CNC-IUPAC was formed in 1993 and is supported by the National Research Council (NRC) and the Canadian Society for
Chemistry (CSC). CSC and NRC share responsibility for appointing committee
members and maintaining a balanced representation from university, industry,
The main responsibilities of CNC-IUPAC are to:
Advise the national adhering organization (the National Research Council Canada) on Canadian participation in and activities of IUPAC.
Promote within IUPAC activities that are of particular importance and relevance to Canada.
Inform the Canadian chemical community of IUPAC activities and promote these activities to ensure maximum benefit to Canada.