As part of its mandate to publicize and promote the importance and relevance of Chemistry in everyday life, the Edmonton CIC Local Section runs a full programme of talks, lectures, field trips, and other events throughout the year. In addition to this, the Section is able to provide limited financial sponsorship to students and young people involved in Chemistry.
Sponsorship can be for a variety of purposes: for example, to assist with expenses for an individual making a presentation at a conference; to the organizers of a conference or meeting where students will be involved; to a group of individuals who together plan to attend a conference; to an organization to finance a prize for chemistry-related work; to the planners of a congress for chemistry students. Particular emphasis is given to supporting undergraduates and students in pre-tertiary education programmes. In order to share the monetary benefits as widely as possible, applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and evaluated in light of what other sources of funding are available. Approval is not automatic, and it is unlikely that any individual award will be sufficient to cover all costs anticipated. It is expected that a brief report will be submitted after the event, to allow the Section to evaluate whether the funds were well spent.