Designing a Green Future: Opportunities for Green and Sustainable Chemistry

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Designing a Green Future: Opportunities for Green and Sustainable Chemistry

The 8th Annual GCI Symposium this spring will showcase recent developments in the field of green chemistry and sustainable research.

By Green Chemistry Initiative

When and where

Date and time

Thu, May 18, 2023 9:00 AM - Fri, May 19, 2023 9:00 PM EDT


Department of Earth Sciences: Amphitheatre, 1050 Reichman Family Lecture 22 Russell Street Toronto, ON M5S 3B1 Canada

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About this event

  • 1 day 12 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Symposium details

After 3 years, the GCI Symposium is coming back!

Our 8th annual symposium is designed to connect students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty members interested in Green Chemistry with current leaders in the field to discuss advances in chemical processes and the future of sustainable research practices.

Check our website for more.

Highlights of this year's Symposium include:

  • A hands-on case study
  • A research poster session (three prizes will be awarded during the wine and cheese event)
  • Coffee breaks with sponsors
  • A closing networking event
  • Seminar talks on Green and Sustainable innovations in industry
  • A student-guided panel with speakers
  • An excellent chance to network with current sustainability experts for future job opportunities

Cost and Registration

Early Bird Registration: Closes March 21st, 2023 at 11:59 pm EDT

The cost of the symposium is $45 CAD for early bird registration.

Regular Registration: until April 21st, 2023

Regular registration cost is $55 CAD.

Virtual Registration (virtual attendance only) is $25 CAD until April 21st, 2023

The registration fee includes all symposium events, as well as lunch, refreshments and coffee that will be provided as part of the symposium program on the full-schedule days (May 18th and 19th, 2023). Registration does not include accommodation and travel fees.

About the organizer

The Green Chemistry Initiative (GCI) at the University of Toronto was founded in September 2012 by a group of graduate students in the Department of Chemistry. In search of a way to decrease the environmental impact of their own research, while educating others in the department and the community on the principles and merits of green chemistry, the GCI was founded to promote sustainable practices in the lab and in everyday life. 

Since then, the GCI has grown into a full-fledged, university-funded organization. Each year the group is proud to host a symposium featuring seminars by cutting-edge researchers and industry partners. Find out more about what we do at!

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