50th Anniversary College Chemistry Canada Conference,  Trent University, Peterborough, ON 

Friday, May 24th – Sunday, May 26th, 2024

The 2024 Conference theme:


This year’s C3 conference, held at Trent University, marks the milestone 50th anniversary of this nationally recognized conference in Canadian chemistry education. This year’s conference aims to bring together those involved in chemistry education across Canada and at all levels of instruction (lab vs. lecture, high school, college, and university) to discuss the history of chemistry education in Canada over the last 50 years and to share our experiences in the pursuit of supporting student success (the good, the bad, and the ugly!).

We encourage chemistry educators at all levels to submit their conference abstract for oral or poster presentation formats.

Travel to Peterborough

The Trent University campus sits in Peterborough, ON - roughly 2 hours from Toronto Pearson International Airport by car. The following link has been created to allow those travelling into Peterborough via Pearson International to coordinate possible ride sharing as well as shared airport taxis to and from Peterborough: LINK.

Depending on the time of day, Hwy 407 (toll road) significantly reduces the travel time between the airport and the Trent Campus. When providing the Trent address to drivers, please use the following:
Gzowski College
1 Gzowski Way, Peterborough, ON K9L 1Z8

Plenary Speakers:
Amanda Bongers (Queen's University)
Renee Link (University of California, Irvine)

Conference Activities:

Welcome Reception Dinner: Publican House Brewery ($20.00) Friday, May 24th.
Event will include private C3 event room with appetizers and hors d'oeuvres served throughout the event. Cash bar available within private space. Publican House will be providing brewery tours in smalls groups throughout the evening.

Excursion: Peterborough Lift Lock Cruises (no charge) Friday, May 24th - morning.
Explore Peterborough from the pristine waters of the Trent Severn Waterway. Departing from Peterborough Marina, this 2-hour tour explores Little Lake, past the Peterborough Centennial Fountain, and into the City of Peterborough lock system.

Excursion: Canadian Canoe Museum (no charge) Friday, May 24th - afternoon. Be one of the first people to tour the Canadian Canoe Museum in their brand-new state of the art building opening May 11, 2024. A Peterborough legacy, the Canadian Canoe Museum is home to over 600 paddled watercrafts which highlight traditions from across Canada.

Excursion: On the Water - Canoe/Kayak Little Lake and the Otonabee River (on site fee for rentals) Friday, May 24th - following/concurrent to museum visit. Rent a canoe or kayak directly from the Canadian Canoe Museum and explore Peterborough's Little Lake at your own leisure with other C3 conference attendees.

Conference Banquet - click for info

The 2024 Conference Organizers:
Shannon Accettone - Assistant Professor, Trent University (
Cassandra DeFrancesco - Ph.D. Student and Chemical Technician, Trent University





Online Abstract Submission

Opens February 26th

Online Registration

Opens February 26th

Conference Accommodation

Conference Flyer

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