The Oil and Colour
Chemists Organization of Ontario is the Ontario Section of
the Oil and Colour Chemists Assocation, which is headquartered
in London, England. This Association has Members around the world
with other Sections scattered throughout the United Kingdom, as
well as in Singapore, a Division in the Republic of South Africa,
and Branches in Nigeria and Zimbabwe. New Branches, Sections,
and/or Divisions are formed where interest warrants doing so.
India and Malaysia are currently under consideration.
The Organization exists
to serve individuals within the Printing Ink and Allied Industries
by providing a source of continuing education through forums designed
to disseminate new information and technology; to provide and
administer a high quality education
program; to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of
its Members; to cultivate an atmosphere of goodwill amongst competitors
and suppliers alike through social activities; and to abide by
the principles and regulations set forth by the Association.
Colquhoun, OCCO Chair (left)
Snelgrove, Education Chair (centre) present the C.P.I.M.A.
Jim Glynn Award to Christine Koh
encourage all interested parties to consider Membership in the
Ontario Colour Chemists' Organization. If you have any questions
regarding becoming a Member, please contact our Membership
Benefits of Membership
benefits of membership include receipt of the monthly journal,
Surface Coatings International, the option to purchase Association
Publications at reduced rates, and the recognition of professional
competency through Professional Membership (suitable for qualified
applicants). The Organization in Ontario also offers comprehensive
training in printing ink formulation and manufacture through the
Ink Technology Course; regular technical meetings; and it
sponsors an annual academic Scholarship
for the family of Members. A yearly printing Ink Symposium
is organized to help with the upgrade of technical skills and
information for people employed within the printing ink industry.
There are reduced admission rates for OCCO Members to various
OCCO functions. Membership
Walter Fibiger Scholarship
was officially renamed "The Walter Fibiger Scholarship" in October,
1997, in honour of a Past Chair of the Ontario Section, Past Education
Chair, longest serving Member on the Education Committee and the
first Honorary Member of the Ontario Section. Each year, the Education Committee
of the Oil and Colour Chemists Organization of Ontario will award
one scholarship, in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1000)
Canadian Funds, if a suitable candidate exists.
following is an overview and subject to change. For current requirements,
contact the Education
Chair, and request the current Scholarship Selection Guidelines.
1. All candidates
shall be members of OCCO of Ontario, or members of their immediate
family (specifically son, daughter, spouse or grandchild). The
OCCO of Ontario Member shall be a Member in good standing for
at least twelve (12) months prior to the application for the Scholarship.
must have achieved a minimum overall grade average of 75% in their
current year. (Current year marks should consist mostly of OAC
or Grade 12/13 courses if the student is graduating from Grade
12/13. It is at the discretion of the Selection Committee as to
whether or not they take into account any other course marks obtained
during the student's last year of secondary school or to factor
in other OAC credits taken in previous years.)
must have acceptance to an Ontario Government recognized post-secondary
is selected by a Scholarship Committee of three individuals. If
a suitable candidate exists, they are awarded $1,000 and receive
a handsome framed certificate.