01 Jun 2015

June 2015 E-News

Open House June 27, UAC elections, the blue lights, science highlights and more... 
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  1. Join the CLS Open House and Partners in Science Festival: June 27 @ 1pm 
  2. Users' Advisory Committee election
  3. The blue lights
  4. Forward-thinking on mine tailings
  5. Physicists map electron structure of superconductivity's 'doppelgänger'
  6. Sandra Ribeiro joins Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce BOD
  7. Canadian Synchrotron Summer School: July 20 - 25
  8. New staff and now hiring 
1. Join the CLS Open House and Partners in Science Festival: June 27 @ 1pm 

To celebrate our 10th anniversary we are opening our doors to the public in an unprecedented way.

Enjoy self-guided tours of our mezzanine overlooking the experimental stations. Chat with scientists about their research. See our new interactive touchscreens playing videos and animations. And we are proud to host our Partners in Science Festival with hands-on activities for kids and adults alike.

Visit our website for more information and to sign up for behind-the-scenes guided tours of our experimental stations. Experience science at the synchrotron: See you June 27!
2. Users' Advisory Committee election

The Users' Advisory Committee will be holding an election for four new regular members for the September 2016 to August 2019 term.

A request for you to participate in the online election will be distributed on Monday, July 6. If you do not receive a request to vote by email, please contact the CLS Users' Office. For more details, please visit our website
3. The blue lights 

We are in the midst of celebrating 10 years of scientific discovery, and to commemorate this landmark, and the UNESCO International Year of Light, the facility has been lit up with a stunning display that will be on every night until the end of the year. 

This is our way of showing the community how much we appreciate their support! Check out the aerial video on our YouTube channel, and photos in our Flickr gallery.
4. Forward-thinking on mine tailings 
AREVA Resources Canada, in partnership with University of Saskatchewan researchers, has recently completed a major study on the long-term health of their uranium mine tailings at McClean Lake.

"Our partnership with the U of S and Canadian Light Source to better understand our tailings at McClean Lake helps us provide assurance that the environment is protected over the very long term," states Dale Huffman, AREVA Resources’ Vice President Safety, Health, Environment and Quality.

Read the complete story on our website
5. Physicists map electron structure of superconductivity's 'doppelgänger' 

Physicists have painted an in-depth portrait of charge ordering, an electron self-organization regime in high-temperature superconductors that may be intrinsically intertwined with superconductivity itself.

In two complementary studies, published in Nature Materials this week and Science in March, University of British Columbia researchers confirm that charge ordering forms a predominantly one dimensional 'd-wave pattern'.

Read the full story on our website.
6. Sandra Ribeiro joins Chamber BOD  
Sandra Ribeiro, CLS Manager of Communications and Outreach, joins the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for 2015/16. Congratulations Sandra! 
7. Canadian Synchrotron Summer School, July 20–25
The 2015 summer school will educate researchers and emerging scientists about CLS capabilities. This year's program will focus on the use of synchrotron light in both plant and agricultural science, as well as art, art history and cultural heritage. 

We invite scientists with little or no previous experience with synchrotron-based technology to apply. Participation is limited to 10 participants in each theme to ensure everyone is able to participate in hands-on sessions. 

For more information or to apply, please visit our website. 
8. New staff and now hiring

We are pleased to announce the following new employee who recently joined the CLS: 

Anna-Maria Boechler joins us as the new Education Coordinator and brings with her many years working with youth in the science community. She obtained her BEd from the University of Saskatchewan and has  biochemistry and physiology degrees as well.  She most recently worked as an event coordinator for Canadian Blood Services.  We are excited to see our Education program grow with the addition of Anna-Maria!!

The following job postings are currently available at CLS:

  •  Job No. 799 - Research Associate - CLS@APS 
  •  Job No. 791 - Controls Analyst 
  •  Job No. 781 - Project Delivery Manager
  •  Job No. 774 - MXSync General Manager

Please visit our careers page for more information.

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