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February 2011 Meeting
2011 Education Course
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  February 2011 Notice

Tuesday, February 8, 2011
The Old Mill
21 The Old Mill, Toronto, Ontario
(Click HERE for directions)

5:30 - 6:00 pm Hospitality
6:00 - 7:15 pm Dinner
7:15 Technical Presentation

Topic: Canada's Chemical Management Plan Update & Your Role


PresenterJoyce K. Borkhoff, Director, Chemicals Group; Cantox Health Sciences International,

                        An Intertek Company 


Abstract: On December 8, 2006, the Canadian government pledged to spend $300 million over four years to implement their Chemicals Management Plan.  Four years later, where do we stand?  Environment Canada and Health Canada have together categorized the Domestic Substance List into high, medium and low priorities for action.  Together they have now assessed 200 chemical substances identified as high priorities for action under the initiative known as "The Industry Challenge".  These substances were predisposed to being declared "CEPA Toxic" and were anticipated to be subject to severe restrictions, including possible bans.  This presentation will briefly review the Challenge and provide an update on the fate of the 200 high priority substances - industry participation, the assessment outcomes, the proposed risk management, and, most importantly, the foreseeable impact on the chemical industry and our downstream stakeholders.  The presentation will end with a discussion of  what's next, including international collaboration activities and the proposed path forward for the 3000 medium priority substances and the remaining low priorities.


Biography: Joyce Borkhoff is a regulatory chemist and Director of the Chemicals Group at Cantox Health Sciences International, a consulting firm that delivers expert advice in the areas of risk assessment, hazard communication, and new product registration.

For over 15 years, Joyce has been employed in senior positions within the chemical industry, developing and delivering Health, Environment, Safety, Security, and Stewardship programs to address all regulatory obligations while contributing to the development and success of corporate business strategies.  She has extensive practical experience in the North American notification and assessment of new chemicals under CEPA NSNR and US TSCA programs.  She is also well versed in the global management of toxic substances, offering particular expertise in the Canadian Chemical Management Plan and the EU REACH system.  She has successfully represented companies and industry sectors to ensure product sustainability in North America.

Joyce is well known for her ability to effectively characterize and communicate the impacts of the regulatory environment on the chemical industry.  She is frequently invited to contribute to trade magazines and to present her advice and experience to a wide range of SME and large multi-national audiences. 


STLE members and guests register with Ed Milanczak at


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STLE Toronto Section 2011 Education Day

February 8, 2011
The Old Mill, Toronto Ontario

Lubrication Time Capsule
A snapshot of basic lubrication today with a forward looking perspective on emerging technologies.

Course includes: Lubricated Applications and Equipment, Base Oils: Mineral Base Derived and Synthetic (Grp IV and Grp V), Additives Used in Formulations, Nanotechnology and MR Fluids

Speakers from Chemtura, Eco Fluid Center Ltd, Enrol Inc and Lubrizol.

For more information CLICK HERE


Upcoming Events
March 8, 2011 -  Tour of Darlington NGS, OPG

NOTE: This event is limited to 20 people.

Please contact Ed Milanczak at by FEBRUARY 8 - include your full name and driver's license number.

You will be required to bring your own safety shoes for this tour. Hard hats and safety glasses can be provided. 

If, prior to the tour, you are undergoing any treatments involving radioactive materials, this may preclude you from attending. Please do not bring any older style watches or devices with radium dials.
The tour will be followed by a lunch time presentation by Dr. George Staniewski on lubrication practices at Darlington and Pickering NGS. This lunch presentation is not limited, however, please also register so that passes for the meeting room are available.

Register for the lunch presentation only also by contacting Ed Milanczak at indicating that it is for lunch only.
2010 - 2011 STLE Toronto Section Board


Mr. Wayne A Mackwood

Chemtura Canada Co/Cie


Vice Chair

Mr. Paul Sampson

Lubrizol of Canada



Ms. Kimberly A Krieber

Ontario Power Authority



Mr. Ed Milanczak



Mr. Behshad Sabah

H.L. Blachford Ltd.

905-823-3200 ext. 471

We look forward to another great year with the Toronto Section of STLE. If you have any suggestions or would like to see anything specific in our monthly newsletters, please don't hesitate to contact Ken Brown, Eco Fluid Center Ltd, at 416-466-3144 or via email at


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