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Symposium details

Following the resounding success of last academic year's events, the GCI Symposium is making a triumphant return, this time in collaboration with McGill University.

Our 9th annual symposium, titled “Making Greener Choices: A more sustainable approach to chemistry”, aims to encourage students to implement more sustainable practices in their research, teaching, and careers. The symposium is designed to connect students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty members interested in Green Chemistry with current leaders in the field to discuss advances in chemical processes and the future of sustainable research practices. Building upon last year's goal of establishing a unified definition of Green Chemistry, our principal focus this year is to equip attendees with practical tools, empowering them to integrate green chemistry into their research and educational pursuits.

The symposium is a two and a half-day event which will start on May 15th-17th, 2024. All symposium events will be held at the University of Toronto – St. George Campus.

This year’s Symposium features:

Travel scholarship opportunities available for students

An opening networking event

A research poster session (prizes will be awarded)

All-inclusive breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and coffee

A workshop with ACS GCI

Seminar talks on Green and Sustainable innovations in the industry

An excellent chance to network with current sustainability experts for future job opportunities

Important Dates

November 24, 2024 – Registration opens

April 8 2024 – Early bird registration closed at 11:59 pm EDT

April 21st - Travel Scholarship Application closed at 11:59PM

April 29, 2024 – Regular registration closes at 11:59 pm EDT

May 9, 2024 – Poster abstract submission closes at 11:59 pm EDT

Poster Abstract and Travel Scholarship Application

We highly encourage all attendees to submit a poster abstract for our exclusive pizza and wine networking session scheduled for the evening of Thursday, May 16th. Posters abstracts are limited to 200 words and due by May 9th 2024. The inclusion or mention of Green Chemistry elements or aspects is not a prerequisite for the submission of poster abstracts. However, all presenters are invited to look for opportunities to talk about Green Chemistry within the context of their research. Posters from previous conferences are welcome!

Travel Scholarships are now closed due to high interest. We try our best to accommodate as many interested green chemists as possible, however we are limited as we are a student organization with limited funds. We encourage interested attendees to register for virtual registration.

Click here to submit an abstract!

*Attendees traveling from Quebec can apply for a Quebec-specific travel grant, coordinated by McGill GCI. Contact for more information*

Cost and Registration

Early Bird Registration: Closes April 8, 2024 at 11:59 pm EDT

The cost of the symposium is $45 CAD for early bird registration.

Regular Registration: until April 29, 2024

Regular registration cost is $55 CAD.

The registration fee includes all symposium events, as well as breakfast, lunch, refreshments and coffee that will be provided as part of the symposium program on the full-schedule days (May 15th and 17th, 2024). Registration does not include accommodation and travel fees.


The nearest accommodations can be found at New College residences at the University of Toronto St. George campus. The symposium begins on Wednesday afternoon, May 15th and ends on Friday afternoon, May 17th. Student rates are available at New College residence. You will be required to book accommodation on your own, but we are happy to assist or provide more information. Remember to book well ahead of time to ensure your accommodation!


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GCI symposium 2024 Organizing Committee

University of Toronto

Samihat Rahman
Francisco Yarur V

Mina Stefanovic (head)
Mahtab Abtahi
Wendy Wu

Peter Liu

Website and Outreach
Lea Goutal (head)
Shine Huang (website)
Maggie Wang
Joe Wadden
Joaquin Chin

Valeria Morozova

Olivia Mann-Delany

Graphic Design
Andrés Gonzalez

Victor Lotoki (head)
Guillermo Lozano Onrubia
Hao Xu
Andrew Chang
Teh Ren Hou

McGill University

Daliah Farajat
Jasmine Hong
Galen Yang
Julian Marlyn
Gagan Daliaho
Jorge Ramos
Maddy Wolff
Ben Ennifer
Ariel Zheng