Sponsored by The Canadian Society for Chemistry
This national individual award, sponsored by The Canadian Society for Chemistry, is presented to an individual working in Canada who has made significant contributions to advance green chemistry and/or engineering, including the technical, human health and environmental benefits.
The 2021 winner of the Canadian Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Award for Green Chemistry (Individual) is:
Audrey Moores is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and Tier II Canada Research Chair in Green Chemistry (2007-17) at McGill University. She served as co-associate director of the Center for Green Chemistry and Catalysis (2012-2016), scientific director in the board of GreenCenter Canada (2016 to 2019), and as a member of the advisory board of the Green Chemistry Institute since 2018. She is also one of the co-leads of the McGill Sustainable Systems Initiative (MSSI). In 2018, she was invited by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization to create material and teach Green Chemistry to facilitators in the form of a 5-day workshop in Pretoria (South Africa). She received several awards including the McGill Faculty of Science Fessenden Professorship (2019), a membership to the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference (2020) and membership to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada (2020). She leads a research program aimed at the design of sustainable nanocatalysts for important, industry-relevant processes and the fabrication of functional nanomaterials in the solid-phase for reduced energy and material footprint.
Green Chemistry and Engineering Award (Individual)