6th Georgian Bay International Conference on Bioinorganic Chemistry

Tuesday 23rd - Saturday 27th May, 2017

Georgian Bay Evening" a water colour by John Stillman ©2006
CanBIC News


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CanBIC-6 will start on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017.

98 speakers have confirmed their attendance!

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Symposium S9  Participants have all been notified.

On Line Registration is now *open*.

Abstract submission *closed*.

The Coach leaves at 5 pm on Tuesday May 23rd from the Marriott Toronto Airport HOTEL.  Free shuttle every 20 minutes from the airport.  Takes less than 10 minutes.

We are delighted to announce that Prof Alison Butler (UC Santa Barbara) is the 2017 Plenary Lecturer.

CanBIC (1,2,3,4 & 5) photos are available on the Shutterfly site (see below for more details).

Final Schedule-now-available

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 ·Click Here for the large CanBIC-6 Poster and here for the small Poster,

CanBIC-6 in 2017 Conference: arrive Tuesday 23rd May - depart Saturday, 27th May, 2017.



Please note that to board a plane outside Canada to fly to Canada you will need an ETA paid for and registered before checking in at the airport! (Unless USA resident). More...

·Please e-mail Martin Stillman if you would like further information.

·Yes, the CanBIC Coach will drive to Toronto Airport on Saturday 27th morning in 2017 - leaving at 8 am and arriving at Pearson Airport (YYZ) at 11:30 am - please make sure your flights leave at least after 1:30 pm (especially if you are going to a US destination).

Parry Sound Weather Forecast


·If you want to stay before or after CanBIC-6 in Toronto near the airport CanBIC currently has no active discounted rates for hotels at the YYZ Toronto Pearson airport – our apologies.

However, very good rates are available: we suggest

The Comfort Inn is about 1.5 kms North from the Marriott Hotel on Dixon Road (called Airport Road for the Comfort Inn).  Please book through a web application like Hotels.com

Comfort Inn Toronto Airport

2.5 stars.  6355 Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON, L4V1E4, Canada

Has a free Airport Shuttle and you could take a bus along Airport Road the Marriott Hotel or a cheap taxi ride on Tuesday.


Please book rooms at the Comfort Inn and the Parry Sound Inn and Suites (was Microtel Inn) (group code to come soon) early because both fill up.  Please call the hotel directly now – there are rooms but not on the web.  The Trapper Inn and other smaller hotels and B & B also fill up. Please see the Hotels page for links.

Thank you to our sponsors.

·Yes, there will be Music at CanBIC-6 again.
- free admission - on Wednesday and Thursday.

·Hotel Booking


Instead of a hotel room, there are several B&B's.


·Georgian Bay Day - Group picture from 2011

·Pictures from CanBIC-1-5 and CanBIC-1-5 Group Pictures (to come soon)

·Pictures from CanBIC-1

·And also here on Shutterfly.

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CanBIC Recital

Music at CanBIC


Two violin and piano recitals in the Performance Hall


Wednesday 24th May

Thursday 25ht May

20:00 - 21:00

Reception to follow in the Atrium

19:30 - 20:30

Reception and Poster Session to follow in the Atrium



These events are free of charge and open to the public

Katie Stillman (violin) Miaomiao Yu (piano)


Performance Hall




Programme  8:00 – 9:00 pm, May 24th*

Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741)







Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 –1827)




Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, "Spring" (La primavera)


·  Allegro (in E major)

·  Largo e pianissimo sempre (in C♯ minor)

·  Allegro pastorale (in E major)



Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, Opus 24


·  Allegro

·  Adagio molto espressivo

·  Scherzo: Allegro molto

·  Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo

Programme  7:30 – 8:30 pm, May 25th*

A salon entertainment …


You are welcome to bring your drinks tonight - the tables will be set for this relaxed atmosphere recital



