2017 Alberta/BC Inorganic Discussion Weekend

The Department of Chemistry at UBC Okanagan is proud to invite you to the 2017 Alberta/BC Inorganic Chemistry Weekend, taking place from Friday, May 12 to Sunday, May 14, 2017.

The weekend kicks off Friday evening with the opening plenary and poster session, followed on Saturday with further plenary lectures, multiple student discussion groups, and a banquet.

2017 Plenary Speakers

Daniel Leznoff
Danny Leznoff
Professor, Chemistry
Simon Fraser University

Research: Supramolecular coordination polymers, magnetic materials, open-shell organometallics, actinide chemistry, metal-metal bonds.
Ryan Lundgren
Rylan Lundgren
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
University of Alberta

Research: Catalysis, organometallic chemistry, synthesis and reactivity.
Lisa Rosenberg Lisa Rosenberg
Associate Professor, Chemistry
University of Victoria

Research: Organometallic chemistry and transition metal catalysis.


The $35 registration fee will include: coffee/nutrition breaks, drink tickets for the poster session and banquet, and lunch and the banquet on Saturday.

Student and Supervisor Registration Form


The UBC Okanagan residences are available for your stay. Single rooms with a single bed and a washroom are $56/night, studio suites with one queen bed, a washroom and kitchen are $69/night, two queen bed, one-bedroom suites with kitchen and washroom are $119/night, 4-bedroom apartments with a single bed in each room, two washrooms, a kitchen and dining area are $189/night, and four-bedroom family suites with a one queen bed, three single beds, kitchen, living/dining area, and washroom are $189/night.

A block of various room types have been reserved for the IDW, and you can book them online at the UBC Okanagan Conferences and Accommodations website. Please note, the rooms will be held until March 28, 2017. We recommend booking your accommodation early, as there are a limited number of one bedroom and family suites available.


The University is about 1 km south of the Kelowna Airport, and well-marked from both directions on Highway 97. Once you arrive on campus, drive to the Conferences and Accommodations Office to check in. Grab a copy of a campus map to find your way around.


Friday, May 12, 2017 - Day 1
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Opening Remarks / Plenary: Daniel Leznoff
ART 366
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Poster Session
UNC 200
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - Day 2
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Plenary: Rylan Lundgren
ART 366
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Coffee Break
ART 3rd Floor Foyer
10:30 - 12:30 p.m.
Break Out Session #1
12:30 - 1:45 p.m. 
1:45 - 1:55 p.m. Group Photo 
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. 
Plenary: Lisa Rosenberg ART 366
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Coffee Break 
ART 3rd Floor Foyer
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. 
Break Out Session #2 TBA 
6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
ADM 121
Sunday, May 14, 2017 - Checkout and departure

Download a copy of the programme, campus map, and breakout session assignments.


If you have any questions about the 2017 A/BC IDW, please contact your hosts Kevin Smith and Stephen McNeil.

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