SCC Ontario Survey The SCC Ontario board is happy to present the our survey! As a member of the SCC Ontario chapter or someone who is interested in our chapter and attends the occasional meeting and/or function we are looking for your feedback. Please take a moment to complete our brief survey and let us know what you like, and don't like as well as how we may improve on what we are doing. Our objective as a society is the advancement of cosmetic science, which of course we all have a vested interest in! So why not do it in a way that educates as well as entertains! Click Here to participate in the survey !
Presenters Welcome !The SCC Ontario Chapter Board is currently accepting submissions for presentations ! Interested parties can submit a presentation abstract and a biography. Your talk may be accepted for either a Chapter Meeting or Education Day. Please send all enquiries to Andy Halasz (speaker coordinator). Email Here !
______________________________Ontario Chapter Officers ChairShahin Kalantari d'Avicenna Inc80 Cornerbrook drive,Toronto, ON. M3A 1H7Ph: (416) 567-6572Chair ElectSaina TaidiApollo Health and Beauty Care1 Apollo PlaceToronto, ON M3J 0H2Ph: (416) 758-3700 SecretaryAndrea BoylanAndicor Specialty Chemicals Corp.590 Abilene DriveMississauga, ON L5T 2T4Ph: (905) 795-0911Fax: (905) 795-0912TreasurerRobert Castillo Univar CanadaPh: (416) 740-5300Fax: (416) 740-2227Directors Area IIBart MaxonPh: 989-496-3035Fax: 989-496-5508Christopher Heisig, Ph.D.STERIS CorporationPh: (314) 290-4747Past ChairDorothy MaraprossiansUnipex Solutions Canada Inc235 Advance BlvdBrampton, ON L6T 4J2Ph: (905) 453-7131Fax: (905) 453-0199
Education Day ReviewThis years SCC Ontario Education Day held on September 22nd was a particularly interesting and thought provoking day! We were pleased to have Vanya Loroch, Ph.,D who is a teacher and trainer in life sciences based in Switzerland. He describes himself as a “hyper-generalist”. In the course of this work, Vanya always focused on trying to understand what lies at the heart of effective science education. His teachings cover a number of domains including medical and non-medical biology, classical and molecular genetics, as well as flavors of biotechnology, drug development, medical information management, and health promotion and prevention.Vanya’s focus for the day was “Nutrition and Aging” with the presentation topic being “Eat Well and Age Healthy: or is it the other way around? ” The talk was a fast paced, candid and scientifically sound exploration of confirmed and suspected links between nutrition and aging. He discussed the fundamentals of modern biology that explain key mechanisms believed to be responsible for different forms of aging. As well as various hypotheses that explain why aging is inevitable and how it may be delayed.Attention SCC Members: College, Seneca College, as part of its Cosmetic Science Graduate Certificate program is urgently seeking opportunities for its students to find a place for the Co-op portion if its program. If you are interested in helping to shape future cosmetic science employees through offering a paid practical experience component in your organization, please contact them through the information found following this link.Currently there are only a few students available so if you are in a position to help it would be greatly appreciated! Many thanks to those companies who have taken on students in the program!KEY CONTACTZahra HirjiCo-operative Education Co-ordinator416.491.5050 ext. 33218
2017 SCC Ontario Chapter Board ElectionsIt is time for elections of the 2017 SCC Ontario Chapter Board Members. We have two positions open for election this year: Chair-Elect and Treasurer.As a member of the SCC Ontario Chapter you will soon be sent specific instructions on how to cast your vote!More details Here !
Merit Award PresentationThe SCC Ontario board was very pleased to honour one of their own at Septembers Education Day held at the Venetian on September 22nd!As a long time board member and active member of the SCC Ontario community, Andrea Boylan has demonstrated exceptional commitment and involvement in the Chapter for many years. Andrea has been an SCC Ontario Chapter board member for over ten years and has previously held the elected positions of Secretary and Chair, as well being apart of the planning committee for the annual Holiday Dinner Dance party. Andrea can always be depended upon to lend a helping hand whatever the task and always with a cheery smile! More recently she has been challenging us all at Chapter meetings with her ever popular trivia contests! The members of the SCC Ontario executive committee thank Andrea for all her hard work!!!
Urban Defense Strategies for Pollution ProtectionTia Alkazaz As the number of people living in cities is increasing, there is a growing concern about the effects of atmospheric pollution on skin health. The harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation and smoking on skin health is well understood, and appropriate skin protection measures have been established to prevent premature skin aging. However, atmospheric pollution is a relatively newer concern that has the cosmetic industry developing new ingredients, and adapting formulation concepts for skin protection and repair. Air pollution in Asia is at an all-time high due to auto emissions, cigarette and industrial smoke.1 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is leading the charge against air pollution in the United States, as awareness of the skin damaging effects of pollution is spreading through the Western hemisphere. Addressing concerns over pollution allows cosmetic brands to leverage the influence of the expanded consumer awareness into a new market for skin care that works to actively fight against pollution. Read the Full Article Here
MEMBERSHIP RETENTION CONTEST The SCC Ontario Chapter is offering ALL its members a chance to win a free meeting by simply renewing their SCC membership prior to the December 31st cut off. As a Chapter, if we retain the highest number of returning members vs. the other North American chapters...WE WIN! DON’T BE LATE!!! Details here