Sponsored by the Beaumier Churcott Foundation

The Beaumier Award for High School/CÉGEP Chemistry Teachers is presented in recognition of excellence in teaching chemistry at the high school or CÉGEP level and to encourage and promote chemistry at the high school and Cégep level in Canada.

View the Terms of Reference and list of Past Winners

The 2024 winner of the Beaumier Award for High School/CÉGEP Chemistry Teachers are:


Jennifer Winters
Amos Comenius Memorial School, NL
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Jennifer Winters completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of Prince Edward Island in 2001 and Bachelor of Education at St. Thomas University (Fredericton, NB) in 2002. She was immediately offered a position to teach senior high science and math in the predominantly Inuit, remote community of Hopedale (Northern Labrador) at Amos Comenius Memorial School. Jennifer is still teaching there today. Through discussions with her students, members of the community, and her love of exploring nature, she has been able to tie traditional Inuit knowledge to subjects such as Chemistry, Earth Systems, Biology, and Math. Her continued belief is that the best way to engage students is through the discussion of topics that relate to their everyday lives. Once students begin to see the value in acquiring knowledge about their own environments, specifically through a scientific lens, they begin to be engaged in the curriculum that is still necessary for the prerequisite knowledge that is used to pursue more advanced topics in science.

Past Winners


Yann Brouillette

Dawson College
Society: CIC

Isabella Liu

University of Toronto Schools
Society: CIC

François Raymond

Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf
Society: CIC

Jailson Lima

Vanier College
Society: CIC

Michael Jansen

Crescent School
Society: CIC

Michael C. Ng

Paul Kane High School, St. Albert, Alta.
Society: CIC

Yvonne Clifford

Jacob Hespeler Secondary School, Cambridge, Ont.
Society: CIC

Jennifer Pitt-Lainsbury

University of Toronto Schools, Toronto, Ont.
Society: CIC

Gyro Inman

Earl of March Secondary School, Kanata, Ont.
Society: CIC