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.

View the Terms of Reference and list of Past Winners

The 2018 winner of the CIC Award for Chemistry Education is:


Margaret-Ann Armour, C.M., FCIC
University of Alberta

Margaret-Ann Armour was educated at the University of Edinburgh, (BSc, MSc), received her PhD from University of Alberta and joined the Department of Chemistryat the University of Alberta in 1979.  Her research was into the handling and disposal of small quantities of hazardous chemical waste.  Since 2005, she has been associate dean of Science, Diversity.

For many years, she has been active in encouraging women to consider careers in the sciences and engineering, co-founding Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science and Technology, WISEST, at the University of Alberta in 1982.  Currently, she is chair of the board of the Canadian Centre for Women in Science, Engineering Trades and Technology, the WinSETT Centre.

Armour has received a number of awards for her work including a Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Person’s Case, the Montreal Medal of the Chemical Institute of Canada, being twice named one of the top 100 most powerful women in Canada by the Women’s Executive Network and being inducted as a member of the Order of Canada in 2006.  She has 6 honorary degrees.

Past Winners

2017
Charles A. Lucy, FCIC
University of Alberta

2016
Glen R. Loppnow
University of Alberta

2015
David Stone, University of Toronto
Presented by Judith Poe, FCIC, CEF Chair (right)

2014
Uttandaraman (U. T.) Sundararaj
University of Calgary

2013
Stanislaw Skonieczny
University of Toronto