NSERC CREATE Training Program in Continuous Flow Science

Our CREATE Training Workshops

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Throughout the year, the CREATE-CFS program offers informative seminars geared towards improving the knowledge of continuous flow science (CFS) as well as enhancing the career development of students. These activities can cover a wide range of topics, including scientific communication, research ethics, commercialization, intellectual property, entrepreneurship, management, etc.

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Lecture with Joel Hawkins

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To learn about the different types of workshops offered, please click on the following sections:

Lectureship Series

In order to promote the exchange of ideas and the dissemination of knowledge, the CREATE-CFS program sometimes runs a lectureship series that invites prominent leaders from industry, academia and government to discuss recent scientific breakthroughs in continuous flow science or entrepreneurship challenges to be faced.

Aaron Beeler (Mar. 8, 2017)

Joel Hawkins (Sep. 16, 2016)

Rene Koenigs (Aug. 30, 2016)

C. Oliver Kappe (May 31, 2016)

Nicolas Drolet (Nov. 13, 2015)

Louis-Charles Campeau (Sep. 25, 2015)

Guy Stremsdoerfer (May 13, 2015)

Tim Jamison (Apr. 23, 2015)

Tehshik Yoon (Nov. 12, 2014)

Hands-On Training

Sometimes, company representatives offer a live demonstration of a specific flow equipment. That way, students can see for themselves how the equipment works, how it is set-up and eventually gauge its advantages and/or limitations when it is directly applied to their own research.

Introduction to Snapdragon Chemistry Inc.

Mettler Toledo Webinar on Continuous Flow (on Demand)

Mettler Toledo Flow Equipment (Oct. 13, 2015)

ThalesNano Flow Equipment (May 21, 2015)

Syrris Flow Equipment (May 21, 2014)

Soft Skill Seminars

Employment experts all agree that, while your technical skills may lead you to an interview, your soft skills will actually make you get the job and keep it. Knowing how to get along with people and showing a positive attitude have now become essential attributes for your career success. That is why part of the CREATE-CFS program is designed to develop in its students the interpersonal and relationship-building skills that will help them communicate and collaborate effectively throughout their life. Various workshops on a wide range of topics are available free of charge on the affiliated universities' web site (online course or real-time class):

HEC-Université de Montréal

University of Ottawa

Content is updated on a regular basis and should incorporate everyone's affinities (no mandatory field). At their own pace, CREATE students are required to register to at least 2 soft-skill seminars each year (they may consult with their own supervisor for useful guidance). For statistical purposes, they must then email the scientific coordinator the title of the workshop they attended and date it occurred.

Troubleshooting Sessions

At least twice a year, CREATE students meet together to share the set-up of their flow devices they have developed, showcase the latest advancements they have made in their research, and discuss the technical problems they are encountering. This represents a practical training to aid in graduate research. That way, with feedback from others, they will not only familiarize themselves with other flow processes but also think of novel ways to exploit them or envision appropriate solutions to overcome deadlocks in their own research.