Monthly Archives: November 2019

Ski Trip 2020

What? All-inclusive ski trip to luxury Mont-Tremblant, QC

When? Friday January 17th – Sunday January 19th, 2020

How much? See below for breakdown

We are opening registration for ski trip to our undergrads! Your ticket includes transportation to Mont Tremblant, accommodation, and a 2-day lift ticket. We will gather in LM Thursday evening Jan 16 for an overnight drive to Mont Tremblant. 2 Day lift tickets are for skiing Friday and Saturday. We leave Sunday afternoon and return to LM in the evening on Jan 10. Signups are closing on December 6th!

If you want to participate in ski trip, please email Monika ( the following information:

a) name of people attending the trip, indicating member or guests

b) skier ($270 per member, $335 per guest) or non-skier packages ($220 per member or guest) – undergrads: you’re considered a member if you’re currently doing a CHM499 project!

c) add-on items you would like for purchase (see below for possibilities)

Monika can accept payment at donuts, E-transfer, or arrange a meeting in her office space. Please let her know of any questions you may have.

We hope you can join us!


All prices are same for both members and guests

3rd day lift ticket: $40

This ticket allows one to ski Sunday morning before leaving on the bus with everyone at 3pm. 

Travel Insurance: $50

Gear rental (2 Day): $70

Gear rental (3 Day): $95

Helmet rental (2 Day): $15

Helmet rental (3 Day): $20

Dogsledding: $80

Those who sign up for dogsledding would go Sunday morning and return with enough time to get back onto the bus.

Clothing rental is available, however ChemClub is not able to offer a discount. 

Holiday Party

What? Annual semi-formal holiday party

When? Friday December 6th, 6:00 PM

Where? Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W

How much? $35 for both members and guests

Holiday party is just a few weeks away, and you can buy your tickets! Buying tickets is as easy as pie. For E-transfer, send your E-transfer to Monika Satkauskas at and set the question as “What city do we study in?” with the answer as “Toronto” – to pay in cash or for any questions, contact Monika and she’d be happy to arrange a meeting.

What your ticket gets you: 

  • Dinner (fancy variety of finger foods and sushi)
  • 5 Drink Tickets (!!!!!!!!!)
  • Coat check (very convenient)
  • So much fun

We hope to see you there!

Academic Seminar: Identification of Toxic Pollutants Binding to Key Proteins

Come join us on November 28th at ES B142 for an exciting academic seminar on the Identification of Toxic Pollutants Binding to Key Proteins presented by Professor Hui Peng.

Abstract: More than 80,000 chemicals are produced for commercial use today. Assessment of the potential health effects of diverse chemicals is challenging for traditional environmental toxicology methodologies. In this study, we will develop protein-centric bioanalytical strategies, and then apply these methods for high-throughput identification of toxic pollutants binding to key proteins from the environment. We will use poly- and perfluorinated substances (PFASs), and quinone-related air pollutants as case studies to introduce the concepts.