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The Crystal Engineering and Emerging Materials Workshop of Ontario and Quebec (CEMWOQ) is an event that brings together academic, and industrial researchers (students, faculty, and staff) working on the design, synthesis, characterization, and application of materials, with a focus on solid state chemistry and crystal engineering. The workshop enables the exchange of ideas, serving as an educational and networking event for students, as well as academic and industrial professionals. The workshop consists of oral presentations and an online poster session with time for discussion within the program. Undergraduate and graduate students are highly encouraged to give oral and poster presentations. To facilitate the interaction and discussions between participants, the number of attendees is limited. In keeping with CEMWOQ tradition, registration is free!

In response to COVID-19, CEMWOQ-6.5 is taking place on May 30-31, 2020 in an online format.

Invited Speakers

Omar Farha

Omar K. Farha,
Northwestern University

Jillian Buriak

Jillian Buriak,
University of Alberta

Michael T. Ruggiero

Michael T. Ruggiero,
University of Vermont

Jonathan Steed

Jonathan W. Steed,
Durham University

Kristin Hutchins

Kristin M. Hutchins,
Texas Tech University

Gautam Desiraju

Gautam R. Desiraju,
Indian Institute of Science Bangalore

James Mack

James Mack,
University of Cincinnati

Hajime Ito

Hajime Ito,
Hokkaido University

Graciela Díaz de Delgado

Graciela Díaz de Delgado,
University of the Andes

Len Barbour

Len Barbour,
Stellenbosch University

Alex J. Stirk

Alex J. Stirk,
Apotex Pharmachem Inc.

Darren Brouwer

Darren Brouwer,
Reedemer University


Policies are adapted from the American Crystallographic Association Statements and Policies.

Diversity: The organizing committee for the Crystal Engineering and Emerging Materials Workshop of Ontario and Quebec is committed to including participation by people of different age, gender identity and expression, race, nationality, ethnicity, physical ability, marital status, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, military or veteran status, or any other facet of social diversity.

Code of Conduct: Recording, taking photography, or screenshots of another individual's presentation without the explicit permission from that individual is not permitted.
All participants should treat each other with respect and consideration. Personal attacks directed toward other participants, harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form will not be tolerated. Disruption of talks at oral or poster sessions will also not be tolerated.
Examples of unacceptable conduct include, but are not limited to, verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in Zoom meetings or in presentations, or threatening or stalking any participant.

Consequences for Violating the Code of Conduct: Anyone requested to cease unacceptable behavior will be expected to comply immediately. CEMWOQ-6.5 organizers may take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the meeting. CEMWOQ-6.5 organizers may prohibit attendance by anyone violating this code of conduct at any future meeting.

Reporting Violations of the Code of Conduct: If you are the subject of unacceptable behaviour or have witnessed any such behaviour, please immediately notify a CEMWOQ-6.5 organizing committee member. This can be done through the Chat function on Zoom, or by writing to


Program schedule and full conference program are now online:


Ashlee J. Howarth, Concordia University
Dylan Shields, McGill University
Louise N. Dawe, Wilfrid Laurier University
Luzia S.  Germann, McGill University
Nick Vukotic, Windsor University
Tomislav Friščić, McGill University

Conference Topics

• Design of pharmaceutical co-crystals
• Crystal engineering
• Mechanical properties of crystals
• Techniques for monitoring crystallization processes
• Porous materials and their application
• Green synthesis of molecules to materials
• The role of computational chemistry in materials discovery

Registration and Abstracts

Please send your abstract for an oral or poster presentation using the template provided below before 22nd of May 2020 by e-mail to: Please note that the number of participants is limited.

Registration is closed!