CLS Summer School




Canadian Light Source Summer School
August 1 – 4, 2017

Canadian Light Source Inc.
Saskatoon, SK
Non-Student Cost: $400 
Student Cost: $250
Application Deadline - May 4, 2017

Innovative solutions to research related to Environmental Science & Management, Geochemistry/Geoscience, Geology, Soil Science & more!

The CLS Summer School will provide practical explanations and experience with various synchrotron techniques and the opportunity to interact directly with CLS scientists working in similar areas. This school is appropriate for students, faculty, or industry scientists who wish to learn how synchrotron techniques can contribute and transform your research. 

Students, faculty, or industry scientists are invited to learn how synchrotron techniques can contribute and transform your research.
Participation is limited to 20 participants to ensure everyone is able to participate in hands-on sessions.

Sessions will include: 

Dr. Justin ChalkerKEYNOTE SPEAKER: Justin Chalker, Flinders University, South Australia

Laying Waste to Mercury Pollution: Sustainable Polymers Made from Industrial By-Products and Case Studies in Environmental Remediation

Justin M. Chalker earned a B.S. in Chemistry and a B.A. in the History and Philosophy of Science at The University of Pittsburgh in 2006. At Pittsburgh, he contributed to the total synthesis of several natural products under the direction of Theodore Cohen. Supported by a Rhodes Scholarship and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, Justin then completed his D.Phil. at the University of Oxford under the supervision of Benjamin Davis where he developed several tools for the site-selective modification of proteins. In 2012, Justin started his independent career as an assistant professor at The University of Tulsa where he established a diverse research program in organic chemistry, biochemistry and material science. In 2015, Justin moved to Flinders University where he is a Lecturer in Synthetic Chemistry and recipient of an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award. In 2016, Justin was named Tall Poppy of the Year for South Australia in recognition of his achievements in research, teaching and science communication.



Please remember this is an application process as participation is limited. If you are accepted, payment of the registration fee of $400+ GST for non-student or $250 + GST for students is required to hold your spot. Applications will be considered in the order that they are received.


Funding Opportunities

Accommodation information can be found in Accommodations.

Questions can be addressed to

or phone 306-657-3525

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