Regional Undergraduate Student Conference Awards

Ryan-Harris Graduate Student Award

The ACD sponsors two awards for Graduate Students. The Douglas E. Ryan Award and The Walter E. Harris Award are presented in alternate years. The finances to maintain these two Graduate Student Awards were raised by friends and colleagues of Drs. Harris and Ryan as well as from a donation by Dr. Harris.

The 2017 winner of the Ryan-Harris Graduate Student Award is:

Felix Lussier

Université de Montréal, Supervisor: Jean Francois Masson

     Terms of Reference (pdf) | List of Previous Winners (pdf)

Travel Award (Undergraduate and Graduate)

Travel Awards are presented yearly to honour outstanding senior undergraduate students and graduate students in analytical chemistry.  The number of awards given each year and their individual value are to be determined by ACD executive dependent on the annual budget.

The 2017 Winner of the ACD Undergraduate Travel Award is:

Courtney Laprise

Memorial University, Supervisor: Cora Young

     Terms of Reference (pdf) | List of Previous Winners (pdf)

The ACD Graduate Travel Award (2005 - 2012)

    Award currently in moratorium.  List of Previous Winners (pdf)

Graduate and Undergraduate Poster Presentation Award

This award is open to any graduate and undergraduate students presenting their research in the poster symposium sponsored by the ACD during the annual CSC meeting.

The 2017 winners of the ACD Graduate Poster Presentation Awards are:

1st: Nemr, CR, University of Toronto (supervisor: S. Kelley)

2nd: Oganesyan, IO, York University (supervisor: D. Wilson)

Honorable Mention: Simon, DJ,Queen's University (supervisor: R. Oleschuk)

   List of Previous Winners (pdf)

The 2017 winners of the ACD Undergraduate Poster Presentation Awards are:

1st: Parajas, AE, University of Winnipeg, (supervisor: C. Wong)

2nd: Wihlidal, MA, Thompson Rivers University, (supervisor: K. Donkor)

Student Awards

Maxxam Award

Presented by Maxxam Analytics to a scientist residing in Canada who has made a distinguished contribution to the field of analytical chemistry while working in Canada.

The 2017 winner of the CSC’s Maxxam Award is:

Diane Beauchemin
Queen's University 

W.A.E. McBryde Medal

Presented by Sciex to a young scientist working in Canada who has made a significant achievement in pure or applied analytical chemistry.

The 2017 winner of the CSC’s W.A.E. McBryde Medal is:

Zhifeng Ding
Western University

Fred Beamish Award

Presented by Thermo Fisher Scientific to an individual who demonstrates innovation in research in the field of analytical chemistry, where the research is anticipated to have significant potential for practical applications.

The 2017 winner of the CSC’s Fred Beamish Award is:

Russ Algar
University of British Columbia

CSC Awards

CIC Award for Chemistry Education
Sponsored by the CIC Chemical Education Fund, the CIC Award for Chemistry Education is presented as a mark of recognition to a person who has made an outstanding contribution in Canada to education at the post-secondary level in the field of chemistry or chemical engineering. The 2017 winner of the CIC Award for Chemistry Education is:
Charles Lucy
University of Alberta

Analytical Chemistry

Chemical Institute of Canada


The 45th Annual Southern Ontario Undergraduate Student Chemistry Conference

The 2017 winners of the Analytical Chemistry Presentation Awards are:


WCUCC 2017

The 31st Annual Western Canadian Undergraduate Chemistry Conference

The 2017 winners of the Analytical Chemistry Presentation Awards are:

Tyson Bodor, Thompson Rivers University. Runner-up award, analytical poster presentations: “Method development for determination of xanthate compounds in mining process waters by capillary electrophoresis.” (Supervisor: Kingsley Donkor)

Isra Jaffar, Thompson Rivers University. Top award, analytical poster presentations: “Separation of Bisphenol Analogues by Capillary Electrophoresis.” (Supervisor: Kingsley Donkor)

Kevin Stroski, University of Winnipeg. Runner-up award, analytical oral presentations: “An improved configuration of the organic-diffusive gradients in thin films passive sampler for a diverse suite of pharmaceuticals and pesticides in aquatic systems.” (Supervisor: Charles Wong)

Stephanie Schneider, University of Alberta. Top award, analytical oral presentations: “The Photoreactivity of Atmospheric Dust: Quantifying Hydroxyl Radical Production Using Molecular Probes.” (Supervisor: Sarah Styler)

ChemCon 2017

Science Atlantic - CIC Chemistry Student Conference (ChemCon)

The 2017 winners of the Analytical Chemistry Presentation Awards are:

Taylor Lynk, Saint Mary’s University. Best undergraduate oral presentation, analytical chemistry: “Green Synthetic Approaches for the Production of High Performance Plasmonic Sensors.” (Supervisor: Christa Brosseau)
Heidi Pickard, Memorial University Newfoundland. Best graduate oral presentation, analytical chemistry: “A 38-Year Temporal Record of Perfluoroalkyl Acids in the Canadian Artic.” (Supervisors: Cora Young, Amila De Silva)
Shayne Gracious, Dalhousie University. Best undergraduate poster, analytical chemistry: “Analysis of the Adsorption of Metal Ions from Water onto Charcoal.”
Ahmad Al Shra’ah, Memorial University Newfoundland. Best graduate poster presentation, analytical chemistry: “Degradation Studies of Coal tar PAHs using Mg/EtOH System and Fenton Oxidation.” (Supervisor: Robert Helleur)