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.

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The 2023 winner of the Beaumier Award for High School/CÉGEP Chemistry Teachers is:

Yann Brouillette
Dawson College
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Dr. Yann Brouillette obtained his masters (M. Sc.) in organic chemistry from Université de Montréal (Quebec) in 2005 and his doctorate (Ph. D.) in organic chemistry from Université de Montpellier (France) in 2008. A chemistry professor at Dawson College in Montreal (Quebec) since 2009, Yann has been a devoted member of the Active Learning Community, serves as the Quebec regional director of the College Chemistry Canada association, and collaborated on the development of multiple free online pedagogical tools. As the creator and host of the YouTube channel “Chem Curious”, Yann is always looking for new ways to engage students in the learning of science. In January 2014, he created the new complementary course for non-science students entitled “Comic Book Chemistry” where he uses situations depicted in graphic novels to explain basic chemistry. Teaching during the day, and writing at night, he enjoys guess-lecturing and co-writing pop culture chemistry articles. Overall, Yann Brouillette is not a mad scientist, he’s always a happy chemist

Past Winners


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