Our team understands the importance of continual learning, especially in the context of scientific research. Please see below for information on some of the recent conferences and events in which our team members have attended and participated.

Upcoming Events

Joel will be attending the 15th Canadian Chemical Crystallography Workshop (CCCW24) in Winnipeg from May 28-June 1.
Industry Services will have a booth at CIM CONNECT 2024 in Vancouver. Come meet Peter, Erika, and Burke at boot 947 this May.
Toby will be presenting at CSC in Winnipeg this June 2-6.
Joel Reid will be participating in the Rietveld Refinement & Indexing Clinic hosted by the International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD) as an instructor from September 24-27.
Peter and Erika will be attending The World's Premier Mineral Exploration & Mining Convention, PDAC 2024 in Toronto from March 3-6.

Previous CLS Events

Our Industry Services staff attends various CLS workshops and other events. To see a complete list of CLS workshops, please visit the events page.

Peter Blanchard and Miranda Vu led a hands-on sample preparation portion during CLS's XAS workshop. Attendees were able to learn about soft x-ray sample preparation, and hard x-ray sample preparation for both transmission and fluorescence experiments, while having the opportunity to interact with staff and ask questions as needed. Peter also gave a presentation highlighting the applications of XAS experiments.

Joel Reid gave two presentations at  CLS's 2023 XRD and Scattering Summer School. The presentations included An Introduction to Powder Diffraction, and Structute Solution with Powder Diffractions. Joel also gave a beamline demonstration and helped with software tutorials.

Previous External Events

Joel Reid presented at the 16th Canadian Powder Diffraction Workshop. Joel presented an introduction to powder diffraction, powder diffractions structure solutions, and finding experimental solutions using synchrotron techniques at the CLS. Joel also provided software tutorials during the workshop.

Peter Blanchard attended Goldschmidt 2023 in Lyon, France. He presented a poster showing the applications of synchrotron-based techniques in the management of mine waste and tailings.

Joel Reid participated in the Rietveld Refinement & Indexing Clinic hosted by the International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD) as an instructor.

Peter Blanchard attended the IDEATE 2023 workshop that was organized by the International Minerals Innovation Institute (IMII). This workshop focuses on finding solutions to problems that arrise when studying minerals.

Toby Bond attended the 40th Annual International Battery Seminar and Exhibit. The conference was attended by representatives from industry as well as battery researchers. Everything from battery research and development, applications, and manufacturing was discussed.

Peter Blanchard, Burke Barlowe, and Erika Bergen attended the 2023 Saskatchewan Geological Society (SGS) open house. If you also attended this event, you may have seen them at the purple CLS Industry Services booth.