Canadian Chemistry Contest

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Who Should Participate?

  • Parts A and B: Students ranking in the top 10% at high schools and cégeps (cégep students who have taken no more than two courses in chemistry are eligible)
  • Parts A and C (CCO selection exam): Students less than 20 years old at the time of the international competition who have not taken any chemistry course at the university level.

When Does it Take Place? 

  • Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Awards and Prizes top The top three students are selected in each of the following six regions to win the prizes listed below. As well, among the first place winners, one national winner is selected. •National

  •  Atlantic
  • Quebec
  • Ontario
  • Manitoba
  • Saskatchewan and Nunavut
  • Alberta and the Northwest Territories
  • British Columbia and the Yukon.

Prizes: National Winner — $350 additional (total of $800) First place regional winners — $450 Second place regional winners — $200 Third place regional winners — $100 Special Merit Award certificates and CIC lapel pins are also presented for outstanding papers in each region.

How It Works

  • The Canadian Chemistry Contest (CCC) is combined with the Canadian Chemistry Olympiad (CCO) Selection Exam. It consists of three parts: – Part A: 25 Multiple-choice questions. Duration: 60 minutes. – Part B: Four extended-response questions, two of which must be answered. Duration: 90 minutes. – Part C: Free-response problem-solving questions, designed to be more challenging. Duration: 90 minutes
  • All three sections of the combined CCC and COO may be written in either English or French. •Parts A and B constitute the Canadian Chemistry Contest, and are prepared by the National Examiner.
  • The CCO Olympiad Selection Exam consists of the same Part A together with Part C which is designed by the CCO •Those interested in both competitions may write Parts A, B and C within the total time of four hours.

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