*Subject to change





Katie Stillman  Violin

Katie Stillman

Canadian violinist Katie Stillman’s career encompasses a wide variety of solo work, chamber music, orchestral performing and teaching.Toronto. Whilst still only fifteen years of age, Katie toured Mexico giving recitals in Mexico City, San Miguel, Cuernavaca and Monterrey. In 1998, aged sixteen, Katie won the prestigious Grand Prize at the Canadian Music Competition in Montreal. Already establishing herself as a highly successful young soloist with regular appearances both in Canada and the UK, she subsequently won Radio Canada’s Young Artists Performance Prize for the broadcast of her Toronto recital.From an early age Katie began attending Pro Corda, a chamber music school situated in Leiston Abbey, Suffolk which provided chamber music training for talented young players during the school holidays.  She was a founding member of the Barbirolli Quartet which was selected by the European Concert Halls Organisation as the UK Concert Halls’ nominated ‘Rising Stars’, leading to a tour of Europe’s major concert halls in thirteen cities. Other highlights included concerts at the Verbier, Aldeburgh and Aix-en-Provence festivals, Mananan International Festival, the Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival and Septembre Musical Montreux Festival.  They released a CD of Britten, Bliss and Delius on the Nimbus Label in 2012.

Katie formed a duo with English pianist Simon Lane whilst studying at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and they celebrated their 10th Anniversary year in 2015.  In their first competition together in 2005 they won the RNCM Helen Porthouse Paganini Prize with a performance of the Brahms G Major Sonata.   In the spring of that year the duo were chosen for the Tillett Trust Young Artist Platform, leading to their Wigmore Hall debut where they “combined tenderness, wistful nostalgia and red-blooded passion in an interpretation of terrific distinction and compelling emotional force” according to the Daily Telegraph. This prize also provided many other concerts around the UK, both at music societies and concert halls such as St. George’s, Bristol and Croydon’s Fairfield Hall. The duo has won numerous other awards, including being selected for the Worshipful Company of Musicians’ Maisie Lewis Award and the Park Lane Group Young Artists’ New Year Series at the Purcell Room.In parallel with her chamber music work,

Katie enjoys a busy orchestral career.  She regularly guest leads and co-leads many of the UK orchestras including the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the Manchester Camerata, as well as smaller chamber ensembles such as London Concertante and Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (BCMG).  She is co-leader of the Manchester Camerata.  She is a member of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, frequently touring with their musical director Joshua Bell and artists such as Murray Perahia.Katie enjoys working with young people.   She has given masterclasses and workshops for children in schools, some supported by the Worshipful Company of Musicians.  Katie is a faculty member at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester, is the Upper String Tutor in Practical Pedagogy at the Royal Northern College of Music and performs regularly in concerts for children with Bach to Baby.

Highlights of this season include performances in Leeds, Manchester and Barrow-in-Furness of Bach’s Violin Concerto for two violins with Manchester Camerata, a performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with London Concertante in Coventry Cathedral, directing a performance of Bartok’s Divertimento for Strings in the Roman River Festival, as well as leading Dvorak’s Quintet Op. 77 for string quintet.  In the past year, they have included solo performances with Manchester Camerata and London Concertante, leading a performance of George Crumb's quartet Black Angels with principal members of Manchester Camerata in the Royal Exchange Theatre, leading BCMG at Wigmore Hall live on BBC Radio.



Miaomiao Yu  Piano

Miaomiao Yu Piano

Known for her artistic mastery and effervescent stage-presence, pianist Miaomiao Yu has delighted audiences across North America and Europe in venues including the Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts, the Musikhalle in Hamburg , National Concert Hall in Dublin , Cadogan Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields and St James Piccadilly, London .  Her broadcasts on television and radio include Channel 4, BBC London, BBC World Services, RTE (Ireland), CBC and Bravo (Canada).

Miaomiao has gained much recognition on the international scene with prizes at the Hong Kong International Piano Competition, Toronto Symphony Piano Competition, London International Concerto Competition, Bromsgrove International Young Soloists Competition, Imperial Oils Young Performers Competition, and the Royal Overseas League Competition. 

Miaomiao’s international upbringing on three continents provided her with a unique set of experiences to create her rich sound palette. Since receiving her first scholarship at the age of 11 from the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Miaomiao went on to garner over 50 awards including the Wingate and the Countess of Munster Scholarships in the UK, and was a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar representing Canada. Miaomiao attended the Young Artists’ Performance Academy, a pre-college programme for gifted young musicians at the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) in Toronto. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the RCM, and Masters in Music Performance from the Royal Academy of Music in London.


Miaomiao is the founder of the acclaimed concert series "Bach to Baby", an innovative series designed for babies and their families where Miaomiao performs with internationally renowned guest artists.    

Since 2007, Miaomiao has been a Professor of Piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, UK junior department. She lives in an eco-house with her husband Jo and sons Mercutio Hanhan and Aubrey Keyan.
















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