New SCC OntarioSurvey LaunchedThe SCC Ontario board is happy to announce the launch of our new 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) Here !
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MEETINGIf you prefer you can reserve a spot by email or fax. Send us a note that you will be there. We will confirm receipt of your reservation. You can then either bring the payment with you or put it in the mail. Please make your reservation prior to March 9TH, 2015.Please note:Should you register and not attend you will be invoiced the meeting fee. Students must have their payment in by Monday prior to themeeting. To make your reservation today contact Rob at:firstname.lastname@example.org by fax at (416) 740-2227 OR on-line here:Location:The Venetian Banquet & Hospitality Centre219 Romina Drive, City of Vaughan, ON, L4K 4V3 (tel: 905-264-9960)Fees:$75 for SCC Members (Pre-Registered)Non-Members $130(Pre-Registered)$30 for Students(pre-Registered)Schedule9am– RegistrationNoon– Lunch (provided)4:30pm– Adjourned9am– RegistrationNoon– Lunch (provided)4:30pm– AdjournedMeeting Details Here
A Welcome Message From the ChairWell, another year has arrived. I hope that you have all enjoyed the holiday season, which at this point seems so far away. It will be a busy year for me, as I am taking on this position of Chair of the Ontario Chapter. I have certainly done this before, but that does not make it any less challenging. I am again working with a fantastic group of people on the board, who are ready to help out at any time. We have many events planned for you. We already had our first meeting of the year, which was perfectly timed in the middle of the only snow storm of this winter, so far (and let’s keep it this way).In addition to our educational evenings, we are also preparing for 2 full educational days (March and September) as well as our social events that are always so well enjoyed. As always, we strive to bring education and fun to our members, and we welcome your suggestions and feedback.Your 2015 elected chapter officers are: Shahin Kalamtari as Chair-Elect, Monika Melao as Secretary and Rob Castillo as Treasurer. I am certain that we will have a fantastic year. I take this time to wish everyone a healthy, happy and successful 2015 and I look forward to seeing you all at all of our educational, social and festive events throughout the year.Keep in mind that as we have re-introduced our attendance draw, it may pay to attend an event!All the bestDorothy MaraprossiansChair, SCC, Ontario Chapter
Seneca College is developing a full time, one year, day time post graduate certificate in Cosmetic Science. We are currently seeking industry experts in the areas of raw materials, formulation and cosmetic regulations to develop curriculum and/or provide instruction. Ideal candidates will have excellent English skills and current expertise in the cosmetic industry. If you are interested, please forward your resume and contact information here :
Attention Members !Unemployed and Emeritus members may continue to attend monthly meetings free of charge. Please contact the registration booth upon arrival. Unemployed membership is free of charge by submitting the renewal form with unemployment details.
Bio:Mark Chandler is the President of ACT Solutions Corp. www.ACTSolutionsCorp.com, a formulation consulting firm focusing on Adaptive Aesthetic Design™, Advanced Emulsion Solutions, and Formulating for Efficacy™. He is also a Prestige Clinical Instructor at the University of Toledo – College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Mark is in his 30th year in the personal care and pharmaceutical industry, most recently serving as Skin Care Applications Manager for Croda Inc. For 15 years Mark has taught the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) Cosmetic Formulations course, in addition to instructing on emulsions for the Center for Professional Advancement and Cosmetic Raw Materials and Low Energy Emulsification courses for the SCC. Mark has presented in more than a dozen countries located in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia, and has written numerous technical articles and textbooks chapters, and has 3 patents.
Who should take this course: Anyone interested in the mechanics of designing a cosmetic formulation. The course will be beneficial to beginning and seasoned scientists, whether in formulation, quality control, or claims testing. NOTE: A certificate will be awarded for the completion of this day course.
How to Prevent Contamination in Cosmetic Productsby PERRY ROMANOWSKI A recent article about scientists discovering bacteria living in hairspray provides a good example of why cosmetic products need to be preserved. Microbes can grow almost anywhere! And these tiny organisms bring with them some distasteful product changes or even disease. As a cosmetic chemist it’s up to you to formulate properly and keep these invaders at bay. You typically do that by adding preservatives to your formulas. Unfortunately, you’ll have to know more than just the science as preservatives are some of the most highly regulated and restricted ingredients you will use.Read the complete article here...
SCC ONTARIO EMAIL REGISTRATIONAs you may have heard, new anti-spam laws in Canada came into effect on July 1st of 2014. As such we have had to ask all members and anyone interested in receiving our periodic communiqués from SCC Ontario for permission to be put on our mail list. If you are no longer receiving our emails or want to be included on our circulation list going forward please click here to register.Please note your email information will be used for SCC information purposes ONLY!
MEMBERSHIPFor those who would like to become members, yearly fees are $140 US. Applications are available from your Executive Committee or on-line at www.SCCOnline.org. Please return the completed form at your convenience and reap the benefits of the SCC. For renewal memberships, please send payments directly to the SCC National Office. For your convenience, National will accept payment by VISA, Mastercard or AMEX. Please contact National for details.