Societies

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Dr. Hoare was President (2013-2015) and Past-President (2015-2017) of the Canadian Chapter of the Controlled Release Society (CC-CRS) and continues to serve as an Ontario Member-at-Large. CC-CRS is a nucleus and networking organization for academic, clinical and industrial members active in the fields of the science and technology of controlled delivery of drugs and therapeutic agents in human and animal health and other active agents in environmental, consumer and industrial applications. The local chapter encourages and helps organize networking opportunities and communication among Canadian controlled release specialists and promotes education and student involvement in this field.

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Dr. Hoare was President (2016-2017) of Canadian Biomaterials Society (CBS) and continues to serve as the society’s webmaster and the Faculty Mentor of the Hamilton/Southwestern Ontario Student Chapter. The CBS is an incorporated, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the development of biomaterials science, technology, and education in Canadian universities, industry, and government. CBS was established in 1973 and has a long-standing dedication to undergraduate and graduate biomaterials education. CBS is also a member of the international community of biomaterials societies as represented by the International Union of Societies of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (IUS-BSE). Dr. Hoare chaired the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Biomaterials Society in Toronto. 

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Dr. Hoare is the current current Treasurer and President-Elect of the Macromolecular Science and Engineering Division of the Chemical Institute of Canada. The MSED division provides multiple awards for both undergraduate and graduate students (best thesis, best poster/presentation awards at CCCE conferences) as well as sponsorship of student-run symposia with a focus on building Canadian capacity and networks in the area of polymer science and engineering. Dr. Hoare is also the MSED Program Coordinator for the 2021 Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (linked with the 51st IUPAC General Assembly/48th World Chemistry Congress) scheduled for Montreal in August 2021 and the Technical Program Co-Chair for the MACRO 2022 IUPAC World Polymer Congress scheduled for Winnipeg in July 2022.