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About SOUSCC

Mission Behind SOUSCC

The Southern Ontario Undergraduate Student Chemistry Conference, otherwise known as SOUSCC, is having its 50th anniversary this year and will be hosted by the Department of Chemistry at the University of Toronto, St. George campus. The event provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to present their research to fellow students, faculty members and industry experts from universities and companies all across Southern Ontario.

History of SOUSCC

SOUSCC is an annual student-led conference, with the very first originating at the University of Western Ontario in 1973. Back then, it was known as the South Western Ontario Student Chemistry Conference (SWOSCC) and was held as a one-day affair consisting of a single session. However, thanks to help from the late Professor Don Irish from the University of Waterloo, the conference was successfully established as an annual event that circulated around various universities in Southwestern Ontario.