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P4 JIM KAPRON P6 TOM NOWICKI P9 NEW AOAC CHAPTER COVER IMAGE The University of Winnipeg Richardson College for the Environmental and Science Complex, the new site of Mid-Canada AOAC Scientific Gathering for 2018 This state-of-the-art building located at 599 Portage Avenue is The University of Winnipeg's new home science, sustainability initiatives and community learning programs, attracting leading researchers from around the world to Winnipeg. Students and faculty alike engage in cutting-edge research in biology, chemistry, environmental studies, Indigenous science and the social sciences in one of the most energy efficient educational buildings in North America. 3. Editor’s Note I’m pleased to have been able to work alongside the Mid-Canada AOAC chapter in this past year. There has been growth and development of the organization on both the local and international level. 3. President Message I am looking forward to furthering the support of Mid-Canada AOAC as past president. I encourage you to join us as an executive member or by volunteering your time. We can do more together. 4. SmartFormula 3D – Algorithm to Determine Chemical Formula While NMR spectroscopy provides an astonishing amount of chemical information, synthetic chemistry journals also require mass spectroscopy (MS) data to characterize new molecules. 6. 2018 Manitoba Schools Science Symposium Mid-Canada AOAC has supported MSSS since 1991. Over the past 27 years, countless numbers of Mid-Canada AOAC members have judged at the MSSS. 7. News 8. Cook like a Scientist 9. Training Provided by Mid-Canada AOAC 10. Meet the new member of AOAC International The AOAC Sub-Saharan Africa Section is a sub-organization of the AOAC INTERNATIONAL. It is a not-for-profit organization based purely on the active volunteer work of scientists and like-minded stakeholders. COVER IMAGE New sub section of AOAC International area of coverage in Africa 12. Our Corporate Members 13. Executive Members We are looking forward to this year’s symposium and encourage you to join us as an executive member or volunteering your time. We can do more together 2

Editor’s Note CirculaCon By adverCsing in the Mid-Canada AOAC’s newsleUer Formula your message is delivered to each of the organizaCons members who study and work in areas of research such as analyCcal chemistry and microbiology. If the goal of your adverCsement is to extend your reach into the analyCcal chemistry community, this bulleCn is an ideal medium to deliver your message as it is distributed free to the organizaCon’s 450+ members. Editor: Marie-Josee Nadeau Co-Editor: Ramin Vakili Graphics & Layout: Ramin Vakili AdverCsing in Formula: Rates Member Full-page $315 $441 Half-page $189 $285 Quarter-page $144 $222 Short course lisCng Non-member $10/column inch Deadline for submission of adverCsements for April 15 publicaCon is Sunday, April 10th, 2018 for Dec 15 publicaCon. Contact InformaCon For more informaCon to request further informaCon regarding adverCsing rates, specificaCon, digital requirements, or submission guidelines please contact: Marie-Josée Nadeau Email: formula@midcanadaaoac.org Ramin Vakili Email: r.vakili@uwinnipeg.ca hUps://twiUer.com/aoacday hUps://www.instagram.com/mcaoac/ hUps://www.linkedin.com/in/mid-canadaaoac-a3026b139/ I’m pleased to have been able to work alongside the Mid-Canada AOAC chapter in this past year. There has been growth and development of the organizaCon on both the local and internaConal level. On the local level, as previously menConed, the Mid-Canada AOAC’s AOAC ScienCfic Symposium will be held in the Richardson College for the Environment buildings, allowing new opportuniCes for workshops and demonstraCons to be held by corporate members. On an internaConal level, AOAC internaConal is looking to create a new Sub-Saharan chapter. ImplemenCng this chapter could help raise the standards and performances of analyCcal labs in this area across various sectors. Currently, support from members is being sought to begin the creaCon of this chapter. E Mail: formula@midcanadaaoac.org President Message . . . This year, I have had the privilege of serving the Mid-Canada AOAC community. We are hard at work to bring another year of excellent workshops and programs to the scienCfic community in Mid-Canada. A number of new changes are coming to our scienCfic symposium. These include a new venue and structure to keep up with the expectaCons of our community. I am looking forward to furthering the support of Mid-Canada AOAC as past president. I encourage you to join us as an execuCve member or by volunteering your Cme. We can do more together. Ramin Vakili Mid-Canada AOAC President, 2017-2018 3

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