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Introduction and History of the Nova Scotia Chemistsí Society:

 

The idea for forming a Nova Scotia Chemistsí Society (NSCS) was first proposed by Jim Frazee at the Annual General Meeting of the Atlantic Section of the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) held at Acadia University in the summer of 1995.

In 1996, a survey was conducted, with approximately 100 of the 300 people contacted responding. The response indicated an interest in pursuing the formation of a Society.

On 18 March 2000, the first planning meeting was held, with support from the CIC. Subsequently, the members chose the by-laws of the Association of the Chemical Profession of Alberta as a model for a Society in Nova Scotia.

In the fall of 2000, a second planning meeting was held where a committee was established to draw up a constitution and by-laws. Various drafts and revisions of the by-laws were prepared and submitted to the Nova Scotian Registry of Joint Stocks. On 4 March 2004, the by-laws were accepted and registration of the Nova Scotia Chemistsí Society was achieved.

The first Annual General Meeting of the Society was held on 25 September 2004.