Virtual Symposium on Theoretical and Computational Chemistry in Canada

 July 19th–July 23rd, 2021

The goals of the VSTC3, which is being organized under the auspices of the Canadian Association of Theoretical Chemists (, are to provide both presentation and networking opportunities for HQP/Early-Career Researchers in theoretical and computational chemistry, and in particular to fill the gap created by the postponements of CSTCC and WATOC to 2022. This year, the conference will be held virtually, and further details will be available in the coming weeks. The VSTC3 is scheduled for the week of July 19th–July 23rd, 2021 with a four-hour session each day; the relatively short duration is to accommodate the schedules of researchers from coast-to-coast.

Invited speakers

Eric Bushnell (Brandon University)

Sarah Rauscher (University of Toronto)

Jolene Reid (University of British Columbia)

Lena Simine (McGill University)

Toby Zeng (York University)

Transitioning to and Working in Industry Panel

  • Chris Ing (ProteinQure)
  • Julie Owen (Cyclica)
  • Joshua Pottel (Molecular Forecaster)
  • Anna Tomberg (AstraZeneca)
  • Sinisa Vukovic (MineRP)

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

  • James Gauld (Windsor)
  • Meagan Oakley (Manitoba)
  • Michelle Sahai (Roehampton)
  • Hannah Bruce-Macdonald (MSD)