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 2020 winner of the CSC’s Ricardo Aroca Award is:

Xing-Fang Li, FCIC
University of Alberta



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 2020 winner of the CSC’s W.A.E. McBryde Medal is:

Alex Brolo
University of Victoria



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.

No award in 2020

CSC Awards

Student Awards


Regional Undergraduate Student Conference Awards

Analytical Chemistry

Chemical Institute of Canada




SOUSCC 2020

The 48th Annual Southern Ontario Undergraduate Student Chemistry Conference will be held online on June 15th (https://www.souscc48.com/)




WCUCC 2020

The 34th Annual Western Canadian Undergraduate Chemistry Conference is postponed until further notice (https://www.wcucc2020calgary.com/)




ChemCon 2020

Science Atlantic - CIC Chemistry Student Conference (ChemCon) was canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.


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 2020 winner of the Ryan-Harris Graduate Student Award is:

Matthias Hermann

Queen's University, Supervisor: Richard Oleschuk

     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 2020 Winner of the ACD Undergraduate Travel Award in Honor of Dr. Nick Toltl is:

Maddison Eisnor
St. Mary's University, Supervisor: Christa Brosseau

     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.


No poster award for 2020


The 2019 winners of the ACD Graduate Poster Presentation Awards are:

1st place: Irina Slobodchikova           Concordia University              Supervisor: D. Vuckovic
2nd place: Richard Fuku                      University of Toronto               Supervisor: U. Krull
Honorable Mention: Ghinwa Darwish   U British Columbia                   Supervisor: R. Algar

   List of Previous Winners (pdf)


The 2019 winners of the ACD Undergraduate Poster Presentation Awards are:

1st place: Kaeden Teindl, University of the Fraser Valley, (G. Ghafourifar supervisor)
2nd place: Shruti Bindesri, St. Mary's University, (C. Brosseau supervisor)