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 2018 winner of the Ryan-Harris Graduate Student Award is:

Audrey Picard-Lafond

Université Laval, Supervisor: Denis Boudreau

     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 2018 Winner of the ACD Undergraduate Travel Award in Honor of Dr. Nick Toltl is:

Jonathon Wong,
Western University, Supervisor: Zhifeng Ding

     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.

2018 winners TBA after the conference. 2017 winners below.

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

CSC Awards


The 46th Annual Southern Ontario Undergraduate Student Chemistry Conference

The 2018 winners of the Analytical Chemistry Presentation Awards are:

1st place: Baian Almusned (Western University) – The Role of Molybdenum in the Passivity of Ni-Cr-Mo Alloys in Chloride Containing Environments

2nd place: Alexandra Deckert (UOIT) – Selective Molecular Receptor for the Detection and Removal of Mercury Ions from Solutions

3rd place: Abhilash Kavuru (York) – Understanding Conformational Dynamics of Substrate Binding to GST M2-2 Using TRESI-HDX

WCUCC 2017

2018 winners TBA soon. 2017 winners below.
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

2018 winners TBA soon. 2017 winners below.
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)


Regional Undergraduate Student Conference Awards

Analytical Chemistry

Chemical Institute of Canada

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 2018 winner of the CSC’s Ricardo Aroca Award is:

Lars Konermann
The University of Western Ontario

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 2018 winner of the CSC’s W.A.E. McBryde Medal is:

Juewin Liu
University of Waterloo

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 2018 winner of the CSC’s Fred Beamish Award is:

no winner declared for 2018