Chemunicator - Spring 2013  

The 2013 Spring issue of The Chemunicator. Published by the Canadian Association of Chemical Distributors (CACD) represents chemical distri...