Ricardo Aroca Award

Sponsored by the University of Windsor and presented to a scientist residing in Canada who has made a distinguished contribution to the field of analytical chemistry while working in Canada.

The 2022 winner of the CSC’s Ricardo Aroca Award is:

Parisa Ariya
McGill 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 2022 winner of the CSC’s W.A.E. McBryde Medal is:

W. Russ Algar
University of British Columbia

Fred Beamish Award

Presented by the ACD 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 2022 winner of the CSC’s Fred Beamish award is:

Vladimir K. Michaelis
of Alberta

CSC Awards


The 50th Annual Southern Ontario Undergraduate Student Chemistry Conference was held March 26th 2022. (https://www.souscc50.com/)

1st place: Ekrupe Kaur, Western University

2nd place: Emma McLay, University of Toronto

WCUCC 2022

WCUCC 2022 was held from May 27th to May 29th 2022 at the University of Calgary.

Best oral presentation: Wil Munro, University of Victoria, supervisor: Scott McIndoe

Best poster: Eric Fan-Lou, University of Alberta, supervisors: Shuce Zhang / Rob Campbell

ChemCon 2020

Science Atlantic - CIC Chemistry Conference was held May 26-28 2022 by St. FX. Online conference.

2nd place: Sam Julien, Saint Mary's

3rd place: Gloria Simmons, Mount Allison

2021 Concordia chemistry and biochemistry graduate research conference 

The conference was held on Friday November 19th 2021.

Analytical chemistry winner: Kathryn Krause

Regional Undergraduate Student Conference Awards

Student Awards

Analytical Chemistry

Chemical Institute of Canada

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 2022 winner of the Ryan-Harris Graduate Student Award is:

Wei Feng

University of Alberta, Supervisor: Chris Le

     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 2022 Winner of the ACD Undergraduate Travel Award in Honor of Dr. Nick Toltl is:

Connor Frey
University of the Fraser Valley, Supervisor: Golfam Ghafourifar

     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 2021 winners of the ACD Graduate Poster Presentation Awards are:

1st place: Timothy Salomons              Queen's University                  Supervisor: R. Oleschuk
2nd place: Elanna Stephenson            University of Victoria               Supervisor: K. Elvira

   List of Previous Winners (pdf)

The 2021 winners of the ACD Undergraduate Poster Presentation Awards are:

1st place: Ryland Giebelhaus, UBC-Okanagan, (S. Murch supervisor)
2nd place: Kate-Lynn Smith, Dalhousie University, (A. Doucette supervisor)